• Africa is the key to global food security

    Tuesday, October 17, 2017

    Africa holds the key for feeding the nine billion people that will inhabit this planet by 2050, the president of the African Development Bank and 2017 World Food Prize Laureate, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, said during his Norman Borlaug Lecture delivered on World Food Day. The laureate also called for land tax for unused agricultural land […]

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  • The Swedish government’s climate initiatives

    Monday, October 16, 2017

    Sweden is to become one of the world’s first fossil-free welfare nations, and the Government is now implementing the largest initiatives on climate and the environment in modern times. Three years into the Government’s electoral period, its initiatives have resulted in the introduction of a climate policy framework, a changeover in the transport sector from […]

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  • Africa: Hotel sector presents new opportunities

    Sunday, October 15, 2017

    The hotel sector in Sub-Saharan Africa has evolved during the past decade due to high demand growth, entrance of new global brands and increasing supply in major markets. This is the overview presented by Xander Nijnens, Executive Vice-President, Hotels & Hospitality Group, JLL Sub-Saharan Africa at the the 2017 Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) in […]

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  • Global forum on economic development this week

    Sunday, October 15, 2017

    The City of Praia (Cape Verde) will host the 4th World Forum on Local Economic Development (LED), from October 17-20. Over 1,500 participants from 120 countries are expected to attend the meeting organized by UNDP (United Nations Development Program); UCLG (United Cities and Local Government); ILO (International Labor Organization); FAMSI (The Andalusian Fund of Municipalities […]

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  • World Bank: Crisis in global education

    Thursday, October 5, 2017

    Millions of young students in low and middle-income countries face the prospect of lost opportunity and lower wages in later life because their primary and secondary schools are failing to educate them to succeed in life. Warning of ‘a learning crisis’ in global education, a new Bank report said schooling without learning was not just […]

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News

Sep
24

Liberian actor, others named African festival ambassadors

Esau Owusu Dahnsaw, a Liberian movie actor, has been unveiled as Liberia’s Brand Ambassador to the Africa Cinematography Festival (ACF). The Liberian actor whose stage name is ‘Major Dahnsaw’ was signed as a brand ambassador in Lagos, Nigeria last week at an official press conference and unveiling ceremony at the prestigious Eko Hotels and Suites […]

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Sep
22

More African goals in Swedish football leagues

Tunisian striker Issam Jebali scored a 77th minute penalty to give Elfsborg a 2-2 draw against title hopefuls Djurgarden in the 24th round of the Swedish premiership last weekend. This was his 7th goal in the championship. Another African on the scoresheet was Kalmar’s Senegalese forward Papa Alioune Diouf, who broke the deadlock with a […]

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Sep
20

Dangote funds African business coalition on health

Dangote Foundation and GBCHealth have joined forces to forge a new model of partnership, African Business Coalition on Health (ABCHealth) in Africa. Chairman of Dangote Foundation, Aliko Dangote, shared plans to build an African Business Coalition on Health (ABCHealth), during the Bloomberg Global Business Forum, he was co-hosting, and which took place alongside the United […]

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Sep
19

Emene: Bright future for Afrobeat in Sweden

Afrobeat, a music genre with West African roots, is gaining influence in Sweden, says a well-noted events’ producer. Speaking to Nordic Africa News recently Dominic Emene, who runs Afrodance Sweden, said the music is being played in popular Swedish clubs in Stockholm, the capital, noting that, “the furture is bright” He added that there’s just […]

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Sep
18

NEPAD initiative to finance infrastructure development

The New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD)- African Union’s economic development programme gathered international investors and CEO-level business leaders at the NASDAQ Stock Market today, September 18, for the launch of its 5% Agenda campaign. The launch took place five years after a January 2012 African Union Summit adopted the Programme for Infrastructure Development in […]

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Sep
18

World body approves convention on tourism ethics

Member states of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) approved on September 15 an historical document – the UNWTO Framework Convention on Tourism Ethics. The Convention, approved at the 22nd UNWTO General Assembly in Chengdu, China, transforms the Code of Ethics for Tourism into an international convention, the first in the life of the organization. The […]

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Sep
17

ECOWAS ambassadors at UNESCO has new head

Liberia’s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to France and Permanent Delegate to UNESCO Ambassador C. William Allen has turned over the chairmanship of the ECOWAS Group of Ambassadors at UNESCO to his Togolese counterpart Ambassador Sankardja Lare-Sambiani. In his turn-over remarks Ambassadors Allen thanked his colleagues for the level of support they accorded him and the […]

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Sep
16

Sweden’s foreign minister speaks about extremism

Let me first extend a warm welcome to the launch of the UNDP study “Journey to Extremism in Africa: Drivers, Incentives and the Tipping Point for Recruitment”. It is a great privilege and honour to host the launch of such an important and timely report here in Stockholm. I would especially like to thank Fotografiska […]

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Sep
11

Peacekeeping crucial for African stability

Despite their shortcomings, African peace operations have saved lives, built security sector capacity, and helped mitigate conflict—reducing pressure on international actors to become directly involved. Armed conflicts in Africa have substantially declined from their peak in the early 1990s. The 12 ongoing conflicts represent a 35 percent drop from two decades ago. This downward trend […]

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Sep
6

NABA’s breakfast meeting with Ghanaian minister

A breakfast meeting on investment opportunities in Ghana with the country’s Trade and Industry Minster Alan Kyerematen will be held this Thursday in Oslo, Norway’s capital. The event, is organized by the Norwegian African Business Association (NABA) and KPMG, a global network of professional firms providing audit, tax and advisory services. And will be held […]

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