• Africa is the key to global food security

    Tuesday, October 17, 2017

    Africa holds the key for feeding the nine billion people that will inhabit this planet by 2050, the president of the African Development Bank and 2017 World Food Prize Laureate, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, said during his Norman Borlaug Lecture delivered on World Food Day. The laureate also called for land tax for unused agricultural land […]

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  • The Swedish government’s climate initiatives

    Monday, October 16, 2017

    Sweden is to become one of the world’s first fossil-free welfare nations, and the Government is now implementing the largest initiatives on climate and the environment in modern times. Three years into the Government’s electoral period, its initiatives have resulted in the introduction of a climate policy framework, a changeover in the transport sector from […]

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  • Africa: Hotel sector presents new opportunities

    Sunday, October 15, 2017

    The hotel sector in Sub-Saharan Africa has evolved during the past decade due to high demand growth, entrance of new global brands and increasing supply in major markets. This is the overview presented by Xander Nijnens, Executive Vice-President, Hotels & Hospitality Group, JLL Sub-Saharan Africa at the the 2017 Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) in […]

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  • Global forum on economic development this week

    Sunday, October 15, 2017

    The City of Praia (Cape Verde) will host the 4th World Forum on Local Economic Development (LED), from October 17-20. Over 1,500 participants from 120 countries are expected to attend the meeting organized by UNDP (United Nations Development Program); UCLG (United Cities and Local Government); ILO (International Labor Organization); FAMSI (The Andalusian Fund of Municipalities […]

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  • World Bank: Crisis in global education

    Thursday, October 5, 2017

    Millions of young students in low and middle-income countries face the prospect of lost opportunity and lower wages in later life because their primary and secondary schools are failing to educate them to succeed in life. Warning of ‘a learning crisis’ in global education, a new Bank report said schooling without learning was not just […]

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News

May
13

Governments urged to promote intra-African trade

The African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI), held its 17th Annual General Meeting on Thursday with the sustained commodity price decline and current geopolitical uncertainties at centre stage. Meeting participants urged African governments to intently focus on growing intra-African trade and diversifying their economies away from commodity reliance in order to reduce vulnerability to external shocks.   With […]

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May
11

A ‘mystery disease’ is killing people in Liberia

On April 23, an 11-year-old boy was admitted to a local hospital in a remote county of Liberia. He was vomiting, had diarrhea and was delirious.  The day before, he attended a funeral. One hour after being admitted to he hospital he died. Other people who had attended this funeral soon became ill. Within a […]

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May
8

Sida launches framework for understanding poverty

    The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) recently launched a new conceptual framework for understanding poverty in multiple dimensions.   The framework is part of an initiative by Sida to further strengthen its poverty focus and its contribution to Agenda 2030. “The 2030 Agenda calls on us to end poverty in all its […]

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May
6

Africans in scoring form in Sweden

  The 6th round of Sweden’s top football competition last week saw African players still in scoring form.   Ghana’s Nasiru Mohammed and Sierra Leonean striker Alhassan Kamara scored one goal each as BK Hacken whipped city rivals IFK Goteburg 4-0 to climb up the Allsvenskan table.   Zimbabwean Philana Tino Kadawere brought mid-table Djurgarden […]

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May
3

UN wraps up peacekeeping operation in Ivory Coast

After 13 years, the United Nations is wrapping up the peacekeeping phase of its engagement with Ivory Coast (Cote d’Ivoire), after helping the country restore peace and stability following the post-2010 election crisis. When the UN Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) closes its doors on June 30 this year, it will mark the most recent […]

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Apr
30

Top gospel singers line up for Gothenburg event

Top gospel artists are billed to participate in a special music and dance worship hosted by Sweden-based gospel singer Modupeola.   The program is scheduled for May 27 and will be held at Bergjondalen 57 in Gothenburg, Sweden’s second biggest city.   “This will be a worship service where people can come together to worship God in unity, praising the […]

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Apr
28

Sweden hosts top meeting on displaced children

On 24 April, a high-level meeting on displaced children was held in the Swedish Parliament, the Riksdag. It was organised by the Ombudsman for Children in Sweden, the Children’s Welfare Foundation Sweden and the Riksdag. Sweden’s Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality Åsa Regnér was one of the keynote speakers at the meeting, […]

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Apr
26

Stakeholders discuss Africa’s tourism potential

The capital city of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, recently hosted the 59th Meeting of the UNWTO Commission for Africa. Held between 18-21 April, the Commission included a High-level Meeting on Chinese Outbound Tourism to Africa, where regional representatives debated the potential that the sector brings to the continent. Attended by 21 tourism ministers from the African continent, […]

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Apr
25

Vice President Boakai frowns on media smear campaign

Liberia’s Vice President, Joseph N. Boakai, Sr. is urging the Liberian media to be robust and objective in exposing societal ills in the country by reporting nothing but the truth. Vice President Boakai said truth telling based on research and the verification of facts on the part of journalists in their coverage of happenings in […]

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Apr
24

Our role in Security Council is to prevent conflicts

We live in troubled times. The terrorist attack on Drottninggatan in Stockholm just a few days ago will leave us with a permanent scar. The fight against extremism and terrorism must remain at the top of the international community’s agenda. The challenges of our times require international cooperation, and Sweden has an important role to […]

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