• Sweden: Sierra Leoneans raise funds for flood victims

    Tuesday, August 15, 2017

    The Organization of Sierra Leoneans in Sweden (ORSLIS) has started a campaign to raise funds for the victims of the flood and mudslide which left over 300 dead and thousands displaced on Monday in Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone. According to information posted on the organization’s facebook page money generated from the gofundme campaign will go toward helping victims who are in […]

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  • Tourism – a tool for development

    Monday, August 14, 2017

    This year’s World Tourism Day, held on 27 September, will be focused on Sustainable Tourism – a Tool for Development. Celebrated in line with the 2017 International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, the Day will be dedicated to exploring the contribution of tourism to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). World Tourism Day has been […]

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  • Online platform to mentor African women launched

    Sunday, August 13, 2017

    Tanzania Women of Achievement (TWA) on Thursday launched Twaa Mentorship, an online portal and mobile app designed to provide mentorship and learning on the go for girls and women in Africa. Twaa Mentorship is the result of TWA’s continued work in transformation programs for women and girls that started in 2009 with the mission to improve lives, […]

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  • Obasi scores twice in return to Swedish football league

    Friday, August 11, 2017

      Nigerian striker Chinedu Obasi celebrated his return to Sweden by scoring twice and providing an assist as 2nd-placed AIK whipped Sirius 4-1 in an 18th round match of the country’s top football championship.   Obasi, who re-joined AIK during the summer after a stint in China, raised the curtains with a 7th minute penalty and added his second […]

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  • Danish companies establish African infrastructure fund

    Thursday, August 10, 2017

    A.P. Moller Holding, a Danish company, has together with PKA, PensionDanmark and Lægernes Pension launched a new infrastructure fund with a focus on Africa. The fund has received commitments of $550 million from anchor investors. The new fund will focus on investments in infrastructure in Africa to support sustainable economic growth in the region while delivering […]

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Jul
31

Kenyan food supply platform raises $10.3m in funding

  Twiga Foods, the Kenyan business-to-business food supply platform announced today that it has successfully raised  a Series A funding round including $6.3m in equity and $4m in debt instruments. The round was led by Wamda Capital and includes Omidyar Network, DOB Equity, Uqalo, 1776, Blue Haven Initiative, Alpha Mundi, and AHL Venture Partners.   […]

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Jul
29

Africa faces weakening of policies, institutions

The quality of policies and institutions weakened in Sub-Saharan Africa in 2016 amid challenging economic conditions, according to the latest review by the World Bank. This weaker trend was observed in 40% of the region’s IDA countries, notably commodity exporters and fragile states. The review is the annual World Bank Country Policy and Institutional Assessment […]

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Jul
26

Liberia: US-based journalists criticise supreme court

The Association of Liberian Journalists in the Americas (ALJA) has described a recent ruling by the Supreme Court of Liberia as a sad development in the West African nation’s quest for adherence to the rule of law.  The decision was the reversal of the National Elections Commission (NEC) disbarment of the vice presidential candidacies of Harrison Karnwea of the […]

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Jul
23

Good results for tourism in first part of 2017

International tourist arrivals worldwide grew by 6% in January-April of 2017 compared to the same period last year, with business confidence reaching its highest levels in a decade. Sustained growth in most major destinations and a steady rebound in others drove results. Prospects for May-August 2017 remain high. Destinations worldwide received 369 million international tourists […]

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Jul
20

21 social entrepreneurs win African challenge

  Ten teams of 21 budding African social entrepreneurs have been selected as winners of the Resolution Social Venture Challenge at the Baobab Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa.    Winning teams earn a fellowship that includes seed funding, mentorship and access to a network of young global changemakers to pursue impactful projects in their communities. […]

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Jul
18

Liberia’s independence day celebrations in Malmo

Liberians from all over Europe are expected to gather in the Swedish city of Malmo next weekend to celebrate their country’s independence and hold the annual convention of the European Federation of Liberian Associations (EFLA).   Liberia’s 170th Independence Day Celebrations get going on Friday, July 28 and last until July 30.   The festivities, hosted by the Liberian […]

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Jul
17

Engaging African private sector in science, innovation

Technological progress and innovations do not occur spontaneously, they result from long-term investment. In Africa, innovations are much needed, but possibilities of achieving them are low, according to Nordic Africa Institute (NAI) guest researcher Samia Nour, co-author of ‘Africa Capacity Report 2017’. A survey conducted for the report shows that two-thirds of African countries have adopted […]

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Jul
16

Bong Miners hold successful convention in US

“To be transparent, accountable and inclusive, while upholding the by-laws and constitution of the Association of Bong Miners (ABM). So help me God!”   Those were the words of the newly elected national president of ABM, Benedict Philips, when he took the oath of office at the just ended first national convention of the organization. […]

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Jul
13

14 die in Boko Haram attack in Cameroon

Two bombers blew themselves up in northeastern Cameroon killing 14 people and injuring 30 people in an attack likely staged by Boko Haram jihadists, security sources said Thursday. The bombings, which took place on Wednesday evening in Waza near the Nigerian border, targeted a busy area in the market town, the sources said. The bombers […]

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Jul
12

Gambian striker Dibba hits two goals for Swedish club

  Gambian striker Pa Amat Dibba was the hero in Hammarby’s 3-1 victory over Orebro last week after scoring two second half goals in the 14th round tie of the Swedish football premiership, the Allsvenskan.   Dibba struck first in the 49th minute after working his way through Orebro defense hitting target with a low shot. He scored again after […]

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