• Finalists named for African businesswomen awards

    Wednesday, August 14, 2019

    Leading Pan African entrepreneurship and innovation non-profit, the Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF), has announced the top finalists in its annual awards to celebrate women leaders and entrepreneurs in Africa. Promoting excellence in entrepreneurship and innovation amongst women-owned businesses in all sectors and across all 54 African countries, is the aim of AWIEF […]

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  • African journalists please take note

    Tuesday, August 13, 2019

    APO Group, the leading media relations consultancy and press release distribution service in Africa and the Middle East, will award one African journalist transport, accommodation and daily allowance to attend the 2019 Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF), the premier hotel investment conference in Africa, which will take place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 23-25 September. […]

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  • Wleh: Liberia should open embassy in Sweden

    Monday, August 12, 2019

    The former president of the European Federation of Liberian Associations (EFLA) has called for the opening of a Liberian embassy in Sweden. Kingston Wleh spoke on Saturday during programs marking the 172nd independence anniversary of Liberia held in the Swedish capital, Stockholm. He noted that with an embassy in Sweden, Liberians living in the country will not […]

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  • Sweden: Liberians stage big independence celebrations

    Friday, August 9, 2019

    Liberians residing in Sweden will this weekend celebrate the 172nd independence of their country. The festivities will be held in Stockholm, the Swedish capital. Liberia declared independence on July 26, 1847.  According to the Liberian Swedish Association (LSA), the festivities, under the theme Forgiveness and Reconciliation, begin on Saturday at 15:00 at Hägerstensåsens Bollplan with a […]

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  • Dubai to host African business forum in November

    Thursday, August 8, 2019

    Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Dubai Chamber) has announced its plans to host the fifth edition of the Global Business Forum (GBF) on Africa on November 18th-19th 2019 in Dubai under the patronage of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. Organised under the […]

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Mar
1

How will Brexit affect Brits living in Norway?

The United Kingdom (UK) decision to leave the European Union (EU) is creating uncertainty for British citizens and their family members living in Norway. The UK will leave the EU on 29 March 2019. After this date, British citizens will no longer be citizens of the EU. In addition, the UK will no longer be […]

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Feb
28

Weah: It now takes 5 days to register a business in Liberia

Liberian President George Weah has revealed that the time to register a business in Liberia has now been reduced from 18 to 5 days. He said this was due to the work of a Business Climate Improvement Working Group, chaired by the country’s finance minister. Speaking Tuesday in Tel Aviv, Israel at the Israel-Liberia Forum for Economic […]

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Feb
28

Swedish Foreign Minister’s speech to UN Rights Council

Thank you, Mr President, High Commissioner, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, When the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was drafted, 70 years ago, there were only two women members of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights. These were the celebrated Eleanor Roosevelt and the Indian writer and independence activist Hansa Mehta. When the phrase “all […]

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Feb
27

E-book: My Black Man-My Weakness

The first in 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 Fokumlah Nchungong, a Cameroonian-born writer residing in Sweden. The book can be bought online. Below is the first chapter of the first book in the trilogy: Chapter 1 My […]

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Feb
27

Karim leads Halmstad to victory in Swedish Cup

Ghana’s Sadat Karim scored twice on Saturday as Halmstad dismissed Sirius 2-1 in Swedish Cup to become the leading African goalscorer over the weekend in the football competition   He struck twice in the first half and those were his first two goals for the club he joined in December from Landskrona.   Brommapojkarna collected […]

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Feb
25

Brexit: Social security benefits for Swedish citizens in UK

The Swedish Government wishes to mitigate the consequences for Swedish citizens in the United Kingdom (UK) in the event that the UK leaves the European Union (EU) without reaching any agreement whatsoever on how this withdrawal is to take place.  Among other things, a government bill submitted to the Riksdag (Swedish Parliament) proposes that, in […]

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Feb
25

Sweden: Liberian association to hold Easter event for kids

The Liberian Swedish Association (LSA) will hold an Easter Fun Day for Kids on April 20. This will be the association’s first program for the new year and will also be the first program organized by the LSA’s new administration headed by David Ford.   Info available on the LSA website notes that the event, […]

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Feb
24

Africa becoming a female sex tourism destination

Quite a number of women from the western world are embarking on sex tourism trips to Africa. When they come, they are served, serviced and pampered, writes Tatenda Gwaambuka on how female sex tourists are exploiting African men.”Older women from Europe and North America are now known to frequent African resorts in pursuit of ‘sexcapades’ […]

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Feb
23

Mohombi nominated for Sweden’s Music Export Prize

Swedish-Congolese artist and songwriter Mohombi Nzasi Moupondo is one of five nominees for the Swedish Government’s 2018 Music Export Prize. Others are Malin Byström, Ludwig Göransson, Robyn and Ilya Salmanzadeh. The Music Export Prize is awarded every year to an artist who has been internationally successful during the preceding year and has contributed to Swedish […]

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Feb
22

UK to invest £30m in African projects

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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