Language lessons of the 2014 Ebola epidemic

August 2014 was a scary time in West Africa. Ebola was spreading rapidly and the international community was waking up to a disaster that ultimately killed more than 11,000 people, writes Aimee Ansari. In the midst of the epidemic, UNICEF and Catholic Relief Services published ominous survey results: In Sierra Leone, one of the hardest-hit […]

African players on target in Swedish football league

African players were on the scoring cards in the 17th round of the Swedish football premiership, Allsvenskan. Nigerian Moses Ogbu scored in the 65th minute to level for Sirius in a 3-2 victory over IFK Gothenburg while Kenyan Eric Omondi provided the lone goal for relegation-threatened Brommapojkarna in a 1-0 win over Orebro. Hacken collected […]

Djibouti faces dark days ahead

Djibouti has been landlocked Ethiopia’s only access to the sea and depends on port taxes paid by Ethiopia for most of its income and with the Eritrean ports of Massawa and Assab on the Red Sea about to open finds itself faced with losing most of the Ethiopian trade it has enjoyed a monopoly on […]

Nestlé offers opportunities to African youth

The power of youth, their resourcefulness and ingenuity are strong contributing factors to the development of economies around the world. However, the majority of young people lack economic opportunities, which unfortunately leads to high levels of youth unemployment, underutilized talents and skills. A publication by the African Development Bank on Jobs for Youth in Africa […]

ADV: A new Pan-African news agency is born

The African Daily Voice Group announced on Monday the launch of a new continental news agency: ADV (AfricanDailyVoice.com/en). Based in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, the multinational company specialized in content, and the media, has a newsroom in Casablanca (Morocco) and offers multilingual services (French, English, Arabic). “Information networks remain dominated in our countries by Western media. […]

Kenya’s former world champ athlete dies in car accident

Kenyan athlete Nicholas Bett, the 2015 world 400 metre hurdles champion, was killed Wednesday in a car crash near his home in western Kenya, police said. “The accident occurred when his vehicle hit a bump and rolled and he died on the spot,” Nandi county police commander Patrick Wambani said from the scene of the […]

Liberia: Why the trials of perpetrators matter to me

Sometime in early 1989, I was visiting three of my childhood friends. I was working as a reporter with the Ministry of Information as the only female in the newsroom in Monrovia, Liberia. Together we decided to form an organization that would meet once a month and work with the less fortunate in the Liberian […]

East African sea-based drug trade undermines democracy

The East African coast plays an increasingly significant role in the global heroin trade. Heroin is shipped from Afghanistan via a network of maritime routes stretching along East and Southern Africa. Known as the ‘southern route’, this trade corridor is increasingly used by drug traffickers as a route for illicit shipment to Western Europe. Sea […]

Top African female footballers in Sweden

Nigerians dominate the small contigent of African female footballers who ply their trade in Sweden’s top women league, Damallsvenskan. Damallsvenskan’s best defender in 2015 Faith Ikidi Michael is in her eighth season at league leaders Pitea while her Nigerian compatriots Rita Chikwelu, who has scored twice in the 12-week-old league, and Ogonna Chukwudi don the […]

Laying out a sustainable future for urban tourism

Urban tourism and its potential for more sustainable and inclusive cities will be the major focus of the 7th UNWTO Global Summit on Urban Tourism (16-19 September 2018) in Seoul, Republic of Korea. The summit aims to set out a vision looking to 2030 for this rapidly-growing tourism segment. The summit, the first of its […]