• UK to invest £30m in African projects

    Friday, February 22, 2019

    The UK is set to inject up to £30 million into prosperity and security projects across Africa as it steps up its investment in the continent, Minister of State for Africa Harriett Baldwin has announced Thursday 21. The funding boost comes as Britain signs a new strategic partnership with the African Union, strengthening the engagement […]

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  • Books: Trilogy on bi-racial relationships in Sweden

    Wednesday, February 20, 2019

    A trilogy of e-books, entitled Not Always the Best of Both Worlds, that discusses the issue of bi-racial relationships in Sweden has been published by a Cameroonian-born writer residing in Sweden. Author Fokumlah Nchungong notes that “the idea of me writing these books stems from the fact that I have two sons who are biracial. […]

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  • Maka Why, a hit among music lovers

    Wednesday, February 20, 2019

    Ever since its release last month, Maka Why, an afrobeat single by Nigerian singer Latoria featuring Njol, a Sweden-based artist with Gambian heritage, is gradually making waves on popular music streaming sites. Maka Why, a love song with blend of Pidgin English and English, released by Peacerow Group, has garnered thousands of streams on sportify and […]

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  • Libya: Migrant workers forced to look elsewhere

    Tuesday, February 19, 2019

    After years of civil conflict and political mismanagement, oil-rich Libya is on the verge of economic collapse. It can hardly look after its own financially struggling citizens, let alone its migrant workforce, who have become vulnerable to extortion, kidnapping, and other abuses. Philip Badou, a Ghanaian pastor who has lived in Tripoli for the past 25 years […]

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  • African strikers on target in Swedish Cup

    Monday, February 18, 2019

    Three African players were on the score-sheet over the weekend in the Swedish Cup, a competition that features clubs from various tiers of Swedish football. Nigerian striker Samuel Nnamani grabbed the opener as Ekilstuna thrashed Assyriska Turabdin 4-0.   Gambian youngster Zakaria Sawo provided a consolation as his side, Rosengård went down to Brommapojkarna 3-1.   In […]

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Apr
12

Africans keep on scoring goals in Sweden

The second round of the Swedish premiership (the Allsvenskan) last weekend saw African players continue their scoring form. Midfielder Rene Makondele Muzola hit the consolation in the 83rd minute as his side, BK Hacken went down 2-1 to Elfborg in a pulsating affair. This was the Congolese first strike in the new season. Atvidaberg’s Ghananian striker Mohammed Abubakari […]

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Apr
11

The magic of Sweden’s personal ID number

  When I first moved to Sweden, I wondered how I’d ever survive the cold. But I knew little of the real struggle ahead – life in Sweden without a personnummer. Deepti Vashisht explains how a ten-digit number unlocks endless possibilities. Imagine my surprise when I got to Sweden, eager to take those ever-important first […]

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Apr
10

Water is essential for growth- President Sirleaf

  Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says  water is an essential source for growth and development and called for sustained partnership to ensure access to clean water globally. She told a gathering of over six hundred participants at the 2014 Global Water Awards Ceremony in Paris, France that governments and investors need a dialogue that will […]

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Apr
9

Nigerian finance minister bags Rockefeller award

Nigeria’s Finance Minister and Coordinating Minister for the Economy Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala was on Tuesday in New York, USA honored with the prestigious David Rockefeller Bridging Leadership Award alongside Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever and Simao Jatene, governor of the State of Para, Brazil in New York. Okonjo-Iweala and the two others joined a list of high profile personalities such […]

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Apr
9

Central bank governor defends loan scheme

The executive governor of the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) Dr. Joseph Mills Jones says he holds no apologies for helping Liberians through the CBL’s  loan scheme. The scheme, he said, is meant to buttress the fight of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf‘s administration against poverty in the country. “What we are trying to do is to provide means whereby […]

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Apr
8

Africa’s growth to reach 5.2 percent this year

Economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) continues to rise from 4.7 percent in 2013 to a forecasted 5.2 percent in 2014. This performance is boosted by rising investment in natural resources and infrastructure, and strong household spending, according to the World Bank’s new Africa’s Pulse, a twice-yearly analysis of the issues shaping Africa’s economic prospects. […]

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Apr
7

Liberia files protest against Gambia

Liberia filed a protest against Gambia on Sunday after losing 1-0 at home in the first leg of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) U-20 Championship. Liberia Football Association secretary general  Alphonso Armah said the complaint was against five of the Gambian players who Liberia insists are not eligible to play in the competition because […]

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Apr
5

Nordic, African foreign ministers discuss growth

Denmark’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Martin Lidegaard on Tuesday hosted a Nordic African foreign ministers meeting in Brussels, Belgium together with Carlos Lopes, Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Africa, to discuss green and inclusive growth in Africa. The meeting focused on new growth opportunities in Africa, including a growing middle class, fast […]

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Apr
5

IMF, CAR agree on financial assistance

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission, headed by Mr. Ekué Kpodar, visited Douala, Cameroon, from March 24 to April 2, 2014 to finalize discussions with the Central African Republic (C.A.R.) authorities on an emergency program that could be supported by the IMF’s Rapid Credit Facility (RCF). The mission held discussions with the C.A.R. Minister of […]

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Apr
4

Liberia’s newest music sensation

  Comfort X, born Comfort Makwana Dassin in Harbel, Liberia, placed herself as an immediate contender in the music entertainment industry with her strong, ‘femme’-liberating oriented lyrics. Comfort X’s first released single,  “Mon Cheri CoCo”, proved that this “Liberia’s newest diva” had the intentions to dominate the music scene. “Sex Potion” her first E.P. Album, […]

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