• ‘Increased aid does not reduce migration’

    Monday, December 11, 2017

    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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  • Millions of Africans are internally displaced

    Sunday, December 10, 2017

    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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  • WorldRemit targets 5 million customers in Africa

    Saturday, December 9, 2017

    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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  • Sweden’s position on US statement about Jerusalem

    Thursday, December 7, 2017

    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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  • Sirleaf: National memories must unify Liberians

    Wednesday, December 6, 2017

    On the shoulders of the intersection of Broad and Buchanan Streets in Monrovia, the Liberian capital, sits a 174-year old building painted in dominant white with dotted brown curvy designs on every side. That’s the National Museum of Liberia- a historic and cultural asset that shriveled in ruins for many years.  The structure, representative of […]

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News

Oct
15

Global forum on economic development this week

The City of Praia (Cape Verde) will host the 4th World Forum on Local Economic Development (LED), from October 17-20. Over 1,500 participants from 120 countries are expected to attend the meeting organized by UNDP (United Nations Development Program); UCLG (United Cities and Local Government); ILO (International Labor Organization); FAMSI (The Andalusian Fund of Municipalities […]

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Oct
5

World Bank: Crisis in global education

Millions of young students in low and middle-income countries face the prospect of lost opportunity and lower wages in later life because their primary and secondary schools are failing to educate them to succeed in life. Warning of ‘a learning crisis’ in global education, a new Bank report said schooling without learning was not just […]

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Oct
4

Swedish football leagues: Africans on scoresheet

With Sweden’s top football championship, Allsvenskan, gradually moving to its end, African players are banging in goals that could prove crucial to their clubs’ fortunes. Sierra Leone’s Mohammed Buya Turay struck (his 9th for the season) in the 15th minute as relegation-threatened Ekilstuna drew 1-1 in a 26th round encounter with Jonkoping last weekend. Djurgarden, […]

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Oct
2

US: Trial of Liberian ‘war criminal’ begins

The U.S. Government’s immigration fraud case against Liberian citizen, Pennsylvania resident and alleged war criminal Jabateh, a/k/a “Jungle Jabbah” begins on Monday, October 2, in Philadelphia. Jabbateh has been charged by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania with two counts of fraud in immigration documents and two counts of perjury. If […]

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Oct
1

Pan African University graduates 47 students

The Pan African University Institute for Water and Energy Sciences including Climate Change (PAUWES) celebrated the second graduating class of both tracks of its two Master programmes on September 28 with 47 students from across the African continent receiving their diplomas during a ceremony at the University of Tlemcen in Algeria. The graduating students and […]

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Sep
30

Bridging the digital gaps in Africa

Africa’s leapfrogging information and communication technology (ICT) development is fueled by mobile broadband. The number of mobile-broadband subscriptions on the continent has increased more than 15 times over the past six years, a growth rate that is three times the global average. However, there are also worrying trends, such as a growing digital divide between […]

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Sep
26

Norwegian business summit puts Africa in limelight

The Nordic-African Business Summit, organized by the Norwegian-African Business Association (NABA) and scheduled for October 26, is a chance to put African opportunities in the limelight in Norway, says NABA managing director Eivind Fjeldstad. The summit now in its seventh year, he told Nordic Africa News, allows CEOs, ministers, experts and other speakers to share […]

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Sep
24

Liberian actor, others named African festival ambassadors

Esau Owusu Dahnsaw, a Liberian movie actor, has been unveiled as Liberia’s Brand Ambassador to the Africa Cinematography Festival (ACF). The Liberian actor whose stage name is ‘Major Dahnsaw’ was signed as a brand ambassador in Lagos, Nigeria last week at an official press conference and unveiling ceremony at the prestigious Eko Hotels and Suites […]

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Sep
22

More African goals in Swedish football leagues

Tunisian striker Issam Jebali scored a 77th minute penalty to give Elfsborg a 2-2 draw against title hopefuls Djurgarden in the 24th round of the Swedish premiership last weekend. This was his 7th goal in the championship. Another African on the scoresheet was Kalmar’s Senegalese forward Papa Alioune Diouf, who broke the deadlock with a […]

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Sep
20

Dangote funds African business coalition on health

Dangote Foundation and GBCHealth have joined forces to forge a new model of partnership, African Business Coalition on Health (ABCHealth) in Africa. Chairman of Dangote Foundation, Aliko Dangote, shared plans to build an African Business Coalition on Health (ABCHealth), during the Bloomberg Global Business Forum, he was co-hosting, and which took place alongside the United […]

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