• Africa is the key to global food security

    Tuesday, October 17, 2017

    Africa holds the key for feeding the nine billion people that will inhabit this planet by 2050, the president of the African Development Bank and 2017 World Food Prize Laureate, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, said during his Norman Borlaug Lecture delivered on World Food Day. The laureate also called for land tax for unused agricultural land […]

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  • The Swedish government’s climate initiatives

    Monday, October 16, 2017

    Sweden is to become one of the world’s first fossil-free welfare nations, and the Government is now implementing the largest initiatives on climate and the environment in modern times. Three years into the Government’s electoral period, its initiatives have resulted in the introduction of a climate policy framework, a changeover in the transport sector from […]

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  • Africa: Hotel sector presents new opportunities

    Sunday, October 15, 2017

    The hotel sector in Sub-Saharan Africa has evolved during the past decade due to high demand growth, entrance of new global brands and increasing supply in major markets. This is the overview presented by Xander Nijnens, Executive Vice-President, Hotels & Hospitality Group, JLL Sub-Saharan Africa at the the 2017 Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) in […]

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  • Global forum on economic development this week

    Sunday, October 15, 2017

    The City of Praia (Cape Verde) will host the 4th World Forum on Local Economic Development (LED), from October 17-20. Over 1,500 participants from 120 countries are expected to attend the meeting organized by UNDP (United Nations Development Program); UCLG (United Cities and Local Government); ILO (International Labor Organization); FAMSI (The Andalusian Fund of Municipalities […]

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  • World Bank: Crisis in global education

    Thursday, October 5, 2017

    Millions of young students in low and middle-income countries face the prospect of lost opportunity and lower wages in later life because their primary and secondary schools are failing to educate them to succeed in life. Warning of ‘a learning crisis’ in global education, a new Bank report said schooling without learning was not just […]

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Jul
10

Kenya: the rocky road to elections

In a remarkable, if coincidental, series of events across Kenya last weekend, nine people were beheaded by suspected al-Shabab militants, the internal security minister suddenly died, the main opposition leader was hospitalized with food poisoning, and the president appeared to accuse the judiciary of trying to delay general elections scheduled to take place in less […]

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Jul
9

Child rights’ convention to become Swedish law

The Swedish government has decided to submit a proposal to the Council on Legislation to incorporate the Convention on the Rights of the Child into Swedish law.   The government considers that the convention’s strong position must be made clearer and that a child rights-based approach must have a major impact in the application of the […]

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Jul
4

Africans score as Swedish premiership restarts

  The Swedish football premiership kicked back into full swing over the weekend after a short break with Africans scoring in two of the matches.   Eritrean hitman Henok Goitom, back from injury, restored AIK to a 1-1 parity in the 33rd minute of a 2-all draw at home against Ostersund. AIK now occupies the 5th place, just […]

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Jul
3

DR Congo ebola outbreak over

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Sunday declared the end of the most recent outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The announcement comes 42 days (two 21-day incubation cycles of the virus) after the last confirmed Ebola patient in the affected Bas-Uélé province tested negative for the disease […]

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Jun
30

Bong Miners to storm Pennsylvania

US-based Association of Bong Miners will hold a big gathering in Pennsylvania from July 7-9 which is expected to bring together former residents of the Liberian minning community of Bong Mines from across the USA and other countries.    The convention will be held under the theme Giving Back to Our Community. Organised by a commitee […]

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Jun
28

World Bank approves $16 million for Liberia

The World Bank has approved supplemental financing of US$16.36 million for the Third Poverty Reduction Support Development Policy Operation (PRSDPO-lll) for Liberia. This operation will help respond quickly to the country’s urgent needs generated by the twin shocks of the Ebola and the sustained slump in global commodity prices, in addition to the impact of […]

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Jun
27

Sabina Ddumba to perform at Borås music concert

  The annual free music concerts styled Summer Thursdays (sommartorsdagarna) kick off this Thursday in the Swedish city of Borås with Ugandan-Swedish singer Sabina Ddumba on stage. Ddumba, 23, is one of Sweden’s popular singers with 2015 hits like ‘Effortless’ and ‘Not Too Young’ and her album Homeward Bound released last year.   Her music is reportedly influenced by Ugandan nursery rhymes […]

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Jun
26

China pledges $15 billion to Ghana’s development agenda

China has pledged some $15 billion to fund Ghana massive economic transformation agenda, with the likelihood that a further $4 billion would be committed for various development projects across the country. The commitment by the Chinese is based on a financing module presented by the government of Ghana, seeking for partnerships to fund its development agenda, leveraging on […]

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Jun
24

US-based Bong Miners visit Liberia

Messages of commendation have been pouring in to members of a delegation of the Association of Bong Miners (ABM-USA), who recently returned to the United States following a nine-day (May 1-10) visit to Liberia, which included a three-day tour of Bong Mines and its surrounding.   The delegation, headed by Benedict Philips and M. Amadu Sirleaf, was […]

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Jun
22

Sarfo joins Swedish champions in record deal

  Ghanaian midfielder Kingsley Sarfo has joined Swedish football champions Malmo FF in a deal said to be the biggest between two Swedish clubs.   Sarfo made his name in Sirius’ first match of the season – a 2-0 crushing of Djurgarden in which he scored twice in two minutes – and since then has been one of […]

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