B. Faso: The return of the phantoms of the past

In the afternoon on Wednesday 16 September 2015, soldiers of the infamous Regiment of the president’s security forces – Regiment de Sécurité Présidentielle (RSP) – entered the Presidential Palace Kosyam where the Government Council meeting was ongoing, and took the government in custody. This is the fourth time during the less than one-year-transition that the […]

African players are top scorers in Sweden

African players are at the helm of the scoring charts of  Sweden’s two top football championships. Eritrean striker Henok Goitom leads the pack in the country’s premier male football championship, the Allsvenskan, with 15 goals in 23 matches  while Cameroonian goal machine Gaelle Enganamouit has been banking the goals this season for Ekilstuna United DFF in the female […]

Liberia: Staying true to the culture spirit

When a visiting culture minister from the West African country of Liberia recently tried to defend his government’s controversial sale of the Kendeja national cultural shrine during a cultural event in Minnesota, many in the audience scorned and booed him for his apparent lack of “culture sensitivity” and also for trying to take his “government’s […]

Homeless World Cup begins in Amsterdam

The 13th Homeless World Cup kicked off in spectacular style in Amsterdam Saturday, after being opened by King Willlem-Alexander. The tournament, which uses football to tackle homelessness, will feature over 500 players from 48 nations over the next seven days. The event started with the players marching and dancing their way through an opening parade […]

Millions go hungry because of Boko Haram

Families driven out of villages, farmers unable to tend crops, food stocks of entire communities raided: Boko Haram’s impact on the people of Western and Central Africa lingers long after the rape and slaughter. More than 5.5 million people living in conflict areas in Nigeria, Cameroon, Niger and Chad, nearly half of whom have been […]

Over 1000 African entries to Triggerfish story lab

The Triggerfish Story Lab received a whopping 1 378 entries from storytellers and filmmakers from 30 countries across Africa and its diaspora, all eager to write the continent’s next animated blockbuster or hit TV series. “When I told people I expected over 1 000 submissions from across Africa, everyone laughed at me. Ha! Now who’s […]

Lone Star’s win against Tunisia is commendable

Optimism among some Liberians, mainly the young folks were very low, if not at its lowest in many years. I am sure that low expectation for a victory for the Liberian national football team, the Lone Star, was due largely to the lackluster performance of the team in major competitive games over the past years, […]

Nigeria: When 100 days surpass 6 years

One of the traditions that have withstood time and history in Nigeria’s political scene in the 4th republic is to review the first hundred days of any political administration. During these periods, we have witnessed bogus and mirage reviews by past political leaders, party associates, and sympathizers. The APC leadership in a very realistic foresight […]

Liberian artist group to sue government

Artists from the West African state of Liberia residing in the U.S., say they will soon begin legal process aimed to recover their country’s National Cultural Shrine – Kendeja sold to US billionaire eight years ago. Kendeja was sold to Robert L. Johnson, by Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf’s government in 2008; reports James Kokulo Fasuekoi. Announcing the […]

African petroleum conference this month

Argus Media is proud to announce Argus Africa Storage and Logistics 2015, which will be held in Durban, South Africa, on 16-17 September. The 2015 conference will offer a pan-African platform for professionals from the liquids bulk supply chain to address the hurdles presented by infrastructure gaps and how investment and development can assist the flow […]