• Liberia, Niron sign Guinean iron ore export deal

    Thursday, April 18, 2019

      Liberia and UK-based Niron Metals have signed a Memorandum of Understanding regarding the passage through Liberia of iron ore from the Zogota iron ore deposit in the Republic of Guinea.    The MOU relates to the use of existing rail and port infrastructure in Liberia. The signing of the MOU follows the joint vision […]

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  • US to invest $1 billion in African women

    Thursday, April 18, 2019

      David Bohigian, Acting President and CEO of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Government’s development finance institution, and Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump announced on Tuesday the launch of OPIC’s 2X Africa initiative to support investment in women in Africa.   The announcement was made during a U.S. Government delegation to the country.   […]

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  • Football: More African goals in Sweden

    Tuesday, April 16, 2019

    African players were on the score-sheet in seven of the eight matches of Sweden’s top football league, Allsvenskan, played over the weekend. Nigerian forward Samuel Nnamani grabbed an 80th minute equalizer as Eskilstuna held Orebro to a 1-1 draw while his compatriot, right back Godswill Ekpolo struck from close range as Hacken walloped Falkenberg 3-0. […]

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  • Promoting Gambian music in Nordic countries

    Monday, April 15, 2019

    Norway-based Gambia House will launch its Nordic Artist Residency Scheme on April 19 in Oslo, the Norwegian capital. It will feature Gambian artists living in the Nordic region.  According to info sent to Nordic Africa News, the “Artists Residency is a space for reflection, planning and a way forward to promote Gambian Music” and will […]

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  • Lawrence’s death: Liberian government must be blamed

    Monday, April 15, 2019

    Under Ex-President Ellen Sirleaf’s regime, the suspicious deaths of two prominent figures, a lawyer and an opposition politician, by ‘drowning’ in the Atlantic Ocean, stood out. Now in just a little over one year into the new George Weah’s regime, it too, is fast gaining a reputation for itself in the wake of sudden deaths […]

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News

Feb
18

African strikers on target in Swedish Cup

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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Feb
18

Tourism in Africa grew last year

International tourist arrivals worldwide grew 6% in 2018, totaling 1.4 billion, particularly recording an increase of 7 percent in the African region, according to the latest World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) World Tourism Barometer. UNWTO’s long term forecast issued in 2010 indicated the 1.4 billion mark would be reached in 2020, yet the remarkable growth of international […]

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Feb
18

Stenvinkel is new secretary general of Forum Syd

Anna Stenvinkel will take over as the next secretary general of Sweden’s largest civil society platform, Forum Syd on February 25. Stenvinkel enters her position at Forum Syd in a time when civil society needs courage and resilience facing a world wide trend of attacks on human rights organisations and activists.  “It’s amazing to have recruited […]

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Feb
17

Celebrating a birthday by giving to the less fortunate

A few days ago on February 12, Ms. Kutu Kamara, a Liberian residing in the UK celebrated her birthday and she did it in a special way, just as was the case last year. Ms. Kamara made a generous donation of cash, some bags of rice, oil, among others, to an orphanage in her native […]

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Feb
14

Sweden’s statement of foreign policy for 2019

On 13 February, Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström presented the 2019 Statement of Foreign Policy in the Swedish Parliament, Riksdag: Mr/Madam Speaker, Honourable Members, Representatives of the Diplomatic Corps, Ladies and Gentlemen,   Sweden’s security begins in Europe. EU cooperation gives us peace, stability and growth. It is also crucial in tackling the threat of […]

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Feb
13

Professor: Racism in Sweden is a political problem

The question of structural discrimination and racism in Sweden is a political problem that must be tackled, first and foremost, politically, says a social science professor at one of Sweden’s prestigious university. Speaking recently to RT, Adrian Groglopo of Gothenburg University said this problem must be addressed in different ways as it is worse to […]

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Feb
12

Agenda of the new leadership of Liberian Swedish Assoc.

The new leadership of the Liberian Swedish Association (LSA) has created an agenda which we believe will help us to better serve the LSA community and make meaningful contributions in Liberia, especially to children living in deplorable conditions, writes LSA President David Ford. Item 1. Unite and strengthen the bond between Liberians living in Sweden […]

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Feb
12

Why Switzerland’s war crimes unit dragging its feet

Seven years after Switzerland’s war crimes office was established, it still has not completed any cases and one of its detainees has been in jail for more than four years without trial. What’s behind the inaction?  Prosecutor Laurence Boillat is a former head of the war crimes unit who says she was fired for thinking […]

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Feb
11

Njie: Africans are targets for racial abuse in Sweden

Preparations are well on the way for a February 23 demonstration, expected to be attended by thousands, against violence and discrimination by police and other law enforcement agents against people of African descent living in Sweden.   The event will now be held at Kunsträdgarden, a park in central Stockholm, not Sergels Torg as has […]

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Feb
9

African oil summit slated for Equatorial Guinea

The African Energy Chamber has endorsed the APPO Cape VII Congress and Exhibition to be held in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea on April 2-5. Hosted by the African Petroleum Producers Organization (APPO) under the auspices of President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, the summit will include a first-level meeting of oil ministers from the four corners of the […]

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