• Africa is the key to global food security

    Tuesday, October 17, 2017

    Africa holds the key for feeding the nine billion people that will inhabit this planet by 2050, the president of the African Development Bank and 2017 World Food Prize Laureate, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, said during his Norman Borlaug Lecture delivered on World Food Day. The laureate also called for land tax for unused agricultural land […]

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  • The Swedish government’s climate initiatives

    Monday, October 16, 2017

    Sweden is to become one of the world’s first fossil-free welfare nations, and the Government is now implementing the largest initiatives on climate and the environment in modern times. Three years into the Government’s electoral period, its initiatives have resulted in the introduction of a climate policy framework, a changeover in the transport sector from […]

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  • Africa: Hotel sector presents new opportunities

    Sunday, October 15, 2017

    The hotel sector in Sub-Saharan Africa has evolved during the past decade due to high demand growth, entrance of new global brands and increasing supply in major markets. This is the overview presented by Xander Nijnens, Executive Vice-President, Hotels & Hospitality Group, JLL Sub-Saharan Africa at the the 2017 Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) in […]

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  • Global forum on economic development this week

    Sunday, October 15, 2017

    The City of Praia (Cape Verde) will host the 4th World Forum on Local Economic Development (LED), from October 17-20. Over 1,500 participants from 120 countries are expected to attend the meeting organized by UNDP (United Nations Development Program); UCLG (United Cities and Local Government); ILO (International Labor Organization); FAMSI (The Andalusian Fund of Municipalities […]

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  • World Bank: Crisis in global education

    Thursday, October 5, 2017

    Millions of young students in low and middle-income countries face the prospect of lost opportunity and lower wages in later life because their primary and secondary schools are failing to educate them to succeed in life. Warning of ‘a learning crisis’ in global education, a new Bank report said schooling without learning was not just […]

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News

Sep
4

Liberians in UK collect books for kids back home

The Union of Liberian Organisations in the UK (ULOUK) is collecting children books and toys for donation to reading rooms in three counties in Liberia. The project, according to a release issued last month, was announced by the union during programs it held for the celebration of Liberia’s 170th independence anniversary. ULOUK plans to present […]

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Aug
31

Global law firm expands operations in Africa

DLA Piper Africa has announced its continued expansion across Africa with the addition of Tunisian firm, El Ajeri Lawyers, based in Tunis, and Senegalese firm, GENI & KEBE, based in Dakar. These additions provide increased coverage in Francophone Africa, the Maghreb region and sub-Saharan Africa. The announcement follows the recent news that the Nigerian firm, […]

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Aug
30

Five African goals in Swedish football league

  With nine more rounds to conclude, Sweden’s top football championship is heating up as African players continue to bang in the goals.   Nigerian stiker Chinedu Obassi scored a 39th minute penalty as 3rd-placed AIK drew 1-all with city rivals Djurgarden, second on the table, in a 21st round encounter last weekend. Senegal’s Aliou Badji grabbed Djurgaden’s […]

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Aug
28

Sweden-based institute to digitize Tanzanian documents

It started with a conversation at a conference and ended up as a UNESCO project at the Sweden-based Nordic Africa Institute (NAI).The collaboration with UNESCO and the National Archives of Tanzania, as part of the larger Tanzania Heritage Archives Project (TAHAP), means that unique documents are digitized at the institute.   The documents housed at […]

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Aug
27

Hate speech stirs trouble in Burundi

Next month, the Commission of Enquiry on Burundi, established by the UN Human Rights Council, is due to deliver its final report on abuses in the central African state and to make a judgement as to whether these abuses, including killings, torture, and abduction, amount to international crimes. The commission has highlighted the prevalence of hate speech in […]

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Aug
26

More people living with HIV in Liberia

With the national HIV prevalence at 2.1%, the National AIDS Commission of Liberia has reported an increase in the number of persons living with HIV in Liberia from about 33,000 persons to 43,200 persons.    According to the National AIDS Commission, the new figure represents Spectrum 2017 Estimates finalized and published by the National AIDS […]

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Aug
25

Sweden: Turay scores twice for Ekilstuna in surprise win

  Sierra Leonean striker Mohammed Buya Turay was on target two times last weekend as relegation-bound Athletic Ekilstuna collected a surprise 3-1 win over  defending champions and league leaders, Malmo in the 20th round of the Swedish football premiership, known as Allsvenskan.   Turay, who is being eyed by a number of top Swedish sides, raised the curtain early through a 5th […]

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Aug
23

BRICS’ bank opens regional center in Africa

The New Development Bank (NDB) officially opened its Africa Regional Center (ARC) in Johannesburg, South Africa on Thursday, August 17. According to a release by the NDB, the bank is aiming to establish the ARC as an important contributor to sustainable infrastructure development in South Africa and as a useful participant in the development agenda of the continent. […]

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Aug
22

Sweden’s prime minister speaks on the future of work

  Ms President, Director-General, Your Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, Thank you for inviting me to this important event. It is a great honour to serve as co-chair of this Global Commission on the Future of Work. Access to decent work is fundamental for all women and men. I got my first job in the early […]

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Aug
20

Neighbors carry burden of South Sudan’s refugees

More than a million South Sudanese refugees have now crossed the border into Uganda in what is the world’s fastest-growing refugee crisis. Analysts say the chances of forging peace are becoming slimmer and so the war and the flow of desperate people is set to continue, further straining an already struggling aid operation. An average […]

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