• Borås to host Swedish poetry contest

    Friday, October 19, 2018

    The 6th qualifying rounds of Ortens Poet ( the Suburb’s Poet), a national suburban poetry competition in Sweden will be held at 4pm on Saturday, October 27 at the Navet Science Center in the city of Borås. This will be first time that the contest will be held in Borås, located just an hour’s drive […]

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  • Africa to face increase in illicit drug use

    Wednesday, October 17, 2018

    Sub-Saharan Africa will experience the largest rise in illicit drug users globally in the next three decades. Findings from a forthcoming ENACT research paper forecast that East Africa will be hit the hardest, with the proportion of people using illicit drugs increasing faster than other regions. This spike is due to changes in drug flows, […]

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  • SIPRI films: Malians talk about their security

    Tuesday, October 16, 2018

    The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) has produced a series of interview films spotlighting people’s perceptions of security in Mali. A range of voices from the country’s different regions are represented — all of which belong to members of the Monitoring Groups for Peace and Security (MGPS) within the SIPRI–CONASCIPAL peacebuilding and civil-society strengthening […]

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  • Africa aims for more Nordic investment

    Monday, October 15, 2018

    The African Development Bank (AfDB) in a multidisciplinary team roadshows has presented financial products and investment opportunities to Nordic investors to leverage more access to financing. The roadshows brought together more than 50 private sector companies, investors and government and public institutions in Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Denmark. The aim of the event was to […]

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  • A solid partnership to empower Liberian women

    Sunday, October 14, 2018

    A group of Liberian ladies participated in the 2018 edition of the African Women Intercultural Dialogue (AWID) in Abuja, Nigeria on September 25. Hawa Norris, Laila Genoway, Nohn Dekpah and Krubo Nwainokpor attended the event through a collaborative partnership between SEHWAH, a Liberia-based Non- Governmental Organization (NGO) and the SHEROES Sisterhood, a Pan-African women empowerment […]

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News

Aug
1

Gains of UN Security Council under Swedish presidency

As President of the UN Security Council, Sweden has been responsible for the Security Council’s very broad agenda and led its intensive day-to-day work. The Security Council’s primary purpose is to maintain international peace and security, and Sweden has contributed to these efforts by focusing on results, dialogue and inclusive leadership. Sweden assumed the presidency […]

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Jul
30

Bringing clean water, lighting to poor communities

Innovation: Africa (iA), a non-profit organisation, and Bayport Management Ltd, a multinational financial services provider with a strong presence in Tanzania, are proud to announce that they have formed a partnership to help communities across Africa to improve their living conditions through access to clean water and lighting. iA has already implemented 18 solar systems […]

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Jul
30

ALJA pans ‘ploy’ to impeach supreme court justice

The Association of the Liberian Journalists in the Americas (ALJA) is calling on the Liberia National Legislature, especially the House of Representatives to disengage immediately from the ploy to impeach Associate Justice Kabineh Ja’neh as such an action does not serve the best interest of the country at this critical time. The US-based association in […]

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Jul
29

Researchers find new Ebola virus in Sierra Leone

A new Ebola virus has been found in bats in Sierra Leone, two years after the end of an outbreak that killed over 11 000 across West Africa, the government said on Thursday. It is not yet known whether the new Bombali species of the virus – which researchers say could be transmitted to humans […]

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Jul
27

Sweden asks for more help to fight forest fires

The Swedish Government on Thursday decided to allow the the Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB) to request international assistance from countries not included in the EU’s Civil Protection Mechanism to fight the ongoing forest fires in Sweden. For a limited period, from 26 July to10 August 2018, the MSB may request international assistance for rescue operations […]

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Jul
26

Group wants $25m stimulus spread to all districts

While applauding President George M. Weah for announcing the infusion of $25m into the Liberian economy in recognition of the dreaded economic pains majority of the population is feeling, the Emancipation Movement of Liberia (EMOL) is calling for the money to be infused through Administrative District Economic Initiatives and Sustenance Projects (ADEISP) that will include […]

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Jul
25

New report: Mauritius is Africa’s wealthiest country

The island nation of Mauritius has set itself apart as the wealthiest country on the African continent on a per capita basis. Over the past 10 years (2007 to 2017) total wealth held in Mauritius has risen by 195% (in US$ terms), making it the fastest growing wealth market in Africa and one of the […]

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Jul
24

BRICS business leaders gather in South Africa

More than 1000 delegates from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) will gather at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg tomorrow, Wednesday, 25 July 2018 for the BRICS Business Forum which will takes place as part of the 10th BRICS Summit. The Heads of State of the BRICS countries will preside over the […]

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Jul
23

Liberian debate team faces money problems in Croatia

The Liberian team taking part in the World Schools Debating Championships (WSDC) in Croatia is experiencing hard times financially, says the executive director of Youth for Change (YOC), the organization which holds national school debates in Liberia. Speaking to Nordic Africa News over the weekend, Alex Devine said his organization is currently looking around for […]

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Jul
22

Tourism, construction support development

From infrastructure and communication to food production and transport, tourism and construction play key roles in a circular economy framework that supports sustainable development. The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), together with the Sustainable Buildings and Construction Programme of the One Planet Network, addressed this challenge during the United Nations High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development […]

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