• Sweden: Sierra Leoneans raise funds for flood victims

    Tuesday, August 15, 2017

    The Organization of Sierra Leoneans in Sweden (ORSLIS) has started a campaign to raise funds for the victims of the flood and mudslide which left over 300 dead and thousands displaced on Monday in Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone. According to information posted on the organization’s facebook page money generated from the gofundme campaign will go toward helping victims who are in […]

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  • Tourism – a tool for development

    Monday, August 14, 2017

    This year’s World Tourism Day, held on 27 September, will be focused on Sustainable Tourism – a Tool for Development. Celebrated in line with the 2017 International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, the Day will be dedicated to exploring the contribution of tourism to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). World Tourism Day has been […]

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  • Online platform to mentor African women launched

    Sunday, August 13, 2017

    Tanzania Women of Achievement (TWA) on Thursday launched Twaa Mentorship, an online portal and mobile app designed to provide mentorship and learning on the go for girls and women in Africa. Twaa Mentorship is the result of TWA’s continued work in transformation programs for women and girls that started in 2009 with the mission to improve lives, […]

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  • Obasi scores twice in return to Swedish football league

    Friday, August 11, 2017

      Nigerian striker Chinedu Obasi celebrated his return to Sweden by scoring twice and providing an assist as 2nd-placed AIK whipped Sirius 4-1 in an 18th round match of the country’s top football championship.   Obasi, who re-joined AIK during the summer after a stint in China, raised the curtains with a 7th minute penalty and added his second […]

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  • Danish companies establish African infrastructure fund

    Thursday, August 10, 2017

    A.P. Moller Holding, a Danish company, has together with PKA, PensionDanmark and Lægernes Pension launched a new infrastructure fund with a focus on Africa. The fund has received commitments of $550 million from anchor investors. The new fund will focus on investments in infrastructure in Africa to support sustainable economic growth in the region while delivering […]

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Jul
10

Kenya: the rocky road to elections

In a remarkable, if coincidental, series of events across Kenya last weekend, nine people were beheaded by suspected al-Shabab militants, the internal security minister suddenly died, the main opposition leader was hospitalized with food poisoning, and the president appeared to accuse the judiciary of trying to delay general elections scheduled to take place in less […]

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Jul
9

Child rights’ convention to become Swedish law

The Swedish government has decided to submit a proposal to the Council on Legislation to incorporate the Convention on the Rights of the Child into Swedish law.   The government considers that the convention’s strong position must be made clearer and that a child rights-based approach must have a major impact in the application of the […]

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Jul
4

Africans score as Swedish premiership restarts

  The Swedish football premiership kicked back into full swing over the weekend after a short break with Africans scoring in two of the matches.   Eritrean hitman Henok Goitom, back from injury, restored AIK to a 1-1 parity in the 33rd minute of a 2-all draw at home against Ostersund. AIK now occupies the 5th place, just […]

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Jul
3

DR Congo ebola outbreak over

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Sunday declared the end of the most recent outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The announcement comes 42 days (two 21-day incubation cycles of the virus) after the last confirmed Ebola patient in the affected Bas-Uélé province tested negative for the disease […]

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Jun
30

Bong Miners to storm Pennsylvania

US-based Association of Bong Miners will hold a big gathering in Pennsylvania from July 7-9 which is expected to bring together former residents of the Liberian minning community of Bong Mines from across the USA and other countries.    The convention will be held under the theme Giving Back to Our Community. Organised by a commitee […]

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Jun
28

World Bank approves $16 million for Liberia

The World Bank has approved supplemental financing of US$16.36 million for the Third Poverty Reduction Support Development Policy Operation (PRSDPO-lll) for Liberia. This operation will help respond quickly to the country’s urgent needs generated by the twin shocks of the Ebola and the sustained slump in global commodity prices, in addition to the impact of […]

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Jun
27

Sabina Ddumba to perform at Borås music concert

  The annual free music concerts styled Summer Thursdays (sommartorsdagarna) kick off this Thursday in the Swedish city of Borås with Ugandan-Swedish singer Sabina Ddumba on stage. Ddumba, 23, is one of Sweden’s popular singers with 2015 hits like ‘Effortless’ and ‘Not Too Young’ and her album Homeward Bound released last year.   Her music is reportedly influenced by Ugandan nursery rhymes […]

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Jun
26

China pledges $15 billion to Ghana’s development agenda

China has pledged some $15 billion to fund Ghana massive economic transformation agenda, with the likelihood that a further $4 billion would be committed for various development projects across the country. The commitment by the Chinese is based on a financing module presented by the government of Ghana, seeking for partnerships to fund its development agenda, leveraging on […]

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Jun
24

US-based Bong Miners visit Liberia

Messages of commendation have been pouring in to members of a delegation of the Association of Bong Miners (ABM-USA), who recently returned to the United States following a nine-day (May 1-10) visit to Liberia, which included a three-day tour of Bong Mines and its surrounding.   The delegation, headed by Benedict Philips and M. Amadu Sirleaf, was […]

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Jun
22

Sarfo joins Swedish champions in record deal

  Ghanaian midfielder Kingsley Sarfo has joined Swedish football champions Malmo FF in a deal said to be the biggest between two Swedish clubs.   Sarfo made his name in Sirius’ first match of the season – a 2-0 crushing of Djurgarden in which he scored twice in two minutes – and since then has been one of […]

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