• Sweden: Sierra Leoneans raise funds for flood victims

    Tuesday, August 15, 2017

    The Organization of Sierra Leoneans in Sweden (ORSLIS) has started a campaign to raise funds for the victims of the flood and mudslide which left over 300 dead and thousands displaced on Monday in Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone. According to information posted on the organization’s facebook page money generated from the gofundme campaign will go toward helping victims who are in […]

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  • Tourism – a tool for development

    Monday, August 14, 2017

    This year’s World Tourism Day, held on 27 September, will be focused on Sustainable Tourism – a Tool for Development. Celebrated in line with the 2017 International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, the Day will be dedicated to exploring the contribution of tourism to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). World Tourism Day has been […]

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  • Online platform to mentor African women launched

    Sunday, August 13, 2017

    Tanzania Women of Achievement (TWA) on Thursday launched Twaa Mentorship, an online portal and mobile app designed to provide mentorship and learning on the go for girls and women in Africa. Twaa Mentorship is the result of TWA’s continued work in transformation programs for women and girls that started in 2009 with the mission to improve lives, […]

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  • Obasi scores twice in return to Swedish football league

    Friday, August 11, 2017

      Nigerian striker Chinedu Obasi celebrated his return to Sweden by scoring twice and providing an assist as 2nd-placed AIK whipped Sirius 4-1 in an 18th round match of the country’s top football championship.   Obasi, who re-joined AIK during the summer after a stint in China, raised the curtains with a 7th minute penalty and added his second […]

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  • Danish companies establish African infrastructure fund

    Thursday, August 10, 2017

    A.P. Moller Holding, a Danish company, has together with PKA, PensionDanmark and Lægernes Pension launched a new infrastructure fund with a focus on Africa. The fund has received commitments of $550 million from anchor investors. The new fund will focus on investments in infrastructure in Africa to support sustainable economic growth in the region while delivering […]

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Apr
23

Liberia: EMOL launches aspirants’ debate forum

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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Apr
22

20 million people at risk of famine

The statistics are only getting worse. Nearly 20 million people across four countries are currently at risk of famine. This includes 1.6 million children who are already considered “severely malnourished.” If food does not arrive soon, the numbers of deaths across Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia and northern Nigeria will soon begin to skyrocket. The world […]

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Apr
19

African goals in Swedish football leagues

The third round of the Swedish football premiership, the Allsvenskan, last week saw African players in scoring form. Nigerian midfielder Michael Omoh broke the deadlock when he pounced on a loose ball in the 34th minute to put 2nd-placed Orebro ahead in a 2-1 win over Ostersund while Sierra Leonean marksman Alhassan Kamara hit the net after 26 minutes […]

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Apr
19

Botswana is Africa’s most investment-friendly country

Botswana is the most attractive economy for investments flowing into the African continent, according to the latest African Investment Index 2016 by Quantum Global’s independent research arm, Quantum Global Research Lab. According to the Index, Botswana scores highly based on a range of factors that include improved credit rating, current account ratio, import cover and ease of doing […]

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Apr
18

Nigeria to establish diaspora commission

Nigerians living outside the country have praised the passing of the Diaspora Commission Bill by their country’s senate. The bill, after President Mohammadu Buhari has assented to it, provides for the establishment of the Nigerian Citizens in Diaspora Commission to ensure the protection of Nigerians in Diaspora, and promote and facilitate their effective participation in economic, political […]

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Apr
17

African female footballers in Sweden

  A number of female African footballers are plying their trade this season in the Swedish football championship which started over the weekend.   Nigerian defender Faith Ikidi is in her 8th season in the Damallsvenskan, Sweden’s top female football league. The 30-year-old is on the books of Pitea.   Malawian Tabitha Chawinga and Ghana’s Elizabeth Addo […]

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Apr
17

Economic growth remains strong in East Africa

  East Africa’s economy has continued to grow despite the adverse effects of drought being felt across the region according to ICAEW’s (the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) latest report.   In Economic Insight: Africa Q1 2017 launched Thursday, the accountancy and finance body points out that authorities from various East African […]

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Apr
15

Meet the winners of the New African Woman Awards

The fearless Gambian human rights activist won New African Woman magazine’s Woman of the Year Award at the their award ceremony that took place in Dakar on Thursday night. Fatoumatta Jallow-Tambajan was instrumental in galvanising the opposition that eventually beat long-term now exiled leader Yahya Jammeh. Held at a glitzy Gala Dinner at the Terrou-Bi hotel […]

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Apr
12

UK: Liberian union elects officers at annual meeting

  The Union of Liberian Organisations in the United Kingdom (ULO-UK) hosted its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on March 25 in Northampton at which it held election for officers of the AGM and the management committee for the next two years.   In keeping with the union’s constitution, the meeting was convened to allow the leadership to report on the […]

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Apr
11

Eritreans in public meetings to promote development

Eritrean nationals residing in Sweden, Australia and the US held public diplomacy activities aimed at promoting Eritrea’s national development endeavors. The members of the People’s Front for Democracy and Justice (PFDJ) branch in Sweden held a meeting on 25 and 26 March in the city of Gothenburg under the theme “Strengthening PFDJ: For Foreseeable Vision”. Yonas Manna, […]

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