• SGI Dubai 2019: Driving digital signage in Africa

    Tuesday, December 11, 2018

      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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  • Bambwa: an African investment opportunity

    Monday, December 10, 2018

    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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  • YAS!: A platform for young African entrepreneurs

    Saturday, December 8, 2018

    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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  • Liberia, UK sign maritime agreement

    Friday, December 7, 2018

    The Liberia Maritime Authority (LMA) and the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) have signed an agreement that, among others, strengthens Liberia’s role as a leading and competitive maritime nation. The Agreement for Cooperation was finalised by the two institutions on the margins of the recent 121st session of the World Maritime Organization (WMO) in London. […]

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  • Kipoche, Ibarguen are IAAF Athletes of the Year

    Thursday, December 6, 2018

    Kenyan marathon runner Eliud Kipchoge and Colombian long jumper Caterine Ibarguen were named International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Male and Female Athlete of the Year at the federation’s end of year award ceremony here on Tuesday. Kipchoge won the Berlin Marathon in 2:01:39 in September, improving the previous world record by 1 minute and […]

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News

Sep
30

Nordic Africa Days held in Swedish city of Uppsala

The Nordic Africa Days (NAD) 2018 ended on Friday, September 21, having welcomed 260 scholars from more than 40 countries to Uppsala, Sweden. In the 33 panels, participants discussed perspectives on this year’s theme, African Mobilities – reshaping narratives and practices of circulation and exchange. “We are very proud to have brought together so many […]

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Sep
29

Goitom goals propel AIK to Swedish title

Henok Goitom was on target Thursday as AIK beat Gothenburg 2-0 in a 23rd round encounter in the Swedish football premiership. This was the Eritrean strikers’s 12th goal for the season as league leader AIK, take joint steps every week to winning the tittle. Seven matches are left in the competition. The AIK skipper is […]

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Sep
28

Digital transformation in tourism is a priority

World Tourism Day 2018 was observed in Budapest, Hungary on Thursday (27 September 2018) with the official celebration focusing on the digital transformation in tourism, a World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) priority. The event examined how investment in new technology provides the sector with opportunities for innovation. Introducing a new seminar-based format, the official celebration provided […]

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Sep
28

Egypt: Swedish Institute to be relocated

Sweden has terminated the contract with Egypt on the establishment of the Swedish Institute in Alexandria. However, dialogue activities as such will continue. Due to practical difficulties, such as the rental agreement being terminated and limited travel links to Alexandria, the Swedish Government has decided to relocate the institute. The plan is to move the […]

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Sep
27

Six African coaches vie for place at Arsenal school

A panel of judges from Arsenal Football Club and its official online money transfer partner, WorldRemit, have selected six coaches from across Africa as finalists in their new Future Stars coaching progamme. These final six coaches will now compete in a public vote for the chance to attend an exclusive training programme with Arsenal Soccer […]

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Sep
26

Russia, Africa to talk trade and investment in November

Africa, with its growing and diversifying economies, has become one of the most exciting investment destinations globally. Foreign direct investments coming into Africa continue to rise, making the continent a focus of much international attention from a wide range of players. Squeezed between the United States and European Union sanctions, Russia has reinforced its commitment […]

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Sep
25

Sweden: Burkinabe farmer among winners of top award

The laureates of this year’s Right Livelihood Award, widely known as the ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’, were announced Monday in Stockholm, Sweden. The 2018 Honorary Award goes to anti-corruption champions Thelma Aldana (Guatemala) & Iván Velásquez (Colombia) “for their innovative work in exposing abuse of power and prosecuting corruption, thus rebuilding people’s trust in public institutions.” […]

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Sep
25

Gender equality vital for peace and security

Gender equality is a stronger predictor of peace than a country’s GDP or its level of democracy. As the proportion of women in a country’s legislature increases, the country is less likely to use force in foreign relations, less likely to have human rights abuses against its own people, and less likely to have civil […]

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Sep
24

Norway gives more money to emergency fund for Africa

Norway is providing a further NOK 60 million($7.3m) to the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa because ‘the loss of thousands of lives on the journey across the Sahara and the Mediterranean is a terrible tragedy’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide. The EU Emergency Trust Fund for stability and addressing root causes […]

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Sep
23

Top politician to address US-based Liberian journalists

Liberian opposition leader Alexander Cummings will serve as keynote speaker for the annual benefit banquet of the US-based Association of Liberian Journalists in the Americas’ (ALJA) slated for early next month. Mr. Cummings was the presidential candidate for the Alternative National Congress in the country’s last election. The banquet is part of activities put together […]

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