• 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
10

African culture festival in Swedish city on Saturday

A whole day celebrating African culture is scheduled this Saturday in the Swedish city of Kinna. Organised by the city’s Adult Education Union ( in Swedish, Studieförbundet Vuxenskolan) and a local NGO, Iyam Care Association headed by Indira Njikam, the Hello Africa Festival, which begins at 11 am, will have a host of activities. There […]

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Sep
9

Tanzanian mobile app wins Ecobank fintech challenge

Winners of the 2018 Ecobank Fintech Challenge were announced at a ceremony held at Ecobank’s headquarters in Lome, Togo on August 30. Nala, from Tanzania, beat the ten other finalists to emerge as the overall winner of the competition. Virtual Identity from South Africa and Wallet.ng from Nigeria were the first and second runners up. […]

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Sep
6

African strikers on target in Sweden, Denmark, Norway

AIK skipper Henok Goitom keeps banging in the goals as his club continues a firm march at the top of the Swedish football premiership. The Eritrean international scored a 35th minute penalty in AIK’s 3-0 bashing of Hacken last weekend in the 20th round of the Allsvenskan to open up a five-point lead over second […]

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Sep
6

War crimes: Using cartoons to push for justice in Liberia

August 27th to 31st, 2018, art students in Monrovia were encouraged to find artistic responses to the complex question of whether or not war-time crimes should be punished in Liberia today. Simultaneously, a roundtable was organized to debate the theoretical implications of this question. “We wanted to empower the youth to participate in an active […]

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Sep
4

Norway gives millions in aid to Lake Chad region

Norway will provide NOK 325m (about $38m) in humanitarian aid to Africa’s Lake Chad region, it has been announced. Norways’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide announced this contribution in Berlin on Monday at the high-level conference on the crisis in the Lake Chad region, which Norway is co-hosting with Germany, Nigeria and the […]

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Sep
3

Time for local investors to step up and electrify Africa

For years, the African renewable energy development market has been dominated by foreign investors and financial institutions. Now is the time for African investors to step up to the plate and join the continent’s solar energy transition. Africa is now even preparing to feed Europe’s growing energy needs through various projects, such as the TuNur […]

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Sep
2

Africa needs strategic partnerships, investments

The President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, has taken the case for expanded partnerships and investments in Africa to the Netherlands. On a three-day visit last week, he met with government officials and private and public sector business leaders and affirmed the accord between the Bank and the Dutch government’s development agendas and […]

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Aug
30

African goals in Nordic football leagues

African footballers in the topmost Swedish football championship were goal-shy last weekend. Only in-form Eritrean international Henok Goitom was on target in the 19th round of the Allsvenskan, scoring the second goal as league leaders AIK brushed aside bottom club Trelleborg 2-0. Goitom struck after 63 minutes to record his ninth goal of the season. […]

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Aug
30

Sweden starts new initiative for climate and security

A new research collaboration for climate and security will be launched today in connection with World Water Week in Stockholm. The Stockholm Climate Security Hub brings together four Swedish research institutes that are world leaders in the area of climate and security. The aim is to promote knowledge development and policy dialogue in the area, […]

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Aug
28

Talon to speak at Nordic-African Business Summit

Benin President Patrice Talon will give the keynote address at the Nordic-African Business Summit in Oslo, Norway on November 8, according to information released by the organizers, Norwegian-African Business Association (NABA). President Talon, who has been leader of the West African country since 2016, has a background as a businessman (trade and private investments), NABA […]

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