• Fellowships for young African food entrepreneurs

    Saturday, October 19, 2019

    The World Food Prize Foundation (WFPF) and the newly launched World Hunger Fighters Foundation (WHFF) are partnering to provide year-long fellowships for young African food innovators and entrepreneurs.  The WHFF will award annual Borlaug-Adesina Fellowships to young Africans to develop new technologies, champion public policy, and develop viable businesses in the field of agriculture. The […]

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  • Governments must fulfill global commitments

    Thursday, October 17, 2019

    Last month three hundred people from 80 countries and 203 civil society organisations participated in the People’s Assembly 2019 in the UN Church Center in New York.   There were many representatives from social movements fighting for justice at the local level. They analyzed the people’s perspectives and challenged heads of state attending the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) […]

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  • Nobel laureate Mukwege to speak at event in Linköping

    Tuesday, October 15, 2019

    Nobel Peace Prize Winner Denis Mukwege will on Monday, October 21 speak  at the Pentecostal Church in the Swedish city of Linköping during a charity event under the theme, One Day of Peace. Dr. Mukwege, who is also a Pentecostal priest received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2018 for his work for raped and mutilated women […]

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  • UK-based group holds concert to help Liberian kids

    Monday, October 14, 2019

    Music for Liberia, a United Kingdom (UK)-based organization, will hold its annual charity concert on November 2 in London at the Farm Street Church for the benefit of Liberian children.  Proceeds from this concert will benefit the children at Mother Blessing’s Home in Mount Barclay, outside Monrovia, the Liberian capital. “The concert is a celebration of music […]

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  • Sweden: Anti-racist Liberty Parade held in Malmo

    Monday, October 14, 2019

    The Afro-Swedes Forum for Justice on Wednesday October 9 held its 3rd annual Liberty Parade in the Swedish city of Malmo to honor and remember all those who were enslaved during the transatlantic slave trade and who lived under racial suppression throughout history.    Hundreds participated in the parade carrying placards, flags, etc and they were […]

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News

Jul
30

Africa’s 1st petroleum management program

  Dedicated to developing strong local skills and capacities across Africa’s energy value chain, the African Energy Chamber is collaborating with the Institute for Petroleum Development at the University of Austin, Texas (US), to bring its comprehensive international training program to Cape Town in South Africa on 14-25 October. This International Petroleum Management Program (IPMP) […]

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Jul
25

Million-euro fund for German business in Africa

The Germany Africa Business Forum (GABF) has launched a multi-million Euro funding commitment to invest in German energy startups that focus on Africa. The funding commitment, which pledges funds to German startups with exposure to African energy projects, will be the first such intra-regional initiative. The GABF aims to strengthen investment ties between Germany and […]

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Jul
25

Liberia at 172: What are we celebrating?

Liberia, by any standard, is a blessed nation. With abundant natural resources, talented population, good climate, you wonder why it is occupying the unenviable position it is amongst the countries of the world after the post-Independence brief spell as an internationally acclaimed African country, Seltue Karweaye writes. Liberia has more natural resources than most emerging […]

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Jul
24

New director for Nordic Africa Institute

The Swedish Government has appointed a new director of the Nordic Africa Institute (NAI). Therése Sjömander Magnusson, who has a PhD in international water issues, was appointed last week to replace Iina Soiri, who has served in the position for the last six years. She takes office on October 1. Magnusson has many years of experience […]

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Jul
23

Ghanaian club wins Gothia Puma Trophy in Sweden

Two fan favourites took to the field to clash in the final of the Boys’ Gothia Puma Trophy where Ghana’s Right to Dream and Nigeria’s TikiTaka Academy played each other for the first time since the final two years ago where Right to Dream became victorious. “Words can’t describe how I feel right now”, says […]

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Jul
22

Norway continues to assist DR Congo ebola victims

“The Ebola outbreak in DR Congo is serious. We are therefore sending equipment and a team of experts to the country,” Norway’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Soreide has said. Earlier this week, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo a global health emergency. The outbreak […]

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Jul
22

UK praises Liberia’s press freedom law

The minister for development at the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) has praised Liberia for passing a law decriminalizing free speech and expression. In the opening address at a panel on “Press Freedom, Development and Democracy in Africa” as part of the Global Media Conference held recently in London, Harriett Baldwin reminded the delegates about the […]

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Jul
19

OPEC fund to focus on low income countries

The highest policy-making body of the OPEC Fund for International (OFID), the Ministerial Council, held its 40th Annual Session in Vienna, Austria, and approved the general principles of OFID’s new Strategic Framework. The new strategy affirms OFID’s commitment to providing support to developing countries – especially low-income countries – in an increasingly complex and challenging […]

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Jul
17

Ghanaian team favorite to win Gothia Puma Trophy

  Right to Dream from Ghana is back, playing for another gold medal in Gothia Puma Trophy in Sweden. And after the second day the future of the tournament looks bright, with two wins out of two for the boys from Ghana. Right to Dream is pleasing the crowd with their quick moving and cooperative […]

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Jul
16

President Weah says Liberia is open for business

“Liberia is hospitable and open for sincere business,” the country’s president has assured investors. President George Weah added that  “We are going to work with you sincerely and honestly”. Observing the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Government of Liberia and the joint Corporation of Fortescue Metals Group and Al Maktoum Company […]

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