• Sweden hosts top meeting on displaced children

    Friday, April 28, 2017

    On 24 April, a high-level meeting on displaced children was held in the Swedish Parliament, the Riksdag. It was organised by the Ombudsman for Children in Sweden, the Children’s Welfare Foundation Sweden and the Riksdag. Sweden’s Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality Åsa Regnér was one of the keynote speakers at the meeting, […]

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  • Stakeholders discuss Africa’s tourism potential

    Wednesday, April 26, 2017

    The capital city of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, recently hosted the 59th Meeting of the UNWTO Commission for Africa. Held between 18-21 April, the Commission included a High-level Meeting on Chinese Outbound Tourism to Africa, where regional representatives debated the potential that the sector brings to the continent. Attended by 21 tourism ministers from the African continent, […]

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  • Vice President Boakai frowns on media smear campaign

    Tuesday, April 25, 2017

    Liberia’s Vice President, Joseph N. Boakai, Sr. is urging the Liberian media to be robust and objective in exposing societal ills in the country by reporting nothing but the truth. Vice President Boakai said truth telling based on research and the verification of facts on the part of journalists in their coverage of happenings in […]

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  • Our role in Security Council is to prevent conflicts

    Monday, April 24, 2017

    We live in troubled times. The terrorist attack on Drottninggatan in Stockholm just a few days ago will leave us with a permanent scar. The fight against extremism and terrorism must remain at the top of the international community’s agenda. The challenges of our times require international cooperation, and Sweden has an important role to […]

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  • Liberia: EMOL launches aspirants’ debate forum

    Sunday, April 23, 2017

    The Emancipation Movement of Liberia, Inc. (EMOL) said it is launching it Aspirant’s Forum (AF) to serve as a platform for candidates to debate.  The forum will allow candidates, particularly those vying for the presidency to point out what wrong with Liberia and why. How individual candidate intends to fix the why and how the […]

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News

Jan
19

Sustained growth in international tourism

    2016 was the seventh consecutive year of sustained growth following the 2009 global economic and financial crisis. A comparable sequence of uninterrupted solid growth has not been recorded since the 1960s. As a result, 300 million more international tourists travelled the world in 2016 as compared to the pre-crisis record in 2008. International […]

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Jan
17

A golden opportunity for an African journalist

African Press Organization (APO), the press release distribution service dedicated to Africa and the Middle East, and the global leader in media relations related to Africa and Middle East, will award one African journalist with a round trip ticket and accommodation to cover the Annual Investment Meeting (AIM)  – one of the world’s largest events […]

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Jan
16

Male circumcision bad for urinary tract

New research from Denmark shows that circumcised boys have a higher risk of developing urinal tract issues – particularly meatus stenosis, an abnormal narrowing of the urethral opening. According to the research, compiled by Morten Frisch and Jacob Simonsen from the State Serum Institute (SSI), circumcised boys have a 26 times higher chance of developing […]

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Jan
15

10 Nordic-based African players in Cup of Nations

  Ten of the players featuring in the Total African Cup of Nations, which began Saturday with hosts Gabon drawing 1-1 against debutants Guinea Bissau, ply their trade in the Nordic countries.   Ivory Coast is putting up a defense of its crown with a team made of goalkeeper Sayouba Mande from Norweigan club Stabek while Guinea Bissau’s Francisco Santos Junior plays […]

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Jan
14

Finland: Illegal immigrants create security concerns

  Unsuccessful asylum seekers who choose to stay in the country illegally have raised concerns among security authorities in Finland, reveals Päivi Nerg, the permanent secretary at the Ministry of the Interior.   She added in an interview with Helsingin Sanomat that unsuccessful asylum seekers who disappear before returning to their country of origin are a […]

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Jan
12

World Bank predicts global economic growth

Global economic growth is forecast to accelerate moderately to 2.7 percent in 2017 after a post-crisis low last year as obstacles to activity recede among emerging market and developing economy commodity exporters, while domestic demand remains solid among emerging and developing commodity importers, the World Bank said in a report released on Tuesday. Growth in […]

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Jan
11

SAS among world’s safest airlines

The annual report from Airline Ratings has rated the Scandinavian airline SAS as being among the safest airlines in the skies. The report, which ranked 425 airlines from around the world, had SAS among the 20 safest airlines. “We are really pleased and proud that we are in the top 20 safest airlines in the […]

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Jan
9

Over 50 entries for African enterpreneurship award

More than 50 projects from 13 African countries were submitted as entries for the African Finance and Investment (AFIF) Entrepreneurship award with the winner to be announced in February.   EMRC and Rabobank, which are the organizers and sponsors of the award,  are evaluating the projects and will announce the top four and five this week, Ines Marques, senior […]

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Jan
7

Senegal diaspora granted 15 seats in parliament

Representatives from Senegal’s diaspora will be granted almost 10% of seats in parliament, lawmakers said on Tuesday, underlining the key role that migrants play in the west African nation’s economy. More than half a million Senegalese live outside their homeland, sending back more than $1.64bn a year in remittances to their families, according to International […]

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Jan
7

Liberia could return to war- CRS survey

Half of all Liberians think their West African nation could plunge back into conflict more than a decade after civil war ended, due to widespread corruption and rows over land, an aid agency said on Thursday. Systemic corruption in the public sector, disputes over landownership and high rates of youth unemployment were cited by Liberians […]

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