Dealing with the migrant dead

Since the beginning of this year, 2,860 migrants are thought to have died in the Mediterranean after setting off in smugglers’ boats from the Libyan coast towards Italy. Volunteers from the Libyan Red Crescent Society, working with scant support or equipment, are left to deal with the decaying and bloated bodies when they wash ashore. Working with […]

Western Union’s new money transfer platform

Western Union (WU), a leader in global payment solutions, Monday launched WU Connect, an innovative technology platform that integrates with leading consumer messaging and social media platforms to give users a unique way to quickly and conveniently transfer money worldwide. The WU Connect platform embeds Western Union’s robust global money transfer capability into third-party digital platforms […]

Young Africans discuss agriculture

The MasterCard Foundation today released preliminary findings from innovative research conducted over the past six months into youth employment behaviors in Africa, where 600 million people are under the age of 25 and 72 percent of its youth live on less than US$2 per day. The Youth Livelihoods Diaries research highlights the extraordinary lengths that […]

Sweden: Can Norrkoping win title after 26 years?

A victory against champions Malmo on Saturday will mean IFK Norrkoping are Swedish football champions after 26 years. Norrkoping go into Sunday’s finale in the country’s topmost division with a point lead over 2nd placed Gothenburg and the league leaders are banking on the current scoring form of Sierra Leonean hitman Alhaji Kamara to do […]

Flydubai now goes to Eritrea

International airline flydubai’s inaugural flight landed Sunday in the capital city of Eritrea, Asmara. As it landed at Asmara International Airport, senior Eritrean officials including Tesfaslassie Berhane, Minister of Transportation and Communication, Askalu Menkorios, Minister of Tourism and Paulos Kahsai, Director General Civil Aviation Authority welcomed the flydubai delegation led by Sudhir Sreedharan, Senior Vice President, […]

Heavier workload for ECOWAS Court of Justice

The president of the Community Court of Justice, ECOWAS, Honorable Justice Maria Do Céu Silva Monteiro has launched an appeal for the expansion of its facilities to reflect its stature as an international court and enable it cope with the phenomenal increase in cases occasioned by the addition of a human rights mandate to its […]

Beyina-Moussa: African aviation is moving forward

Fatima Beyina-Moussa, CEO of ECAir, Equatorial Congo Airlines, the national airline of the Republic of the Congo, and president of AFRAA, the African Airlines Association, since November 2014 is coming to the end of her term in office. Two weeks before AFRAA’s 47th general assembly, which will be held November 8-10th at the sports complex […]

Promote Liberia’s good name, VP Boakai urges

Liberia’s Vice President Joseph N. Boakai has called on Liberians in the Diaspora to hold together to foster a positive image of their country.    He has also conveyed the gratitude of the Liberian people to their compatriots in the Diaspora for their support during the Ebola Virus Disease outbreak in the country. Vice President Boakai […]

African Development Bank holds Nordic seminars

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has just concluded three back-to-back African Economic Outlook 2015 information seminars in the Nordic capitals of Oslo (Norway), Copenhagen (Denmark) and Helsinki (Finland). The seminars followed an invitation extended to the Bank’s Development Research Department in June by a visiting Danish delegation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to launch the […]

Liberia: Why Min. Nagbe’s 5-year plan is ripe

From where I sit in Abuja, the Federal Capital of Nigeria, I marvel at how the country’s football authority has been able to keep active all its football teams in all the major continental and global competitions. At six (6) different levels, Nigeria’s various national football teams have been simultaneously competing at the highest levels […]