Sierra Leonean acquitted of Liberian war crimes charges

A district court in Finland on Friday dismissed all war crimes charges against a former Sierra Leonean rebel commander. Pirkanmaa District Court District Court found that there was reasonable doubt that Gibril Massaquoi, a former commander and spokesman of the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) committed the offences he was charged with.   Massaquoi was charged […]

Ghana: Kwame Nkrumah to be reburied

Ghana’s opposition political party, The Convention People’s Party (CPP) has announced plans to rebury the country’s first president Dr. Kwame Nkrumah. CPP General Secretary Nana Yaa Jantua said that the freedom fighter was not given a befitting burial hence the decision for the reburial which has been planned for November this year. The CPP believes […]

Liberian veep says rule of law essential for peace

Liberia’s Vice President Jewel Howard-Taylor says the rule of law is the panacea to sustainable peace in any given society. Howard-Taylor said that there can be no sustainable development without sustained peace, adding that “the Weah-led government remains committed to sustaining the peace through an independent and professional justice system.” According to a press release, […]

An imperative for long-term mining in Africa

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) imperatives have taken a prominent role in decision-making across the African mining sector, with intensified awareness from all stakeholders. The 2022 Investing in African Mining Indaba slated for May in South Africa will explore what ESG means in practice for Africa’s mining operators, communities and jurisdictions. As economies emerge from […]

Mobile diversity: the security of mobility

Remote, gig, hybrid – these ways of working have become normalized during the pandemic and are now defining how organisations interact with employees across multiple skillsets, locations and countries. Anna Collard SVP Content Strategy & Evangelist at KnowBe4 AFRICA, believes people must be made more aware of the threats of the oncoming rollout of 5G […]

Sandy: Politician’s Ramadan message a deflection

A recent call by Liberian presidential hopeful Dr. Daniel Cassell for the global Muslim community to pray for Liberians during Ramadan is a ploy to deflect US felony charges he faces, a US-based Liberian journalist has averred. Journalist Moses D. Sandy said Dr. Cassell and the People Liberation Party (PLP) he heads are being dismissive […]

Ecobank sponsors African fintech events

The Africa Fintech Summit has announced that Ecobank Group, one of Africa’s pioneering Fintech enabler banks, is Gold Sponsor for this year’s Africa Fintech Summits (AFTS), slated for April 21 in Washington, D.C., the US and in November in Cape Town, South Africa. Established in 1985 and headquartered in Lomé, Togo with a founding vision […]

Liberian vice president promotes gender equality

Liberia’s Vice President Jewel Howard-Taylor has addressed the 2022 Generation Equality Conference organized by the Government of Malawi in coordination with The Joyce Banda Foundation and some international  Non Governmental Organizations(NGOs). The 3-day conference held in Lilongwe, Malawi according to a dispatch from the Office Of the Vice President, discussed issues of gender equality with […]

ECOWAS discusses free trade in Africa

The Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission continued its consultations with State and Non-State Actors on the formulation of the ECOWAS Regional Implementation Strategy for the Agreement of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) on 22 March. With a view to ensuring that that the AfCFTA outcomes are consistent with regional advancements […]

Ukraine war leads to rise in food prices worldwide

As the war continues to rage in Ukraine, impacts of rising food prices and shortages of staple crops are already being felt in the Near East and North Africa region and spreading to the world’s most vulnerable countries, including in the Horn of Africa, with poorest people at greatest risk, warned the UN’s International Fund […]