Liberian union in UK holds annual meeting

The Union of Liberian Organisations in the United Kingdom (ULO-UK) held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on March 31 in London to review the achievements of 2017 and plan for activities for 2018. In keeping with ULO-UK’s constitution the AGM was convened to allow the leadership to report on the state of the union. The […]

Africa blue economy forum slated for June

The first Africa Blue Economy Forum (ABEF) is to be held in London, the UK, on 7-8 June 2018, to coincide with World Oceans Day. More than 150 delegates and speakers are expected to attend, including government ministers, business leaders, ocean experts and environmental and maritime organisations, to discuss the economic contribution of the African […]

UNESCO, Mano River Union hold talks in Paris

The United Nations Educational and Scientific Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the Mano River Union (MRU) have held talks on the need to sign a Memorandum Of Understanding(MOU) that will ensure that the two organizations work closely together in many areas.   MRU Secretary General Ambassador Medina Wesseh said the MOU will address many areas of […]

African tourism to protect biodiversity, environment

An intense week of exchange of experiences and capacity building linked to wildlife and biodiversity protection took place recently in Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of the Congo. A major result of the regional initiative that lies under the framework of the UNWTO/Chimelong Programme on Wildlife and Sustainable Tourism has been the Declaration of Kinshasa that […]

Sweden seeks to enhance global gender equality

Funds totalling SEK 1 billion ( about $118m) will be used to enhance gender equality for women and girls around the world. This was decided by the Swedish government at its meeting on 12 April. It is the first time that the government has adopted a global thematic strategy for gender equality. “We are making […]

Sweden: Sierra Leonean Turay scores twice in historic win

Sierra Leonean striker Mohammed Buya Turay scored two goals to signal a remarkable debut for Dalkurd in Sweden’s premier football league, the Allsvenskan, last Sunday. Turay, who joined the newcomers from relegated Eskilstuna, struck in both halves in a 3-0 win over Ostersund  to help Dalkurd to its first ever win in the league. The […]

Ecobank, MTN to deepen financial inclusion in Africa

MTN, the mobile telecommunications operator, has announced a collaboration with Africa’s leading independent banking group, Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI), enabling both companies  to leverage each other’s assets that will ultimately offer more value to their respective customers across the continent. MTN’s large subscriber base, comprehensive distribution, innovative digital products and drive for mobile financial services […]

Messi appointed ambassador for tourism

Considered by many the best football player of all times, Lionel Messi has joined the World Tourism Organization UNWTO) to promote the value of responsible tourism. The UNWTO Secretary-General, Zurab Pololikashvili, appointed Messi as UNWTO Ambassador for Responsible Tourism last Saturday at Camp Nou in Barcelona. “During my travels I have had the opportunity to […]

Liberian rights activist wins international award

The director of Liberia’s Global Justice and Research Project, Hassan Bility is the 2018 recipient of the Center for Justice and Accountability (CJA)’s Judith Lee Stronach Human Rights Award in honor of his courage and his heroic pursuit of justice for Liberia. Mr. Bility received the award at CJA’s 20th Anniversary Gala on March 8 […]

African goals in Sweden, Norway

African strikers had a modest showing on the first day of the Swedish football premiership, the Allsvenkan, last weekend. Moroccan Moestafa El Kabir provided one of the round’s two African goals when he struck in the 75th minute to give BK Hacken a lone goal win over Kalmar. The other goal came in the duel […]