Liberia: VP Boakai wants diaspora embraced

Liberia’s Vice President Joseph N.Boakai has called on Liberians at home to “warmly embrace their brothers and sisters” living in the Diaspora seeking to contribute to the development and wellbeing of the nation. “This generation is now under obligation to right the historical wrongs and to put to rest long simmering hatreds in order to […]

Food prices low but poor still go hungry

Global food prices are at their lowest level in years, but thanks to the exceptionally strong US dollar poor people in developing countries suffering severe climate shocks are seeing no benefit. The FAO Food Price Index for 2015 was 19 points down on 2014, marking the fourth consecutive annual decline across a basket of commodities.  […]

‘Build modern libraries in all Liberian districts’

A US-based Liberian humanitarian and social justice advocate is calling on the government of Liberia to build modern libraries in all districts in the West African country. In a release sent to Nordic Africa News recently, Musa Willie, founder and executive director of Education Care Africa, said it is sad that since the end of the civil war, the […]

60% of world population outside of digital economy

A new World Bank report says that while the internet, mobile phones and other digital technologies are spreading rapidly throughout the developing world, the anticipated digital dividends of higher growth, more jobs, and better public services have fallen short of expectations, and 60 percent of the world’s population remains excluded from the ever-expanding digital economy. […]

Free online course in sustianable energy

Powering Agriculture is launching a free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) in cooperation with TH Köln – University of Applied Sciences. The 8-week course, which will run February 1 – March 27, 2016, introduces challenges and solutions for sustainable energy use in the agriculture and food sector. This MOOC will introduce participants to the Energy-Agriculture […]

E. Guinea to host investment forum in India

The Ministry of Mines, Industry and Energy of Equatorial Guinea will host a 1-day forum in New Delhi, India to promote investment opportunities in its energy, hydrocarbons and industrial sectors. The Equatorial Guinea-India Hydrocarbons & Industry Forum will take place on January 22, 2016 at 4 pm at The Leela Palace. The Ministry welcomes the attendance […]

Rwandan drone makers set to expand

CHARIS Unmanned Aerial Solutions, Rwanda’s first drone company, is set to expand its services. Created in 2014, it provides services in agriculture, aerial photography and construction and plans to complete a new tech lab soon. Rutayisire Eric Muziga, a holder of masters of electrical engineering obtained from the University of Minnesota in the U.S., created CHARIS in […]

Burundi, I, and the year of 2015

“I miss dancing” a friend of mine says sometime in late June. “What?” I reply, thinking I must have misheard him. “I miss dancing”, he hesitates a bit “…and information [independent media]”. I can’t help laughing “Well one is very important for democracy, the other … not so much” I claim. But then again he […]

DR Congo’s forgotten war

In spite of the death more than a year ago of key commander Paul Sadala, known as “Morgan”, his Simba militia continue to wreak havoc in Mambasa, a vast territory of more than 35,000 square kilometres in Ituri Province, in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo. On the night of 5th and 6th of December, armed […]

APC Scandinavia leader praises Nigerian Army

The chairman/national coordinator of All Progressives Congress (APC) Scandinavia, Ayoola Lawal, has commended the Nigerian Army for listening to the outcry of Nigerians and walking the path of honor by reviewing the death sentences passed on the 66 soldiers accused of insurrection and mutiny. Mr. Lawal referenced a statement credited to the Nigerian Army spokesman, Col. Usman […]