Positive outlook for hotels in Africa

Investor sentiment for hotels in Sub-Saharan Africa remains positive despite economic headwinds in key markets, according to the latest JLL research into the sector. The long-term outlook continues to be strong and is driven by positive economic, demographic and tourism trends, with all indicators pointing to continued hotel demand growth as the region’s economy and hotel […]

Mali’s stability at risk, says UN peacekeeping chief

Citing a lack of progress on the peace process in Mali, the United Nations peacekeeping chief today warned that the UN mission there would not be able to fully carry out its mandate as long as the signatories to the peace agreement do not resolutely engage in its implementation. “If the relative respite in recent […]

Liberia: Five parliamentary seats alloted for women

Women’s rights activists in Liberia on Friday, September 30 welcomed a new law creating parliamentary seats reserved for women, young people and people with disabilities, in a country where women are poorly represented in politics despite having a female leader. Liberia’s House of Representatives on Thursday, September 29 passed the Equal Representation and Participation Bill, creating five […]

FIFA boss wants 48-team World Cup

Fifa president Gianni Infantino has proposed expanding the World Cup finals to 48 teams – after initially suggesting he wanted to boost it to 40. According to the 46-year-old Italian, 16 countries would be eliminated after a preliminary knockout round. The rest of the tournament would then be the same as it is now, with […]

A man with a passion for national service

Richmond Mohamed Konneh is driven by his passion for education for which no sacrifice is too big or two small. Almost going to two years now he relocated to Liberia to take the position of director for special and inclusive education at the Ministry of Education. It took him eight months of going to work […]