Ivory Coast, Kenya named rising stars of global trade

Ivory Coast is the market that has most rapidly improved its trade growth potential over the past decade, according to new research from Standard Chartered. The Trade20 index, which identifies the 20 rising stars of trade, places African markets Ivory Coast in the top spot, and Kenya at number three. The Trade20 index determines each […]

War crimes court is part of healing process, says Mensah

The establishment of a war and economic crimes court in Liberia is a step in the right direction, as it is now time for those who committed atrocities and embezzlement in the country to be brought to justice, the secretary general of the European Federation of Liberian Associations (EFLA) has said. Francis Mensah told Nordic […]

Adesina: No room for coal in Africa’s energy future

African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina on Tuesday unveiled ambitious plans to scrap coal power stations across the continent and switch to renewable energy at United Nations climate talks on Monday. Addressing a gathering of leaders and officials from almost 200 countries in New York, Adesina outlined efforts to shutter coal-fired power plants and build […]

Buya Turay eyes top scorer award in Sweden

  With five more games to the end of the Swedish football premiership, Sierra Leonean striker Mohammed Buya Turay is aiming for the highest goalscorer award.  The striker is currently third in the rankings with 11 goals having grabbed the lone goal for league leaders Djurgarden in a 1-0 win over lowly-placed Falkenberg on Tuesday.   […]

Sweden provides $3.8m grant for Liberian youths

  Sweden’s ambassador to Liberia Ingrid Wetterqvist has disclosed that her country has provided US$3.8 million to the World Bank as contribution to the Government of Liberia project which benefits rural youths.   Ambassador Wetterqvist stated that the Youth Opportunity Program (YOP) aims to improve access to income generation opportunities for youths and strengthen the […]

Indigenous owners of Papua Guinea killed by Indonesia

It is a crime against humanity to play down the Western powers and co-opted Indonesian imperialism war being waged against the indigenous Black people, the true owners of Papua Guinea while misleading the world on the true narrative about the suffering of indigenous Black people, writes Nafshiyah Ndahimana. In an article published on the BBC website […]

Street Festival in Linköping this weekend

The Skäggestorp Street Festival, a culture and street festival, will be held this weekend (Saturday and Sunday) in Linköping, Sweden. The event is filled with music, dance, poetry, storytelling, among other activities and will be staged in the Skäggestorp neighborhood.   The organizers note in a Facebook post that the festival serves as a meeting place […]

New partnership to support war victims in East Africa

Education Cannot Wait (ECW) and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) signed a partnership agreement today on the sidelines of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly to enhance regional cooperation and accelerate more effective education investments for refugees and displaced children and youth across the eight countries of the IGAD region. The first-of-its-kind, this agreement […]

Sweden to make it easier for foreign students to stay

The Swedish government will soon present a bill to the country’s parliament, Riksdag, containing proposals for new rules on residence permit for research and higher education studies. The proposals will implement the European Union’s ‘Students and Researchers Directive’. An important aim of the proposals is to attract more students, researchers and other highly qualified people […]

Niger President to address global conference in Greece

Niger President Mahamadou Issoufou will serve as a keynote speaker of this year’s Rhodes Forum, the flagship global affairs conference of the Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute (DOC). The 17th Rhodes Forum – titled “Global (dis)order: Towards dialogue-based worldviews” – takes place on 11-12 October in Rhodes, Greece. President Issoufou will share an African perspective […]