• 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
18

A new Africa-Europe alliance

On 12 September, on the occasion of his State of the Union Address, European Union (EU) Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said: “Africa does not need charity, it needs true and fair partnership. And we, Europeans need this partnership just as much.” He added that “Today, we are proposing a new Alliance for Sustainable Investment and […]

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Sep
18

Top South African auction house to hold October sale

Leading South African auction house, Aspire Art Auctions’ next sale on October 28 includes an important work by top contemporary artist William Kentridge – famous son of a famous father, Sidney Kentridge who defended Nelson Mandela in the infamous Treason Trial, thus saving his life. This moody drawing from the film, Stereoscope – Double Page, […]

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Sep
17

Zambia Rugby reaches out to females

The growth of rugby on the Africa continent has come as no surprise to many rugby followers across the continent due to the many programs being undertaken by various unions. Get Into Rugby Zambia Project Manager Tom Chaloba said that Zambia was not to be left behind in the race to increase the number of […]

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Sep
17

Gambian diaspora investment forum in Norway

The first edition of the Nordic Gambian Diaspora Investment Forum is expected to take place on October 7 at the Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel in the Norwegian capital, Oslo. Ndey Jobarteh, chairperson of Gambia House, the event’s organizer, notes that the forum will bring together “our compatriots within the Nordic Countries to start a conversation […]

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Sep
16

Liberians should not cry for secularism

It is bad enough that secularism is a growing problem in the Liberian culture. Given the rebellious spirit that is prevalent in our homeland, it frightens me when some of my friends downplay the relevance of religion in all strata of society. They debate that our country must entrust discussions of national interest to secularism; […]

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Sep
14

Innovation Prize for Africa nominees announced

The African Innovation Foundation(AIF) Thursday announced its top 10 nominees for its prestigious Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) 2018 awards. This year’s Call for Applications with its theme “African innovation: Investing in Inclusive Innovation Ecosystems” attracted more than 3 000 applications from 52 African countries. Building on the AIF mandate, submissions this year demonstrate significant […]

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Sep
13

Preventing election violence in West Africa

During 2018, elections will be held in 23 African states – at local, regional or national level. Democratic elections have become more common on the African continent. At the same time, an increase in electoral violence is reported, writes Emma Skeppström. According to a study by Stephanie M. Burchard, more than half of Africa’s states […]

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Sep
13

Nigeria: President Buhari eyes second term

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday formally submitted his candidacy to stand for a second term of office at elections in February next year. The 75-year-old leader travelled to the headquarters of his ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) party in the capital Abuja to hand in his nomination form. He was accompanied by state governors, […]

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Sep
11

Rugby is on the rise in Africa

Rugby is developing at an unprecedented pace in Africa. The popularity of the sport is booming all over the continent, and APO Group, the leading media relations consultancy for Africa and the Middle East and main Official Partner of World Rugby’ African association, Rugby Africa, Monday released a new guide to the sport called “The […]

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Sep
11

Bility: Liberia can achieve justice for war crimes

Kunti K. was arrested in France last week for his alleged involvement in crimes against humanity committed during the First Liberian Civil War (1989-1996) while acting as a commander for the United Liberation Movement of Liberia for Democracy (ULIMO). The ULIMO rebel faction fought against Charles Taylor’s National Patriotic Front of Liberia (NPFL) during the […]

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