• Sweden hosts top meeting on displaced children

    Friday, April 28, 2017

    On 24 April, a high-level meeting on displaced children was held in the Swedish Parliament, the Riksdag. It was organised by the Ombudsman for Children in Sweden, the Children’s Welfare Foundation Sweden and the Riksdag. Sweden’s Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality Åsa Regnér was one of the keynote speakers at the meeting, […]

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  • Stakeholders discuss Africa’s tourism potential

    Wednesday, April 26, 2017

    The capital city of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, recently hosted the 59th Meeting of the UNWTO Commission for Africa. Held between 18-21 April, the Commission included a High-level Meeting on Chinese Outbound Tourism to Africa, where regional representatives debated the potential that the sector brings to the continent. Attended by 21 tourism ministers from the African continent, […]

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  • Vice President Boakai frowns on media smear campaign

    Tuesday, April 25, 2017

    Liberia’s Vice President, Joseph N. Boakai, Sr. is urging the Liberian media to be robust and objective in exposing societal ills in the country by reporting nothing but the truth. Vice President Boakai said truth telling based on research and the verification of facts on the part of journalists in their coverage of happenings in […]

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  • Our role in Security Council is to prevent conflicts

    Monday, April 24, 2017

    We live in troubled times. The terrorist attack on Drottninggatan in Stockholm just a few days ago will leave us with a permanent scar. The fight against extremism and terrorism must remain at the top of the international community’s agenda. The challenges of our times require international cooperation, and Sweden has an important role to […]

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  • Liberia: EMOL launches aspirants’ debate forum

    Sunday, April 23, 2017

    The Emancipation Movement of Liberia, Inc. (EMOL) said it is launching it Aspirant’s Forum (AF) to serve as a platform for candidates to debate.  The forum will allow candidates, particularly those vying for the presidency to point out what wrong with Liberia and why. How individual candidate intends to fix the why and how the […]

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Jan
6

African ministers to debate opportunities in tourism

More than 20 ministers of tourism from Africa will debate the opportunities that the sector can bring to the continent at the Tourism Investment and Business Forum for Africa (INVESTOUR) which will be held during the International Tourism Fair in Spain (FITUR) from January 18-24. INVESTOUR will focus on the role of sustainable tourism to foster social inclusion and […]

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Jan
3

Sweden takes its seat on UN Security Council

Sweden’s non-permanent membership of the UN Security Council has begun. In January, Sweden will also hold the Security Council presidency. This comes at a time marked by many complex conflicts. Syria continues to be a nightmare. Tensions in our neighbourhood have increased. The EU and the UN, established in the post-war period to maintain peace, […]

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Jan
3

Gospel music: Praise Party in Gothenburg

A blend of African and Swedish gospel singers will rock the House of Gospel in Gothenburg, Sweden’s 3rd largest city, on January 28 in a New Year Praise party.   Ulf and Asa Nomark, Samuel Matéga and Motun Benson are billed to perform at the show. Other artists set to thrill the audience are  Dupeola, Focus Kids, […]

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Dec
31

Nigerian Senate pushes for diaspora vote

The Nigerian Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs is pushing for Diaspora voting in the coming general elections in 2019, Chairman, Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs, Sen. Monsurat Sunmonu has said. Sunmonu told the Correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in New York on Thursday that giving franchise to Nigerians abroad would give the […]

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Dec
29

Denmark to send Somali refugees back home

The Danish immigration service is currently investigating the possibility of sending about 100 Somali quota refugees back to their home country. Quota refugees are vulnerable people in need of international protection who are selected by the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, for resettling in a third country. Eva Singer, the head of the asylum and repatriation department […]

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Dec
25

Spain to host global forum on gastronomy tourism

The World Tourism Organization Headquarters in Madrid, Spain, hosted Tuesday the presentation of the 3rd UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism. The event will be held in Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain, on 8-9 May 2017. The Forum is organized by UNWTO in collaboration with UNWTO Affiliate Member, the Basque Culinary Center, as part of the activities of […]

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Dec
24

Liberian cocoa market opens up

Deregulation of the cocoa market in Liberia has opened the door for more buyers and increased competition among them. This is one of several changes since the ending of the civil war in 2003 that have improved business opportunities for smallholder cocoa farmers. Their bargaining power has been strengthened and they obtain a larger share […]

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Dec
21

Scatec, Africa50 invest in Nigerian solar power plant

Scatec Solar, Norwegian solar power giant, has signed a Joint Development Agreement (JDA) with Africa50, an African Infrastructure Fund, securing investment into the 100 MW (DC) Nova Scotia Power plant located in Dutse in the Northern Nigerian state of Jigawa. The project has the potential to significantly contribute to the plan of the authorities of the State […]

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Dec
21

Swedish economy still strong

Sweden demonstrates continued economic strength, with positive and stable growth, reduced unemployment and substantially strengthened public finances with a surplus also this year. This is the message from Minister for Finance Magdalena Andersson as she presented the Ministry of Finance’s latest economic and public finances forecast on Tuesday. “The forecast shows a growth rate of […]

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Dec
20

Benin aims to attract $15 billion investment

Benin is a country on the rise led by a newly elected businessman–cum president, Patrice Talon. Last week, the President Talon launched a five-year program that is aligned to Benin’s Vision 2030 that places Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) at the core. The program sets out a strategy to attract US$15 billion of investments and to stimulate growth from […]

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