• Biracial appearance – the bullying

    Saturday, March 23, 2019

      “I wish I could have chosen my parents, maybe they will be your parents- if that makes you happy now.”  Words coming out of Martin (12 years old), in a heated and furious argument with his classmate – Fredrik who had just coded the N-word by calling him “sunshine”, Fokumlah Nchungong writes   They were […]

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  • Sweden: British citizens to be exempt from tuition fees after Brexit

    Friday, March 22, 2019

    Within the European Economic Area (EEA), British citizens are exempt from application and tuition fees for studies at higher education institutions in Sweden. If the United Kingdom leaves the EU on 30 March without a withdrawal agreement, British citizens will become subject to the rules applying to third-country nationals. A temporary exemption from the provisions […]

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  • ALJA urges Trump to extend DED for Liberians in US

    Thursday, March 21, 2019

    The Association of Liberian Journalists in the Americas (ALJA) is urging US President Donald Trump to extend the Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) temporary immigration benefit for Liberians and work with congress to grant those Liberians on DED a more permanent status. The association, headed by Moses Sandy, in a press release issued on March 21, […]

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  • Norway’s economy experiences robust growth

    Thursday, March 21, 2019

    The Norwegian economy is in a cyclical upturn. Employment is increasing and unemployment is in decline. In the information material to the government’s conference on the 2020 budget, growth in the mainland economy is forecasted to be above trend both this and next year. Growth in the mainland economy has picked up gradually over the […]

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  • Sweden: Ethiopian embassy to hold diaspora forum

    Tuesday, March 19, 2019

    The Ethiopian Embassy in Sweden will hold a diaspora forum on April 13 in Stockholm for the Ethiopian diaspora in Sweden and other Nordic countries. Information on the embassy’s website said the forum will discuss the current political and economic situation in Ethiopia and familiarize attendees with the various programs that are designed to strengthen the ties […]

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News

Feb
7

Facebook to open content review center in Africa

As part of its continued investment across Sub-Saharan Africa and commitment to safety and security on its  platform, Facebook is opening a new content review center in Nairobi, Kenya. In partnership with Samasource – one of the largest digital employers in East Africa and a leading social enterprise — the site in Nairobi will be […]

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Feb
6

Morocco to host African rugby summit

The African association of World Rugby, Rugby Africa, is organising the first Rugby Africa Summit to be held on the 27th February to 2nd March at the Adam Park Hotel in Marrakech, Morocco. On the agenda are an executive committee meeting of the association for the continent, training workshops, and 13th General Assembly. Over 30 presidents from […]

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Feb
6

Nigeria elections: Personality before issues

“Political power is very much centralised in Nigeria. That’s why everyone strives to be close to the winning candidate in the presidential election. This survivalist strategy has gained prominence. In addition, recent electioneering has focused less on issues and programmes, and more on personalities” says Victor Adetula, head of research at the Sweden-based Nordic Africa […]

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Feb
5

An overview of elections in Africa this year

Africa is set to host two dozen national elections in 2019. This reflects a now established norm of elections as the recognized means for selecting African leaders. The quality of these elections continues to vary widely, however, with some merely serving as a perfunctory ritual by which leaders maintain their claim on power. Nonetheless, a […]

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Feb
4

Turay threatens lawsuit against Swedish club

Sierra Leonean forward Mohammed Buya Turay has threatened to take his former Swedish football club AFC Ekilstuna to court for failing to make payments of about 2 million Swedish Crowns ($220,000) to his mother club in Sierra Leone. An upset Turay told fotbolldirekt.se that “It is criminal of the AFC. I will take this to […]

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Feb
4

Pamoja Kenya conducts survey in Nordic countries

A survey is being conducted among Kenyans residing in the Nordic countries to determine whether they are satisfied with their embassy in the region. The embassy is located in Sweden. According to Caroline Njuguna, a member of Pamoja Kenya Association Denmark (PKAD), the organization conducting the exercise, “the reason for conducting the survey is to […]

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Feb
2

Ghanaian striker joins Swedish club BK Hacken

Ghanaian striker Kwame Kizito has signed a three-year deal with Swedish premiership side, BK Hacken. The 22- year-old joined the Gothenburg-based club from Libyan outfit Al Ittihad. He told Hacken’s website that he was very happy to finally be at the club. “I have watched some on Youtube, and I come to a team that […]

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Feb
1

Skills are the currency of the 21st century

The Africa Internship Academy (AIA) is a successful youth employment accelerator in Ghana. It provides work readiness and entrepreneurship programs for secondary & higher education students as well as graduates to gain entrepreneurial and employability skills: after proceeds to assign mentors to them: and either connect them to employers looking for entry-level talents or incubate […]

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Jan
29

Full text of President Weah’s annual message

On Monday, January 28, Liberian President George Weah delivered his first annual State of the Nation Addresss in Monrovia, the Liberia capital. Below is the full text: Six days ago, through the Grace of the Almighty God, the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) was blessed to celebrate our first anniversary as an incumbent political party. […]

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Jan
29

Culture Minister Lind opens Gothenburg Film Festival

On Friday, January 25, Sweden’s Minister for Culture and Democracy Amanda Lind opened the Gothenburg Film Festival: Film-lovers, My name is Amanda Lind and this is my first speech since being appointed Minister for Culture and Democracy last Monday. Thank you for the invitation – I’m very happy to be here in Gothenburg and celebrate […]

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