• ‘Increased aid does not reduce migration’

    Monday, December 11, 2017

    The European Union (EU) wants to increase aid to African countries, but on condition that they take action to prevent migration to Europe. This approach is cynical and does not reduce migration, according to Lisa Åkesson, a researcher at Nordic Africa Institute (NAI), who participated in a recent seminar in Stockholm, Sweden, linked to last […]

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  • Millions of Africans are internally displaced

    Sunday, December 10, 2017

    As the world focuses its attention on preventing irregular migration and protecting refugees coming out of Africa, the displacement that happens behind its own borders persists at an alarming rate. A new report by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) and the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) reveals that since the beginning of 2017, 2.7 million […]

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  • WorldRemit targets 5 million customers in Africa

    Saturday, December 9, 2017

    Leading digital money transfer service WorldRemit has raised $40m to drive its next phase of global growth, aiming to serve 10 million customers connected to emerging markets. Half of these customers will be in Africa.    As part of the expansion, WorldRemit will enable customers in Africa to transfer money to 148 countries as easily as […]

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  • Sweden’s position on US statement about Jerusalem

    Thursday, December 7, 2017

    The Government deeply regrets the US statement about Jerusalem. The UN has given Jerusalem a special legal and political status, which the Security Council has called upon the international community to respect. There is a risk that this statement may lead to strong reactions and greater instability in an already turbulent region, and have long-term […]

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  • Sirleaf: National memories must unify Liberians

    Wednesday, December 6, 2017

    On the shoulders of the intersection of Broad and Buchanan Streets in Monrovia, the Liberian capital, sits a 174-year old building painted in dominant white with dotted brown curvy designs on every side. That’s the National Museum of Liberia- a historic and cultural asset that shriveled in ruins for many years.  The structure, representative of […]

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News

Jul
23

Good results for tourism in first part of 2017

International tourist arrivals worldwide grew by 6% in January-April of 2017 compared to the same period last year, with business confidence reaching its highest levels in a decade. Sustained growth in most major destinations and a steady rebound in others drove results. Prospects for May-August 2017 remain high. Destinations worldwide received 369 million international tourists […]

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Jul
20

21 social entrepreneurs win African challenge

  Ten teams of 21 budding African social entrepreneurs have been selected as winners of the Resolution Social Venture Challenge at the Baobab Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa.    Winning teams earn a fellowship that includes seed funding, mentorship and access to a network of young global changemakers to pursue impactful projects in their communities. […]

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Jul
18

Liberia’s independence day celebrations in Malmo

Liberians from all over Europe are expected to gather in the Swedish city of Malmo next weekend to celebrate their country’s independence and hold the annual convention of the European Federation of Liberian Associations (EFLA).   Liberia’s 170th Independence Day Celebrations get going on Friday, July 28 and last until July 30.   The festivities, hosted by the Liberian […]

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Jul
17

Engaging African private sector in science, innovation

Technological progress and innovations do not occur spontaneously, they result from long-term investment. In Africa, innovations are much needed, but possibilities of achieving them are low, according to Nordic Africa Institute (NAI) guest researcher Samia Nour, co-author of ‘Africa Capacity Report 2017’. A survey conducted for the report shows that two-thirds of African countries have adopted […]

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Jul
16

Bong Miners hold successful convention in US

“To be transparent, accountable and inclusive, while upholding the by-laws and constitution of the Association of Bong Miners (ABM). So help me God!”   Those were the words of the newly elected national president of ABM, Benedict Philips, when he took the oath of office at the just ended first national convention of the organization. […]

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Jul
13

14 die in Boko Haram attack in Cameroon

Two bombers blew themselves up in northeastern Cameroon killing 14 people and injuring 30 people in an attack likely staged by Boko Haram jihadists, security sources said Thursday. The bombings, which took place on Wednesday evening in Waza near the Nigerian border, targeted a busy area in the market town, the sources said. The bombers […]

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Jul
12

Gambian striker Dibba hits two goals for Swedish club

  Gambian striker Pa Amat Dibba was the hero in Hammarby’s 3-1 victory over Orebro last week after scoring two second half goals in the 14th round tie of the Swedish football premiership, the Allsvenskan.   Dibba struck first in the 49th minute after working his way through Orebro defense hitting target with a low shot. He scored again after […]

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Jul
10

Kenya: the rocky road to elections

In a remarkable, if coincidental, series of events across Kenya last weekend, nine people were beheaded by suspected al-Shabab militants, the internal security minister suddenly died, the main opposition leader was hospitalized with food poisoning, and the president appeared to accuse the judiciary of trying to delay general elections scheduled to take place in less […]

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Jul
9

Child rights’ convention to become Swedish law

The Swedish government has decided to submit a proposal to the Council on Legislation to incorporate the Convention on the Rights of the Child into Swedish law.   The government considers that the convention’s strong position must be made clearer and that a child rights-based approach must have a major impact in the application of the […]

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Jul
4

Africans score as Swedish premiership restarts

  The Swedish football premiership kicked back into full swing over the weekend after a short break with Africans scoring in two of the matches.   Eritrean hitman Henok Goitom, back from injury, restored AIK to a 1-1 parity in the 33rd minute of a 2-all draw at home against Ostersund. AIK now occupies the 5th place, just […]

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