• 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

Apr
22

New platform opens for West African entrepreneurs

SuguLab, a complementary entrepreneurial service that will be offered to start-ups and Small to Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) operating in West Africa, particularly Mali, Cote d’Ivoire and Sénégal, has officially been launched. SuguLab will assist companies that are legally registered, that have a minimum of 2 years of existence and have an innovative business model with […]

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Apr
20

Liberian warlord gets 30 years in US prison

Mohammed Jabbateh, the Liberian warlord known as “Jungle Jabbah”, was sentenced today to 30 years in prison, culminating a landmark case in the United States and marking a long-overdue milestone for justice in Liberia. Thirty years is the maximum sentence he could have received and one of the longest prison sentences for immigration fraud in […]

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Apr
19

Minister Wallström’s speech at global gender forum

Excellencies, ministers, parliamentarians, activists, ladies and gentlemen, friends,  I stand on the sacrifices Of a million women before me Thinking What can I do to make this mountain taller So the women after me can see farther… These are the words of Indian-Canadian poet Rupi Kaur, a young woman with millions of followers. I thought […]

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Apr
19

More African goals in Sweden, Norway

Gambian forward Pa Amat Dibba scored a 77th minute goal as Hammarby overwhelmed Brommapojkarna 4-0 last Sunday in the third round of the Swedish football championship. The 30 year-old had just been on the pitch for 11 minutes when he struck goal number four to ensure Hammarby’s top position in the standings. Other Africans on […]

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Apr
18

Liberian union in UK holds annual meeting

The Union of Liberian Organisations in the United Kingdom (ULO-UK) held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on March 31 in London to review the achievements of 2017 and plan for activities for 2018. In keeping with ULO-UK’s constitution the AGM was convened to allow the leadership to report on the state of the union. The […]

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Apr
18

Africa blue economy forum slated for June

The first Africa Blue Economy Forum (ABEF) is to be held in London, the UK, on 7-8 June 2018, to coincide with World Oceans Day. More than 150 delegates and speakers are expected to attend, including government ministers, business leaders, ocean experts and environmental and maritime organisations, to discuss the economic contribution of the African […]

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Apr
17

UNESCO, Mano River Union hold talks in Paris

The United Nations Educational and Scientific Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the Mano River Union (MRU) have held talks on the need to sign a Memorandum Of Understanding(MOU) that will ensure that the two organizations work closely together in many areas.   MRU Secretary General Ambassador Medina Wesseh said the MOU will address many areas of […]

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Apr
15

African tourism to protect biodiversity, environment

An intense week of exchange of experiences and capacity building linked to wildlife and biodiversity protection took place recently in Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of the Congo. A major result of the regional initiative that lies under the framework of the UNWTO/Chimelong Programme on Wildlife and Sustainable Tourism has been the Declaration of Kinshasa that […]

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Apr
13

Sweden seeks to enhance global gender equality

Funds totalling SEK 1 billion ( about $118m) will be used to enhance gender equality for women and girls around the world. This was decided by the Swedish government at its meeting on 12 April. It is the first time that the government has adopted a global thematic strategy for gender equality. “We are making […]

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Apr
13

Sweden: Sierra Leonean Turay scores twice in historic win

Sierra Leonean striker Mohammed Buya Turay scored two goals to signal a remarkable debut for Dalkurd in Sweden’s premier football league, the Allsvenskan, last Sunday. Turay, who joined the newcomers from relegated Eskilstuna, struck in both halves in a 3-0 win over Ostersund  to help Dalkurd to its first ever win in the league. The […]

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