• Sweden scraps TV licence fee

    Saturday, November 17, 2018

    The Swedish Parliament, Riksdag, has decided that the current radio and television licence fee, which is paid by all households that have a television, will be replaced by an individual public service fee, which will be collected via the tax system. The fees will be administered in a closed system that is handled separately from […]

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  • Nordic African business summit talks blue economy

    Thursday, November 15, 2018

    On November 8th, 48 speakers, 24 ambassadors and 389 participants from African and Nordic companies joined forces at the Nordic-African Business Summit in Oslo, Norway to discuss how blue opportunities, especially within the maritime, energy and agriculture sector, can be better utilised to create effective and sustainable growth on the African continent. About 90 percent […]

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  • Medupeola sings for the Lord

    Wednesday, November 14, 2018

    Hear Nigerian gospel artist Modupeola Oluayo sings Worthy, one of the tracks on her soon-to be released album titled Songs of the Lord. Worthy is a powerful, smooth and sentimental piece in worship of God’s greatness. Modupeloa will launch her first album, which contains eight tracks, on December 8 in Gothenburg, Sweden.

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  • Payputt: Changing the game for crowdfunding in Africa

    Wednesday, November 14, 2018

    Payputt is an instant, transparent and convenient way for Ghanaian individuals, groups and organisations to raise funds for causes that are close to their heart, whether it be social or economic. It is a purely donation-based platform allowing donors from any part of the world to support local causes while giving Ghanaians the power to […]

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  • Search for African solutions to African problems

    Tuesday, November 13, 2018

    How can the African Union (AU) work to better prevent violent conflicts on the continent and resolve existing conflicts? What support should the outside world give to the AU peace work? Those questions were discussed by over 90 participants at a conference, or research and policy dialogue as we chose to call it, that AU […]

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News

Nov
6

Goitom to lead AIK to Swedish football title on Sunday

Sweden’s top football championship, Allsvenskan, will conclude on Sunday with the title still up for grasp. League leaders AIK, captained by Eritrean international Henok Gotiom, who is also the club’s top marksman with 12 goals, have a slim two-point advantage over Norrkoping and need only a draw to secure the crown. Meanwhile, the 29th round […]

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Nov
6

GFF raises $1 billion for welfare of world’s poorest

The Global Financing Facility (GFF) in Support of Every Woman Every Child today announced US$1.005 billion in contributions from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Burkina Faso, Canada, Côte d’Ivoire the European Commission, Denmark, Germany, Japan, Laerdal Global Health, the Netherlands, Norway, Qatar and the United Kingdom. “Today there is great hope that the world’s […]

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Nov
5

African jobs confab focuses on young entrepreneurs

Due to Africa’s growing population, every year a high number of young jobseekers enter a labour market which cannot provide a workplace for all. To create jobs for youth and foster a prosperous Africa, skills development and youth entrepreneurship are key. In order to address youth unemployment, more than 160 representatives of youth, business, investment, […]

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Nov
5

Human rights key to Norway’s foreign policy

Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide’s opening address at a seminar on freedom of speech and freedom of the press – a collaboration between Fritt Ord, The Norwegian Union of Journalists, Article 19 and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Ladies and gentlemen, On this day in 2013, the French journalists Ghislaine Verlon and […]

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Nov
3

China’s Alibaba launches trade platform in Rwanda

Rwandan President Paul Kagame and Alibaba Group Executive Chairman Jack Ma on Saturday witnessed the signing of three Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) between the Rwandan Government and Alibaba establishing an eWTP (electronic world trade platform) hub in Rwanda. The agreements are intended to strengthen cooperation in support of Rwanda’s economic development by promoting policy innovation, […]

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Nov
2

Africa: Kuwait announces $1m annual Al-Sumait Prize

The Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah announced an initiative to the third African Arab Summit hosted by the State of Kuwait. This initiative described an annual award by Kuwait for the advancement of economic, social, human resources and infrastructure development in the African continent titled the “Dr. Abdulrahman Al-Sumait Prize”, after a […]

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Nov
2

Quotas not enough to create gender equality

Gender quotas serve a purpose, but they are not enough to break down stereotypical gender roles. Real gender equality requires political will to achieve a general change of attitude in society, according to Heidi Hudson, guest professor at the Nordic Africa Institute in Sweden. Hudson’s research also casts a critical eye on success stories, such […]

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Oct
31

Speech: Mr. President, Liberians cannot wait

It is an honor and I am grateful for the opportunity we were given to speak to you on this special occasion. I am humbled by your preferment to serve as your keynote speaker tonight. I stand before you today, not only as a proud citizen of Lofa county; but also, a grandson of a […]

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Oct
30

Somalia’s security situation discussed at US roundtable

During the tenure of President Mohammed Farmajo, Somalia has developed a comprehensive transition plan for its security, undertaken reforms of the Somali National Army, and strengthened ties with regional and international security partners. This has been accompanied by a decline in Al Shabaab violence against citizens and the reopening of the Mogadishu Stadium to sporting […]

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Oct
29

RCCG holds Europe Prayer Summit in Sweden

The Redeemed Christian Church of God’s Europe Mainland Region 3 (EMR3) will host a Europe Prayer Summit on November 30 in Gothenburg, Sweden. Under the theme, Let The Rivers Flow, the event, which promises a night of prayers, praises and wonders, will be held at the Kortedala Forum in the Kortedala district of the city […]

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