• Sweden scraps TV licence fee

    Saturday, November 17, 2018

    The Swedish Parliament, Riksdag, has decided that the current radio and television licence fee, which is paid by all households that have a television, will be replaced by an individual public service fee, which will be collected via the tax system. The fees will be administered in a closed system that is handled separately from […]

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  • Nordic African business summit talks blue economy

    Thursday, November 15, 2018

    On November 8th, 48 speakers, 24 ambassadors and 389 participants from African and Nordic companies joined forces at the Nordic-African Business Summit in Oslo, Norway to discuss how blue opportunities, especially within the maritime, energy and agriculture sector, can be better utilised to create effective and sustainable growth on the African continent. About 90 percent […]

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  • Medupeola sings for the Lord

    Wednesday, November 14, 2018

    Hear Nigerian gospel artist Modupeola Oluayo sings Worthy, one of the tracks on her soon-to be released album titled Songs of the Lord. Worthy is a powerful, smooth and sentimental piece in worship of God’s greatness. Modupeloa will launch her first album, which contains eight tracks, on December 8 in Gothenburg, Sweden.

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  • Payputt: Changing the game for crowdfunding in Africa

    Wednesday, November 14, 2018

    Payputt is an instant, transparent and convenient way for Ghanaian individuals, groups and organisations to raise funds for causes that are close to their heart, whether it be social or economic. It is a purely donation-based platform allowing donors from any part of the world to support local causes while giving Ghanaians the power to […]

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  • Search for African solutions to African problems

    Tuesday, November 13, 2018

    How can the African Union (AU) work to better prevent violent conflicts on the continent and resolve existing conflicts? What support should the outside world give to the AU peace work? Those questions were discussed by over 90 participants at a conference, or research and policy dialogue as we chose to call it, that AU […]

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Sep
24

Norway gives more money to emergency fund for Africa

Norway is providing a further NOK 60 million($7.3m) to the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa because ‘the loss of thousands of lives on the journey across the Sahara and the Mediterranean is a terrible tragedy’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide. The EU Emergency Trust Fund for stability and addressing root causes […]

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Sep
23

Top politician to address US-based Liberian journalists

Liberian opposition leader Alexander Cummings will serve as keynote speaker for the annual benefit banquet of the US-based Association of Liberian Journalists in the Americas’ (ALJA) slated for early next month. Mr. Cummings was the presidential candidate for the Alternative National Congress in the country’s last election. The banquet is part of activities put together […]

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Sep
22

Eritrean, Ethiopian women discuss empowerment

Ethiopians and Eritreans alike are celebrating the breakneck speed of a rapprochement between Addis Ababa and Asmara, two longtime enemies. Closer ties between the two will usher in a new era of peace and prosperity for the Horn of Africa. A hundred guests followed an invitation by Universal Peace Federation (UPF) Austria in cooperation with […]

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Sep
21

‘Future of Work in Africa’ rolls out in Ghana

The Africa Internship Academy presents its inaugural Future of Work in Africa Event on Saturday, 22nd September in Accra, Ghana. The event themed “Enhancing Partnerships for 21st Century Skills: Youth as JOB CREATORS not JOB SEEKERS, using AIAs Approach” will focus on how Youths can be self-empowered through job acquisition in a technologically concentrated environment. […]

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Sep
20

President Weah should back justice for war victims

Liberian President George Weah should show leadership at the United Nations General Assembly by announcing his government’s endorsement of justice and reparations for victims of grave crimes during the country’s civil wars, 80 nongovernmental organizations said in a letter to the president released today. Liberian, regional, and international groups sent the letter ahead of President […]

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Sep
19

Africans on target in Nordic football championships

Football leagues in the Nordic region saw a number of African goals over the weekend. In the Swedish premiership, Liberian-born Peter Wilson scored the only goal for Sundsvall in a 2-1 defeat to Orebro in the 21st round on Saturday. Wilson raised the curtains in the 24th minute. Nigerian striker Chinedu Obasi put Elfsborg ahead […]

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Sep
18

A new Africa-Europe alliance

On 12 September, on the occasion of his State of the Union Address, European Union (EU) Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said: “Africa does not need charity, it needs true and fair partnership. And we, Europeans need this partnership just as much.” He added that “Today, we are proposing a new Alliance for Sustainable Investment and […]

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Sep
18

Top South African auction house to hold October sale

Leading South African auction house, Aspire Art Auctions’ next sale on October 28 includes an important work by top contemporary artist William Kentridge – famous son of a famous father, Sidney Kentridge who defended Nelson Mandela in the infamous Treason Trial, thus saving his life. This moody drawing from the film, Stereoscope – Double Page, […]

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Sep
17

Zambia Rugby reaches out to females

The growth of rugby on the Africa continent has come as no surprise to many rugby followers across the continent due to the many programs being undertaken by various unions. Get Into Rugby Zambia Project Manager Tom Chaloba said that Zambia was not to be left behind in the race to increase the number of […]

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Sep
17

Gambian diaspora investment forum in Norway

The first edition of the Nordic Gambian Diaspora Investment Forum is expected to take place on October 7 at the Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel in the Norwegian capital, Oslo. Ndey Jobarteh, chairperson of Gambia House, the event’s organizer, notes that the forum will bring together “our compatriots within the Nordic Countries to start a conversation […]

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