• UK to invest £30m in African projects

    Friday, February 22, 2019

    The UK is set to inject up to £30 million into prosperity and security projects across Africa as it steps up its investment in the continent, Minister of State for Africa Harriett Baldwin has announced Thursday 21. The funding boost comes as Britain signs a new strategic partnership with the African Union, strengthening the engagement […]

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  • Books: Trilogy on bi-racial relationships in Sweden

    Wednesday, February 20, 2019

    A trilogy of e-books, entitled Not Always the Best of Both Worlds, that discusses the issue of bi-racial relationships in Sweden has been published by a Cameroonian-born writer residing in Sweden. Author Fokumlah Nchungong notes that “the idea of me writing these books stems from the fact that I have two sons who are biracial. […]

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  • Maka Why, a hit among music lovers

    Wednesday, February 20, 2019

    Ever since its release last month, Maka Why, an afrobeat single by Nigerian singer Latoria featuring Njol, a Sweden-based artist with Gambian heritage, is gradually making waves on popular music streaming sites. Maka Why, a love song with blend of Pidgin English and English, released by Peacerow Group, has garnered thousands of streams on sportify and […]

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  • Libya: Migrant workers forced to look elsewhere

    Tuesday, February 19, 2019

    After years of civil conflict and political mismanagement, oil-rich Libya is on the verge of economic collapse. It can hardly look after its own financially struggling citizens, let alone its migrant workforce, who have become vulnerable to extortion, kidnapping, and other abuses. Philip Badou, a Ghanaian pastor who has lived in Tripoli for the past 25 years […]

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  • African strikers on target in Swedish Cup

    Monday, February 18, 2019

    Three African players were on the score-sheet over the weekend in the Swedish Cup, a competition that features clubs from various tiers of Swedish football. Nigerian striker Samuel Nnamani grabbed the opener as Ekilstuna thrashed Assyriska Turabdin 4-0.   Gambian youngster Zakaria Sawo provided a consolation as his side, Rosengård went down to Brommapojkarna 3-1.   In […]

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Dec
18

US court gives all-clear for war crimes trial of Liberian suspect

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania ruled Friday, December 14 that extrajudicial killing, torture, crimes against humanity and war crimes claims can proceed against Philadelphia resident Moses Thomas, a former Colonel in the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL). The ruling is based on two U.S. statutes: the Torture Victim Protection Act […]

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Dec
18

Africa: Colonial structures persist within academia

“Colonialist structures still shape education, starting from primary school,” says Nordic Africa Institute researcher Henning Melber who took part in a roundtable discussion at the Nordic Africa Days in September in Sweden about the importance of the #RhodesMustFall movement and the continued decolonisation of the academia. Nordic Africa Institute

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Dec
17

Sweden’s campaign against sexual exploitation of kids

Each testimony is valuable. Swedes traveling abroad on holiday and observing suspected sexual exploitation of children can turn to the Swedish police with tips. This is the message in the Resekurage campaign, which is now being re-launched, including information on Police’s major passports. Every year hundreds of thousands of Swedes travel abroad. Resekurage is an […]

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Dec
16

The AFRO: First Pan-African Cryptocurrency

AFRO Foundation, a non-governmental organisation based in Geneva, Switzerland, has launched the AFRO, first Pan-African cryptocurrency dedicated to growth and development in Africa. Global leader in mobile money, Africa is now welcoming its first digital currency. Against the backdrop of numerous national currencies affecting trade and growth on the continent, the AFRO provides a reliable, […]

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Dec
15

AMEU President: Liberia must prioritize higher education

The President of the African Methodist Episcopal University (AMEU) Dr. Joseph Isaac is calling for higher education to be prioritized to allow graduates to contribute positively to the socio-economic, technological and developmental advancement of the Liberian society. Dr. Isaac said the higher education section of Liberia must include professional and academic experts into the system […]

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Dec
14

Empower women to help save Africa from climate change

Africa must unlock the power of its women and girls if it is to adapt to climate change, cope with disasters and build its green energy sector. That is the message from African delegates as the world prepares to implement the Paris Agreement on climate change in Katowice, Poland, this week. Research shows that when […]

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Dec
12

Norway’s statement at UN Climate Confab in Poland

Mr. President, Heads of States and Governments, Indigenous Peoples delegations, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen. The signal given from the IPCC special report on 1,5 degrees is loud and clear: the target is still within reach, but the coming years are critical.  We must increase our ambitions by 2020. If not, the goal of the Paris […]

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Dec
11

SGI Dubai 2019: Driving digital signage in Africa

  With the advancement in display technologies, the evolution of LCD, LED, OLED, and super AMOLED, Africa’s digital signage industry is set to grow leaps and bounds.  Several countries in Africa are looking at expanding their retail infrastructure, the healthcare and also the hospitality industries, which in turn will require the latest in digital signage. […]

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Dec
10

Bambwa: an African investment opportunity

Sweden-based Bambwa Group, a firm that “invests and supports Nordic and African growth companies to scale across West and East Africa”, is opening up to new investors. According to info released on Facebook, Bambwa Group is staging presentations in Stockholm, the Swedish capital on December 13 and 17.  The one-hour event will begin at 4pm […]

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Dec
8

YAS!: A platform for young African entrepreneurs

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Accenture announced the launch of YAS! (Youth for Africa and Sustainable Development Goals), a pan-African entrepreneurship portal-platform with a two-day program in Lagos, Nigeria. The portal-platform addresses four main pillars of the entrepreneurship ecosystem: Information, Mentorship, Funding and Network. “Africa’s entrepreneurial space is advancing rapidly – however, success […]

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