• Sweden: Sierra Leoneans raise funds for flood victims

    Tuesday, August 15, 2017

    The Organization of Sierra Leoneans in Sweden (ORSLIS) has started a campaign to raise funds for the victims of the flood and mudslide which left over 300 dead and thousands displaced on Monday in Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone. According to information posted on the organization’s facebook page money generated from the gofundme campaign will go toward helping victims who are in […]

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  • Tourism – a tool for development

    Monday, August 14, 2017

    This year’s World Tourism Day, held on 27 September, will be focused on Sustainable Tourism – a Tool for Development. Celebrated in line with the 2017 International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, the Day will be dedicated to exploring the contribution of tourism to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). World Tourism Day has been […]

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  • Online platform to mentor African women launched

    Sunday, August 13, 2017

    Tanzania Women of Achievement (TWA) on Thursday launched Twaa Mentorship, an online portal and mobile app designed to provide mentorship and learning on the go for girls and women in Africa. Twaa Mentorship is the result of TWA’s continued work in transformation programs for women and girls that started in 2009 with the mission to improve lives, […]

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  • Obasi scores twice in return to Swedish football league

    Friday, August 11, 2017

      Nigerian striker Chinedu Obasi celebrated his return to Sweden by scoring twice and providing an assist as 2nd-placed AIK whipped Sirius 4-1 in an 18th round match of the country’s top football championship.   Obasi, who re-joined AIK during the summer after a stint in China, raised the curtains with a 7th minute penalty and added his second […]

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  • Danish companies establish African infrastructure fund

    Thursday, August 10, 2017

    A.P. Moller Holding, a Danish company, has together with PKA, PensionDanmark and Lægernes Pension launched a new infrastructure fund with a focus on Africa. The fund has received commitments of $550 million from anchor investors. The new fund will focus on investments in infrastructure in Africa to support sustainable economic growth in the region while delivering […]

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News

May
13

Governments urged to promote intra-African trade

The African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI), held its 17th Annual General Meeting on Thursday with the sustained commodity price decline and current geopolitical uncertainties at centre stage. Meeting participants urged African governments to intently focus on growing intra-African trade and diversifying their economies away from commodity reliance in order to reduce vulnerability to external shocks.   With […]

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May
11

A ‘mystery disease’ is killing people in Liberia

On April 23, an 11-year-old boy was admitted to a local hospital in a remote county of Liberia. He was vomiting, had diarrhea and was delirious.  The day before, he attended a funeral. One hour after being admitted to he hospital he died. Other people who had attended this funeral soon became ill. Within a […]

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May
8

Sida launches framework for understanding poverty

    The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) recently launched a new conceptual framework for understanding poverty in multiple dimensions.   The framework is part of an initiative by Sida to further strengthen its poverty focus and its contribution to Agenda 2030. “The 2030 Agenda calls on us to end poverty in all its […]

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May
6

Africans in scoring form in Sweden

  The 6th round of Sweden’s top football competition last week saw African players still in scoring form.   Ghana’s Nasiru Mohammed and Sierra Leonean striker Alhassan Kamara scored one goal each as BK Hacken whipped city rivals IFK Goteburg 4-0 to climb up the Allsvenskan table.   Zimbabwean Philana Tino Kadawere brought mid-table Djurgarden […]

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May
3

UN wraps up peacekeeping operation in Ivory Coast

After 13 years, the United Nations is wrapping up the peacekeeping phase of its engagement with Ivory Coast (Cote d’Ivoire), after helping the country restore peace and stability following the post-2010 election crisis. When the UN Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) closes its doors on June 30 this year, it will mark the most recent […]

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Apr
30

Top gospel singers line up for Gothenburg event

Top gospel artists are billed to participate in a special music and dance worship hosted by Sweden-based gospel singer Modupeola.   The program is scheduled for May 27 and will be held at Bergjondalen 57 in Gothenburg, Sweden’s second biggest city.   “This will be a worship service where people can come together to worship God in unity, praising the […]

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Apr
28

Sweden hosts top meeting on displaced children

On 24 April, a high-level meeting on displaced children was held in the Swedish Parliament, the Riksdag. It was organised by the Ombudsman for Children in Sweden, the Children’s Welfare Foundation Sweden and the Riksdag. Sweden’s Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality Åsa Regnér was one of the keynote speakers at the meeting, […]

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Apr
26

Stakeholders discuss Africa’s tourism potential

The capital city of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, recently hosted the 59th Meeting of the UNWTO Commission for Africa. Held between 18-21 April, the Commission included a High-level Meeting on Chinese Outbound Tourism to Africa, where regional representatives debated the potential that the sector brings to the continent. Attended by 21 tourism ministers from the African continent, […]

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Apr
25

Vice President Boakai frowns on media smear campaign

Liberia’s Vice President, Joseph N. Boakai, Sr. is urging the Liberian media to be robust and objective in exposing societal ills in the country by reporting nothing but the truth. Vice President Boakai said truth telling based on research and the verification of facts on the part of journalists in their coverage of happenings in […]

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Apr
24

Our role in Security Council is to prevent conflicts

We live in troubled times. The terrorist attack on Drottninggatan in Stockholm just a few days ago will leave us with a permanent scar. The fight against extremism and terrorism must remain at the top of the international community’s agenda. The challenges of our times require international cooperation, and Sweden has an important role to […]

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