Patsime uses arts to spread life-saving message

Patsime Trust is an organization based in Zimbabwe using the arts to educate Zimbabweans about issues of serious concern in their country. It uses theatre, films and radio to spread the message about the prevention of HIV/AIDS, domestic violence, gender inequality, etc. Patsime is a partner of Sweden’s Unga Ornar, an organization that works globally for the benefit of children […]

Sao Tome courts investors, development partners

“We are a small, flexible, reform-minded country trying to build from a base of almost nothing and we are well positioned to capitalise on the surrounding wealth of the West and Central African region” The Prime Minister of São Tomé e Príncipe Patrice Emery Trovoada, made this statement in his address to delegates at ‘STeP […]

In US, awards bring tears to Liberian artists

Overwhelmed by excitement and not knowing how to react, scores of professional artists from the Liberian National Cultural Ambassadors (LNCA)Inc. of America, recently shed tears when their names were called out one after the other before a record crowd to be awarded; writes James Kokulo Fasuekoi.  The award ceremony was a surprise event set up by […]

Sweden-based stars shine in World Cup qualifiers

A number of African footballers plying their trade in the Swedish premiership were in action on Tuesday in the second leg matches of the first rounds of the African qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup with some of them hitting the net. Sierra Leonean striker Alhaji kamara, who plays for league leaders IFK Norrkoping, scored twice in nine […]

Triggerfish releases expanded shortlist

South Africa’s Triggerfish Animation Studios has shortlisted 23 features and 12 TV series for the inaugural Triggerfish Story Lab, out of a whopping 1 378 entries from 30 countries across Africa. Triggerfish had planned to announce a shortlist of 10 features and 10 TV series, but increased this after being pleasantly surprised by both the […]

African airlines hold summit next month

The national airline of the Republic of the Congo, ECAir (Equatorial Congo Airlines), is organising the 47th Annual General Assembly and the Summit of the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) from the 8 to the 10 November in Brazzaville. The theme will be “Open skies: Growth through competition and collaboration”. The event has been organised under the […]

Liberians discuss relevant issues in Sweden

A meeting of the executives of the Liberian Swedish Association (LSA) was held on September 27, via Skype. This was the first meeting of the association since the independence day celebration held in August (instead of July 26), President Francis Mensah told the gathering However, he noted that the leadership has been working endlessly in the interest […]

African Dev. Bank increases climate change financing

The President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, announced on Friday, October 9 that the AfDB would nearly triple its annual climate financing to reach $5 billion a year by 2020. AfDB’s climate spending will increase to 40% of its total new investments by 2020. “Climate change is both an urgent threat and a […]

Addy: WTO membership good for Liberia

Liberia’s Commerce and Industry Minister Axel Addy and Chief Negotiator says Liberia’s accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) will provide the enabling environment for growth and development, promoting trade and commerce. Minister Addy speaking at the last Working Party meeting in Geneva, Switrzerland on Tuesday, October 6 praised members of the Working Party and emphasized […]

Growth expected in Tourism in Africa

The hotel and tourism industry in Africa is beginning a period of sustained growth, according to the sector’s leading experts gathered recently at the Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The conference heard that inward international flights were recovering after being hit by the ebola outbreak. And the hotel sector reported significant expansion, […]