Bridging the digital gaps in Africa

Africa’s leapfrogging information and communication technology (ICT) development is fueled by mobile broadband. The number of mobile-broadband subscriptions on the continent has increased more than 15 times over the past six years, a growth rate that is three times the global average. However, there are also worrying trends, such as a growing digital divide between […]

Norwegian business summit puts Africa in limelight

The Nordic-African Business Summit, organized by the Norwegian-African Business Association (NABA) and scheduled for October 26, is a chance to put African opportunities in the limelight in Norway, says NABA managing director Eivind Fjeldstad. The summit now in its seventh year, he told Nordic Africa News, allows CEOs, ministers, experts and other speakers to share […]

Liberian actor, others named African festival ambassadors

Esau Owusu Dahnsaw, a Liberian movie actor, has been unveiled as Liberia’s Brand Ambassador to the Africa Cinematography Festival (ACF). The Liberian actor whose stage name is ‘Major Dahnsaw’ was signed as a brand ambassador in Lagos, Nigeria last week at an official press conference and unveiling ceremony at the prestigious Eko Hotels and Suites […]

More African goals in Swedish football leagues

Tunisian striker Issam Jebali scored a 77th minute penalty to give Elfsborg a 2-2 draw against title hopefuls Djurgarden in the 24th round of the Swedish premiership last weekend. This was his 7th goal in the championship. Another African on the scoresheet was Kalmar’s Senegalese forward Papa Alioune Diouf, who broke the deadlock with a […]

Dangote funds African business coalition on health

Dangote Foundation and GBCHealth have joined forces to forge a new model of partnership, African Business Coalition on Health (ABCHealth) in Africa. Chairman of Dangote Foundation, Aliko Dangote, shared plans to build an African Business Coalition on Health (ABCHealth), during the Bloomberg Global Business Forum, he was co-hosting, and which took place alongside the United […]

Emene: Bright future for Afrobeat in Sweden

Afrobeat, a music genre with West African roots, is gaining influence in Sweden, says a well-noted events’ producer. Speaking to Nordic Africa News recently Dominic Emene, who runs Afrodance Sweden, said the music is being played in popular Swedish clubs in Stockholm, the capital, noting that, “the furture is bright” He added that there’s just […]

NEPAD initiative to finance infrastructure development

The New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD)- African Union’s economic development programme gathered international investors and CEO-level business leaders at the NASDAQ Stock Market today, September 18, for the launch of its 5% Agenda campaign. The launch took place five years after a January 2012 African Union Summit adopted the Programme for Infrastructure Development in […]

World body approves convention on tourism ethics

Member states of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) approved on September 15 an historical document – the UNWTO Framework Convention on Tourism Ethics. The Convention, approved at the 22nd UNWTO General Assembly in Chengdu, China, transforms the Code of Ethics for Tourism into an international convention, the first in the life of the organization. The […]

ECOWAS ambassadors at UNESCO has new head

Liberia’s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to France and Permanent Delegate to UNESCO Ambassador C. William Allen has turned over the chairmanship of the ECOWAS Group of Ambassadors at UNESCO to his Togolese counterpart Ambassador Sankardja Lare-Sambiani. In his turn-over remarks Ambassadors Allen thanked his colleagues for the level of support they accorded him and the […]

Sweden’s foreign minister speaks about extremism

Let me first extend a warm welcome to the launch of the UNDP study “Journey to Extremism in Africa: Drivers, Incentives and the Tipping Point for Recruitment”. It is a great privilege and honour to host the launch of such an important and timely report here in Stockholm. I would especially like to thank Fotografiska […]