• Norway names 10 African development partners

    Tuesday, June 19, 2018

    Ten African countries are among the 16 chosen by Norway as development partners, according to a white paper released recently by the Norwegian government. Norway divides its development partnership into two categories.  Ethiopia, Tanzania, Uganda, Mozambique, Ghana and Mali are placed in the first category for long-term development cooperation. Non African nations in the group […]

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  • Police chiefs join forces to fight organized crime

    Monday, June 18, 2018

    A groundbreaking agreement was adopted by the police chiefs of Central and West Africa in Kintélé, Brazzaville, on 14 June, boosting efforts to fight transnational threats across these regions. In the first agreement of its kind in Africa, the Central African Police Chiefs Committee (CAPCCO) and West African Police Chiefs Committee (WAPCCO) including Mauritania, signed […]

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  • Six nations compete in Rugby Africa Gold Cup

    Sunday, June 17, 2018

    The 2018 Rugby Africa Gold Cup, which doubles as a Rugby World Cup 2019 qualification tournament, began on Saturday as the top six teams in Africa, aside from South Africa, battle it out for a place at the Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan. The Rugby Africa Gold Cup will be played in a round-robin […]

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  • This is what Weah must do to be a true ‘country giant’

    Saturday, June 16, 2018

    The US-based Emancipation Movement of Liberia (EMOL) is urging Liberian President George Weah to create an Equal Fighting Chance Opportunity or EFCO scholarship fund in the amount of US $20 million by an act of legislation.   EMOL said the local scholarship project will motivate all children in all the 134 administrative districts, 73 electoral […]

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  • Africa needs a reliable maritime governance system

    Thursday, June 14, 2018

    The African continent needs to work together on a country and regional level to put in place and, more crucially, implement a sustainable maritime governance system that will benefit the whole continent, concluded delegates at the first Africa Blue Economy Forum (ABEF). ABEF 2018 took place in London on 8 June, to coincide with World […]

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News

Mar
7

Tourism’s role in sustainable development

The tourism sector’s role and responsibility in contributing to sustainable development on a global scale was the central message delivered at the opening of the 2018 edition of the ITB Berlin travel trade show by Zurab Pololikashvili, Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). Speaking in the presence of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, tourism ministers […]

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Mar
6

EU has to step up in fight against plastic waste

Every minute, about 15 tons of plastic waste end up in the ocean. The seas, so fundamental to human life, are rapidly being filled with water bottles, abandoned fishing gear and plastic toys that we have cleared from our homes. Sweden and many other countries have developed policies aimed at combating problems related to plastic. […]

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Mar
6

Liberian President Weah to attend African CEO Forum

The election of George Weah as President of Liberia at the end of December 2017 raises tremendous hopes for the country’s economic re-emergence. This is an immense challenge and coupled with the expectations of Liberia’s young population it provides strong motivation for President Weah to meet with investors at the AFRICA CEO FORUM, which is […]

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Mar
5

Assistance through an organized diaspora

The enormous amount of aid provided by expats in the world has begun to attract the attention of major aid actors. One such group is the Somali diaspora, which is estimated to send SEK 11 billion back to Somalia every year. This amount is far greater than the overall bi-and multilateral assistance to the country. […]

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Mar
3

SheDecides has grown into a global power

Sixteen million young girls and teenagers give birth each year – most of whom live in low-income countries. Unwanted and forced pregnancies can be prevented. But the right to contraception and safe abortions is currently under attack. This is why one year ago today, Sweden and four other countries launched SheDecides – a movement that […]

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Mar
1

Norwegian business mission to Ghana this month

The Norwegian African Business Association (NABA) has announced a business mission to Ghana from March 19-21 to give Norwegian companies a unique opportunity to make strong connections in the West African country. Ghana is taking the lead this year as Africa’s fatest growing economy and is West Africa’s second biggest economy, NABA, headed by Eivind […]

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Feb
28

Liberia’s 2017 elections in retrospect

In his inaugural address on 22 of January, 2018, the new President of Liberia, Mr. George M. Weah, said that “today, Liberians have reached an important stage on the road to freedom, justice and democracy …“. In fact, it was the end-2017 elections that, for a variety of reasons, some of which were presented in […]

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Feb
27

Few African goals in 2nd round of Swedish Cup

It was a quiet weekend for African strikers in the second round of the Swedish Cup, the country’s second most important football competition. Only three goals were seen in a host of matches played nation-wide. Nigerian star Kennedy Igboananike was on target again for the second match in a row in the competition which comprises […]

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Feb
26

Liberian minister denies sacking employees

Liberia’s Youth and Sports Minister has denied media reports that he has fired several employees of the ministry. D. Zeogar Wilson said that he only instructed that 92 persons who were not employees of the ministry but were on ‘special allowance’ as contractors and consultants to stay home until a thorough review can be conducted. […]

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Feb
25

Republic of Congo jails three poachers

Three poachers responsible for slaughtering eleven elephants in and around Nouabale-Ndoki National Park in January were convicted to five years’ imprisonment by the local district court in the Republic of Congo last week, according to WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society). The poachers, who had ventured deep into the remote Ndoki forest and spent three weeks killing […]

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