• Norway names 10 African development partners

    Tuesday, June 19, 2018

    Ten African countries are among the 16 chosen by Norway as development partners, according to a white paper released recently by the Norwegian government. Norway divides its development partnership into two categories.  Ethiopia, Tanzania, Uganda, Mozambique, Ghana and Mali are placed in the first category for long-term development cooperation. Non African nations in the group […]

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  • Police chiefs join forces to fight organized crime

    Monday, June 18, 2018

    A groundbreaking agreement was adopted by the police chiefs of Central and West Africa in Kintélé, Brazzaville, on 14 June, boosting efforts to fight transnational threats across these regions. In the first agreement of its kind in Africa, the Central African Police Chiefs Committee (CAPCCO) and West African Police Chiefs Committee (WAPCCO) including Mauritania, signed […]

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  • Six nations compete in Rugby Africa Gold Cup

    Sunday, June 17, 2018

    The 2018 Rugby Africa Gold Cup, which doubles as a Rugby World Cup 2019 qualification tournament, began on Saturday as the top six teams in Africa, aside from South Africa, battle it out for a place at the Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan. The Rugby Africa Gold Cup will be played in a round-robin […]

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  • This is what Weah must do to be a true ‘country giant’

    Saturday, June 16, 2018

    The US-based Emancipation Movement of Liberia (EMOL) is urging Liberian President George Weah to create an Equal Fighting Chance Opportunity or EFCO scholarship fund in the amount of US $20 million by an act of legislation.   EMOL said the local scholarship project will motivate all children in all the 134 administrative districts, 73 electoral […]

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  • Africa needs a reliable maritime governance system

    Thursday, June 14, 2018

    The African continent needs to work together on a country and regional level to put in place and, more crucially, implement a sustainable maritime governance system that will benefit the whole continent, concluded delegates at the first Africa Blue Economy Forum (ABEF). ABEF 2018 took place in London on 8 June, to coincide with World […]

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May
23

Nordic countries keen on 5G development

The Nordic countries have entered into new deepened cooperation on 5G. A declaration of intent was presented today laying out the Nordic countries’ vision. “The Nordic region is one of the most innovative regions in the world. The development of 5G is progressing quickly and the Nordic region will be at the fore of this […]

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May
22

Ecobank wins international award

Ecobank, a Pan-African financial institution, won the Best Digital Strategy Award at the Retail Banker International’s prestigious awards ceremony held at the Waldorf Hilton Hotel in London on May 10. Ecobank’s digital strategy leverages digitalisation for scale and ubiquity and is the key plank in its ambition to be the top consumer financial services franchise […]

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May
21

Nordic prime ministers meet this week

Nordic cooperation, current foreign and security policy issues and 5G are on the agenda as the Nordic prime ministers meet in Örnsköldsvik on 22–23 May. The informal prime ministers meeting is held annually as part of the extensive Nordic cooperation. Sweden is currently chair of Nordic cooperation and is hosting the meeting in Örnsköldsvik on […]

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May
17

Shaping change in a time of disruption

Before 1800, nearly everyone on the planet was poor. Royalty and large landowners were a small minority, and wealth was tied to land – those who controlled land, controlled much of the world’s wealth. Nearly everyone else lived in poverty. This was what society looked like for virtually the entire recorded history of humanity: Jim […]

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May
16

Liberian government accused of violating constitution

The Association of Liberian Journalists in the Americas (ALJA) says President George Weah and his Coalition of Democratic Change (CDC) led government’s failure to provide adequate funding for the holding of the recently suspended senatorial by-elections in Montserrado and Bong Counties’ violates the Liberian Constitution and it undermines the country’s fledgling democracy. Liberia’s National Election […]

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May
15

Another victory for democracy in West Africa

Sierra Leone is the latest example of democracy taking root in West Africa, according to Nordic Africa Institute (NAI) head of research Victor Adetula, who calls recent elections in the region a success story. Sierra Leone has a new president. Opposition candidate Julius Maada Bio of the Sierra Leone People’s Party won a narrow victory […]

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May
12

ECOWAS seeks gender equality in peace processes

The Commission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA), a Swedish agency for peace, security and development have, taken further steps to ensure gender equality in the region as well as increase the involvement of women in peace and security processes as stipulated by the United Nations […]

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May
7

Liberian legislators visit UK

  A seven-member delegation from Liberia’s House of Representatives will begin a week-long engagement with the British Parliament, key education and policy institutions beginning Monday, May 7.    The Liberian legislative delegation will hold discussions with their counterparts at the British Parliament in Westminster. Members of the delegation include Johnson Gwaikolo, Muna E. Pelham Youngblood […]

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May
6

Sweden hosts international peace forum this week

‘The Politics of Peace’ will be the theme when the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) host the fifth annual Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development on 7–9 May. The forum will gather a number of international experts for discussion and debate on how global cooperation on conflict prevention […]

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May
5

Igboananike, Sam Johnson score two goals each

The 6th round of Sweden’s top football league last week saw Orebro relying solely on goals scored by African strikers to maintain its respectable 3rd-place spot on the table with a 3-2 win over Dalkurd. Orebro bounced back from 2-0 down with 10 minutes left to grab a sensational victory with Nigerian Kennedy Igboananike scoring […]

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