Eritreans to protest against UN report

Eritreans and friends of Eritrea in Europe, outraged by the recent unwarranted attack on the state, people and government of Eritrea by the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) Commission of Inquiry (COI) and Special Rapporteur Report on the Human Rights situation in Eritrea, and standing for genuine human rights, are holding a mass protest rally […]

Africa sets up fund to promote science

  A ‘Regional Scholarship and Innovation Fund’ for Africa was launched on 13th June 2015. The launch event was led by the President of the Republic of Senegal Macky Sall and representatives of the heads of states of Ethiopia and Rwanda.  The Fund will contribute to the World Bank ‘Partnership for Skills in Applied Sciences, Engineering […]

Liberia: UMU’s Social Work Dept. goes international

The Social Work Department of the United Methodist University (UMU) has been admitted into the membership of two international academic social work associations, including the African Association of Schools of Social Work (AASSW) and the International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW). The Chairman of the Social Work Department of UMU, Prof. Sam Togba […]

Tough challenges for developing countries

Developing countries face a series of tough challenges in 2015, including the looming prospect of higher borrowing costs as they adapt to a new era of low prices for oil and other key commodities, resulting in a fourth consecutive year of disappointing economic growth this year, says the World Bank Group’s latest Global Economic Prospects […]

Speech: Time for unity and action

Distinguished ladies and gentlemen, invited guests and dignitaries. Welcome to history in the making. History in the making because for the first time in the history of the Union of Liberian Organisations in the UK, there are not one but two women heading the organisation  We have been talking too much for too long, now […]

African leaders praise NEPAD

African leaders gathered last Saturday morning at the Sandton Convention Centre in South Africa for the 33rd New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) Heads of State and Government Orientation meeting. Welcoming the delegation to the Opening Session, South African President Jacob Zuma commended NEPAD for keeping the dreams and potential of the African continent alive. […]

Liberia’s central bank governor pushes ahead

The executive governor of the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL), Dr. Joseph Mills Jones is strongly kicking back against what he termed as baseless and noisy arguments against the bank’s scheme to financially empower ordinary Liberians. Governor Jones said the CBL’s financial inclusion program is based on finding ways and responses to the situation that exists in […]

Swedish prince weds former glamour model

Flag-waving Swedes and royals celebrated in the blazing summer sun on Saturday as reality show starlet Sofia Hellqvist became a real-life princess as she married Prince Carl Philip. A cheer erupted from the crowd outside the palace in Stockholm when Carl Philip kissed his bride, a former glamour model, before riding in a horse and […]

Pan-African airline reaches milestone

ASKY  the pan African airline, announced on Thursday that it has reached the milestone of 2 million passengers transported on its flights since commencing operations in 2010. ASKY currently operates over 150 flights and covers 22 cities in 19 countries across West and Central Africa. The regional airline transports on average 10 000 passengers per week. […]

Ghana hit hard by flooding, once again

Years of delays and repeated failures to implement and improve sewage and drainage systems in Ghana’s capital, Accra, has led to increasingly damaging and deadly flooding during the country’s annual rainy season. “[Ghana] hasn’t make any serious arrangements in the event of a flood,” said Franklin Cudjoe, director of the Accra-based IMANI think tank. “It […]