• 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

Dec
25

Partnership agreements to support African trade

The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC), and the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), have signed a US$100-Million agreement and a EUR 50-Million Murabaha agreement with the aim of facilitating and financing exports amongst African countries and between Africa and the rest of the world.  The ITFC is a member of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) […]

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Dec
25

Sweden: CinemAfrica to hold filmmaking workshop

CinemAfrica, a Sweden-based organization that promotes African films, will hold a filmmaking workshop in February next year. According to information posted on its website, the organization said the workshop which is scheduled for February 5 to 11 in the Swedish capital, Stockholm, is intended for Afro-Swedes interested in filmmaking, who are over the age of […]

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Dec
21

Ebola survivors sue Sierra Leonean government

Two Ebola survivors have filed a suit at the Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas) Court against the Sierra Leonean government’s handling of the 2014 epidemic. The epidemic claimed thousands of lives. The two survivors, backed by the Freetown-based Centre for Accountability and Rule of Law (CARL), are accusing the government of violating its […]

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Dec
19

Sweden: Economic upswing to continue next year

Sweden’s Finance Ministry today presented the latest forecast of the country’s economy and public finances. The employment rate and labor force participation have been revised upwards and growth continues to gain strength. “Our GDP forecast for this year remains unchanged. For next year, we have revised the forecast for growth slightly upwards, mainly because global […]

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Dec
16

Tourism and culture to work together for UN agenda

Over 800 participants from 70 countries gathered in Muscat, capital city of the Sultanate of Oman on 11-12 December for the UNWTO/UNESCO World Conference on Tourism and Culture, an official event in the calendar of the International Year for Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017. The conference held under the patronage of Sayyid Fahd bin Mahmoud […]

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Dec
14

African fund receives very strong rating

The African Guarantee Fund for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (AGF) which assists financial institutions in Africa to scale up their SME financing through the provision of partial loan guarantees and capacity development assistance has received an Insurance Financial Strength (IFS) rating of ‘AA-‘ (very strong) from the globally renowned Fitch Ratings agency. “Since our establishment […]

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Dec
11

‘Increased aid does not reduce migration’

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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Dec
10

Millions of Africans are internally displaced

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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Dec
9

WorldRemit targets 5 million customers in Africa

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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Dec
7

Sweden’s position on US statement about Jerusalem

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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