Sierra Leonean arrested on Liberian war crime charges

A Sierra Leonean national, Gibril Massaquoi, was arrested on Tuesday in Tampere, Finland, by the Finnish police who suspect that he committed war crimes and crimes against humanity in Liberia between 1999 and 2003. The crimes he allegedly committed include homicide, sexual violence, and the recruitment and use of child soldiers. Gibril Massaquoi was in the […]

Facebook program open to African community leaders

Facebook has announced the launch of its Community Accelerator program which will be available in the following countries across South Saharan Africa: South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria.   An evolution of the Facebook Community Leadership Program (FCLP), this six-month accelerator program provides training, mentorship and funding to help community leaders grow their communities. Up to $3 […]

Sweden promotes long-term gender economic equality

The Swedish Government has appointed a commission for gender-equal lifetime earnings. The commission has been instructed to present proposals that aim to increase economic equality between women and men in Sweden in the long term. Minister for Gender Equality Åsa Lindhagen said “Historically, Sweden has made major progress with regard to economic equality. “Despite this, […]

WHO, UN Volunteers launch African women initiative

The World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Africa and the United Nations Volunteers have launched the Africa Young Women Health Champions, an initiative to recruit early to middle career women professionals across 47 countries in the African region.  The institutions will jointly hire around 100 young African women as national and international UN Volunteers. The recruitment will […]

Dangote gives money to Nigeria’s coronavirus fight

The Aliko Dangote Foundation (ADF) on Monday pledged a whooping sum of N200million (about $547,000) to support current effort of the Nigerian government towards curbing the spread of Corona Virus or Covid-19 in the country. ADF’s intervention is considered the largest single donation by a corporate organization in the country to contain the spread of […]

Coronavirus: Basketball Africa League postponed

The Basketball Africa League (BAL) today postponed the league’s inaugural season, which had been scheduled to start on Friday, March 13 in Dakar, Senegal.  BAL President Amadou Gallo Fall said “Following the recommendation of the Senegalese government regarding the escalating health concerns related to the coronavirus, the BAL’s inaugural season will be postponed. I am disappointed […]

Ghana to host World Tourism Conference

The Africa Tourism Association, in partnership with the Ghana Tourism Authority, will host the 2020 World Tourism Conference (WTC) in Accra, Ghana. The event, scheduled for October 12-16, will highlight the emerging business and investment opportunities across Africa’s tourism sector. It will show how tourism can be utilized as an engine for economic growth and job […]

Two African hat-tricks in Swedish Cup

Nigerian Jordan Kadiri and Ghanaian Mamudo Moro scored three goals apiece for their clubs in the second round of the Swedish Cup last weekend. Kadiri, who now tops the scorers’ chart with four goals after two rounds, grabbed a hat-trick as Ostersund walloped Gais 4-0. The Nigerian struck twice in the first half before adding […]

British parliament members visit Liberia

A high-level delegation from the British Parliament is expected to begin a week-long visit to Liberia on Monday, March 2. The delegation is made of Greg Hands, Kate Osamor, Lord McConnell and Lord Hannay. The delegation will hold discussions with their counterparts at the Liberian Legislature on strengthening democracy through parliamentary engagements. The visitors, who will be in Liberia until March […]

We must not jeopardize Africa’s future

Pressure is building to phase out fossil fuels in Africa to fight climate change, NJ Ayuk writes. Organizations ranging from the World Bank to the European Investment Bank (EIB) have dropped support for African fossil fuel production in hopes of encouraging a transition from oil, gas and coal to sustainable energy sources like wind and […]