• UK to invest £30m in African projects

    Friday, February 22, 2019

    The UK is set to inject up to £30 million into prosperity and security projects across Africa as it steps up its investment in the continent, Minister of State for Africa Harriett Baldwin has announced Thursday 21. The funding boost comes as Britain signs a new strategic partnership with the African Union, strengthening the engagement […]

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  • Books: Trilogy on bi-racial relationships in Sweden

    Wednesday, February 20, 2019

    A trilogy of e-books, entitled Not Always the Best of Both Worlds, that discusses the issue of bi-racial relationships in Sweden has been published by a Cameroonian-born writer residing in Sweden. Author Fokumlah Nchungong notes that “the idea of me writing these books stems from the fact that I have two sons who are biracial. […]

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  • Maka Why, a hit among music lovers

    Wednesday, February 20, 2019

    Ever since its release last month, Maka Why, an afrobeat single by Nigerian singer Latoria featuring Njol, a Sweden-based artist with Gambian heritage, is gradually making waves on popular music streaming sites. Maka Why, a love song with blend of Pidgin English and English, released by Peacerow Group, has garnered thousands of streams on sportify and […]

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  • Libya: Migrant workers forced to look elsewhere

    Tuesday, February 19, 2019

    After years of civil conflict and political mismanagement, oil-rich Libya is on the verge of economic collapse. It can hardly look after its own financially struggling citizens, let alone its migrant workforce, who have become vulnerable to extortion, kidnapping, and other abuses. Philip Badou, a Ghanaian pastor who has lived in Tripoli for the past 25 years […]

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  • African strikers on target in Swedish Cup

    Monday, February 18, 2019

    Three African players were on the score-sheet over the weekend in the Swedish Cup, a competition that features clubs from various tiers of Swedish football. Nigerian striker Samuel Nnamani grabbed the opener as Ekilstuna thrashed Assyriska Turabdin 4-0.   Gambian youngster Zakaria Sawo provided a consolation as his side, Rosengård went down to Brommapojkarna 3-1.   In […]

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News

Feb
4

Turay threatens lawsuit against Swedish club

Sierra Leonean forward Mohammed Buya Turay has threatened to take his former Swedish football club AFC Ekilstuna to court for failing to make payments of about 2 million Swedish Crowns ($220,000) to his mother club in Sierra Leone. An upset Turay told fotbolldirekt.se that “It is criminal of the AFC. I will take this to […]

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Feb
4

Pamoja Kenya conducts survey in Nordic countries

A survey is being conducted among Kenyans residing in the Nordic countries to determine whether they are satisfied with their embassy in the region. The embassy is located in Sweden. According to Caroline Njuguna, a member of Pamoja Kenya Association Denmark (PKAD), the organization conducting the exercise, “the reason for conducting the survey is to […]

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Feb
2

Ghanaian striker joins Swedish club BK Hacken

Ghanaian striker Kwame Kizito has signed a three-year deal with Swedish premiership side, BK Hacken. The 22- year-old joined the Gothenburg-based club from Libyan outfit Al Ittihad. He told Hacken’s website that he was very happy to finally be at the club. “I have watched some on Youtube, and I come to a team that […]

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Feb
1

Skills are the currency of the 21st century

The Africa Internship Academy (AIA) is a successful youth employment accelerator in Ghana. It provides work readiness and entrepreneurship programs for secondary & higher education students as well as graduates to gain entrepreneurial and employability skills: after proceeds to assign mentors to them: and either connect them to employers looking for entry-level talents or incubate […]

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Jan
29

Full text of President Weah’s annual message

On Monday, January 28, Liberian President George Weah delivered his first annual State of the Nation Addresss in Monrovia, the Liberia capital. Below is the full text: Six days ago, through the Grace of the Almighty God, the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) was blessed to celebrate our first anniversary as an incumbent political party. […]

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Jan
29

Culture Minister Lind opens Gothenburg Film Festival

On Friday, January 25, Sweden’s Minister for Culture and Democracy Amanda Lind opened the Gothenburg Film Festival: Film-lovers, My name is Amanda Lind and this is my first speech since being appointed Minister for Culture and Democracy last Monday. Thank you for the invitation – I’m very happy to be here in Gothenburg and celebrate […]

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Jan
28

Nordic investors visit Tanzania

Norwegian ambassador to Tanzania Elisabeth Jacobsen and the embassy staff last Tuesday met with investors from Norway and Sweden who travelled to the East African country under the auspices of MTI Investments. MTI Investment is an East African/Nordic Investment Company. They use their university-based approach to make micro-investments in businesses and utilize their academically based […]

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Jan
27

FIFA, UNESCO, WFP team up on Football for Schools program

On the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, FIFA President Gianni Infantino, UN World Food Programme Executive Director David Beasley (both pictured at top) and UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay signed a letter of intent to strengthen the collaboration between the three organisations in support of their common goal to enhance children’s access to […]

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Jan
26

Weah: Free speech, press freedom critical to peace

Liberian President George Weah has avowed his government’s continued commitment to the sustenance of peace, free speech and media freedom. He indicated that the enjoyment of press freedom and free speech by Liberians and those within the borders of Liberia is critical to lasting peace and development. The Liberian Leader made the remarks Tuesday, January […]

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Jan
26

Fake medicines are a threat to Africa

Substandard and fake medicines pose a significant threat to Africa. These products contribute to the global threat of drug-resistant illness and undermine Africa’s ability to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). They often have a tragic impact on individuals in need of effective antimalarials, antibiotics and other medicines. The European Union-funded ENACT project’s research findings […]

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