• 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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Feb
12

Why Switzerland’s war crimes unit dragging its feet

Seven years after Switzerland’s war crimes office was established, it still has not completed any cases and one of its detainees has been in jail for more than four years without trial. What’s behind the inaction?  Prosecutor Laurence Boillat is a former head of the war crimes unit who says she was fired for thinking […]

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Feb
11

Njie: Africans are targets for racial abuse in Sweden

Preparations are well on the way for a February 23 demonstration, expected to be attended by thousands, against violence and discrimination by police and other law enforcement agents against people of African descent living in Sweden.   The event will now be held at Kunsträdgarden, a park in central Stockholm, not Sergels Torg as has […]

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Feb
9

African oil summit slated for Equatorial Guinea

The African Energy Chamber has endorsed the APPO Cape VII Congress and Exhibition to be held in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea on April 2-5. Hosted by the African Petroleum Producers Organization (APPO) under the auspices of President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, the summit will include a first-level meeting of oil ministers from the four corners of the […]

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Feb
8

African entries sought for Zayed Sustainability Prize

The Zayed Sustainability Prize submissions for the 2020 edition are open to applicants from across the African continent. The United Arab Emirate’s pioneering global award for rewarding innovation, impact and inspiration in sustainable development solutions has announced that from January 30 to May 30, it will be inviting organisations and schools to submit their entries in […]

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Feb
7

Sweden: Internal border control continues

The Swedish Government has decided to continue internal border control for three months. The control will continue until 11 May 2019. The decision is based on the government’s assessment that there is still a threat to public policy and internal security. The decision was taken in accordance with EU common legislation and is based on the […]

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Feb
7

Facebook to open content review center in Africa

As part of its continued investment across Sub-Saharan Africa and commitment to safety and security on its  platform, Facebook is opening a new content review center in Nairobi, Kenya. In partnership with Samasource – one of the largest digital employers in East Africa and a leading social enterprise — the site in Nairobi will be […]

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Feb
6

Morocco to host African rugby summit

The African association of World Rugby, Rugby Africa, is organising the first Rugby Africa Summit to be held on the 27th February to 2nd March at the Adam Park Hotel in Marrakech, Morocco. On the agenda are an executive committee meeting of the association for the continent, training workshops, and 13th General Assembly. Over 30 presidents from […]

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Feb
6

Nigeria elections: Personality before issues

“Political power is very much centralised in Nigeria. That’s why everyone strives to be close to the winning candidate in the presidential election. This survivalist strategy has gained prominence. In addition, recent electioneering has focused less on issues and programmes, and more on personalities” says Victor Adetula, head of research at the Sweden-based Nordic Africa […]

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Feb
5

An overview of elections in Africa this year

Africa is set to host two dozen national elections in 2019. This reflects a now established norm of elections as the recognized means for selecting African leaders. The quality of these elections continues to vary widely, however, with some merely serving as a perfunctory ritual by which leaders maintain their claim on power. Nonetheless, a […]

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Feb
4

Turay threatens lawsuit against Swedish club

Sierra Leonean forward Mohammed Buya Turay has threatened to take his former Swedish football club AFC Ekilstuna to court for failing to make payments of about 2 million Swedish Crowns ($220,000) to his mother club in Sierra Leone. An upset Turay told fotbolldirekt.se that “It is criminal of the AFC. I will take this to […]

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