• Biracial appearance – the bullying

    Saturday, March 23, 2019

      “I wish I could have chosen my parents, maybe they will be your parents- if that makes you happy now.”  Words coming out of Martin (12 years old), in a heated and furious argument with his classmate – Fredrik who had just coded the N-word by calling him “sunshine”, Fokumlah Nchungong writes   They were […]

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  • Sweden: British citizens to be exempt from tuition fees after Brexit

    Friday, March 22, 2019

    Within the European Economic Area (EEA), British citizens are exempt from application and tuition fees for studies at higher education institutions in Sweden. If the United Kingdom leaves the EU on 30 March without a withdrawal agreement, British citizens will become subject to the rules applying to third-country nationals. A temporary exemption from the provisions […]

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  • ALJA urges Trump to extend DED for Liberians in US

    Thursday, March 21, 2019

    The Association of Liberian Journalists in the Americas (ALJA) is urging US President Donald Trump to extend the Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) temporary immigration benefit for Liberians and work with congress to grant those Liberians on DED a more permanent status. The association, headed by Moses Sandy, in a press release issued on March 21, […]

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  • Norway’s economy experiences robust growth

    Thursday, March 21, 2019

    The Norwegian economy is in a cyclical upturn. Employment is increasing and unemployment is in decline. In the information material to the government’s conference on the 2020 budget, growth in the mainland economy is forecasted to be above trend both this and next year. Growth in the mainland economy has picked up gradually over the […]

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  • Sweden: Ethiopian embassy to hold diaspora forum

    Tuesday, March 19, 2019

    The Ethiopian Embassy in Sweden will hold a diaspora forum on April 13 in Stockholm for the Ethiopian diaspora in Sweden and other Nordic countries. Information on the embassy’s website said the forum will discuss the current political and economic situation in Ethiopia and familiarize attendees with the various programs that are designed to strengthen the ties […]

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News

Mar
15

Writing competition on travel challenges in Africa

#VisaFreeAfrica (VFA) recently introduced the 55 Voices for a Visa Free Africa  (55Voices4Africa) writing competition, inviting all African youth to share stories about the challenges they faced with intra-continent travel. Deadline for submissions is 15 April. VFA is a global campaign to facilitate mobility in Africa driven by the Kigali Global Shapers in partnership with National Aviation […]

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Mar
13

Friday is World Sleep Day

Friday, March 15 is the 12th annual World Sleep Day. Created and hosted by World Sleep Society, World Sleep Day is an internationally recognized awareness event bringing researchers, health professionals and patients together to recognize sleep and its important impact on our health. World Sleep Day 2019 will incorporate the slogan, ‘Healthy Sleep, Healthy Aging,’ intended to emphasize the […]

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Mar
13

Swedish gov’t proposes tougher terrorist law

In a proposal referred to the Council on Legislation for consideration, the Swedish Government proposes that it should be made a punishable offence to participate in the activities of a terrorist organisation. It also proposes making it a punishable offence to collaborate with a terrorist organisation, for example by selling weapons, vehicles or other similar […]

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Mar
12

Sweden: Liberian association to launch branch in north

The Norrland Branch of the Liberian Swedish Association (LSA) will be launched on Saturday, March 30 at Istidsgatan 39 in Umeå, beginning at 19:00 and climaxing with a grand dance. This comes after several months of collaboration between Liberians residing in the north of Sweden and the leadership of the LSA, headed by David Ford. […]

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Mar
11

Wallström speaks at seminar on feminist foreign policy

Excellencies, ambassadors, feminists, dear friends, When our embassy in Islamabad showed the photography exhibition ‘Swedish Dads’, they ignited a societal debate in Pakistan that influenced a decision which makes it possible for state-employed men to take ten days off when they become fathers. In Shanghai, Buenos Aires and Bogotá, these photographs have been shown in […]

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Mar
11

Linköping University in South African water project

A senior lecturer in the division of biology at Sweden’s Linköping University (LiU) has been awarded 3 million kronor (about $318,000) over three years to contribute to the installation and evaluation of wetlands in South African informal townships.  Karin Tonderski, docent in ecology, received the funding from Formas to participate in the project together with […]

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Mar
10

Liberia: Old nation but no library, proxy in shambles!

  Liberia declared independence in 1847 and is considered Africa’s oldest republic. Its national flag and constitution are replicated after those of the U.S. Founded by repatriated Black Americans, who ruled the country for more than a century, Liberia was once viewed by her neighbors and visitors as an American colony in Africa. The country […]

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Mar
9

What happened to the African religion?

It is not surprising to observe that foreign religions have destroyed our collective reasoning.   Africa and Africans have remained the dumping ground for imported ideologies and dogmatic belief systems, writes Fokumlah Nchungong.   Isn’t it strange that the cradle of humanity and ideological developments in all aspects of our existentialism has been deprived of its religious […]

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Mar
9

Gender inequality costs the world trillions of dollars

“When you have women in positions of leadership, business does better and there’s more innovation, more value creation and more profit,” said Vera Songwe, Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission of Africa (ECA). Speaking at the launch of the Global Health 50/50 2019 Report – titled Equality Works – in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on the […]

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Mar
7

African Diaspora Sweden celebrates int’l women’s day

A program celebrating women and featuring lectures on their lives and efforts in society will be held this Saturday in Uppsala, Sweden to commemorate International Women’s Day ( which is Friday, March 8).  Five distinguished women will give lectures celebrating womanhood during the event organized by African Diaspora Sweden (ADS) in cooperation with Studiefrämjandet Uppsala, says  […]

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