• Tourism and culture to work together for UN agenda

    Saturday, December 16, 2017

    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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  • African fund receives very strong rating

    Thursday, December 14, 2017

    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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  • ‘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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News

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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Sep
19

Emene: Bright future for Afrobeat in Sweden

Afrobeat, a music genre with West African roots, is gaining influence in Sweden, says a well-noted events’ producer. Speaking to Nordic Africa News recently Dominic Emene, who runs Afrodance Sweden, said the music is being played in popular Swedish clubs in Stockholm, the capital, noting that, “the furture is bright” He added that there’s just […]

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Sep
18

NEPAD initiative to finance infrastructure development

The New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD)- African Union’s economic development programme gathered international investors and CEO-level business leaders at the NASDAQ Stock Market today, September 18, for the launch of its 5% Agenda campaign. The launch took place five years after a January 2012 African Union Summit adopted the Programme for Infrastructure Development in […]

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Sep
18

World body approves convention on tourism ethics

Member states of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) approved on September 15 an historical document – the UNWTO Framework Convention on Tourism Ethics. The Convention, approved at the 22nd UNWTO General Assembly in Chengdu, China, transforms the Code of Ethics for Tourism into an international convention, the first in the life of the organization. The […]

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Sep
17

ECOWAS ambassadors at UNESCO has new head

Liberia’s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to France and Permanent Delegate to UNESCO Ambassador C. William Allen has turned over the chairmanship of the ECOWAS Group of Ambassadors at UNESCO to his Togolese counterpart Ambassador Sankardja Lare-Sambiani. In his turn-over remarks Ambassadors Allen thanked his colleagues for the level of support they accorded him and the […]

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Sep
16

Sweden’s foreign minister speaks about extremism

Let me first extend a warm welcome to the launch of the UNDP study “Journey to Extremism in Africa: Drivers, Incentives and the Tipping Point for Recruitment”. It is a great privilege and honour to host the launch of such an important and timely report here in Stockholm. I would especially like to thank Fotografiska […]

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Sep
11

Peacekeeping crucial for African stability

Despite their shortcomings, African peace operations have saved lives, built security sector capacity, and helped mitigate conflict—reducing pressure on international actors to become directly involved. Armed conflicts in Africa have substantially declined from their peak in the early 1990s. The 12 ongoing conflicts represent a 35 percent drop from two decades ago. This downward trend […]

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Sep
6

NABA’s breakfast meeting with Ghanaian minister

A breakfast meeting on investment opportunities in Ghana with the country’s Trade and Industry Minster Alan Kyerematen will be held this Thursday in Oslo, Norway’s capital. The event, is organized by the Norwegian African Business Association (NABA) and KPMG, a global network of professional firms providing audit, tax and advisory services. And will be held […]

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Sep
4

Liberians in UK collect books for kids back home

The Union of Liberian Organisations in the UK (ULOUK) is collecting children books and toys for donation to reading rooms in three counties in Liberia. The project, according to a release issued last month, was announced by the union during programs it held for the celebration of Liberia’s 170th independence anniversary. ULOUK plans to present […]

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