Triggerfish selects top African animation stories

Triggerfish Animation Studios has selected four features and four TV series for development from the inaugural Triggerfish Story Lab, established with the support of South Africa’s Department of Trade and Industry and The Walt Disney Company. “From misfit Zambian girls who become low-budget superhero-super-spies to a stubborn 12-year-old Kenyan girl who defies tradition by racing camels, […]

A new era of opportunity

Seventy years ago, the United Nations was created from the ashes of the Second World War.  Seven decades later, in Paris, nations have united in the face of another threat – the threat to life as we know it due to a rapidly warming planet; Ban Ki-moon writes.  Governments have ushered in a new era […]

Liberia seeks WMO help to fix meteorological services

On the side-line of the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris, France, Liberia’s Transport Minister, Angela Cassell Bush, held talks with the Secretary General of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), Michel Jarraud. The main purpose of the meeting was to seek WMO’s technical assistance to support the Government of Liberia to rehabilitate the meteorological services of […]

A third of Danes turn a blind eye to drink driving

  Drink driving caused a fifth of traffic deaths in the period 2009-2013 With the festive season upon us, the temptation to mix drinking and driving is at its highest, and according to a survey conducted by the analysis bureau YouGov for the insurance company If, a third of Danes have been in a position […]

ECOWAS holds summit in Nigeria

The 75th Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Council of Ministers kicked-off Sunday, 13th December 2015 in the Nigerian capital of Abuja; writes Nat Bayjay.  The Council of Ministers, holding from the 13th to the 14th of December, begins a week-long activity leading to the 48th Ordinary Session of the Authority of ECOWAS Heads of State […]

Swedish daycare worker jailed for child sex abuse

  A Swedish court on Friday sentenced a male daycare (dagis) worker to six and a half years in prison for four cases of rape and 20 cases of sexual assault against toddlers aged one to three in his charge. The 40-year-old man, who worked at 40 different daycares in the southern municipality of Kristianstad […]

Liberian journalists, politicians are not enemies

The president of the Association of Liberian Journalists in the Americas (ALJA), Moses D. Sandy says the Liberian media and political leaders are not foes but a group of people working in unison for a better Liberia. Mr. Sandy said Liberian politicians have the foremost responsibility of creating and maintaining a stable and peaceful Liberia […]

EU supports poverty eradication in Eritrea

The European Union on Friday announced €200 million of new long term support to promote poverty reduction and socio-economic development in Eritrea through the 11th European Development Fund (EDF). Until 2020, under the National Indicative Programme (NIP), the European Union will support two main areas – energy and governance. The programme has the full agreement of […]

Cummings: Liberia must redevelop its middle class

Liberian-born philanthropist Alexander B. Cummings says as Liberia finds its bearing toward private sector development, human development and governance, it should focus on redeveloping its middle class. “…That is the ultimate test. A healthy, vibrant and hopeful middle class is the pulse of a successful society … a sign that it has broken free from its […]

300-million child antimalarial treatments supplied

Novartis (NVS) announced today that it has reached a delivery milestone of 300 million pediatric antimalarial treatments supplied without profit since 2009, helping to reduce the disease burden for children in more than 30 malaria-endemic countries. Coartem® Dispersible is the first artemisinin-combination therapy (ACT) developed by Novartis in collaboration with Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV) […]