• US: Former Somali military commander guilty of torture

    Wednesday, May 22, 2019

      A civil court jury in Virginia, the United States on Tuesday found Col. Yusuf Abdi Ali, aka Tukeh, responsible for the torture of semi-nomadic Somali herder Farhan Warfaa.   Col. Tukeh was a high-ranking military commander in Mohammed Siad Barre’s decades-long military dictatorship in Somalia.   The jury awarded Mr. Warfaa $500,000 in damages, […]

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  • Ethiopian reforms produce investment opportunities

    Tuesday, May 21, 2019

    The U.S. Department of State last week hosted the “Ethiopia Partnership Forum”, an economic engagement platform. It was organized by the Secretary of State’s office of Global Partnerships in collaboration with the Corporate Council on Africa, the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and Citi in Washington D.C. In remarks at the opening panel discussion, U.S. Ambassador […]

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  • Swedish club condemns racist attacks on Turay

    Monday, May 20, 2019

      Swedish premiership side Djurgarden has condemned racist attacks against its Sierra Leonean star Mohammed Buya Turay following a league match.   In a release posted on its website, the football club spoke strongly against attacks and threats against the Turay or any of its players under whatever pretext- ethnicity, gender, religion, etc.   The […]

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  • Minister Eriksson visits Tanzania and Mozambique

    Monday, May 20, 2019

    Sweden’s Minister for International Development Cooperation Peter Eriksson is on a visit to Tanzania and Mozambique from 19–24 May. Sweden has extensive development cooperation with both of these countries and has been committed to helping them combat poverty since they gained independence. During the visit, he will meet a range of actors, including government representatives, […]

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  • Microsoft to set up development center in Kenya

    Sunday, May 19, 2019

    American technology giant Microsoft Corporation has unveiled plans to set up an African technology development center in Kenya, Gaming Vice President Phil Spencer said on Monday. Spencer was speaking at a meeting hosted by Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House, attended by top executives of Microsoft including Mike Fortin, the Corporate Vice President for Engineering […]

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News

Mar
9

Scholarships for African researchers

Nordic Africa Institute’s African Guest Research Scholarship Program is accepting applications from scholars engaged in research in Africa. This is a scholarship that is intended to “establish and maintain relations with African research communities,” and “provide opportunities for African scholars to pursue their own research projects, thereby indirectly strengthening the academic milieux in African countries, and promoting […]

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Mar
9

APC Scandinavia condemns Boko Haram attacks

The coordinator of the All Progressive Congress (APC) Scandinavia has unequivocally condemned the spate of killings in Yobe, Adamawa and Borno states in northeast Nigeria. Ayoola Lawal, in a release, said the “the death of any child in any culture or nation is a sad news. The attacks on the pupils and defenceless civilians is grossly an act […]

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Mar
9

Zimbabwe smallholder farmers get US$19m

The European Union (EU), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Government of Zimbabwe have launched a major programme to assist poor smallholder farmers to boost production, productivity and engage in commercial agriculture through integrated farming approaches. The 4-year US$19 million (13.78 Million Euro) program will be managed by FAO […]

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Mar
8

Facebook helps Swedish police to solve cases

Social media site Facebook has agreed to provide Swedish police with IP addresses and other data to help solve cases related to the site, news agency TT reports. The deal was struck in December and means that the police gain direct access to information to identify the person behind a certain account, something that used […]

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Mar
8

New frontlines for Liberian “war criminals” Part II

  Continue from last edition: “G.V fanatics” lash out at womanhood; used profanities as weapon in “debate”  Though it is not my intention to in any way  to add to the pains and insults already inflicted upon Massa Washington, neither do I take pleasure re-posting (in parts or whole), lewd comments by irresponsible men directed […]

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Mar
6

DAPI provides education to poor Liberian kids

Ever since the end of its long civil war, Liberia has had to struggle to fix its broken education sector. Public and private efforts have been marshaled against this gargantuan challenge. But the challenge remains. However, Liberians are not perturbed and one of such who have made a commitment to see the country though this […]

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Mar
6

Eight Thousand Attend EU Referendum Protest

An estimated 8,000 people gathered in Austurvöllur square in front of Alþingi, Iceland’s parliament, yesterday afternoon to protest against the government’s proposed withdrawal from European Union accession talks. Several prominent Icelanders held speeches at the protest, which concluded with audio clips – from before the election – of Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson and Finance […]

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Mar
4

Senseless killings in Africa must stop

The chairperson of the African Union Commission, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, has expressed her outrage at continuing acts of barbarism and terrorism perpetuated on innocent people by unscrupulous individuals and groups reigning havoc in Nigeria, Central African Republic, South Sudan, Somalia and other countries since the beginning of this year. “These senseless killings of innocent children, […]

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Mar
4

Cameroon, Canada sign Investment promotion agreement

Ed Fast, Canada’s minister of international trade, and Emmanuel Nganou Djoumessi, Cameroon’s minister of economy, planning and regional development, today signed the Canada-Cameroon Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA). The signing took place at the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) International Convention, Trade Show and Investors Exchange in Toronto. A FIPA is […]

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Mar
4

New ambassador will be in France soon

An official of the Liberian embassy in France says ambassador-designate C. William Allen will take up his assignment soon. In a letter to Nordic Africa News recently, Isaac C. Yeah, minister counselor for press and public affairs at the embassy, said no mysterious forces were preventing the ambassador from taking up the post, to which […]

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