African ministers sign charter to promote tourism

The African continent has now a common reference framework to promote sustainability and responsibility in the tourism sector. The African Charter on Sustainable and Responsible Tourism, signed during the Ministerial Forum on Tourism and Climate in Africa, on the sidelines of the COP22, aims at becoming an instrumental tool for the continent to engage in […]

Holland deports two Rwandan genocide suspects

Two Rwandan men accused of participating in the 1994 genocide against Tutsis have arrived in Kigali, Rwanda, following their extradition from Holland, an official said Saturday. The suspects — Jean-Claude Iyamuremye, 40, and Jean Baptiste Mugimba, 57 — were handed over Saturday to Rwandan authorities by Dutch officials at Kigali International Airport. The suspects are considered […]

Global body to boost Liberian tourism

The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has expressed firm commitment to boost efforts being made by Liberia to become a prime tourism destination. The Secretary General of the UNWTO, Taleb Rifai, in a deeply reflective outlook, intimated that Liberia has always had a special relationship with the organization,  stressing that Liberia represents a ‘Story of Pride’ on the African […]

Nigerian striker is top goalscorer in Sweden

Nigerian striker John Owoeri scored four times on the last day of the Swedish premiership on November 6 in BK Hacken’s 7-0 routing of relegation-bound Falkenberg to end the season as the highest goalscorer with 17 goals. This is the third time that an African has won the golden boot. Nigerian Peter Ijeh achieved the feat in […]

Nordic countries deepen military cooperation

On Wednesday 9 November 2016, the Nordic Ministers of Defence made a Joint Statement, after having signed a Memorandum of Understanding on enhanced and easier access to each others’ territories in peacetime. The agreement will improve the operational effect and quality of air, land and maritime operations.Also the Northern Group consisting of Denmark, Estonia, Finland, […]

Partnership seeks new African ideas, solutions

A partnership of private donors and foundations announced today an $8 million call for proposals seeking new ideas and innovative solutions to address critical issues that impair secondary education learning for marginalized populations. Through the Partnership to Strengthen Innovation and Practice in Secondary Education (PSIPSE), Dubai Cares, Echidna Giving, the John D. and Catherine T. […]

Liberia’s 2016/17 recurrent expenditures

Liberians heaved a sigh of relief in  May of  2016 when the newly appointed Minister of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP), Boima S. Kamara  submitted the Draft National Budget for 2016/2017 of US$555.9 million, comprising of US$495.5 million for Core Domestic Revenue; US$30.2 million as Grant; and US$30.1 million as Contingent Domestic Revenue.; Seltue Karweaye […]

Can UN peacekeeping be fixed?

Lieutenant General Johnson Mogoa Kimani Ondieki is in disgrace. The Kenyan commander of the UN peacekeeping force in South Sudan was sacked this week by Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon after a special investigation found there was a “chaotic and ineffective response” to protecting civilians during fighting between government and opposition soldiers in the capital, Juba, in July.  […]

Liberians appeal for a consulate in Scandinavia

Hundreds of Liberians residing in the Scandinavian region of Europe have appealed to the Liberian government to open a Central Consulate Office in the region to help ease travel and other difficulties for hundreds of Liberians and foreigners who want to travel to Liberia.  The concerned Liberians, under the banner of the Consortium of Concerned Group of Liberians in […]

Gambia: opposition backs one presidential hopeful

Seven Gambian opposition parties came together late Sunday to form a coalition to challenge President Yahya Jammeh in December’s election. A national convention saw 308 out of 490 delegates give their support to Adama Barrow, leader of the United Democratic Party (UDP), as the main candidate to face Jammeh in a presidential poll on Dec. […]