Nepalese migrants head home to help

The Qatar Airways plane from Doha to Kathmandu was full, carrying aid workers and rescue specialists from around the world. But the bulk of the passengers on Tuesday’s flight were Nepalese migrants, temporarily returning home to do what they could for their families after the devastating 25 April earthquake. Most were coming from Gulf states […]

Ambassador Nyenabo wants Africa’s growth supported

Liberia’s Ambassador to Belgium,the Netherlands, Luxemburg and the European Union, Isaac W. Nyenabo has called on African ambassadors and diplomats working in Belgium to remain supportive of all programs of the continent. Ambassador Nyenabo said African diplomats must begin to galvanize support and mobilize resources that will help in the development of the African continent by […]

‘We will seek justice for Barway’

A Liberian pastor received warm applause last weekend from Americans and people from the African immigrant community here when he declared that neither his ministerial organization nor the Liberian immigrant community, intends to defend a perpetrator of heinous crimes, but that the goal of everyone, is to seek justice for late Barway Collins, killed last […]

Farmers make more money with eco-farming

More money for small scale farmers with ecological farming – this is the message contained in a Greenpeace Africa report released in Nairobi today. The report, entitled Fostering economic resilience: The Financial Benefits of Ecological Farming in Kenya and Malawi, marks the start of Greenpeace Africa’s campaign for ecological farming in East Africa. The report […]

Migrant smugglers profit from Libyan choas

Most of the 1,750 migrants to have drowned in the Mediterranean this year were sub-Saharan Africans who boarded smugglers’ boats in Libya. We will never know all their individual stories, but it is possible to retrace their steps through the deserts of Sudan, Chad and Niger to Libya’s porous southern borders, and north to its […]

Sweden: Joint statement on shipwreck in Mediterranean

We are dismayed by the shipwreck in the Mediterranean in which a large number of people drowned on their way to Europe. The unscrupulous people-smugglers who exploit the situation of desperate people bear a large part of the responsibility. The reports of the tragedy are harrowing and heart-rending, and the EU must now take action […]

Emotions high at Barway Collins memorial service

If the killer of charming Liberian 10 year-old Barway Collins thought his victim would go down into child-missing-murder history as yet another victim without much notice, he certainly made a great mistake as more than 500 people Sunday attended a second memorial to honor the lad at the Mississippi Regional Park, Minneapolis, Minn., the site the […]

South Africa’s xenophobic violence is barbaric

The founder of the Nordic-African Association, Mr. Ayoola Lawal says the killings and burning of foreigners in South Africa is beastly, barbaric and completely absymal. According Mr. Lawal, anti-foreigner statements credited to the  Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini and the son of Edward Zuma, the son of President Jacob Zuma, asking non-South Africans to return to their respectful countries […]

Press must not cover up for war crimes suspects 2

I think one of the major hurdles linked to investigative process of genocides in Africa (Liberia) is the fact that the entire process remains straddled in sheer ignorance, compounded by wild misconceptions. This doesn’t only rest with those who unfortunately, remain subject of abject poverty and high illiteracy, but also people who claim to be […]

What was the search for Barway Collins like

If the Mississippi River that runs through Brooklyn Center and Minneapolis could speak, it would tell a tale of horror for it was along the banks of the Mississippi, near Regional Park off 53RD and Lyndale Aves., that the killer(s) of 10 year-old Barway Edwin Collins dumped his lifeless body; writes James Kokulo Fasuekoi.  His […]