• German pressure on other former colonial rulers

    Wednesday, December 1, 2021

    By Johan Sävström Long ignored, colonial crimes are now in the spotlight. Germany is leading the way in admitting its guilt but it remains unfinished business, according to Nordic Africa Institute (NAI) researcher Henning Melber. The new book Kritik des deutschen Kolonialismus (‘Critique of German Colonialism’) deals with Germany´s colonial history. Co-editor Henning Melber is […]

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  • Africa, China conference focuses on trade and security

    Monday, November 29, 2021

    The 8th Ministerial Conference of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) opened on Sunday in Senegal’s capital, Dakar with trade and security being the main topics on the agenda. Senegal’s Foreign Minister Aissata Tall Sall told the opening session that China’s help toward bringing peace to the Sahel region is welcome. “We would like China’s influence […]

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  • Recurrent expenditure tops Liberia’s $785m 2022 budget

    Thursday, November 25, 2021

    By Seltue Karweaye Sr. The importance of sensible and prudent budgetary allocations cannot be overemphasized as the budget itself is an expression of public policy. It is the major economic policy instrument that indicates a government’s priority and is also a tool to correct anomalies and inequities within the society. An efficient budgetary system is […]

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  • From 2021 to 2022: Africa’s cybersecurity outlook

    Monday, November 22, 2021

    There are several trends that have dominated the African cybersecurity landscape in 2021. The continent remains a point of investment interest as connectivity and mobility continue to grow – with only 38% of the population connected, there is massive opportunity compared with developed markets. This situation has seen a subsequent surge in investor attention, particularly […]

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  • Brussels Airlines keeps focus on Africa

    Saturday, November 20, 2021

    As a consequence of the COVID-19 crisis, Brussels Airlines accelerated and intensified in 2020 its transformation plan Reboot Plus, in order to pave the way for a future-proof company that is able to face the competition, with a sound and healthy cost structure.    After the restructuring, the company started the second phase of its Reboot Plus plan: the […]

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Jun
5

Essay competition for Swedish students

Students at Swedish colleges and universities can submit essays to the Gender Equality Authority and compete for SEK 25,000.  The competition runs until 31 August.  Essays must be written in Swedish, Norwegian, Danish or English and in any discipline, and must have a clear connection to Sweden’s gender equality policy. “One of our basic assignments […]

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Jun
1

Uganda: Tunga hub for Kampala coding community

African-Dutch ICT company Tunga opened on May 27 her brand-new office in Kampala, Uganda. Tunga, founded in 2015, helps European and US companies meet their IT-needs through outsourcing and remote development by cooperating with Africa’s talent network.  The company is growing and so is the talent pool. The opening act of the Tunga Hub was performed by the Dutch Ambassador in Uganda H.E. […]

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May
30

Experts, others discuss climate change in Africa

Climate scientists from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and leading African research institutions met virtually on May 26 and 27 to discuss climate change in Africa. The conference was held under the theme, The Work, Activities and Findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) —Significance and Implications for Africa. Scientists, academics, […]

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May
25

Sweden to host UN environmental conference

Sweden and Kenya today jointly presented a resolution for adoption by the UN General Assembly that lays the foundation for the international UN conference, ‘Stockholm+50: a healthy planet for the prosperity of all – our responsibility, our opportunity’. Sweden will host Stockholm+50, to be held in its capital city, Stockholm on June 2–3 next year. […]

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May
24

Apply for 2021 Africa’s Business Heroes Competition

The “Africa’s Business Heroes” (ABH) prize competition will close applications for its third annual edition on June 7. Thousands of entrepreneurs from across Africa have already submitted their applications and are vying for a chance to become one of Africa’s Business Heroes. At a time when many businesses are reeling from the impact of Covid-19, […]

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May
18

Swiss court to give verdict in Liberian war crimes trial

The Swiss Federal Criminal Court announced today that the verdict in the war crimes trial of Liberian suspect Alieu Kosiah will be rendered on June 18.  Kosiah pleaded not guilty, and the federal prosecutor requested a 20-year prison sentence.  Kosiah, former ULIMO commander, stood trial in Bellinzona, Switzerland, for four weeks in December 2020 and […]

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May
17

Jump-starting Africa’s economic transformation

The African energy sector continues to solidify partnerships with German investors and technology with the aim of leading energy businesses from Germany, Europe and across the African continent. From upstream to downstream, Africa’s energy sector must accelerate its transition to net-zero, continue to adopt new technologies and start to embrace digitization and decentralization over the […]

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May
13

Kuwait’s Al-Sumait Prize calls for nominations

Kuwait’s Al-Sumait Prize for African Development in January called for nominations for its 2021 award in the Health category. Nominations for the US $1 million prize must be received by Al-Sumait’s Prize Office no later than June 30. Al-Sumait Prize, health category, is open to individuals and organizations delivering pioneering and high-impact contributions to solving […]

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May
10

Orange leads solar panel deployment across Africa

Orange, one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators, is accelerating its solar projects in Africa and the Middle East to reduce its carbon footprint to zero by 2040. Across the entire region, many sites are not connected to the electricity grid and when they are, the quality of the grid often requires alternative backup solutions. […]

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May
8

African human rights vs.Western human rights

By Thomas C. Mountain If you ask those of us living in Africa, almost all of us willtell you that the “human rights” that matter most are those that are basic to the right to life: food, water, shelter, medical care and education for our children. If you and your family are cold, hungry, sick […]

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