• UK to invest £30m in African projects

    Friday, February 22, 2019

    The UK is set to inject up to £30 million into prosperity and security projects across Africa as it steps up its investment in the continent, Minister of State for Africa Harriett Baldwin has announced Thursday 21. The funding boost comes as Britain signs a new strategic partnership with the African Union, strengthening the engagement […]

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  • Books: Trilogy on bi-racial relationships in Sweden

    Wednesday, February 20, 2019

    A trilogy of e-books, entitled Not Always the Best of Both Worlds, that discusses the issue of bi-racial relationships in Sweden has been published by a Cameroonian-born writer residing in Sweden. Author Fokumlah Nchungong notes that “the idea of me writing these books stems from the fact that I have two sons who are biracial. […]

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  • Maka Why, a hit among music lovers

    Wednesday, February 20, 2019

    Ever since its release last month, Maka Why, an afrobeat single by Nigerian singer Latoria featuring Njol, a Sweden-based artist with Gambian heritage, is gradually making waves on popular music streaming sites. Maka Why, a love song with blend of Pidgin English and English, released by Peacerow Group, has garnered thousands of streams on sportify and […]

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  • Libya: Migrant workers forced to look elsewhere

    Tuesday, February 19, 2019

    After years of civil conflict and political mismanagement, oil-rich Libya is on the verge of economic collapse. It can hardly look after its own financially struggling citizens, let alone its migrant workforce, who have become vulnerable to extortion, kidnapping, and other abuses. Philip Badou, a Ghanaian pastor who has lived in Tripoli for the past 25 years […]

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  • African strikers on target in Swedish Cup

    Monday, February 18, 2019

    Three African players were on the score-sheet over the weekend in the Swedish Cup, a competition that features clubs from various tiers of Swedish football. Nigerian striker Samuel Nnamani grabbed the opener as Ekilstuna thrashed Assyriska Turabdin 4-0.   Gambian youngster Zakaria Sawo provided a consolation as his side, Rosengård went down to Brommapojkarna 3-1.   In […]

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Nov
26

Tanzania: Social monitoring could hinder radicalisation

In its efforts to reach grass roots for political mobilisation after independence, the government of Tanzania organised communities in smaller units. According to Richard Sambaiga, guest researcher at the Nordic Africa Institute (NAI), this form of social control also detected security threats at an early stage. After independence in 1961, the Tanzanian government intended to […]

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Nov
22

Sweden: Standing up for women’s rights

Men’s violence against women is everywhere in society and continues all the time. It is possible to change this. There is help for both the victim and the victimiser. On November 25, a number of organizations will collaborate to hold a manifestation in Nordstan in Gothenburg, Sweden’s second biggest city. Every year between November 25 […]

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Nov
21

Central African warlord to face ICC judges on Friday

A former Central African militia leader Alfred Yekatom, also known as “Colonel Rambo” will face international war crimes judges for the first time on Friday, the International Criminal Court said. “The initial appearance of Alfred Yekatom… is scheduled for Friday, November 23, at 11:00 local time,” the Hague-based court said in a statement issued on […]

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Nov
20

Mara announces first African-made smartphone

African high-tech player Mara on Friday announced the production of their newest product the Maraphone – the first made-in-Africa, full-scale smartphone, soon to be manufactured in plants across Africa. “China has Huawei, Xiaomi; the U.S has iPhone and finally Africa has Maraphone,” Ashish​ Thakkar, founder of Mara Group told a press conference on the final […]

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Nov
19

SIPRI study focuses on military spending in Africa

‘Contrary to common belief, countries in sub-Saharan Africa show a high degree of transparency in how they spend money on their military,’ says Dr Nan Tian, Researcher in the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) Arms Transfers and Military Expenditure Programme. ‘Citizens everywhere should know where and how public money is spent. It is encouraging […]

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Nov
17

Sweden scraps TV licence fee

The Swedish Parliament, Riksdag, has decided that the current radio and television licence fee, which is paid by all households that have a television, will be replaced by an individual public service fee, which will be collected via the tax system. The fees will be administered in a closed system that is handled separately from […]

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Nov
15

Nordic African business summit talks blue economy

On November 8th, 48 speakers, 24 ambassadors and 389 participants from African and Nordic companies joined forces at the Nordic-African Business Summit in Oslo, Norway to discuss how blue opportunities, especially within the maritime, energy and agriculture sector, can be better utilised to create effective and sustainable growth on the African continent. About 90 percent […]

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Nov
14

Modupeola sings for the Lord

Hear Nigerian gospel artist Modupeola Oluayo sings Worthy, one of the tracks on her soon-to be released album titled Songs of the Lord. Worthy is a powerful, smooth and sentimental piece in worship of God’s greatness. Modupeloa will launch her first album, which contains eight tracks, on December 8 in Gothenburg, Sweden.

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Nov
14

Payputt: Changing the game for crowdfunding in Africa

Payputt is an instant, transparent and convenient way for Ghanaian individuals, groups and organisations to raise funds for causes that are close to their heart, whether it be social or economic. It is a purely donation-based platform allowing donors from any part of the world to support local causes while giving Ghanaians the power to […]

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Nov
13

Search for African solutions to African problems

How can the African Union (AU) work to better prevent violent conflicts on the continent and resolve existing conflicts? What support should the outside world give to the AU peace work? Those questions were discussed by over 90 participants at a conference, or research and policy dialogue as we chose to call it, that AU […]

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