• Language lessons of the 2014 Ebola epidemic

    Friday, August 17, 2018

    August 2014 was a scary time in West Africa. Ebola was spreading rapidly and the international community was waking up to a disaster that ultimately killed more than 11,000 people, writes Aimee Ansari. In the midst of the epidemic, UNICEF and Catholic Relief Services published ominous survey results: In Sierra Leone, one of the hardest-hit […]

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  • African players on target in Swedish football league

    Thursday, August 16, 2018

    African players were on the scoring cards in the 17th round of the Swedish football premiership, Allsvenskan. Nigerian Moses Ogbu scored in the 65th minute to level for Sirius in a 3-2 victory over IFK Gothenburg while Kenyan Eric Omondi provided the lone goal for relegation-threatened Brommapojkarna in a 1-0 win over Orebro. Hacken collected […]

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  • Djibouti faces dark days ahead

    Thursday, August 16, 2018

    Djibouti has been landlocked Ethiopia’s only access to the sea and depends on port taxes paid by Ethiopia for most of its income and with the Eritrean ports of Massawa and Assab on the Red Sea about to open finds itself faced with losing most of the Ethiopian trade it has enjoyed a monopoly on […]

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  • Nestlé offers opportunities to African youth

    Tuesday, August 14, 2018

    The power of youth, their resourcefulness and ingenuity are strong contributing factors to the development of economies around the world. However, the majority of young people lack economic opportunities, which unfortunately leads to high levels of youth unemployment, underutilized talents and skills. A publication by the African Development Bank on Jobs for Youth in Africa […]

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  • ADV: A new Pan-African news agency is born

    Tuesday, August 14, 2018

    The African Daily Voice Group announced on Monday the launch of a new continental news agency: ADV (AfricanDailyVoice.com/en). Based in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, the multinational company specialized in content, and the media, has a newsroom in Casablanca (Morocco) and offers multilingual services (French, English, Arabic). “Information networks remain dominated in our countries by Western media. […]

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News

May
6

Sweden hosts international peace forum this week

‘The Politics of Peace’ will be the theme when the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) host the fifth annual Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development on 7–9 May. The forum will gather a number of international experts for discussion and debate on how global cooperation on conflict prevention […]

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May
5

Igboananike, Sam Johnson score two goals each

The 6th round of Sweden’s top football league last week saw Orebro relying solely on goals scored by African strikers to maintain its respectable 3rd-place spot on the table with a 3-2 win over Dalkurd. Orebro bounced back from 2-0 down with 10 minutes left to grab a sensational victory with Nigerian Kennedy Igboananike scoring […]

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May
3

Congo and OPEC: A marriage of mutual need

The Republic of the Congo has suffered dearly during the oil collapse; and Congolese President Denis Nguesso has pledged that the country would no longer be sitting on the side lines — suffering the effects of global decision-making in the oil industry without a voice. In an official communiqué announcing the bid for OPEC membership, […]

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May
1

Big African festival in Gothenburg this Saturday

The inaugural edition of the Afro-Svensk (or Afro-Swedish) Festival will be held this Saturday at the Museum of World Culture in Gothenburg, Sweden’s second largest city. A project of Skanafrik, an organization working to promote Africans in the country,  the festival, which begins at 1 pm, has lined up a full program intended, among others, […]

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Apr
30

Norway to ban child marriage

The Norwegian Government recently proposed to introduce an absolute minimum marriage age of 18 years. “We want to send a clear message, nationally as well as internationally, that we do not accept people under the age of 18 years getting married in Norway,” says Minister of Children and Equality, Linda Hofstad Helleland. The marriage age […]

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Apr
30

Tourists spent more in 2017

Virtually all source markets reported higher tourism spending in 2017, reflecting continued strong demand for international tourism across all world regions. Both emerging and advanced economies fuelled growth, led by the United States which spent US$ 12 billion more on travel abroad. China spent US$ 8 billion more, consolidating its leadership as the biggest spender […]

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Apr
26

Gambia’s road to democratic reform

Since the inauguration of Adama Barrow after 22 years of authoritarian rule, Gambia’s democratic reforms have benefited from political will, national ownership, and international backing. However, the country’s dark legacy continues to pose risks to the process. Little-known candidate Adama Barrow was sworn in as Gambia’s president in January 2017 after winning the presidential election […]

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Apr
24

Africans keep scoring in Swedish, Danish leagues

Sweden’s top football league, the Allsvenskan, is gradually picking up steam with African players banging in the goals in the 4th round. Maic Sema of DR Congo ancestry scored the only goal in the second half as Sundsvall collected a 1-0 win over Trelleborg on April 17 while Zimbabwean hitman Tino Kadewere blasted twice as […]

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Apr
23

Bong Miners to hold annual convention in US

The US-based Association of Bong Miners (ABM) will hold its annual convention in July in Charlotte, North Carolina. The three-day affair which will be staged from July 6th to the 8th is expected to bring together scores of Liberians residing in the US and elsewhere who formerly lived in the Liberian community of Bong Mines. […]

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Apr
23

George Weah writes: Don’t forget about Liberia

I grew up in the Gibraltar area of Clara Town, a slum in Monrovia, the capital of Liberia. Sport was my passport out of poverty. A combination of luck and hard work enabled me to make my improbable journey from the dusty football fields of Clara Town to glamorous stadiums in Europe. I played professional […]

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