• Language lessons of the 2014 Ebola epidemic

    Friday, August 17, 2018

    August 2014 was a scary time in West Africa. Ebola was spreading rapidly and the international community was waking up to a disaster that ultimately killed more than 11,000 people, writes Aimee Ansari. In the midst of the epidemic, UNICEF and Catholic Relief Services published ominous survey results: In Sierra Leone, one of the hardest-hit […]

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  • African players on target in Swedish football league

    Thursday, August 16, 2018

    African players were on the scoring cards in the 17th round of the Swedish football premiership, Allsvenskan. Nigerian Moses Ogbu scored in the 65th minute to level for Sirius in a 3-2 victory over IFK Gothenburg while Kenyan Eric Omondi provided the lone goal for relegation-threatened Brommapojkarna in a 1-0 win over Orebro. Hacken collected […]

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  • Djibouti faces dark days ahead

    Thursday, August 16, 2018

    Djibouti has been landlocked Ethiopia’s only access to the sea and depends on port taxes paid by Ethiopia for most of its income and with the Eritrean ports of Massawa and Assab on the Red Sea about to open finds itself faced with losing most of the Ethiopian trade it has enjoyed a monopoly on […]

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  • Nestlé offers opportunities to African youth

    Tuesday, August 14, 2018

    The power of youth, their resourcefulness and ingenuity are strong contributing factors to the development of economies around the world. However, the majority of young people lack economic opportunities, which unfortunately leads to high levels of youth unemployment, underutilized talents and skills. A publication by the African Development Bank on Jobs for Youth in Africa […]

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  • ADV: A new Pan-African news agency is born

    Tuesday, August 14, 2018

    The African Daily Voice Group announced on Monday the launch of a new continental news agency: ADV (AfricanDailyVoice.com/en). Based in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, the multinational company specialized in content, and the media, has a newsroom in Casablanca (Morocco) and offers multilingual services (French, English, Arabic). “Information networks remain dominated in our countries by Western media. […]

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Jul
9

Sweden gives millions to global education fund

Children in war and conflict areas often miss all or part of their schooling, and without education, they risk exploitation in dangerous and low-paid jobs and to remain in poverty. Sida (Swedish International Development Coopration Agency) now initiates a collaboration with Education Cannot Wait, a fund focusing on education for children in war and conflict […]

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Jul
8

76 groups seek justice for war crimes in Liberia

The Liberian government should undertake fair and credible prosecutions of international crimes committed during its two civil wars, 76 Liberian, African, and international nongovernmental organizations said in a submission to the United Nations Human Rights Committee released on July 5. The submission was made ahead of Liberia’s appearance before the committee, which monitors implementation of […]

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Jul
5

Put climate change on global security agenda

The effects of climate change threaten peace and security and must therefore be dealt with as a global security issue. This and how developments should be dealt with were the point of departure when Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström took part in the high-level event ‘Climate, peace and security: the time for action’ in […]

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Jul
5

World-wide competition for new tourism companies

The tourism sector has taken a giant step into the future. The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), in partnership with Globalia, the leading tourism group in Spain and Latin America, announced the launch of the 1st UNWTO Tourism Startup Competition. It is the world’s first and largest initiative devoted to identifying new companies that will lead […]

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Jul
2

Unstable situation as Malians go to vote

As Mali prepares for a presidential election on 29 July, a research professor at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, Morten Bøås, predicts a voting process “with clear limitations” and says that in parts of the restive north and some central delta areas, people will probably not be able to vote at all. Mali descended […]

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Jun
30

Open Liberia says President Weah permits corruption

Open Liberia, a pro-democracy group, says Liberian President George Weah is glaringly sanctioning corruption with the placement of US$13m in the 2018/2019 fiscal budget as well as an additional US$26m in projection for the next two fiscal years for the same project.   Open Liberia says it is utterly shocked and bereft that the president, […]

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Jun
26

Tanzania: Seminar on drug and migration crime

A seminar on drugs and maritime crime off the East African coast will be held on July 2 in Dar es Salaam. Tanzania. East Africa plays an increasing role in the global illicit drug trade, particularly as a corridor for the trafficking of heroin and cocaine. This three-part seminar will explore different dimensions of this […]

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Jun
26

EU leaders meet in Brussels on migration

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and 15 other heads of state and government of the European Union met Sunday in Brussels, Belgium in a special meeting on migration called by Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission.  The purpose of the summit held in Brussels, Belgium, was to discuss migration issues. “It was good to […]

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Jun
24

African tourism ministers stress importance of stats

“Tourism Statistics: A Catalyst for Development”, was the theme of this year’s seminar in the context of the 61st Meeting of the UNWTO Commission for Africa in Abuja, Nigeria earlier this month (4-6 June).  The meeting included a ministerial dialogue on the importance of tourism statistics under the topic “Better measure, better manage”. The Commission […]

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Jun
22

Swedish NGO runs education projects in Liberia

Education is the foundation for stability, economic development and good health for any nation, says Peter Henning, a founder and board member of a Sweden-based non-governmental organization which runs education projects in Liberia. Speaking recently to Nordic Africa News, Mr. Henning said the Swedish Education Fund for Liberia (SEFL) believes that though it is a […]

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