US: Former Somali military commander guilty of torture

  A civil court jury in Virginia, the United States on Tuesday found Col. Yusuf Abdi Ali, aka Tukeh, responsible for the torture of semi-nomadic Somali herder Farhan Warfaa.   Col. Tukeh was a high-ranking military commander in Mohammed Siad Barre’s decades-long military dictatorship in Somalia.   The jury awarded Mr. Warfaa $500,000 in damages, […]

Ethiopian reforms produce investment opportunities

The U.S. Department of State last week hosted the “Ethiopia Partnership Forum”, an economic engagement platform. It was organized by the Secretary of State’s office of Global Partnerships in collaboration with the Corporate Council on Africa, the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and Citi in Washington D.C. In remarks at the opening panel discussion, U.S. Ambassador […]

Swedish club condemns racist attacks on Turay

  Swedish premiership side Djurgarden has condemned racist attacks against its Sierra Leonean star Mohammed Buya Turay following a league match.   In a release posted on its website, the football club spoke strongly against attacks and threats against the Turay or any of its players under whatever pretext- ethnicity, gender, religion, etc.   The […]

Minister Eriksson visits Tanzania and Mozambique

Sweden’s Minister for International Development Cooperation Peter Eriksson is on a visit to Tanzania and Mozambique from 19–24 May. Sweden has extensive development cooperation with both of these countries and has been committed to helping them combat poverty since they gained independence. During the visit, he will meet a range of actors, including government representatives, […]

Microsoft to set up development center in Kenya

American technology giant Microsoft Corporation has unveiled plans to set up an African technology development center in Kenya, Gaming Vice President Phil Spencer said on Monday. Spencer was speaking at a meeting hosted by Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House, attended by top executives of Microsoft including Mike Fortin, the Corporate Vice President for Engineering […]

Collective efforts needed to tackle issues facing women

Liberian First Lady Clar Marie Weah has challenged women across Africa and the world to double up efforts in tackling issues confronting them. Mrs. Weah said with collective efforts and united voices, women can overcome the challenges, including the huge gender disparity at various levels of society. “Women must not allow their space, life, and […]

Liberia: Group wants experienced banker in gov’t

  A Liberian organization has recommended the inclusion into government of a professional banker, Michael Geegbae Mueller who has a wealth of international contacts and connections.   The Liberian for Democracy, Peace and National Development (LDPND) made the call in the wake of calls for President Dr. George Manneh Weah to include professional Liberians into […]

Former Somali military commander on trial in US

  Trial began on Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia in a lawsuit brought by a Somali national, Farhan Warfaa against Colonel Yusuf Abdi Ali, aka Tukeh, a former commander in the Somali National Army.    Mr. Warfaa alleges that Col. Tukeh, a Virginia resident, played a role in […]

Africa must unleash power of its financial markets

With Africa’s population expected to overtake China’s by 2025, the continent’s economic potential is undeniable. At a time of slowing global growth, the world is starting to take notice of Africa’s fast-growing population and markets, and the opportunities they hold. Between 2010 and 2016, more than 320 embassies were opened in Africa, while global investment […]

President Weah warns against sabotage and hate

Liberian President George Manneh Weah wants Liberians to desist from acts of sabotage and hate against one another and work together for the good and development of the country. President Weah said instead of Liberians undermining and sabotaging each other, they must work in concert to uplift their country for the good of all.   […]