• Africa: Report on COVID-19 impact on trade finance

    Wednesday, April 21, 2021

    African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), in collaboration with the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the African Development Bank (AfDB) and Making Finance Work for Africa Partnership (MFW4A) released on 15 April the African Trade Finance Survey Report which provides a better understanding of the trade finance landscape across Africa and how it has evolved […]

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  • AU meets to push African vaccine development

    Sunday, April 18, 2021

    African leaders last Monday assembled at a global meeting to discuss the status of local pharmaceutical manufacturing on the continent, underscored the need to increase local production of vaccines and therapeutics to achieve greater public-health security. “The production of vaccines and access to vaccines is an absolute priority,” Cyril Ramaphosa, President of South Africa, said […]

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  • Norway: More funds to climate change fight

    Wednesday, April 14, 2021

    “Food production is becoming increasingly difficult, and more people are going hungry. We must focus more strongly on adaptation to climate change. The Government’s new strategy on climate change, hunger and vulnerability will play a part in this,” says Norway’s Minister of International Development Dag-Inge Ulstein. 2020 was one of the three warmest years ever […]

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  • Upswing for resilient Swedish economy in 2021

    Monday, April 12, 2021

    Resilience in the Swedish economy is strong and the recovery will gather strength in the second half of 2021. As activity increases, the labor market will also gain strength. Despite this, the situation remains serious, especially for those whose position in the labor market is weak. This is clear from the county’s finance ministry’s most […]

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  • Amadaiya Rennie: Liberian forward joins Swedish club

    Saturday, April 10, 2021

    Liberian forward Amadaiya Rennie has joined Swedish second division side IFK Eskilstuna in a short term deal. Rennie, who signed a contract that runs until July 15, joins from the Egyptian club Haras El Hoodod, according to the website of the club. In 2009, the player moved to Sweden as a 19-year-old to feature for […]

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Sep
28

Africa: Using football to support development

Africa United partners, including the African Union, Confederation of African Football (CAF), CDC Foundation and the World Bank Group proposed Africa United as a Commitment to Action at the 11th Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting today. Africa United, a powerful neutrally-branded communications platform, leverages African political and football leadership along with national and local […]

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Sep
27

Swedish PM speech at UN Summit

  Sweden’s Prime Minister Stefan Lofven’s speech at the UN Sustainable Development Summit  in New York on 26 September 2015: Mr President, Mr Secretary-General, Distinguished delegates, Ladies and gentlemen, I was a foster child. Ten months old I arrived by train to my new parents in the northern part of Sweden. I had the good fortune […]

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Sep
27

Meet winners of 2015 African Business Awards

Daphne Mashile Nkosi, Strive Masiyiwa, Helen Hai and Mohammed Dewji are among the top business leaders who were recognised at the 2015 African Business Awards held Thursday night at the Four Seasons Hotel in New York, on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly. The awards, organised by African Business magazine, also commended leading businesses […]

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Sep
26

Open letter: The better Liberia agenda

Fellow Liberians: Liberia is 168 years old, but remains backward and underdeveloped in absolute terms and also in comparison to other African countries that are in fact younger. The cause of Liberia’s underdevelopment is complex, but due in large part to the collective failure of Liberians to work for, demand and make the necessary hard […]

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Sep
26

APC Scandinavia chairman consoles muslims

The Chairman / National Coordinator of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Scandinavia, Lawal Ayoola has consoled muslims all over the world over the untimely deaths of several pilgrims  during the stampede in Mecca, Saudia Arabia.   The condolence message contained in a release on Friday in Boras, Sweden.   The Statement read:   ” It is deeply touching […]

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Sep
22

Gbowee Foundation supports assault victim

An alleged assault on a young Liberian lady by a presidential bodyguard has claimed the attention of the Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa (GPFA) with the foundation saying that its major concern is the well-being of the victim and the provision of legal representation for her as she undergoes medical treatment. GPFA’s Executive Director Mrs. Williametta Saydee-Tarr said the paramount concern right now is […]

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Sep
20

Mexico claims double win in Homeless World Cup

Mexico raised both the Women’s and the Men’s Homeless World Cup trophies in Amsterdam on Saturday evening, making them just the second nation to secure a men’s and women’s title in the same year. With this win, the Mexican women are the first team to claim the top prize three times, overtaking the men’s teams from […]

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Sep
19

APC Scandinavia speaks against imposters

This message is intended for the general public, members and potential members of All Progressives Congress, with the abbreviation APC Scandinavia comprising Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Iceland, and such person intending to make enquiries regarding the status of the aforementioned Political Party either in the Scandinavia or any part of the world. We members […]

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Sep
17

Homeless World Cup: one family, different cultures

“It is one big family with people from different cultures. You can’t explain the feeling. You should be part of the experience to know what I mean.” Michel van Oudheusden is at loss for words to describe the atmosphere of the Homeless World Cup. “My wife joined me a couple of years ago in Poznan. When […]

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Sep
17

B. Faso: The return of the phantoms of the past

In the afternoon on Wednesday 16 September 2015, soldiers of the infamous Regiment of the president’s security forces – Regiment de Sécurité Présidentielle (RSP) – entered the Presidential Palace Kosyam where the Government Council meeting was ongoing, and took the government in custody. This is the fourth time during the less than one-year-transition that the […]

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