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.   […]

Book review: The Story of Nandi and Kadija

  Reviewed by Nvasekie N. Konneh Growing up as a young boy in Liberia, storytelling or listening to others telling stories was my favorite pastime. I looked forward to it under the moonlight or around the bright kerosene lamp in open space. One story that has stuck in my memory from those days is about […]

Sweden: Buya Turay banging in goals for Djurgarden

Sierra Leonean international Mohammed Buya Turay has started the Swedish football premiership, Allsvenskan with a bang. The Djurgarden forward has scored five times in the last seven matches and is the championship’s second top scorer behind Sundsvall’s Linus Hallenius, who scored a goal more. Buya hit his 5th goal of the season over the weekend when he opened the […]

Focus on rights of Africans with mental health problems

The events surrounding the Life Esidimeni tragedy, where 91 mental health patients died in the Gauteng province of South Africa while under government care, is a shocking reminder of the gap between the lawful rights and harsh realities of mental disorder sufferers in South Africa.   According to the WHO, nearly 14% of the global burden […]