• Borås to host Swedish poetry contest

    Friday, October 19, 2018

    The 6th qualifying rounds of Ortens Poet ( the Suburb’s Poet), a national suburban poetry competition in Sweden will be held at 4pm on Saturday, October 27 at the Navet Science Center in the city of Borås. This will be first time that the contest will be held in Borås, located just an hour’s drive […]

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  • Africa to face increase in illicit drug use

    Wednesday, October 17, 2018

    Sub-Saharan Africa will experience the largest rise in illicit drug users globally in the next three decades. Findings from a forthcoming ENACT research paper forecast that East Africa will be hit the hardest, with the proportion of people using illicit drugs increasing faster than other regions. This spike is due to changes in drug flows, […]

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  • SIPRI films: Malians talk about their security

    Tuesday, October 16, 2018

    The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) has produced a series of interview films spotlighting people’s perceptions of security in Mali. A range of voices from the country’s different regions are represented — all of which belong to members of the Monitoring Groups for Peace and Security (MGPS) within the SIPRI–CONASCIPAL peacebuilding and civil-society strengthening […]

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  • Africa aims for more Nordic investment

    Monday, October 15, 2018

    The African Development Bank (AfDB) in a multidisciplinary team roadshows has presented financial products and investment opportunities to Nordic investors to leverage more access to financing. The roadshows brought together more than 50 private sector companies, investors and government and public institutions in Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Denmark. The aim of the event was to […]

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  • A solid partnership to empower Liberian women

    Sunday, October 14, 2018

    A group of Liberian ladies participated in the 2018 edition of the African Women Intercultural Dialogue (AWID) in Abuja, Nigeria on September 25. Hawa Norris, Laila Genoway, Nohn Dekpah and Krubo Nwainokpor attended the event through a collaborative partnership between SEHWAH, a Liberia-based Non- Governmental Organization (NGO) and the SHEROES Sisterhood, a Pan-African women empowerment […]

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News

Sep
27

Six African coaches vie for place at Arsenal school

A panel of judges from Arsenal Football Club and its official online money transfer partner, WorldRemit, have selected six coaches from across Africa as finalists in their new Future Stars coaching progamme. These final six coaches will now compete in a public vote for the chance to attend an exclusive training programme with Arsenal Soccer […]

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Sep
26

Russia, Africa to talk trade and investment in November

Africa, with its growing and diversifying economies, has become one of the most exciting investment destinations globally. Foreign direct investments coming into Africa continue to rise, making the continent a focus of much international attention from a wide range of players. Squeezed between the United States and European Union sanctions, Russia has reinforced its commitment […]

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Sep
25

Sweden: Burkinabe farmer among winners of top award

The laureates of this year’s Right Livelihood Award, widely known as the ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’, were announced Monday in Stockholm, Sweden. The 2018 Honorary Award goes to anti-corruption champions Thelma Aldana (Guatemala) & Iván Velásquez (Colombia) “for their innovative work in exposing abuse of power and prosecuting corruption, thus rebuilding people’s trust in public institutions.” […]

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Sep
25

Gender equality vital for peace and security

Gender equality is a stronger predictor of peace than a country’s GDP or its level of democracy. As the proportion of women in a country’s legislature increases, the country is less likely to use force in foreign relations, less likely to have human rights abuses against its own people, and less likely to have civil […]

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Sep
24

Norway gives more money to emergency fund for Africa

Norway is providing a further NOK 60 million($7.3m) to the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa because ‘the loss of thousands of lives on the journey across the Sahara and the Mediterranean is a terrible tragedy’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide. The EU Emergency Trust Fund for stability and addressing root causes […]

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Sep
23

Top politician to address US-based Liberian journalists

Liberian opposition leader Alexander Cummings will serve as keynote speaker for the annual benefit banquet of the US-based Association of Liberian Journalists in the Americas’ (ALJA) slated for early next month. Mr. Cummings was the presidential candidate for the Alternative National Congress in the country’s last election. The banquet is part of activities put together […]

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Sep
22

Eritrean, Ethiopian women discuss empowerment

Ethiopians and Eritreans alike are celebrating the breakneck speed of a rapprochement between Addis Ababa and Asmara, two longtime enemies. Closer ties between the two will usher in a new era of peace and prosperity for the Horn of Africa. A hundred guests followed an invitation by Universal Peace Federation (UPF) Austria in cooperation with […]

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Sep
21

‘Future of Work in Africa’ rolls out in Ghana

The Africa Internship Academy presents its inaugural Future of Work in Africa Event on Saturday, 22nd September in Accra, Ghana. The event themed “Enhancing Partnerships for 21st Century Skills: Youth as JOB CREATORS not JOB SEEKERS, using AIAs Approach” will focus on how Youths can be self-empowered through job acquisition in a technologically concentrated environment. […]

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Sep
20

President Weah should back justice for war victims

Liberian President George Weah should show leadership at the United Nations General Assembly by announcing his government’s endorsement of justice and reparations for victims of grave crimes during the country’s civil wars, 80 nongovernmental organizations said in a letter to the president released today. Liberian, regional, and international groups sent the letter ahead of President […]

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Sep
19

Africans on target in Nordic football championships

Football leagues in the Nordic region saw a number of African goals over the weekend. In the Swedish premiership, Liberian-born Peter Wilson scored the only goal for Sundsvall in a 2-1 defeat to Orebro in the 21st round on Saturday. Wilson raised the curtains in the 24th minute. Nigerian striker Chinedu Obasi put Elfsborg ahead […]

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