Liberians protest at VP dinner in USA

A dinner tendered here late last October, in honor of Liberia’s vice president Joseph N. Boikai didn’t pass without a drama as a small group of Liberian immigrant protesters showed up at the Passion Event Center in Fridley, Minnesota, the site of the event, to protest against bad governance in their country, Liberia; James Kokulo […]

Africa’s ‘best and brightest minds’ gather

The best and brightest minds from across Africa will be gathering in Maputo, Mozambique from 24-26 November for the Africa 2.0 Annual Leadership Symposium. This year marks the five year anniversary for Africa 2.0. Africa 2.0 is a pan-African civil society organisation providing a platform for emerging and established African leaders to drive forward the transformation […]

Bernice Blackie in concert Sunday in Minnesota

Popular Liberian gospel singer Bernice Blackie will be in concert this Sunday in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, the USA. The multiple award-winning recording star will headline a show that will feature other talented artists as they set ablaze the Brooklyn United Methodist Church with songs of praises and inspiration. Her latest hit single ‘You Change My Story’ will be […]

Sweden adopts anti-terrorism measures

On 19 November, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven presented more measures to combat terrorism in Sweden. These measures focus on giving government agencies a new tool for information gathering, biometric passport controls and considering camera surveillance for buildings where there is a general threat and for particularly vulnerable places: Secret data interception The Government will task […]

Vaccine reduces African meningitis cases

Four years after it was first used in a mass vaccination campaign, the MenAfriVac vaccine has achieved an extraordinary outcome; cases of meningitis A have dropped to almost zero in the epidemic belt across Africa. But if it hadn’t been for an experimental partnership between the World Health Organization and the not-for-profit health organisation, PATH […]

Africa: Facebook, Airtel launch free basic services

Bharti Airtel Africa a leading telecommunications service provider with operations in 17 countries across Africa, today announced its partnership with Facebook which will see the launch of Free Basics in Africa. Free Basics is a set of basic websites and services to introduce people to the internet and demonstrate how it adds value to their lives. They […]

‘World leaders must look for peace’

The chairman and national coordinator of the Nigeria’s ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Scandinavia Chapter Ayoola Lawal has strongly condemned Friday’s coordinated extremist attacks in Paris, France  and called on world leaders to urgently look for peace in the wake of senseless killings across continents. In a statement released in Stockholm, Sweden over the weekend, Mr. Lawal said “if the extremists […]

Rising seas ruin Togolese lives

Togo’s former capital city, Aneho, and dozens of surrounding villages, along with the main road that links the west African country to Benin, are likely to disappear from the map by 2038, local authorities and international experts say, if nothing is done to reverse the erosion that is currently eating away between six and 10 […]

Tamba: Strategic management is important

The commissioner of the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) Elfrieda Stewart Tamba says strategic management cannot be overlooked in this century of customs, general revenue administration as well as business management anywhere in the world. Customs today has moved away from the traditional gatekeeper concept to an approach which meets the growing demand of trade facilitation. It requires the implementation of […]

Airlines promote free access to African skies

Fatima Beyina-Moussa, CEO of ECAir, Equatorial Congo Airlines,, the national airline of the Republic of Congo, chaired the proceedings of the 47th General Assembly of the African Airlines Association (AFRAA).  The event, under the high patronage of Denis Sassou N’Guesso, President of the Republic of Congo, was held from 8-10 November 2015 at the Complexe […]