US: Liberian arrested for lying in warlord’s case

  Acting U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced this week that Liberian national Isaac Kannah, 51, of Philadelphia, PA, who was charged in an October 2012 indictment with perjury and obstruction of justice, was arrested on January 10, 2017, by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations Special Agents in Philadelphia.    The charges carry […]

OECD praises Swedish economy

  The Secretary General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Angel Gurria has today presented the organisation’s report on Sweden’s economic situation with a special focus is on equality and gender equality.   The OECD also expresses clear support for the government’s fiscal policy. This report is part of the OECD’s regular review of […]

Facebook rallies African partners for safer internet

Today is Safer Internet Day (SID) and Facebook has launched a series of initiatives to help make the Internet a safer and better place for people across Africa, especially children and the youth. Facebook is partnering with public sector agencies and non-governmental organisations from across Africa under the rallying call “Be the change: unite for a better Internet”. […]

Kenya to host international investment forum

The Pan-African meeting of SMEs managers, entrepreneurs, investors and government representatives convened by EMRC, will take place from 13-16 February in Nairobi, Kenya. The conference will focus on entrepreneurship and innovation and access to finance in key sectors such as energy, water, ICT, health and agriculture. Highlights of the AFIF 2017 official agenda:  2-day training “Scaling an Entrepreneurial Venture” […]

EU has faulty Niger migrants transit numbers

The European Union has been touting a faulty figure for migration reduction through key transit country Niger as it looks to expand a policy of giving more development aid to African nations if they crack down on people smuggling and migrants, IRIN can exclusively reveal. When the International Organization for Migration (IOM) released figures in early […]