• Sweden: Ministerial meeting on nuclear disarmament

    Monday, June 17, 2019

    We, the participating states – Argentina, Canada, Finland, Ethiopia, Germany, Indonesia, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland – to the Stockholm Ministerial Meeting on Nuclear Disarmament and the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), met today to discuss how nuclear disarmament can be advanced. We are one year away from […]

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  • Stability and reforms bring progress in Somalia

    Sunday, June 16, 2019

    Norway’s Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide visited Mogadishu, the Somali capital on 10 June for talks with Somalia’s president and prime minister. She also met key humanitarian and diplomatic actors. “The Somali Government is more politically stable than it has been for many decades, and it is now in the process of implementing vital reforms. […]

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  • NBA: Fall appointed head of Basketball Africa League

    Friday, June 14, 2019

      The National Basketball Association (NBA) has named NBA Vice President and Managing Director for Africa, Amadou Gallo Fall as President of the Basketball Africa League (BAL), a new professional league featuring 12 club teams from across Africa scheduled to begin play next year. Fall will assume his role as BAL President immediately while assisting in […]

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  • Liberian President Weah calls for national dialogue

    Thursday, June 13, 2019

    My Fellow Liberians: For the past several days, our democracy has been tried, tested, and it has proven to be mature, resilient, and strong.  You are aware that some of our citizens exercised their constitutional right to publicly assemble with the objective to petition their government. We commend them for the peaceful and orderly manner […]

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  • Rotary announces $100m to eradicate polio

    Thursday, June 13, 2019

    Nigerian singer/songwriter Tiwa Savage administers a polio vaccine during Rotary’s public awareness campaign for polio eradication Photo: africa-ontherise.com Rotary is giving US$100 million in grants to support the global effort to end polio, a vaccine-preventable disease that once paralyzed hundreds of thousands of children each year. The funding comes as Rotary and its partners in the Global […]

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Mar
12

Sweden: Liberian association to launch branch in north

The Norrland Branch of the Liberian Swedish Association (LSA) will be launched on Saturday, March 30 at Istidsgatan 39 in Umeå, beginning at 19:00 and climaxing with a grand dance. This comes after several months of collaboration between Liberians residing in the north of Sweden and the leadership of the LSA, headed by David Ford. […]

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Mar
11

Wallström speaks at seminar on feminist foreign policy

Excellencies, ambassadors, feminists, dear friends, When our embassy in Islamabad showed the photography exhibition ‘Swedish Dads’, they ignited a societal debate in Pakistan that influenced a decision which makes it possible for state-employed men to take ten days off when they become fathers. In Shanghai, Buenos Aires and Bogotá, these photographs have been shown in […]

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Mar
11

Linköping University in South African water project

A senior lecturer in the division of biology at Sweden’s Linköping University (LiU) has been awarded 3 million kronor (about $318,000) over three years to contribute to the installation and evaluation of wetlands in South African informal townships.  Karin Tonderski, docent in ecology, received the funding from Formas to participate in the project together with […]

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Mar
10

Liberia: Old nation but no library, proxy in shambles!

  Liberia declared independence in 1847 and is considered Africa’s oldest republic. Its national flag and constitution are replicated after those of the U.S. Founded by repatriated Black Americans, who ruled the country for more than a century, Liberia was once viewed by her neighbors and visitors as an American colony in Africa. The country […]

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Mar
9

What happened to the African religion?

It is not surprising to observe that foreign religions have destroyed our collective reasoning.   Africa and Africans have remained the dumping ground for imported ideologies and dogmatic belief systems, writes Fokumlah Nchungong.   Isn’t it strange that the cradle of humanity and ideological developments in all aspects of our existentialism has been deprived of its religious […]

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Mar
9

Gender inequality costs the world trillions of dollars

“When you have women in positions of leadership, business does better and there’s more innovation, more value creation and more profit,” said Vera Songwe, Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission of Africa (ECA). Speaking at the launch of the Global Health 50/50 2019 Report – titled Equality Works – in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on the […]

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Mar
7

African Diaspora Sweden celebrates int’l women’s day

A program celebrating women and featuring lectures on their lives and efforts in society will be held this Saturday in Uppsala, Sweden to commemorate International Women’s Day ( which is Friday, March 8).  Five distinguished women will give lectures celebrating womanhood during the event organized by African Diaspora Sweden (ADS) in cooperation with Studiefrämjandet Uppsala, says  […]

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Mar
6

Sweden: Info meetings for women entrepreneurs

Forum Syd, a development cooperation organization in Sweden, will hold four  information meetings for female entrepreneurs for the Swedish-Somali Business Program (SSBP) this month.   The first is scheduled for March 21 in Stockholm. Malmo (March 23), Gothenburg (March 24) and Orebro (March 27) are other venues and dates for the information tour. Further meetings are slated […]

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Mar
5

Football: African goal scorers in Swedish Cup

African goal scorers were in the thick of action over the weekend in the Swedish Cup, the second most important football tournament in the country. Gambian youngster Alexander Jallow was on the score sheet again on Saturday when his lone strike in the 30th minute proved enough for Jonkoping to pip Norrby 1-0 while Eritrean […]

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Mar
5

Liberia: ALJA warns of selective justice

The Association of Liberian Journalists in the Americas (ALJA) says it welcomes the swift and robust action taken by the Liberian government in bringing to justice the alleged perpetrators linked to the missing 16 billion Liberian dollars scandal in the country.   But the association is cautioning the government against acts that insinuate selective justice in […]

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