Boko Haram has killed over 600 Nigerian teachers

Boko Haram translates as “Western education is forbidden,” so it is perhaps unsurprising that a disproportionate number of teachers become victims of the Nigerian militant group. Hundreds have been killed, while many more have fled the violence. A UNICEF report in mid-September revealed that Boko Haram attacks had displaced 1.4 million children across the region. […]

Asylum seekers want to leave – if Norway pays

An increasing number of asylum seekers are interested in taking Norway up on its offer to fund a return trip home. Long family reunification waiting times and barriers to taking work or starting an education are leading more and more asylum seekers to express an interest in leaving Norway. “They thought that when they came […]

Liberia calls for binding climate change agreement

The head of the Liberian delegation at the Paris Climate Change Conference/COP21, Finance and Development Planning Minister Amara Konneh says Liberia wants a new legally binding agreement out of Paris that will be endorsed by all parties.  Speaking at the High Level Segmentof the conference on Monday, Minister Konneh emphasized that a new global agreement […]

Police: Danes feel much safer

  Danes feel more secure where they live than they did last year, the annual survey of perceived security conducted by the Danish police has revealed. This year 89.3 percent of citizens responded that they feel safe, which represents a 2.5 percent increase compared to 2014. The survey also gathers data specifically from residents of […]

Iceland’s leaders get pay raise

Iceland’s leaders are about to get pay raise. A 9.3 percent increase means that the president’s wages go up by almost ISK 200,000 (USD 1,500, EUR 1,400) a month and the prime minister’s by a little over 118,000 (USD 892, EUR 835), reports. The wage increase is retroactive to March 1, meaning that the president will receive […]

Southern Africa’s food crisis could get worse

Close to 29 million people in southern Africa are already facing food shortages as a result of this season’s poor harvest, but worse could be on the way. “Serious concerns are mounting that Southern Africa will this coming season face another poor harvest, possibly a disastrous one,” the UN’s aid coordinating agency, OCHA, warned in […]

Liberia vulnerable to climate change – Konneh

The head of the Liberian Delegation at the ongoing UN Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris, France, Finance and Development Planning Minister Amara Konneh on Wednesday held talks with Hela Cheikhrouhou, Executive  Director of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) on the side lines of the Paris Conference. During the meeting, Minister Konneh highlighted the country’s vulnerability […]

Swedish PM’s speech at Paris Climate conference

I am an industry man. I started my working life as a welder. I know first-hand that with the right foresight, industry can bring about change, massively and fast. In fact, the industrial revolution is what brought us here today. It gave us unprecedented wealth and growth. But it was also the starting point for […]

‘Corruption has risen in Africa’

A majority of Africans say corruption has risen in the past 12 months and most governments are seen as failing in their duty to stop the abuse of power, bribery and secret deals, according to a new opinion poll from Transparency International. In the report People and Corruption: Africa Survey 2015, part of the Global […]