• Fellowships for young African food entrepreneurs

    Saturday, October 19, 2019

    The World Food Prize Foundation (WFPF) and the newly launched World Hunger Fighters Foundation (WHFF) are partnering to provide year-long fellowships for young African food innovators and entrepreneurs.  The WHFF will award annual Borlaug-Adesina Fellowships to young Africans to develop new technologies, champion public policy, and develop viable businesses in the field of agriculture. The […]

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  • Governments must fulfill global commitments

    Thursday, October 17, 2019

    Last month three hundred people from 80 countries and 203 civil society organisations participated in the People’s Assembly 2019 in the UN Church Center in New York.   There were many representatives from social movements fighting for justice at the local level. They analyzed the people’s perspectives and challenged heads of state attending the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) […]

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  • Nobel laureate Mukwege to speak at event in Linköping

    Tuesday, October 15, 2019

    Nobel Peace Prize Winner Denis Mukwege will on Monday, October 21 speak  at the Pentecostal Church in the Swedish city of Linköping during a charity event under the theme, One Day of Peace. Dr. Mukwege, who is also a Pentecostal priest received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2018 for his work for raped and mutilated women […]

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  • UK-based group holds concert to help Liberian kids

    Monday, October 14, 2019

    Music for Liberia, a United Kingdom (UK)-based organization, will hold its annual charity concert on November 2 in London at the Farm Street Church for the benefit of Liberian children.  Proceeds from this concert will benefit the children at Mother Blessing’s Home in Mount Barclay, outside Monrovia, the Liberian capital. “The concert is a celebration of music […]

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  • Sweden: Anti-racist Liberty Parade held in Malmo

    Monday, October 14, 2019

    The Afro-Swedes Forum for Justice on Wednesday October 9 held its 3rd annual Liberty Parade in the Swedish city of Malmo to honor and remember all those who were enslaved during the transatlantic slave trade and who lived under racial suppression throughout history.    Hundreds participated in the parade carrying placards, flags, etc and they were […]

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Jul
15

USA Convention: Bong Miners renew Philips’ mandate

During the recently-ended national convention, members of the Association of Bong Miners (ABM) in the diaspora decided to renew their confidence in the leadership of incumbent Benedict Philips, giving him a new two-year mandate. At an election held on Saturday, July 6 in Laurel, Maryland convention delegates handed Philips a landslide win over challenger Joshua […]

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Jul
11

A new website with key insights on African markets

Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Dubai Chamber) has announced the launch of a new website that delivers key insights into the burgeoning markets of Africa. Titled ‘Africa Gateway,’ the online portal acts as a rich knowledge resource designed to equip users with essential information on the most promising countries in the continent to do […]

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Jul
11

Important Europe-Africa forum held in Portugal

For the second year, Portugal was the stage of the EurAfrican Forum 2019, that gathered 450 participants from Europe and Africa on July 4-5, with the theme “Partnership of Equals: Sharing Values, Sharing Prosperity” – a new approach and paradigm for the relationship between Europe and Africa, changing the narrative for both continents to create an accountable, prosperous […]

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Jul
9

Senegal to host Basketball Without Borders

The National Basketball Association (NBA), the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and the Senegalese Basketball Federation today announced that Basketball Without Borders (BWB) Africa 2019 will take place Sunday, July 28 – Wednesday, July 31 in Senegal.   The 17th edition of BWB Africa will be held at The NBA Academy Africa in Saly and at the Dakar Arena in Dakar. […]

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Jul
8

President Weah says sexual predators will be punished

Liberian President George Manneh Weah says his commitment to fighting abuse, discrimination and exploitation against women and girls remains strong and resolved, and that justice against sexual predators will not be compromised.  The president said rape, domestic abuse and sexual harassment have no place in any civilized society, vowing to visit the full force of […]

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Jul
8

Swedish government examines migration policy

The Swedish Government has decided to appoint a cross-party commission of inquiry to examine Sweden’s future migration policy. The inquiry is to consider the design of the policy with the aim of establishing a system that is sustainable in the long-term. In a changing world, migration policy should reduce the need for temporary solutions and […]

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Jul
4

US: Bong Miners hold convention this weekend

The US-based Association of Bong Miners (ABM) will hold its annual national convention this weekend. The three-day event will be held in Laurel, Maryland and is expected to draw members from the US, Liberia and European countries. Speaking to Nordic Africa News on Tuesday the association’s president Benedict Philips said the event begins on Friday, […]

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Jul
3

A graduation party to remember

Last Saturday saw the fantastic celebration of the graduation of Emmanuel Nyanfor in Linköping, Sweden. His parents Clarence Smith and Lovety Bright hosted a huge party for him in appreciation for his success in graduating from high school. The celebration was graced with the presence of Kingston Wleh, president of the European Federation of Liberian […]

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Jun
30

West African leaders adopt ECO as single currency

Beginning in January 2020, countries within the West African sub-region will be able to use a single currency called ECO. The currency was adopted by the Authority of ECOWAS Heads of State and Government on Saturday in Nigeria’s capital Abuja. ECOWAS is the Economic Community of West African States. The West African leaders endorsed the […]

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Jun
28

Nobel laureate Gbowee gives $10,000 grant to youth group

Liberia’s Nobel Peace Laureate Leymah Roberta Gbowee on Sunday gave a $10,000 grant to the Youth For Change Incorporated (YOC), the chief organizer of the Liberia National Debate Championship among high schools. Gbowee told officials of the group that she was impressed by their work and was therefore providing a two-year grant of US$5,000 a year […]

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