• ‘Increased aid does not reduce migration’

    Monday, December 11, 2017

    The European Union (EU) wants to increase aid to African countries, but on condition that they take action to prevent migration to Europe. This approach is cynical and does not reduce migration, according to Lisa Åkesson, a researcher at Nordic Africa Institute (NAI), who participated in a recent seminar in Stockholm, Sweden, linked to last […]

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  • Millions of Africans are internally displaced

    Sunday, December 10, 2017

    As the world focuses its attention on preventing irregular migration and protecting refugees coming out of Africa, the displacement that happens behind its own borders persists at an alarming rate. A new report by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) and the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) reveals that since the beginning of 2017, 2.7 million […]

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  • WorldRemit targets 5 million customers in Africa

    Saturday, December 9, 2017

    Leading digital money transfer service WorldRemit has raised $40m to drive its next phase of global growth, aiming to serve 10 million customers connected to emerging markets. Half of these customers will be in Africa.    As part of the expansion, WorldRemit will enable customers in Africa to transfer money to 148 countries as easily as […]

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  • Sweden’s position on US statement about Jerusalem

    Thursday, December 7, 2017

    The Government deeply regrets the US statement about Jerusalem. The UN has given Jerusalem a special legal and political status, which the Security Council has called upon the international community to respect. There is a risk that this statement may lead to strong reactions and greater instability in an already turbulent region, and have long-term […]

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  • Sirleaf: National memories must unify Liberians

    Wednesday, December 6, 2017

    On the shoulders of the intersection of Broad and Buchanan Streets in Monrovia, the Liberian capital, sits a 174-year old building painted in dominant white with dotted brown curvy designs on every side. That’s the National Museum of Liberia- a historic and cultural asset that shriveled in ruins for many years.  The structure, representative of […]

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Aug
28

Sweden-based institute to digitize Tanzanian documents

It started with a conversation at a conference and ended up as a UNESCO project at the Sweden-based Nordic Africa Institute (NAI).The collaboration with UNESCO and the National Archives of Tanzania, as part of the larger Tanzania Heritage Archives Project (TAHAP), means that unique documents are digitized at the institute.   The documents housed at […]

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Aug
27

Hate speech stirs trouble in Burundi

Next month, the Commission of Enquiry on Burundi, established by the UN Human Rights Council, is due to deliver its final report on abuses in the central African state and to make a judgement as to whether these abuses, including killings, torture, and abduction, amount to international crimes. The commission has highlighted the prevalence of hate speech in […]

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Aug
26

More people living with HIV in Liberia

With the national HIV prevalence at 2.1%, the National AIDS Commission of Liberia has reported an increase in the number of persons living with HIV in Liberia from about 33,000 persons to 43,200 persons.    According to the National AIDS Commission, the new figure represents Spectrum 2017 Estimates finalized and published by the National AIDS […]

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Aug
25

Sweden: Turay scores twice for Ekilstuna in surprise win

  Sierra Leonean striker Mohammed Buya Turay was on target two times last weekend as relegation-bound Athletic Ekilstuna collected a surprise 3-1 win over  defending champions and league leaders, Malmo in the 20th round of the Swedish football premiership, known as Allsvenskan.   Turay, who is being eyed by a number of top Swedish sides, raised the curtain early through a 5th […]

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Aug
23

BRICS’ bank opens regional center in Africa

The New Development Bank (NDB) officially opened its Africa Regional Center (ARC) in Johannesburg, South Africa on Thursday, August 17. According to a release by the NDB, the bank is aiming to establish the ARC as an important contributor to sustainable infrastructure development in South Africa and as a useful participant in the development agenda of the continent. […]

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Aug
22

Sweden’s prime minister speaks on the future of work

  Ms President, Director-General, Your Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, Thank you for inviting me to this important event. It is a great honour to serve as co-chair of this Global Commission on the Future of Work. Access to decent work is fundamental for all women and men. I got my first job in the early […]

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Aug
20

Neighbors carry burden of South Sudan’s refugees

More than a million South Sudanese refugees have now crossed the border into Uganda in what is the world’s fastest-growing refugee crisis. Analysts say the chances of forging peace are becoming slimmer and so the war and the flow of desperate people is set to continue, further straining an already struggling aid operation. An average […]

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Aug
15

Sweden: Sierra Leoneans raise funds for flood victims

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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Aug
14

Tourism – a tool for development

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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Aug
13

Online platform to mentor African women launched

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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