• A cryptocurrency accessible outside the internet

    Thursday, February 22, 2018

    Introducing mCoin, the first cryptocurrency accessible on any mobile. mCoin is a unique first of a kind inclusive cryptocurrency that makes it possible for the 3 billion people around the world who don’t have access to the Internet to take advantage of new kinds of services tied to blockchain technology. mCoin is powered by ONEm’s […]

    Read More
  • Africans on target in Swedish Cup

    Wednesday, February 21, 2018

    African strikers proved their worth as the Swedish Cup, comprising of teams from the different tiers of Swedish football, kicked off last weekend. Zimbabwean international Tino Kadewere scored twice as premiership side, Djurgarden trounced Degefors 6-0 while Tunisian Issam Jebali strucked in the 23rd minute as his team Elfborgs suffered lost 3-2 at home to […]

    Read More
  • Sweden, Wikipedia unite to make internet gender equal

    Tuesday, February 20, 2018

    Sweden’s Foreign Ministry and Wikimedia will on March 8 take joint global action to help make the internet more gender equal. Edit-a-thons, aimed at increasing the number of women on Wikipedia, will be organized in parallel in some 50 countries. Foreign Minister Margot Wallström will host #WikiGapSthlm at KTH Royal Institute of Technology. Wikipedia is […]

    Read More
  • 18-year-old Zambian striker joins Swedish club

    Sunday, February 18, 2018

    Top Swedish club Djurgarden IF has signed a four-year contract with 18-year-old Zambian international Edward “the Tiger” Chilufya. A report on the club’s website described the striker and midfielder as a player with many great qualities. Chilufya, who featured prominently for the victorious Zambian Under-20 team that hosted and won the African U-20 Championship last […]

    Read More
  • Africa adopts protocol on rights of the disabled

    Saturday, February 17, 2018

    The newly adopted Protocol to the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights has great potential to strengthen the implementation of universal human rights for 84 million Africans with disabilities, a UN human rights expert has said. “I welcome the African Union’s historic adoption of a Protocol that deals specifically with the rights of people […]

    Read More

News

Nov
21

Football: Chawinga is best female striker in Sweden

Malawian star Tabitha Chawinga has been named the best striker in female football in Sweden after hitting 26 goals in the top league this season. Chawinga, who played for local club Kvarnsveden IK but has now joined Chinese side Jiangsu Suning in a two-year deal, won the award ahead of Stina Blackstenius of France’s Montpellier […]

Read More
Nov
20

Storytelling contest for African journalists

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) in collaboration with ONE and the Elliott family seek entries for the 2018 Michael Elliott Award for Excellence in African Storytelling. In its second year, this prestigious award will honor an up-and-coming journalist in Africa who tells important stories through quality reporting. Mike served as a distinguished editor at […]

Read More
Nov
16

Germany backs renewable energy projects in Africa

KfW, the German Development Bank, and the African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI) announced, on the side lines of the annual Africa Investment Exchange: Power and Renewables Meeting, a new instrument to support renewable energy projects in sub-Saharan Africa that targets small- and mid-scale (up to 50 MW) green power renewable energy projects. The facility is […]

Read More
Nov
15

EMOL: Constitutional crisis must be prevented in Liberia

The Emancipation Movement of Liberia (EMOL) is calling on the National Elections Commission (NEC) to adjudicate all electoral complaints speedily to prevent constitutional crisis in the west African country. It has also warned against the circumvention of constitutional due process and against war mongering. EMOL cautions Liberians to be aware that these false alarms of wars are tactics to […]

Read More
Nov
14

Sweden hosts conference on gender equality

Sweden’s Minister for Gender Equality Åsa Regnér hosted a conference on how gender equality can contribute to fair jobs and growth on 8 November in Gothenburg, Sweden’s 2nd biggest city. Gender equality ministers from the upcoming EU presidencies took part and discussed gender equality in relation to the labour market and overall progress in the […]

Read More
Nov
12

Liberians must avoid self-panic

Open Liberia, a local civil society organization developing a reputation in public policy advocacy, says amid the different political discussions, the public must avoid unwarranted self-panic. A press release issued recently in Monrovia, the Liberian capital, quotes OLiberia’s executive director, Liberian journalist Samuka Konneh as describing disagreement as a normal part of all political processes, […]

Read More
Nov
11

Broadband provider extends service to rural Africa

Konnect Africa, the Eutelsat-owned satellite broadband service provider, has unveiled SmartWIFI, a new hotspot service, as part of its ongoing commitment to bring digital opportunities to Africans. This new service leverages Konnect Africa’s powerful, reliable satellite broadband network to enable sales outlets (retailers, hospitalities, gas stations, etc.) as well as healthcare centres or schools to […]

Read More
Nov
9

Liberia: Supreme Court lauded for upholding law

The Association of Liberian Journalists in the Americas (ALJA) says it supports the Supreme Court of Liberia’s recent injunction which refrained the National Elections Commission (NEC) from conducting the run-off election on November 7. The run-off election for the Liberian presidency had been scheduled between the Coalition for Democratic Change and the ruling Unity Party(UP). Both parties […]

Read More
Nov
7

Dangote pledges $100m to fight malnutrition in Nigeria

The recently concluded Global Nutrition Summit 2017 held in Milan, Italy, convened governments, international agencies, foundations, civil society organisations and businesses to accelerate the global response to malnutrition, an underlying cause of nearly half of all global child deaths. A major highlight of the Summit was the pledge by the Aliko Dangote Foundation to invest US$100 […]

Read More
Nov
6

Strong growth in African tourism

Between January and August 2017, destinations worldwide welcomed 901 million international tourist arrivals (overnight visitors), 56 million more than in the same period of 2016. This corresponds to a robust 7% increase, well above the growth of previous years. With upbeat prospects for the remaining months of the year, 2017 is set to be the […]

Read More