• Africa: New empowerment project launched

    Tuesday, December 6, 2022

    The Africa Climate Change Fund (ACCF) Secretariat has launched a scheme to support mechanisms for climate adaptation finance for women entrepreneurs and youth. The scheme, “YouthADAPT: Empowering Women and Youth for Entrepreneurship and Job Creation in Climate Adaptation and Resilience,” will develop innovative, transformative climate-resilient bankable projects aligned with African countries’ Nationally Determined Contributions. YouthADAPT […]

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  • African diaspora sent $95.6 billion home last year

    Saturday, December 3, 2022

    Hundreds of academics and leaders of international institutions from around the world came together recently in Abidjan, Ivory Coast for an African Development Bank Forum on ways to harness the skills, wealth and dynamism of Africa’s 160-million-strong diaspora to its growth and development. The hybrid event took place against the difficult geopolitical backdrop of high […]

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  • Alibaba trains 86 African entrepreneurs

    Thursday, December 1, 2022

    Alibaba Global Initiatives (AGI) today announced the graduation of 86 African entrepreneurs from the latest edition of the Alibaba Netpreneur Training (ANT) Program. Held from mid-October to mid-November, the Africa-specific edition was rolled out with support from the Africa’s Business Heroes prize competition, a philanthropic initiative that aims to support and inspire the next generation of African […]

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  • Sweden to criminalize virginity tests

    Tuesday, November 29, 2022

    The Swedish Government is stepping up its efforts to combat honor-related violence and oppression, and has therefore commissioned an ongoing inquiry to draft proposals for legislation to criminalize virginity testing, virginity certification and hymen reconstruction surgery. In both health care and private settings, some girls and women are subjected to virginity tests and issued virginity […]

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  • Liberia hosts big tourism festival

    Sunday, November 27, 2022

    On Saturday, December 10, Liberia tourism sector will come alive as the country hosts LIBFEST, the first annual and national all-inclusive tourism festival celebrating Liberia’s amazing beauty, sites, resources, events, and discoveries. LIBFEST2022 will kick off at 7:00 a.m. in a carnival parade of dancing, music, attractions and celebration from the Monrovia City Hall to […]

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Mar
16

probity, transparency, accountability and the federal government

    The news surrounding the Sanusi Lamido Sanusi’s suspension brings to mind, the shibboleth of the Nigerian federal government towards fighting corruption. Since the fourth republic, which began in 2009, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has been in the realms of affairs: Olusegun Obasanjo, Late Yar’Adua and the outgoing Goodluck Ebele Jonathan (GEJ). This […]

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Mar
16

Norway is best in the world for working women

Norway, Sweden and Finland are the best countries in the world to live in if you are a woman in the workforce, according to the Economist. The British magazine published a list on March 8, the International Women’s Day, which presented the best and worst countries for working women. In the ranking, which only looked […]

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Mar
16

Liberian women group wants anti-gay law

A women advocacy group is calling on Liberian legislators to consider enacting an anti-gay bill. The women, under the banner of Women United to Fight Against the Stand of Gay Marraige in Liberia, made the call Friday at the end of a two-day anti-gay marriage workshop held on the compound of the Paynesville Community School, […]

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Mar
13

Ambassador Thomas calls for unity

Outgoing Liberian ambassador to France D. Mckinley Thomas has called on members of the Liberian community in the European country to work together as a team. Addressing the community recently, the ambassador urged them to put aside their differences and unite in one accord. He added that it is through unity and cohesion that they will be able to […]

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Mar
12

Thousands of passports disappear every year

The number of Danish passports that have been stolen or lost has doubled in ten years, according to metroXpress newspaper. Last year 34,949 Danes reported to the police that their passports were either stolen or had gone missing, according to police statistics, while just 19,257 were reported in the same way in 2003. The passport […]

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Mar
12

Liberian women want land ownership rights

Liberian President Ellen Sirleaf, along with Liberian Minister of Gender and Development Julia Duncan-Cassel, welcome land reform recommendations from Central and West Africa regional organization REFACOF (African Women’s Network for Community Management of Forests) and Liberia’s Foundation for Community Initiatives (FCI). As honored guests at Liberia’s International Women’s Day Celebrations  in Monrovia on Saturday, March […]

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Mar
11

Burkina Faso fights child hunger

The fight against child malnutrition in Burkina Faso is gaining ground but chronic malnutrition remains above emergency threshold levels, particularly in rural areas, a situation that will be resolved only if the government and its partners step up prevention efforts. Country-wide, the severe acute malnutrition (SAM) rate was 8.2 percent in 2013, down from 10.9 […]

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Mar
11

Swedish journalist shot dead in Afghanistan

He was shot dead in broad daylight on a Kabul street, close to a Lebanese restaurant where a bomb went off in January earlier this year. He was doing interviews at the time, ahead of the upcoming elections in Afghanistan.   He was shot in the back of the head, and pronounced dead at a […]

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Mar
9

Scholarships for African researchers

Nordic Africa Institute’s African Guest Research Scholarship Program is accepting applications from scholars engaged in research in Africa. This is a scholarship that is intended to “establish and maintain relations with African research communities,” and “provide opportunities for African scholars to pursue their own research projects, thereby indirectly strengthening the academic milieux in African countries, and promoting […]

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Mar
9

APC Scandinavia condemns Boko Haram attacks

The coordinator of the All Progressive Congress (APC) Scandinavia has unequivocally condemned the spate of killings in Yobe, Adamawa and Borno states in northeast Nigeria. Ayoola Lawal, in a release, said the “the death of any child in any culture or nation is a sad news. The attacks on the pupils and defenceless civilians is grossly an act […]

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