Unlocking Africa’s economic potentials

The African Transformation Forum (ATF), held from 14-15th March in Kigali, Rwanda, concluded with the official launch of The Coalition for Transformation in Africa – a network of experts working across sectors and borders to drive policy and institutional reforms. The ATF was organised by the African Center for Economic Transformation (ACET) and the Government of […]

Public roundtable on resolving African conflicts

US-based Africa Center for Strategic Studies (ACSS) will host a public roundatble on Resolving African Conflicts: Towards An African Model of Peace Operations on Monday at the National Defense University in Washington DC. Participants will include Cedric de Coning of the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs and African Center for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes, Linnea Gelot […]

Liberian Education Minister promotes mobile learning

Liberia’s Education Minister George K. Werner has emphasized the significance of  Mobile Learning, adding that it is an innovative way to provide quality learning opportunities for a huge segment of the population. Serving recently as one of the panelists at the  UNESCO Mobile Learning Forum in Paris, France, Minister Werner said Mobile Learning provides the […]

African Leadership University inaugurated

African Leadership University (ALU),  a newly established tertiary institution offering programs aimed at developing Africa’s future leaders, Wednesday held a grand opening ceremony at its Mauritius campus, African Leadership College. The event, attended by Mauritian Deputy Prime Minister, Xavier-Luc Duval formally marked the start of ALU’s drive to build 25 campuses across Africa that on completion […]

Regnér: Gender equality good for democracy

On March 15 Sweden’s Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality Åsa Regnér delivered a speech (below) at the Commission on the Status of Women 2016 being convened in New York, the United States of America: Distinguished delegates, It is an honour for me to address the 60th session of the Commission on the Status of […]

Gbowee Foundation opens free computer center

Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa (GPFA), in partnership with Chevron Liberia, Starz Institute of Technology and Google, on March 11, launched its free Computer Resource and Research Center (CRRC) in Congo Town, just outside Monrovia, the Liberian capital. Speaking at the launch, Cllr. Deweh Gray, chairman emeritus of GPFA Board, said the center is intended to offer […]

Is Ivory Coast attack the new normal?

The attacks that killed 16 people yesterday at a beach resort in Cote d’Ivoire were shocking and brutal, but not entirely unexpected. Security experts had been warning that al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) was a growing threat outside its traditional stronghold in northern Mali. The group, and its affiliate al-Mourabitoun, claimed responsibility for attacks […]

Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf’s Liberia: A scary place to live

Judging from recent local newspaper reports as well as interviews conducted with people returning from Liberia, it’s evident that the country is no longer the way former interim leader Charles Gyude Bryant or indicted former Pres. Charles Taylor left it in terms of appreciable level of security for all as the state of general security […]

NEF aims to put African scientists on global stage

With science taking center stage, the Next Einstein Forum’s Global Gathering, Africa’s premiere global science and technology forum, wrapped up last Thursday  with a clear path forward on how best to drive development through science, technology and innovation across the continent. The event was convened by the Next Einstein Forum (NEF), an initiative of the African Institute for […]

Food production takes a hit in Boko Haram fight

Nigeria’s war against Boko Haram is finally swinging in the government’s favour, but it’s going to take much longer for food production to recover in the country’s northeast. The same is true in neighbouring Cameroon, which has also felt the impact of the violence. According to the Famine Early Warning Network, FEWS NET, the conflict […]