• UK to invest £30m in African projects

    Friday, February 22, 2019

    The UK is set to inject up to £30 million into prosperity and security projects across Africa as it steps up its investment in the continent, Minister of State for Africa Harriett Baldwin has announced Thursday 21. The funding boost comes as Britain signs a new strategic partnership with the African Union, strengthening the engagement […]

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  • Books: Trilogy on bi-racial relationships in Sweden

    Wednesday, February 20, 2019

    A trilogy of e-books, entitled Not Always the Best of Both Worlds, that discusses the issue of bi-racial relationships in Sweden has been published by a Cameroonian-born writer residing in Sweden. Author Fokumlah Nchungong notes that “the idea of me writing these books stems from the fact that I have two sons who are biracial. […]

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  • Maka Why, a hit among music lovers

    Wednesday, February 20, 2019

    Ever since its release last month, Maka Why, an afrobeat single by Nigerian singer Latoria featuring Njol, a Sweden-based artist with Gambian heritage, is gradually making waves on popular music streaming sites. Maka Why, a love song with blend of Pidgin English and English, released by Peacerow Group, has garnered thousands of streams on sportify and […]

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  • Libya: Migrant workers forced to look elsewhere

    Tuesday, February 19, 2019

    After years of civil conflict and political mismanagement, oil-rich Libya is on the verge of economic collapse. It can hardly look after its own financially struggling citizens, let alone its migrant workforce, who have become vulnerable to extortion, kidnapping, and other abuses. Philip Badou, a Ghanaian pastor who has lived in Tripoli for the past 25 years […]

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  • African strikers on target in Swedish Cup

    Monday, February 18, 2019

    Three African players were on the score-sheet over the weekend in the Swedish Cup, a competition that features clubs from various tiers of Swedish football. Nigerian striker Samuel Nnamani grabbed the opener as Ekilstuna thrashed Assyriska Turabdin 4-0.   Gambian youngster Zakaria Sawo provided a consolation as his side, Rosengård went down to Brommapojkarna 3-1.   In […]

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News

Dec
7

Liberia, UK sign maritime agreement

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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Dec
6

Kipoche, Ibarguen are IAAF Athletes of the Year

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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Dec
6

Cultural tourism sustains communities, living heritage

The third cultural tourism conference (3-5 December) organized jointly between the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) concluded yesterday in Istanbul, Turkey. Participants declared their support for cultural tourism as a driver for safeguarding living heritage, catalyzing creativity in cities, and spreading tourism’s socioeconomic benefits to all. […]

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Dec
4

African countries must leverage their strengths

Participants to the 13th African Economic Conference taking place in Kigali, the Rwandan capital, have called for African countries to leverage the full range of their strengths and resources to accelerate the region’s drive towards continental integration. Themed “Regional and Continental Integration for Africa’s Development” the 2018 AEC, jointly organized by the United Nations Development […]

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Dec
3

Gloria Serobe awarded prestigious lifetime award

The 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to South African businesswoman Gloria Serobe at the EY World Entrepreneur Award in Southern Africa ceremony on Thursday, 29 November in Johannesburg, South Africa. The award recognises prominent business people whose enterprises have contributed significantly to the growth and development of the economies in their respective countries. Serobe […]

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Nov
30

Swedish Forum: Freedoms under attack in East Africa

There is democratic progress in many African countries, but we also see increasing threats against journalists, researchers and civil society. A recent panel at the Swedish Forum for Human Rights discussed the worrying signs of shrinking democratic space in East Africa. nai.uu.se

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Nov
29

Sweden positive to EU long-term climate strategy

The European Commission has presented it strategic long-term climate vision for the European Union (EU). Sweden takes a positive view of the level of ambition in the strategy, with its aim of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The proposed EU strategic long-term climate vision contains scenarios showing how different sectors of society can contribute […]

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Nov
29

Modupeola: My debut album is inspired by God

Sweden-based Nigerian gospel music singer Modupeola says her upcoming album highlights songs of praises, delivery, happiness, healing and were inspired by God. The instruction to begin the album came from God while I was in prayers, that’s why all the tracks are a whole package of praises to the Almighty, she told Nordic Africa News. […]

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Nov
28

War crime victims dare to hope for justice

It was two nights before Christmas in 2013 in a suburb of Bangui, the capital of Central African Republic. All Claire’s grandchildren were gathered in her house, playing, seemingly safe from the horrors outside. On the streets, brutal fighting between Muslim Séléka rebels and Christian anti-balaka vigilante groups had been raging since the rebellion began […]

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Nov
27

EIB supports hydropower plant in Cameroon

At its Africa Day in Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital, the European Investment Bank (EIB) announced last Thursday its strong support for the construction of a 420-MW hydropower project in Cameroon. The EIB will provide a EUR50 million long-term project finance loan to NHPC (Nachtigal Hydro Power Company) under the Impact Financing Envelope of the […]

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