• ‘Increased aid does not reduce migration’

    Monday, December 11, 2017

    The European Union (EU) wants to increase aid to African countries, but on condition that they take action to prevent migration to Europe. This approach is cynical and does not reduce migration, according to Lisa Åkesson, a researcher at Nordic Africa Institute (NAI), who participated in a recent seminar in Stockholm, Sweden, linked to last […]

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  • Millions of Africans are internally displaced

    Sunday, December 10, 2017

    As the world focuses its attention on preventing irregular migration and protecting refugees coming out of Africa, the displacement that happens behind its own borders persists at an alarming rate. A new report by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) and the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) reveals that since the beginning of 2017, 2.7 million […]

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  • WorldRemit targets 5 million customers in Africa

    Saturday, December 9, 2017

    Leading digital money transfer service WorldRemit has raised $40m to drive its next phase of global growth, aiming to serve 10 million customers connected to emerging markets. Half of these customers will be in Africa.    As part of the expansion, WorldRemit will enable customers in Africa to transfer money to 148 countries as easily as […]

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  • Sweden’s position on US statement about Jerusalem

    Thursday, December 7, 2017

    The Government deeply regrets the US statement about Jerusalem. The UN has given Jerusalem a special legal and political status, which the Security Council has called upon the international community to respect. There is a risk that this statement may lead to strong reactions and greater instability in an already turbulent region, and have long-term […]

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  • Sirleaf: National memories must unify Liberians

    Wednesday, December 6, 2017

    On the shoulders of the intersection of Broad and Buchanan Streets in Monrovia, the Liberian capital, sits a 174-year old building painted in dominant white with dotted brown curvy designs on every side. That’s the National Museum of Liberia- a historic and cultural asset that shriveled in ruins for many years.  The structure, representative of […]

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News

Nov
11

Broadband provider extends service to rural Africa

Konnect Africa, the Eutelsat-owned satellite broadband service provider, has unveiled SmartWIFI, a new hotspot service, as part of its ongoing commitment to bring digital opportunities to Africans. This new service leverages Konnect Africa’s powerful, reliable satellite broadband network to enable sales outlets (retailers, hospitalities, gas stations, etc.) as well as healthcare centres or schools to […]

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Nov
9

Liberia: Supreme Court lauded for upholding law

The Association of Liberian Journalists in the Americas (ALJA) says it supports the Supreme Court of Liberia’s recent injunction which refrained the National Elections Commission (NEC) from conducting the run-off election on November 7. The run-off election for the Liberian presidency had been scheduled between the Coalition for Democratic Change and the ruling Unity Party(UP). Both parties […]

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Nov
7

Dangote pledges $100m to fight malnutrition in Nigeria

The recently concluded Global Nutrition Summit 2017 held in Milan, Italy, convened governments, international agencies, foundations, civil society organisations and businesses to accelerate the global response to malnutrition, an underlying cause of nearly half of all global child deaths. A major highlight of the Summit was the pledge by the Aliko Dangote Foundation to invest US$100 […]

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Nov
6

Strong growth in African tourism

Between January and August 2017, destinations worldwide welcomed 901 million international tourist arrivals (overnight visitors), 56 million more than in the same period of 2016. This corresponds to a robust 7% increase, well above the growth of previous years. With upbeat prospects for the remaining months of the year, 2017 is set to be the […]

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Nov
5

Wydad Casablanca wins African Champions League

Wydad Casablanca of Morocco became African champions for a second time when they defeated Al Ahly of Egypt 1-0 on Saturday in the second leg of the African Champions League final. Walid El Karty scored the only goal on 69 minutes to give the home team a 2-1 aggregate triumph after they forced a 1-1 […]

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Nov
2

Min. Werner: Improvement in Liberian education

Liberia’s Education Minister George Werner has addressed the 39th General Conference of UNESCO in Paris, France emphasizing that Liberia has been making frantic efforts aimed at ensuring that all Liberian children have access to free, quality education by focusing on three crucial areas: improving the quality of teaching, ensuring effective monitoring and exploring innovative solutions, Isaac […]

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Nov
1

Record number of reforms in African economies

Sub-Saharan Africa economies adopted a record number of business reforms for a second consecutive year, says the 15th anniversary edition of the World Bank Group’s annual Doing Business report, which monitors the ease of doing business for small and medium enterprises around the world. A total of 83 business reforms were carried out in the […]

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Oct
31

Sweden to introduce new travel controls

The Swedish Government has submitted a bill to the country’s parliament on controls of biometric identifiers in travel documents. The bill was presented to the Riksdag on October 24. “It is positive that we will now have the opportunity to check that people entering and leaving Sweden do not conceal their true identity,” says Minister for […]

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Oct
29

Zambia is becoming a finance hub in Africa

Zambia is developing its position as a finance hub in Africa, the Director of Protocol and Vice Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps of the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office Julian Evans has said. And Zambia’s High Commissioner to the UK Muyeba Chikonde has assured UK-based companies doing business in Zambia that the outlook for the […]

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Oct
27

Mwangi: Praise and worship is ‘language of heaven’

Gospel singer Esther Mwangi says the ‘language of heaven’ will be spoken on Saturday during the Swedish African Gospel Music Concert in Gothenburg, Sweden’s second biggest city. She told Nordic African News in an interview that praise and worship is that language. Mwangi, who is the founder of Rumbling Water Sound International, noted that  she […]

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