• A new Africa-Europe alliance

    Tuesday, September 18, 2018

    On 12 September, on the occasion of his State of the Union Address, European Union (EU) Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said: “Africa does not need charity, it needs true and fair partnership. And we, Europeans need this partnership just as much.” He added that “Today, we are proposing a new Alliance for Sustainable Investment and […]

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  • Top South African auction house to hold October sale

    Tuesday, September 18, 2018

    Leading South African auction house, Aspire Art Auctions’ next sale on October 28 includes an important work by top contemporary artist William Kentridge – famous son of a famous father, Sidney Kentridge who defended Nelson Mandela in the infamous Treason Trial, thus saving his life. This moody drawing from the film, Stereoscope – Double Page, […]

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  • Zambia Rugby reaches out to females

    Monday, September 17, 2018

    The growth of rugby on the Africa continent has come as no surprise to many rugby followers across the continent due to the many programs being undertaken by various unions. Get Into Rugby Zambia Project Manager Tom Chaloba said that Zambia was not to be left behind in the race to increase the number of […]

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  • Gambian diaspora investment forum in Norway

    Monday, September 17, 2018

    The first edition of the Nordic Gambian Diaspora Investment Forum is expected to take place on October 7 at the Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel in the Norwegian capital, Oslo. Ndey Jobarteh, chairperson of Gambia House, the event’s organizer, notes that the forum will bring together “our compatriots within the Nordic Countries to start a conversation […]

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  • Liberians should not cry for secularism

    Sunday, September 16, 2018

    It is bad enough that secularism is a growing problem in the Liberian culture. Given the rebellious spirit that is prevalent in our homeland, it frightens me when some of my friends downplay the relevance of religion in all strata of society. They debate that our country must entrust discussions of national interest to secularism; […]

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News

Sep
10

African culture festival in Swedish city on Saturday

A whole day celebrating African culture is scheduled this Saturday in the Swedish city of Kinna. Organised by the city’s Adult Education Union ( in Swedish, Studieförbundet Vuxenskolan) and a local NGO, Iyam Care Association headed by Indira Njikam, the Hello Africa Festival, which begins at 11 am, will have a host of activities. There […]

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Sep
9

Tanzanian mobile app wins Ecobank fintech challenge

Winners of the 2018 Ecobank Fintech Challenge were announced at a ceremony held at Ecobank’s headquarters in Lome, Togo on August 30. Nala, from Tanzania, beat the ten other finalists to emerge as the overall winner of the competition. Virtual Identity from South Africa and Wallet.ng from Nigeria were the first and second runners up. […]

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Sep
6

African strikers on target in Sweden, Denmark, Norway

AIK skipper Henok Goitom keeps banging in the goals as his club continues a firm march at the top of the Swedish football premiership. The Eritrean international scored a 35th minute penalty in AIK’s 3-0 bashing of Hacken last weekend in the 20th round of the Allsvenskan to open up a five-point lead over second […]

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Sep
6

War crimes: Using cartoons to push for justice in Liberia

August 27th to 31st, 2018, art students in Monrovia were encouraged to find artistic responses to the complex question of whether or not war-time crimes should be punished in Liberia today. Simultaneously, a roundtable was organized to debate the theoretical implications of this question. “We wanted to empower the youth to participate in an active […]

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Sep
4

Norway gives millions in aid to Lake Chad region

Norway will provide NOK 325m (about $38m) in humanitarian aid to Africa’s Lake Chad region, it has been announced. Norways’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide announced this contribution in Berlin on Monday at the high-level conference on the crisis in the Lake Chad region, which Norway is co-hosting with Germany, Nigeria and the […]

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Sep
3

Time for local investors to step up and electrify Africa

For years, the African renewable energy development market has been dominated by foreign investors and financial institutions. Now is the time for African investors to step up to the plate and join the continent’s solar energy transition. Africa is now even preparing to feed Europe’s growing energy needs through various projects, such as the TuNur […]

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Sep
2

Africa needs strategic partnerships, investments

The President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, has taken the case for expanded partnerships and investments in Africa to the Netherlands. On a three-day visit last week, he met with government officials and private and public sector business leaders and affirmed the accord between the Bank and the Dutch government’s development agendas and […]

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Aug
30

African goals in Nordic football leagues

African footballers in the topmost Swedish football championship were goal-shy last weekend. Only in-form Eritrean international Henok Goitom was on target in the 19th round of the Allsvenskan, scoring the second goal as league leaders AIK brushed aside bottom club Trelleborg 2-0. Goitom struck after 63 minutes to record his ninth goal of the season. […]

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Aug
30

Sweden starts new initiative for climate and security

A new research collaboration for climate and security will be launched today in connection with World Water Week in Stockholm. The Stockholm Climate Security Hub brings together four Swedish research institutes that are world leaders in the area of climate and security. The aim is to promote knowledge development and policy dialogue in the area, […]

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Aug
28

Talon to speak at Nordic-African Business Summit

Benin President Patrice Talon will give the keynote address at the Nordic-African Business Summit in Oslo, Norway on November 8, according to information released by the organizers, Norwegian-African Business Association (NABA). President Talon, who has been leader of the West African country since 2016, has a background as a businessman (trade and private investments), NABA […]

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