• Sweden hosts top meeting on displaced children

    Friday, April 28, 2017

    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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  • Stakeholders discuss Africa’s tourism potential

    Wednesday, April 26, 2017

    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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  • Vice President Boakai frowns on media smear campaign

    Tuesday, April 25, 2017

    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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  • Our role in Security Council is to prevent conflicts

    Monday, April 24, 2017

    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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  • Liberia: EMOL launches aspirants’ debate forum

    Sunday, April 23, 2017

    The Emancipation Movement of Liberia, Inc. (EMOL) said it is launching it Aspirant’s Forum (AF) to serve as a platform for candidates to debate.  The forum will allow candidates, particularly those vying for the presidency to point out what wrong with Liberia and why. How individual candidate intends to fix the why and how the […]

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News

Feb
7

Facebook rallies African partners for safer internet

Today is Safer Internet Day (SID) and Facebook has launched a series of initiatives to help make the Internet a safer and better place for people across Africa, especially children and the youth. Facebook is partnering with public sector agencies and non-governmental organisations from across Africa under the rallying call “Be the change: unite for a better Internet”. […]

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Feb
6

Kenya to host international investment forum

The Pan-African meeting of SMEs managers, entrepreneurs, investors and government representatives convened by EMRC, will take place from 13-16 February in Nairobi, Kenya. The conference will focus on entrepreneurship and innovation and access to finance in key sectors such as energy, water, ICT, health and agriculture. Highlights of the AFIF 2017 official agenda:  2-day training “Scaling an Entrepreneurial Venture” […]

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Feb
2

EU has faulty Niger migrants transit numbers

The European Union has been touting a faulty figure for migration reduction through key transit country Niger as it looks to expand a policy of giving more development aid to African nations if they crack down on people smuggling and migrants, IRIN can exclusively reveal. When the International Organization for Migration (IOM) released figures in early […]

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Jan
31

Global tourism body condemns US travel ban

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the United Nations specialized agency for tourism, has expressed deep concern and strong condemnation over the recently announced travel ban by the United States of America (USA) to nationals of seven countries (Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen). The travel ban, based on nationality, is contrary to the principles […]

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Jan
30

Kenyan exporter nominated for African award

  EuroFresh Exotics has been nominated for the AFIF Entrepreneurship Award 2017, for their production and exportation of fresh fruits and vegetables using innovative farming techniques.   EuroFresh was created in 2012 by Ms. Lydia Wambui, who will defend her project during the Africa Finance & Investment Forum 2017 (13-16 February), in front of an […]

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Jan
29

Some key considerations in the new Gambia

It finally became clear on January 21, 2017, that Yahya Jammeh, the long-serving autocratic president of The Gambia would step down and leave the country. The road to this point was a twisty one; writes Niklas Hultin. Jammeh had lost the December 1, 2016, election to Adama Barrow (who represented a coalition of opposition parties). […]

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Jan
28

Remembering the Holocaust

Hédi Fried, author and Auschwitz survivor, wrote: “Can anyone say when something begins? Grains of sand are added to grains of sand, and before you know it there is a pile of sand in front of you.” Today (January 27) is International Holocaust Remembrance Day, when we remember one of humanity’s greatest crimes against itself. But […]

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Jan
24

Investour: developing tourism in Africa

INVESTOUR, a unique platform that brings together tourism businesses from Africa, Europe and the rest of the world on an annual basis has convened more than 20 African Ministers of Tourism at FITUR, the Spanish Tourism Fair. The initiative, now in its 8th edition, took place on 19 January in a joint initiative of the World […]

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Jan
22

Zimbabwean striker on trial with Swedish club

  Zimbabwean striker Junior Zindoga landed in Sweden on Sunday morning for trials with top football side, Djurgarden.   The 18-year-old has captured the interest of the sporting director Bosse Andersson and now he is in Stockholm to see whether he can get a deal. “He is a forward who will be here for a while and audition with […]

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Jan
21

Liberian war-time drama to hit California stage

An award-winning play set in Liberia is slated to start showing from March  7-19 at the Curran theatre in San Francisco, California, the USA. ‘Eclipsed’ is the story of five extraordinary women brought together by upheaval in their homeland of Liberia. They forge a close-knit community, one that inspires them to feats of increasingly greater strength. Written in […]

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