• 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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Feb
21

Iceland’s PM Says No to Europe

  Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson said in a radio interview with Bylgjan earlier today that it was an impossible situation for the government of Iceland, which is against joining the European Union, to at the same time be in talks to try to join the EU, visir.is reports.​ “As I explained at Viðskiptaþingi (The […]

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Feb
19

Uganda bans miniskirts, pornography

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has signed a law which criminalizes indecency and promotion of pornography. Henceforth, women have been forbidden from wearing clothes like miniskirts and cleavage-revealing blouses (‘tops’) that excite sexual cravings in public, unless for educational and medical purposes or during sports or cultural events. Addressing the press at the Media Centre in […]

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Feb
19

Sweden positive about Africa

Sweden has a positive view of the prospects of Africa, foreign minister Carl Bildt said on Wednesday. “…we are seeing economic growth, democratic development and global engagement.”, he said. Presenting Sweden’s Statement of Foreign Policy in a parliamentary debate, Bildt said his country “looks positively on Africa’s prospects, while being conscious of the fact that considerable […]

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Feb
18

Rotary gives $39m to fight polio

The continued fight to eliminate polio gets an additional $36 million boost from Rotary in support of polio immunization activities and research to be carried out by the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, which aims to end the disabling viral disease worldwide by 2018. The funding commitment comes at a critical time as the eradication initiative […]

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Feb
17

Liberians discuss flag, other national symbols

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf recently launched the National Symbols Review Project to lead a national discourse on official symbols like the flag, seal, among others. The president urged that more consultations be held to ensure broad-based participation, including with the leadership of the three branches of government and the entire citizenry. “There still needs […]

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Feb
17

Sweden Prosecutes Seven After Neo-Nazi Attack

At least seven people will be prosecuted following the attack by neo-Nazi groups on an anti-racist demonstration in the Stockholm suburb of Kärrtorp in December, tabloid Expressen reports. It started off as a demonstration in a Stockholm suburb against racist graffiti on a local school. On the small square in Kärrtorp were a group of […]

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Feb
16

Pakistani teen allowed to stay in Sweden

The deportation of a teenage girl from Sweden back to her homeland has been blocked at the 11th hour by the Swedish Migration Board after the threat of genital mutilation and arranged marriage was factored into her case. Kainat Syeda, 16, faced being sent back to Pakistan on February 15th with her mother. She has lived in […]

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Feb
16

Namibia best place for Journalists in Africa

Namibia is the best place in Africa for journalists, says France-based Reporters Without Borders. Sitting at spot 22 on the organization’s global measurement, Namibia counts as the top African nation in its 2014 World Press Freedom Index and is closely followed by Cape Verde at number 24. Ghana is in third place  at 27.  All three […]

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Feb
16

Dulee Johnson In Romanian Deal

Liberian midfielder Dulee Johnson has joined Romanian club Sageata Navodari on a six month contract with an option of a one year extension. The footballer signed up with the Romanian first division newcomers after parting ways with Swedish side IK Brage through mutual consent after the player said he wanted to move on following Brage’s dismal […]

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Feb
13

Swedish Foreign Minister Visits Mali

Sweden’s Foreign Minister Carl Bildt is expected to visit Mali on 14-16 February. This will be the first-ever visit by a Swedish foreign minister to the country. The visit aims to emphasise Sweden’s continued and enhanced support to Mali’s development and its long-term peace efforts, and to efforts by the EU, the UN, the African Union and the […]

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