• Liberian men meet to discuss gender equality

    Monday, May 22, 2017

    About 500 Liberian men, including lawmakers, policymakers, professionals, traditional and religious leaders, among others, are expected to attend an All Men Conference slated for Wednesday in Liberia’s capital, Monrovia. Under the theme: “Liberian Men; Stepping It Up for Gender Equality”, the conference is organised by the country’s Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection in collaboration with the […]

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  • ‘Fearless’ Ugandan lawyer awarded German Africa Prize

    Sunday, May 21, 2017

      Ugandan human rights lawyer Nicholas Opiyo has won the 2017 German Africa Prize.   In a statement, the German Africa Foundation which has awarded the prize since 1993, said Opiyo had been honored for his role in protecting peace, democracy, and human rights in the east African country. Opiyo, founder of the human rights […]

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  • Language of peace hard to find in Cameroon

    Wednesday, May 17, 2017

    A middle-aged man stands in front of a freshly covered grave, a flag tied around his neck. The flag has blue and white stripes and a white dove in its top left quadrant, but these are not the colours of any country recognised by the United Nations; Mbom Situs writes. That is something this man […]

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  • Konneh speaks at Mandingo Agenda Conference

    Monday, May 15, 2017

      Speech delivered by Richmond Mohamed Konneh at the 2017 All Liberian Mandingo Agenda Conference in Philadelphia, USA April 28, 2017   What are the problems affecting the Mandingos of Liberia? Are our grievances different from the concerns of the vast majority of Liberians? What exactly is a Mandingo agenda? What are the path to […]

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  • Africa, China trade increases in 1st quarter of 2017

    Sunday, May 14, 2017

    China’s trade with African countries in the first quarter of 2017 climbed by nearly a fifth from a year earlier, while its direct investment in the continent soared 64 percent, the Chinese commerce ministry said on Thursday. Trade cooperation between China and Africa is “off to a flying start” in 2017, thanks to policy benefits […]

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May
22

Liberian men meet to discuss gender equality

About 500 Liberian men, including lawmakers, policymakers, professionals, traditional and religious leaders, among others, are expected to attend an All Men Conference slated for Wednesday in Liberia’s capital, Monrovia. Under the theme: “Liberian Men; Stepping It Up for Gender Equality”, the conference is organised by the country’s Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection in collaboration with the […]

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May
21

‘Fearless’ Ugandan lawyer awarded German Africa Prize

  Ugandan human rights lawyer Nicholas Opiyo has won the 2017 German Africa Prize.   In a statement, the German Africa Foundation which has awarded the prize since 1993, said Opiyo had been honored for his role in protecting peace, democracy, and human rights in the east African country. Opiyo, founder of the human rights […]

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May
17

Language of peace hard to find in Cameroon

A middle-aged man stands in front of a freshly covered grave, a flag tied around his neck. The flag has blue and white stripes and a white dove in its top left quadrant, but these are not the colours of any country recognised by the United Nations; Mbom Situs writes. That is something this man […]

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May
15

Konneh speaks at Mandingo Agenda Conference

  Speech delivered by Richmond Mohamed Konneh at the 2017 All Liberian Mandingo Agenda Conference in Philadelphia, USA April 28, 2017   What are the problems affecting the Mandingos of Liberia? Are our grievances different from the concerns of the vast majority of Liberians? What exactly is a Mandingo agenda? What are the path to […]

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May
14

Africa, China trade increases in 1st quarter of 2017

China’s trade with African countries in the first quarter of 2017 climbed by nearly a fifth from a year earlier, while its direct investment in the continent soared 64 percent, the Chinese commerce ministry said on Thursday. Trade cooperation between China and Africa is “off to a flying start” in 2017, thanks to policy benefits […]

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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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