• Norway names 10 African development partners

    Tuesday, June 19, 2018

    Ten African countries are among the 16 chosen by Norway as development partners, according to a white paper released recently by the Norwegian government. Norway divides its development partnership into two categories.  Ethiopia, Tanzania, Uganda, Mozambique, Ghana and Mali are placed in the first category for long-term development cooperation. Non African nations in the group […]

    Read More
  • Police chiefs join forces to fight organized crime

    Monday, June 18, 2018

    A groundbreaking agreement was adopted by the police chiefs of Central and West Africa in Kintélé, Brazzaville, on 14 June, boosting efforts to fight transnational threats across these regions. In the first agreement of its kind in Africa, the Central African Police Chiefs Committee (CAPCCO) and West African Police Chiefs Committee (WAPCCO) including Mauritania, signed […]

    Read More
  • Six nations compete in Rugby Africa Gold Cup

    Sunday, June 17, 2018

    The 2018 Rugby Africa Gold Cup, which doubles as a Rugby World Cup 2019 qualification tournament, began on Saturday as the top six teams in Africa, aside from South Africa, battle it out for a place at the Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan. The Rugby Africa Gold Cup will be played in a round-robin […]

    Read More
  • This is what Weah must do to be a true ‘country giant’

    Saturday, June 16, 2018

    The US-based Emancipation Movement of Liberia (EMOL) is urging Liberian President George Weah to create an Equal Fighting Chance Opportunity or EFCO scholarship fund in the amount of US $20 million by an act of legislation.   EMOL said the local scholarship project will motivate all children in all the 134 administrative districts, 73 electoral […]

    Read More
  • Africa needs a reliable maritime governance system

    Thursday, June 14, 2018

    The African continent needs to work together on a country and regional level to put in place and, more crucially, implement a sustainable maritime governance system that will benefit the whole continent, concluded delegates at the first Africa Blue Economy Forum (ABEF). ABEF 2018 took place in London on 8 June, to coincide with World […]

    Read More

News

Apr
19

Minister Wallström’s speech at global gender forum

Excellencies, ministers, parliamentarians, activists, ladies and gentlemen, friends,  I stand on the sacrifices Of a million women before me Thinking What can I do to make this mountain taller So the women after me can see farther… These are the words of Indian-Canadian poet Rupi Kaur, a young woman with millions of followers. I thought […]

Read More
Apr
19

More African goals in Sweden, Norway

Gambian forward Pa Amat Dibba scored a 77th minute goal as Hammarby overwhelmed Brommapojkarna 4-0 last Sunday in the third round of the Swedish football championship. The 30 year-old had just been on the pitch for 11 minutes when he struck goal number four to ensure Hammarby’s top position in the standings. Other Africans on […]

Read More
Apr
18

Liberian union in UK holds annual meeting

The Union of Liberian Organisations in the United Kingdom (ULO-UK) held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on March 31 in London to review the achievements of 2017 and plan for activities for 2018. In keeping with ULO-UK’s constitution the AGM was convened to allow the leadership to report on the state of the union. The […]

Read More
Apr
18

Africa blue economy forum slated for June

The first Africa Blue Economy Forum (ABEF) is to be held in London, the UK, on 7-8 June 2018, to coincide with World Oceans Day. More than 150 delegates and speakers are expected to attend, including government ministers, business leaders, ocean experts and environmental and maritime organisations, to discuss the economic contribution of the African […]

Read More
Apr
17

UNESCO, Mano River Union hold talks in Paris

The United Nations Educational and Scientific Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the Mano River Union (MRU) have held talks on the need to sign a Memorandum Of Understanding(MOU) that will ensure that the two organizations work closely together in many areas.   MRU Secretary General Ambassador Medina Wesseh said the MOU will address many areas of […]

Read More
Apr
15

African tourism to protect biodiversity, environment

An intense week of exchange of experiences and capacity building linked to wildlife and biodiversity protection took place recently in Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of the Congo. A major result of the regional initiative that lies under the framework of the UNWTO/Chimelong Programme on Wildlife and Sustainable Tourism has been the Declaration of Kinshasa that […]

Read More
Apr
13

Sweden seeks to enhance global gender equality

Funds totalling SEK 1 billion ( about $118m) will be used to enhance gender equality for women and girls around the world. This was decided by the Swedish government at its meeting on 12 April. It is the first time that the government has adopted a global thematic strategy for gender equality. “We are making […]

Read More
Apr
13

Sweden: Sierra Leonean Turay scores twice in historic win

Sierra Leonean striker Mohammed Buya Turay scored two goals to signal a remarkable debut for Dalkurd in Sweden’s premier football league, the Allsvenskan, last Sunday. Turay, who joined the newcomers from relegated Eskilstuna, struck in both halves in a 3-0 win over Ostersund  to help Dalkurd to its first ever win in the league. The […]

Read More
Apr
11

Ecobank, MTN to deepen financial inclusion in Africa

MTN, the mobile telecommunications operator, has announced a collaboration with Africa’s leading independent banking group, Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI), enabling both companies  to leverage each other’s assets that will ultimately offer more value to their respective customers across the continent. MTN’s large subscriber base, comprehensive distribution, innovative digital products and drive for mobile financial services […]

Read More
Apr
9

Messi appointed ambassador for tourism

Considered by many the best football player of all times, Lionel Messi has joined the World Tourism Organization UNWTO) to promote the value of responsible tourism. The UNWTO Secretary-General, Zurab Pololikashvili, appointed Messi as UNWTO Ambassador for Responsible Tourism last Saturday at Camp Nou in Barcelona. “During my travels I have had the opportunity to […]

Read More