• 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
3

Kenya To Host African Institute for Remittances

The African Union (AU) Executive Council has selected the Republic of Kenya to host the African Institute for Remittances (AIR). The Council asked the African Union Commission to conclude the Host Agreement with the Republic of Kenya so as to ensure the formal take-off of the Institute this year. It also asked the World Bank […]

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Feb
2

Finland, Tanzania agree on form of future cooperation

Finland and Tanzania agreed on the form of their future cooperation on 30 January, in connection with the visit of Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen and Minister for International Development Pekka Haavisto. According to Minister Haavisto, Tanzania has progressed a considerable way. “Due to its extensive natural resources, excellent geographic position and favourable climate, the country […]

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Feb
1

Sustainable peace requires democratic setting

Dr. Aisha L. Abdullahi, Commissioner for Political Affairs on 28 January 2014 briefed the press at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on the different achievements by her department. She started by acknowledging the importance of the media as useful partners of the AU Commission in raising awareness on the activities of the Union. […]

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Feb
1

Malmö Somalis suffer integration ‘black hole’

Somali immigrants in Malmö are “stuck in a trap” due to a dire local job market, creating overcrowding and low self-confidence, a new report said on Friday. Researchers urged city hall, and pensioners, to address the problem. The Open Society Foundation published the report as part of a broader look at the Somali diaspora in […]

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Jan
30

Outgoing AU Chairman Speaks of 2013 Success

Hailemariam Dessalegn, Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia officially opened the 22nd Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on January 30. He did this in his capacity as outgoing Chairperson of the Union before handing […]

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Jan
29

Iceland: More Than A Thousand Hired For Life

The Icelandic State currently employs, 21,102 people and 1,186 have a secured job for life with the State. Most of them, 181, hold tenure at the University of Iceland and 108 are employees of the Reykjavík Police. Before July 1 1996, everyone hired by State had thereby secured employment for life, but following the implementation […]

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Jan
29

Snowden Nominated For Nobel Peace Prize

Edward Snowden has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by two Norwegian lawmakers, who say the NSA whistleblower contributed to “transparency and global stability” by revealing the depth and sophistication of the global surveillance apparatus. Snorre Valen and Baard Vegar Solhjell, parliamentarians from Norway’s Socialist Left Party, announced the nomination on Facebook on Wednesday. […]

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Jan
29

Counterfeit Drugs: a headache for Liberia

    Liberia’s Ministry of Health is launching a major crackdown on counterfeit drug sellers throughout the country, but Liberians say they have no choice but to buy such drugs, given their low cost and availability even in rural areas. In late 2013, the health ministry and the Pharmaceutical Board of Liberia intensified a campaign […]

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Jan
28

Africa Needs to speak with one voice

The Commissioner for Trade and Industry of the African Union, Mrs. Fatima Haram Acyl, gave an assessment of the role of existing African Union trade and industry frame works for the economic integration of African countries, and underlined the need for African countries to speak with one voice. The Commissioner was speaking while addressing a […]

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Jan
28

Fire destroys more than 110 homes in Norway

As many as 100 houses were destroyed Tuesday by a fire that engulfed two villages in Norway, police said. The fire broke out Monday in Hasvag and Smavaeret villages from what police suspect was two power lines smashing together in high winds, norwegian media reported. “It is very windy at the spot. The wind is […]

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