• Sweden: Ministerial meeting on nuclear disarmament

    Monday, June 17, 2019

    We, the participating states – Argentina, Canada, Finland, Ethiopia, Germany, Indonesia, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland – to the Stockholm Ministerial Meeting on Nuclear Disarmament and the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), met today to discuss how nuclear disarmament can be advanced. We are one year away from […]

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  • Stability and reforms bring progress in Somalia

    Sunday, June 16, 2019

    Norway’s Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide visited Mogadishu, the Somali capital on 10 June for talks with Somalia’s president and prime minister. She also met key humanitarian and diplomatic actors. “The Somali Government is more politically stable than it has been for many decades, and it is now in the process of implementing vital reforms. […]

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  • NBA: Fall appointed head of Basketball Africa League

    Friday, June 14, 2019

      The National Basketball Association (NBA) has named NBA Vice President and Managing Director for Africa, Amadou Gallo Fall as President of the Basketball Africa League (BAL), a new professional league featuring 12 club teams from across Africa scheduled to begin play next year. Fall will assume his role as BAL President immediately while assisting in […]

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  • Liberian President Weah calls for national dialogue

    Thursday, June 13, 2019

    My Fellow Liberians: For the past several days, our democracy has been tried, tested, and it has proven to be mature, resilient, and strong.  You are aware that some of our citizens exercised their constitutional right to publicly assemble with the objective to petition their government. We commend them for the peaceful and orderly manner […]

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  • Rotary announces $100m to eradicate polio

    Thursday, June 13, 2019

    Nigerian singer/songwriter Tiwa Savage administers a polio vaccine during Rotary’s public awareness campaign for polio eradication Photo: africa-ontherise.com Rotary is giving US$100 million in grants to support the global effort to end polio, a vaccine-preventable disease that once paralyzed hundreds of thousands of children each year. The funding comes as Rotary and its partners in the Global […]

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News

Apr
28

Football tourney to raise funds for cyclone victims

The ‘Africa Challenge Cup’ football tournament will be a major networking event for all participants of the Africa Energy Forum (AEF) taking place on 10th June at the Os Belenenses, Estádio do Restelo in Lisbon, Portugal, to raise funds for victims of Cyclone Idai, one of the worst storms on record to ever hit the African continent […]

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Apr
26

Nominees sought for African women business awards

The Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) has announced the hosting of the 3rd edition of the AWIEF Awards. The annual AWIEF Awards is Africa’s most prestigious awards event designed to highlight and celebrate the achievements of women entrepreneurs and business leaders who contribute to the transformation and development of Africa’s economy, creating jobs and […]

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Apr
26

Liberia: President Weah’s tough choices

By Seltue R. Karweaye (s.karweaye1668@student.tsu.edu) Liberia is a nation of over 4.7 million people with one of the lowest electricity access rates in the world (at approximately 12%, USAID). Ethnic, religious and political issues have skyrocketed to an all-time high. Infant and maternal mortality are among the highest in the world. Education and health systems […]

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Apr
23

Tough Easter weekend for African strikers in Sweden

Liberian-born striker Peter Wilson was the only African to hit the net in the 4th round of the Swedish football championship, the Allsvenskan, during the Easter weekend. Wilson provided the consolation when his club Sundsvall lost to Kalmar 2-1.  Two other Africans were involved in the making of goals. Eritrean forward and AIK captain Henok […]

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Apr
22

African First Ladies, Merck discuss women empowerment

Merck Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany, staged the Merck Foundation First Ladies Initiative (MFFLI) Summit in Bujumbura, Burundi from March 30 to April 1.  The event was attended by 15 African First Ladies to discuss the strategy to break the stigma of infertility and empower women and girls in education. Prof. Dr. Frank Stangenberg Haverkamp, Chairman of […]

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Apr
18

Liberia, Niron sign Guinean iron ore export deal

  Liberia and UK-based Niron Metals have signed a Memorandum of Understanding regarding the passage through Liberia of iron ore from the Zogota iron ore deposit in the Republic of Guinea.    The MOU relates to the use of existing rail and port infrastructure in Liberia. The signing of the MOU follows the joint vision […]

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Apr
18

US to invest $1 billion in African women

  David Bohigian, Acting President and CEO of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Government’s development finance institution, and Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump announced on Tuesday the launch of OPIC’s 2X Africa initiative to support investment in women in Africa.   The announcement was made during a U.S. Government delegation to the country.   […]

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Apr
16

Football: More African goals in Sweden

African players were on the score-sheet in seven of the eight matches of Sweden’s top football league, Allsvenskan, played over the weekend. Nigerian forward Samuel Nnamani grabbed an 80th minute equalizer as Eskilstuna held Orebro to a 1-1 draw while his compatriot, right back Godswill Ekpolo struck from close range as Hacken walloped Falkenberg 3-0. […]

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Apr
15

Promoting Gambian music in Nordic countries

Norway-based Gambia House will launch its Nordic Artist Residency Scheme on April 19 in Oslo, the Norwegian capital. It will feature Gambian artists living in the Nordic region.  According to info sent to Nordic Africa News, the “Artists Residency is a space for reflection, planning and a way forward to promote Gambian Music” and will […]

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Apr
15

Lawrence’s death: Liberian government must be blamed

Under Ex-President Ellen Sirleaf’s regime, the suspicious deaths of two prominent figures, a lawyer and an opposition politician, by ‘drowning’ in the Atlantic Ocean, stood out. Now in just a little over one year into the new George Weah’s regime, it too, is fast gaining a reputation for itself in the wake of sudden deaths […]

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