• A cryptocurrency accessible outside the internet

    Thursday, February 22, 2018

    Introducing mCoin, the first cryptocurrency accessible on any mobile. mCoin is a unique first of a kind inclusive cryptocurrency that makes it possible for the 3 billion people around the world who don’t have access to the Internet to take advantage of new kinds of services tied to blockchain technology. mCoin is powered by ONEm’s […]

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  • Africans on target in Swedish Cup

    Wednesday, February 21, 2018

    African strikers proved their worth as the Swedish Cup, comprising of teams from the different tiers of Swedish football, kicked off last weekend. Zimbabwean international Tino Kadewere scored twice as premiership side, Djurgarden trounced Degefors 6-0 while Tunisian Issam Jebali strucked in the 23rd minute as his team Elfborgs suffered lost 3-2 at home to […]

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  • Sweden, Wikipedia unite to make internet gender equal

    Tuesday, February 20, 2018

    Sweden’s Foreign Ministry and Wikimedia will on March 8 take joint global action to help make the internet more gender equal. Edit-a-thons, aimed at increasing the number of women on Wikipedia, will be organized in parallel in some 50 countries. Foreign Minister Margot Wallström will host #WikiGapSthlm at KTH Royal Institute of Technology. Wikipedia is […]

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  • 18-year-old Zambian striker joins Swedish club

    Sunday, February 18, 2018

    Top Swedish club Djurgarden IF has signed a four-year contract with 18-year-old Zambian international Edward “the Tiger” Chilufya. A report on the club’s website described the striker and midfielder as a player with many great qualities. Chilufya, who featured prominently for the victorious Zambian Under-20 team that hosted and won the African U-20 Championship last […]

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  • Africa adopts protocol on rights of the disabled

    Saturday, February 17, 2018

    The newly adopted Protocol to the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights has great potential to strengthen the implementation of universal human rights for 84 million Africans with disabilities, a UN human rights expert has said. “I welcome the African Union’s historic adoption of a Protocol that deals specifically with the rights of people […]

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News

Jan
29

Dangote gives $3m building to Nigerian university

In his avowed commitment to encouraging entrepreneurship in the country as a way out of the economic doldrums, Nigeria’s business magnate, Aliko Dangote, is donating another N1.2 billion ($3m) structure for running of a business school in Bayero University, Kano (BUK). The building which will be handed over to the university management formally next month […]

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Jan
28

ABMI educates poor kids in Liberia

Providing quality education is a major hurdle in Liberia where majority of students come from indigent homes and communities. But this has not prevented well-intentioned educators from laboring hard to give poor children a respectable schooling. One of the institutions on this path, in the face of huge financial difficulties, to give meaningful education to […]

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Jan
28

Osinbajo: Africa prefers fair trade to Marshall Plan

Remarks by Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, The Vice President of The Federal Republic of Nigeria, at an Interactive Session Titled “Stabilizing The Mediterranean” at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Wednesday, 24 January, 2018: Q: How realistic is Africa replacing China as the factory of the world, how realistic is that? How do you […]

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Jan
25

Rights groups urge Weah to prosecute war criminals

Twenty international, African and Liberia-based human rights organizations on Sunday sent an open letter to new Liberian President George Weah. The groups call upon President Weah, “to fulfill Liberia’s obligations to investigate and prosecute wartime atrocities” and urge him “to make accountability a priority for your administration and ensure the protection of Liberian human rights […]

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Jan
24

2017 was a good year for global tourism

International tourist arrivals grew by a remarkable 7% in 2017 to reach a total of 1,322 million, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. This strong momentum is expected to continue in 2018 at a rate of 4%-5%. Based on data reported by destinations around the world, it is estimated that international tourist arrivals […]

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Jan
23

Dual citizenship is hot issue in Sierra Leone elections

Dual citizenship has become a political hot potato for Sierra Leoneans ahead of the general election which is less than two months away. During ongoing primaries to pick candidates for local and parliamentary seats, the ruling All People’s Congress (APC) party invoked a constitutional provision that bars individuals with foreign citizenship from running for office. […]

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Jan
22

Liberia: President Weah’s inaugural speech

Distinguish Ladies and Gentlemen My fellow citizens, I am humbled and thankful for the trust and hope you have put in me. I am filled with joy and pride to see so many friends from across the world join us in celebrating what is truly an historic moment for our country. To all our citizens […]

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Jan
22

A single air travel market for Africa

The African Union Heads of State Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (from January 22-29) is expected to see the adoption of a regulatory framework for the implementation of the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM). “The SAATM should be launched in a side event that will be attended by government officials, African airlines, industry organisations […]

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Jan
21

Nigerian defender joins Swedish club

Nigerian international Chima Akas has signed a three-year contract with Swedish premiership side Kalmar FF. Akas was rewarded by the club with a permanent deal after impressing on trial Following the expiration of his contract with Nigeria Professional Football League side Enyimba last year, the defender was handed a trial by the Swedish outfit in […]

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Jan
20

Three reasons why Weah will struggle to deliver

On December 26, 2017, Liberians voted in a delayed run-off presidential elections which was postponed by the country’s Supreme Court on November 6. The run-off election was between Senator George Weah, now President-elect, from the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC), and Vice President Joseph Boakai, of the ruling Unity Party (UP). It had been scheduled […]

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