• 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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Dec
21

Ethiopia unveils online guide for investors

Ethiopia’s online investment guide, iGuide, which seeks to help investors discover opportunities in the country, business costs, key procedures and laws they may need to know before committing their money, was officially unveiled in the capital, Addis Ababa Wednesday. The web-based investment promotion tool was launched in the presence of Shumete Gizaw, Ethiopia’s Minister of […]

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Dec
20

WFP reaches a record 5 million in DR Congo

With widening violence, largescale displacement, poor harvests and endemic poverty nearly doubling the number of acutely food insecure people in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) this year to 13.1 million, the World Food Programme (WFP) significantly expanded its operations, reaching a record 5 million, a twofold increase from 2017. Building on a surge in food […]

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Dec
18

US court gives all-clear for war crimes trial of Liberian suspect

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania ruled Friday, December 14 that extrajudicial killing, torture, crimes against humanity and war crimes claims can proceed against Philadelphia resident Moses Thomas, a former Colonel in the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL). The ruling is based on two U.S. statutes: the Torture Victim Protection Act […]

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Dec
18

Africa: Colonial structures persist within academia

“Colonialist structures still shape education, starting from primary school,” says Nordic Africa Institute researcher Henning Melber who took part in a roundtable discussion at the Nordic Africa Days in September in Sweden about the importance of the #RhodesMustFall movement and the continued decolonisation of the academia. Nordic Africa Institute

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Dec
17

Sweden’s campaign against sexual exploitation of kids

Each testimony is valuable. Swedes traveling abroad on holiday and observing suspected sexual exploitation of children can turn to the Swedish police with tips. This is the message in the Resekurage campaign, which is now being re-launched, including information on Police’s major passports. Every year hundreds of thousands of Swedes travel abroad. Resekurage is an […]

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Dec
16

The AFRO: First Pan-African Cryptocurrency

AFRO Foundation, a non-governmental organisation based in Geneva, Switzerland, has launched the AFRO, first Pan-African cryptocurrency dedicated to growth and development in Africa. Global leader in mobile money, Africa is now welcoming its first digital currency. Against the backdrop of numerous national currencies affecting trade and growth on the continent, the AFRO provides a reliable, […]

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Dec
15

AMEU President: Liberia must prioritize higher education

The President of the African Methodist Episcopal University (AMEU) Dr. Joseph Isaac is calling for higher education to be prioritized to allow graduates to contribute positively to the socio-economic, technological and developmental advancement of the Liberian society. Dr. Isaac said the higher education section of Liberia must include professional and academic experts into the system […]

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Dec
14

Empower women to help save Africa from climate change

Africa must unlock the power of its women and girls if it is to adapt to climate change, cope with disasters and build its green energy sector. That is the message from African delegates as the world prepares to implement the Paris Agreement on climate change in Katowice, Poland, this week. Research shows that when […]

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Dec
12

Norway’s statement at UN Climate Confab in Poland

Mr. President, Heads of States and Governments, Indigenous Peoples delegations, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen. The signal given from the IPCC special report on 1,5 degrees is loud and clear: the target is still within reach, but the coming years are critical.  We must increase our ambitions by 2020. If not, the goal of the Paris […]

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Dec
11

SGI Dubai 2019: Driving digital signage in Africa

  With the advancement in display technologies, the evolution of LCD, LED, OLED, and super AMOLED, Africa’s digital signage industry is set to grow leaps and bounds.  Several countries in Africa are looking at expanding their retail infrastructure, the healthcare and also the hospitality industries, which in turn will require the latest in digital signage. […]

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