• A cryptocurrency accessible outside the internet

    Thursday, February 22, 2018

    Introducing mCoin, the first cryptocurrency accessible on any mobile. mCoin is a unique first of a kind inclusive cryptocurrency that makes it possible for the 3 billion people around the world who don’t have access to the Internet to take advantage of new kinds of services tied to blockchain technology. mCoin is powered by ONEm’s […]

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  • Africans on target in Swedish Cup

    Wednesday, February 21, 2018

    African strikers proved their worth as the Swedish Cup, comprising of teams from the different tiers of Swedish football, kicked off last weekend. Zimbabwean international Tino Kadewere scored twice as premiership side, Djurgarden trounced Degefors 6-0 while Tunisian Issam Jebali strucked in the 23rd minute as his team Elfborgs suffered lost 3-2 at home to […]

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  • Sweden, Wikipedia unite to make internet gender equal

    Tuesday, February 20, 2018

    Sweden’s Foreign Ministry and Wikimedia will on March 8 take joint global action to help make the internet more gender equal. Edit-a-thons, aimed at increasing the number of women on Wikipedia, will be organized in parallel in some 50 countries. Foreign Minister Margot Wallström will host #WikiGapSthlm at KTH Royal Institute of Technology. Wikipedia is […]

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  • 18-year-old Zambian striker joins Swedish club

    Sunday, February 18, 2018

    Top Swedish club Djurgarden IF has signed a four-year contract with 18-year-old Zambian international Edward “the Tiger” Chilufya. A report on the club’s website described the striker and midfielder as a player with many great qualities. Chilufya, who featured prominently for the victorious Zambian Under-20 team that hosted and won the African U-20 Championship last […]

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  • Africa adopts protocol on rights of the disabled

    Saturday, February 17, 2018

    The newly adopted Protocol to the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights has great potential to strengthen the implementation of universal human rights for 84 million Africans with disabilities, a UN human rights expert has said. “I welcome the African Union’s historic adoption of a Protocol that deals specifically with the rights of people […]

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News

Nov
5

Wydad Casablanca wins African Champions League

Wydad Casablanca of Morocco became African champions for a second time when they defeated Al Ahly of Egypt 1-0 on Saturday in the second leg of the African Champions League final. Walid El Karty scored the only goal on 69 minutes to give the home team a 2-1 aggregate triumph after they forced a 1-1 […]

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Nov
2

Min. Werner: Improvement in Liberian education

Liberia’s Education Minister George Werner has addressed the 39th General Conference of UNESCO in Paris, France emphasizing that Liberia has been making frantic efforts aimed at ensuring that all Liberian children have access to free, quality education by focusing on three crucial areas: improving the quality of teaching, ensuring effective monitoring and exploring innovative solutions, Isaac […]

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Nov
1

Record number of reforms in African economies

Sub-Saharan Africa economies adopted a record number of business reforms for a second consecutive year, says the 15th anniversary edition of the World Bank Group’s annual Doing Business report, which monitors the ease of doing business for small and medium enterprises around the world. A total of 83 business reforms were carried out in the […]

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Oct
31

Sweden to introduce new travel controls

The Swedish Government has submitted a bill to the country’s parliament on controls of biometric identifiers in travel documents. The bill was presented to the Riksdag on October 24. “It is positive that we will now have the opportunity to check that people entering and leaving Sweden do not conceal their true identity,” says Minister for […]

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Oct
29

Zambia is becoming a finance hub in Africa

Zambia is developing its position as a finance hub in Africa, the Director of Protocol and Vice Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps of the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office Julian Evans has said. And Zambia’s High Commissioner to the UK Muyeba Chikonde has assured UK-based companies doing business in Zambia that the outlook for the […]

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Oct
27

Mwangi: Praise and worship is ‘language of heaven’

Gospel singer Esther Mwangi says the ‘language of heaven’ will be spoken on Saturday during the Swedish African Gospel Music Concert in Gothenburg, Sweden’s second biggest city. She told Nordic African News in an interview that praise and worship is that language. Mwangi, who is the founder of Rumbling Water Sound International, noted that  she […]

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Oct
25

Ivorian wins African prize for young entrepreneurs

African Leadership Academy and Mastercard Foundation are pleased to announce that 22 year old, Ibrahima Ben Aziz Konate from the Ivory Coast has been awarded the top prize at the seventh annual Anzisha Prize awards gala. Konate is the founder of Poultry D’Or, a poultry business that often has over 500 sales a day and […]

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Oct
24

Child marriage risk highest in West/Central Africa

Unless progress is seriously accelerated, it will take over 100 years to end child marriage in West and Central Africa, with far-reaching, life-altering consequences for millions of child brides and crippling impact on the region’s prosperity, UNICEF said Monday. A new UNICEF report card, Achieving a future without child marriage: Focus on West and Central […]

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Oct
23

ALJA wants Liberian election body to curb lapses

The Association of Liberian Journalists in the Americas (ALJA) is calling on Liberia’s National Elections Commission (NEC) to take steps that would ensure that some of the lapses that evolved out of the October 10 general and presidential elections are not repeated during the November 7th run-off presidential election. ALJA says is it alarmed by […]

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Oct
22

Politicians with weapons in the closet

Can we really trust former military leaders who become politicians? It is a common feature of many war-torn African countries and the subject of the book, Warlord Democrats. A military background is often beneficial for men – they are almost always men – with political ambitions. This is not unique to Africa, but common the […]

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