UN meeting calls for end to violence against women

The 60th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), held in New York on 14–24 March, agreed on a set of conclusions urging gender-responsive implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the Global Goals for Sustainable Development. The issues highlighted include the importance of combating all forms of violence against women and […]

Liberian port to get $6m equipment

Liberia’s National Port Authority (NPA) has signed a contract valued at over $ USD 6 million with Holland-based Smit Lamnalco for the supply of marine crafts for use at the Port of Greenville in Sinoe County. The crafts are two tug boats: Lamnalco waxbill and Lamnalco wagtail; and a patrol boat, the Smit Qasim, and a pilot boat, the Smit Oloma.  The […]

African Development Week in Ethiopia

The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the African Union (AU) will once again convene Ministers of Finance and Economy for their annual Conference of Ministers meetings. the 2016 Conference of Ministers will be held from March 31 to April 5 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The meetings have become an important platform to discuss the most critical […]

Liberia: Lawyer sues Brussels Airlines for $1m damage

A Liberian lawyer has filed a US$1m lawsuit against Belgian-carrier Brussels Airlines for action of damage.  Cllr. Moiffie Kanneh filed an eight-count suit at the Civil Law Court in the Liberian capital, Monrovia, recently alleging that the airline failed to find his missing luggage. The suit against the airline is in the amount of US$12,010.00 as specific damage […]

Fewer Danes getting black work done

  Proportion of Danes who pay for ‘black work’ fell by 13 percent between 2010 and 2014 The Danish tax authority SKAT is most probably rubbing its hands with glee at the latest figures involving work that is paid ‘under the table’. A new survey from the Rockwool Foundation reveals the proportion of Danes who […]


    Monrovia –  Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, has signed a Book of Condolence for victims of deadly terrorist attacks on Zaventem Airport, Brussels and the Metro Station near EU headquarters an hour later, leaving at least 34 dead cum over 230 as authorities have confirmed that one of the victims was a Liberian. […]

Norway condemns Brussels terrorist attacks

  Foreign Minister Børge Brende says Norway condemns the terrorist attacks in Brussels. ‘I condemn the attacks in Brussels in the strongest possible terms. My thoughts and sympathy are with those who have been hit by the attacks and their families. We stand together with Belgium and the Belgian people,’ the Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs […]

Are foreign men taking Finnish women?

  One of the most common stereotypes that I confront in Finland as a foreigner, and man of color, is that  men like me moved to Finland to take Finnish women.  First of all, this stereotype forces every foreign man and Finnish woman into a narrow stereotype that ignores the more positive story.  Many of us just […]

China-OIC Forum: African trade and investment deal

At the side lines of the landmark China-OIC Forum 2016 in Beijing, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD), the private sector arm of Islamic Development Bank (IDB) Group and China-Africa Development Fund (CADFund), a Beijing-based private equity firm focusing on Africa. The […]

Sweden hosts exhibition on African women filmmakers

The Nordic Africa Institute (NAI) is holding an exhibition on African women filmmakers at its library in Uppsala, Sweden. The films on display are made on African women. Began on March 8, the exhibition runs to the end of the month. “Part of NAI’s mission is to give voice to our African colleagues. The library does that primarily […]