• Alibaba trains 86 African entrepreneurs

    Thursday, December 1, 2022

    Alibaba Global Initiatives (AGI) today announced the graduation of 86 African entrepreneurs from the latest edition of the Alibaba Netpreneur Training (ANT) Program. Held from mid-October to mid-November, the Africa-specific edition was rolled out with support from the Africa’s Business Heroes prize competition, a philanthropic initiative that aims to support and inspire the next generation of African […]

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  • Sweden to criminalize virginity tests

    Tuesday, November 29, 2022

    The Swedish Government is stepping up its efforts to combat honor-related violence and oppression, and has therefore commissioned an ongoing inquiry to draft proposals for legislation to criminalize virginity testing, virginity certification and hymen reconstruction surgery. In both health care and private settings, some girls and women are subjected to virginity tests and issued virginity […]

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  • Liberia hosts big tourism festival

    Sunday, November 27, 2022

    On Saturday, December 10, Liberia tourism sector will come alive as the country hosts LIBFEST, the first annual and national all-inclusive tourism festival celebrating Liberia’s amazing beauty, sites, resources, events, and discoveries. LIBFEST2022 will kick off at 7:00 a.m. in a carnival parade of dancing, music, attractions and celebration from the Monrovia City Hall to […]

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  • Art born out of adversity

    Sunday, November 27, 2022

    This December, the auction house Bruun Rasmussen Auctioneers, together with the Swedish auction house Bukowskis and auction house British Bonhams, will host a magnificent CoBrA Live Auction in Copenhagen, Denmark’s capital. At the auction a wide selection of works from a large number of artists related to CoBrA by the movement’s prominent artists such as […]

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  • Sweden: Plan to stop men violence against women

    Saturday, November 26, 2022

    The Swedish Government will soon begin work on a new action plan to counter and combat men’s violence against women. The action plan will contain concrete measures to ensure that effective steps to combat men’s violence against women are taken. Men’s violence against women is a major social problem that violates and limits women’s fundamental […]

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News

Dec
23

Sweden: More measures to stop Covid transmission

On December 23 more infection control measures were introduced by the Swedish Government. This is due to the increased community transmission of COVID-19 and the increased burden on health and medical care services. Measures being introduced on December 23 Indoor public gatherings and events with more than 20 participants may only have a seated audience […]

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Dec
20

Money transfer platforms increase business in Africa

International cash payments platform Pipit Global and pan-African payments company Cellulant have extended their partnership agreement to now include eighteen countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. The partnership will see the companies providing both Business to Business (B2B) and Business to Consumer (B2C) payments services to existing and emergent financial institutions, eCommerce merchants, billers and billing platforms, […]

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Dec
16

TUNGA highlights salaries of African software developers

Developer salaries are a hot topic worldwide. That said: hardly any attention is paid to the salaries on the African market. With the continent as its natural habitat, Tunga decided to set the record straight. This Dutch IT staff augmentation provider is on a mission to unleash Africa’s tech talent. With a fast-growing developer pool […]

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Dec
16

Sweden introduces more Covid control measures

The Swedish government has introduced further COVID-19 infection control measures due to increased transmission rates and somewhat growing pressure on health care services. The government also wants to reintroduce further support and compensation to reduce community transmission. Furthermore, the government is presenting a plan for business support that may be reintroduced if stricter social restrictions […]

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Dec
12

Gongloe is best suited for Liberian presidency

By Seltue Karweaye Liberia is a nation-state cursed with bad leadership. The bulk of the problems the country is facing today can be tied to its crop of leaders. The criticism and activism of some notable Liberian activists and critics have not translated into a sense to lead for change or a need to rise […]

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Dec
11

UNWTO speaks against Covid travel restrictions

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) of the United Nations calls out against the introduction of blanket restrictions on travel, as witnessed in recent days. This call echoes the concerns raised by UNWTO Members during the 24th UNWTO General Assembly (30 November–3 December). Countries from all global regions expressed their solidarity with Southern African states, calling for […]

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Dec
8

SIPRI: Arms sales continue to grow amid pandemic

Sales of arms and military services by the industry’s 100 largest companies totalled $531 billion in 2020—an increase of 1.3 per cent in real terms compared with the previous year. This is according to new data released today by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). The arms sales of the Top 100 arms companies […]

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Dec
4

Experts call for crypto currency to ease costs

A common crypto currency and an integrated capital market could boost trade in Africa and sustain growth after the Covid-19 crisis, experts said at the 2021 African Economic Conference on Friday. But the continent first needs to harmonise national rules and protocols governing the financial systems of individual countries to make the reforms workable, panellists […]

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Dec
2

Covid: Sweden exempts Togo from entry ban

The Swedish Government has adopted amendments to the temporary ban on entry into Sweden. The amendments, which come into effect on December 7, mean that travelers who can present a vaccine certificate issued in Togo will be exempt from the entry ban and the COVID-19 test requirement. The decision today also entails amendments to the […]

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Dec
1

German pressure on other former colonial rulers

By Johan Sävström Long ignored, colonial crimes are now in the spotlight. Germany is leading the way in admitting its guilt but it remains unfinished business, according to Nordic Africa Institute (NAI) researcher Henning Melber. The new book Kritik des deutschen Kolonialismus (‘Critique of German Colonialism’) deals with Germany´s colonial history. Co-editor Henning Melber is […]

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