• 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
10

Bambwa: an African investment opportunity

Sweden-based Bambwa Group, a firm that “invests and supports Nordic and African growth companies to scale across West and East Africa”, is opening up to new investors. According to info released on Facebook, Bambwa Group is staging presentations in Stockholm, the Swedish capital on December 13 and 17.  The one-hour event will begin at 4pm […]

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Dec
8

YAS!: A platform for young African entrepreneurs

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Accenture announced the launch of YAS! (Youth for Africa and Sustainable Development Goals), a pan-African entrepreneurship portal-platform with a two-day program in Lagos, Nigeria. The portal-platform addresses four main pillars of the entrepreneurship ecosystem: Information, Mentorship, Funding and Network. “Africa’s entrepreneurial space is advancing rapidly – however, success […]

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Dec
7

Liberia, UK sign maritime agreement

The Liberia Maritime Authority (LMA) and the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) have signed an agreement that, among others, strengthens Liberia’s role as a leading and competitive maritime nation. The Agreement for Cooperation was finalised by the two institutions on the margins of the recent 121st session of the World Maritime Organization (WMO) in London. […]

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Dec
6

Kipoche, Ibarguen are IAAF Athletes of the Year

Kenyan marathon runner Eliud Kipchoge and Colombian long jumper Caterine Ibarguen were named International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Male and Female Athlete of the Year at the federation’s end of year award ceremony here on Tuesday. Kipchoge won the Berlin Marathon in 2:01:39 in September, improving the previous world record by 1 minute and […]

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Dec
6

Cultural tourism sustains communities, living heritage

The third cultural tourism conference (3-5 December) organized jointly between the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) concluded yesterday in Istanbul, Turkey. Participants declared their support for cultural tourism as a driver for safeguarding living heritage, catalyzing creativity in cities, and spreading tourism’s socioeconomic benefits to all. […]

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Dec
4

African countries must leverage their strengths

Participants to the 13th African Economic Conference taking place in Kigali, the Rwandan capital, have called for African countries to leverage the full range of their strengths and resources to accelerate the region’s drive towards continental integration. Themed “Regional and Continental Integration for Africa’s Development” the 2018 AEC, jointly organized by the United Nations Development […]

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Dec
3

Gloria Serobe awarded prestigious lifetime award

The 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to South African businesswoman Gloria Serobe at the EY World Entrepreneur Award in Southern Africa ceremony on Thursday, 29 November in Johannesburg, South Africa. The award recognises prominent business people whose enterprises have contributed significantly to the growth and development of the economies in their respective countries. Serobe […]

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Nov
30

Swedish Forum: Freedoms under attack in East Africa

There is democratic progress in many African countries, but we also see increasing threats against journalists, researchers and civil society. A recent panel at the Swedish Forum for Human Rights discussed the worrying signs of shrinking democratic space in East Africa. nai.uu.se

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Nov
29

Sweden positive to EU long-term climate strategy

The European Commission has presented it strategic long-term climate vision for the European Union (EU). Sweden takes a positive view of the level of ambition in the strategy, with its aim of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The proposed EU strategic long-term climate vision contains scenarios showing how different sectors of society can contribute […]

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Nov
29

Modupeola: My debut album is inspired by God

Sweden-based Nigerian gospel music singer Modupeola says her upcoming album highlights songs of praises, delivery, happiness, healing and were inspired by God. The instruction to begin the album came from God while I was in prayers, that’s why all the tracks are a whole package of praises to the Almighty, she told Nordic Africa News. […]

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