Crucial to link Ethiopian farmers to markets

Ethiopia is facing a drought which, while not as horrific as the 1994 famine, is serious enough to leave millions in need of food aid. A key to achieving long-term food security in Ethiopia is making the  country’s smallholder farmers more market-oreinted, says Nordic Africa Institute (NAI) researcher Atakilte Beyene. The devastating drought was precipitated by […]

Liberian port signs contract for equipment

The National Port Authority (NPA) of Liberia has signed a contract with Kalmar West Africa for the supply of container forklift for use at the Port of Greenville in Sinoe County. The signing ceremony took place on February 12, 2016 at the NPA head office at the Freeport of Monrovia with Managing Director David F. Williams, signing […]

Dubai hosts global amusement show in April

Africa’s amusement, entertainment and retail industry is set to benefit by participating in Dubai’s DEAL 2016 (Dubai Entertainment Amusement and Leisure) show which runs from April 19- 21 at Zabeel Halls 4, 5 and 6 in the Dubai World Trade Center Over 300 exhibitors from 33 countries are expected to showcase cutting-edge innovations in the […]

Pres. Sirleaf: I will complete my development agenda

During her recent one-day state visit to Nigeria, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf granted an interview to the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) after she held bilateral talks with her Nigerian counterpart Muhammadu Buhari.   Minister Counselor for Press and Public Affairs at the Liberian Embassy in Abuja, Nat Bayjay, transcribes below the full exclusive interview. The NTA’s […]

Danish police want to track online movements

Denmarks’s national police force, Rigspolitiet, wants the ability to track every user’s digital footprints. “Tracking online movements will help them to identify and arrest criminals, as crime and communication about crime is increasingly taking place in cyberspace,” Rigspolitiet commissioner Jens Henrik Højbjerg told DR Nyheder. Højbjerg is publicly supporting Søren Pind, who said last month that […]

Ugandan farmers accuse company of land-grabbing

The Bugala Farmers Association of Uganda has called on the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to sever its ties with Bidco Africa, a Kenya-based edible oil producer accused of land-grabbing, human rights violations and environmental disasters in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania. Over 100 farmers lost their land to Bidco when, in partnership with the local […]

UNESCO: Five Liberians get Chinese scholarships

Five Liberian graduate students have been awarded academic scholarships by UNESCO to study in China under the UNESCO and the People’s Republic of China Fellowship Scheme. The five students Blama Fully, Anna Siakor-Mbaku, Oliver Tokpah, Joseph Tukon and Jonah Woliwu Varmuwu will pursue their studies at the East China Normal University in the field of […]

West Africa: VISA holds fraud prevention workshop

Visa Inc., a global payments technology company, organized its first ever fraud prevention workshop dedicated to its West Africa-based clients and partners. Held in Dakar, Senegal the three-day workshop provided an in-depth look at the latest tools, information, and best practices for issuers and acquirers to effectively combat fraud. Workshop attendance was high, with thirty-two […]

Dadaab refugees caught in the middle

Nine years after completing high school in Kenya’s Dadaab refugee camp, Mohamed Abdullahi finally got a scholarship to study in Nairobi. But a security-related squeeze by the Kenyan authorities on refugee movements means his long-held dream of a university education is under threat. Dadaab, in northeastern Kenya, is what’s known as a closed camp. The […]

Liberians in Nigeria want diaspora vote in 2017

The Nigeria-based Liberian Association of Abuja (LAA) has called for a voting mechanism that will enable Liberians in the diaspora vote in the 2017 elections.  The association, through its president Garrison Thomas, also called on the Liberian government to issue ECOWAS biometric passports to Liberians in Nigeria. The LAA made its calls during a meeting Tuesday with Liberian President Ellen […]