No end to Mali conflict

More than eight weeks after a landmark peace accord between Mali’s Bamako government and a Tuareg-led rebel coalition brought hope of an end to years of unrest, little has been done to end the fighting and militancy is once again on the rise. In recent months, Mali has experienced some of the worst violence since […]

Dehkontee Artists plan European tour

We are planning to travel to Europe on a performance tour to promote the culture and history of our beloved country, Liberia. Also, we hope to raise much needed funds to help us provide much needed services to the people of Liberia in the realms of civic education to prepare the citizens for the forthcoming […]

Liberian constitutional review completed

Liberia’s Constitution Review Committee (CRC) on Monday presented its final report on the National Constitution Conference (NCC). Presented to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the report also contains recommendations to amend the West African country’s constitution  as well as several CDs of the 1986 Liberian Constitution in the 16 local vernaculars.   Speaking during a formal presentation ceremony at […]

Eritrea: Indian firm secures potash mining license

Essel Group Middle East (EGME) has acquired the Bada Potash Exploration License, located in Danakil Depression, Eritrea via its subsidiary Interu Mining and Trading. Earlier this year, EGME had also acquired oil reserves in the sub-Saharan region. Indian-based Essel Group is the promoter of Zee Entertainment, and is headed by Subhash Chandra Goel. The group’s primary […]

African power companies eye bright future

Power utility companies and stakeholders across Africa anticipate a brighter and different outlook for the sector in the decade ahead, according to a new report from PwC. Fifty one senior power and utility sector executives from 15 African countries took part in PwC’s Africa power & utilities survey. The report contained concern about some of the […]

Liberian senator wants free medicare discussed

Liberian senator Nyonblee Karngar-Lawrence is asking the country’s chief medical officer to explain how the free medical program of government is working across the country. A communication submitted Tuesday to plenary by the lawmaker, who represents Grand Bassa County, requested for Dr. Francis Kateh to appear before the body and also seeks the appearance of Health Minister Dr. Bernice Dahn […]

12 African universities offer specialised masters course

Public policy practitioners and students in Africa now have a chance to study a specialised masters course offered in twelve universities, and uniquely designed to meet the continent’s needs, which was launched in Nairobi, Kenya today. The Master of Research and Public Policy (MRPP) has been developed over the last three years through collaboration between […]

US-based Liberian ballet dancers in festival

The Twin Cities of Minnesota are expected to host this year’s annual Liberian National Cultural Ambassadors’ cultural festival for the first time; James Kokulo Fasuekoi writes. The festival, named, ECHOES OF LIBERIAN CULTURE is now in its third year and was first launched in Boston, MA 2013. Rhode Island hosted it in 2014. Now Minnesota […]

Scandinavia: Nigerians to get BVN registration

Nigerians living in Scandinavia will be able to have their Bank Verification Number(BVN) registration done without traveling to Nigeria and when all is perfected, the details will be communicated across  to all Nigerians residing in Scandinavia, says Ayoola Lawal, the chairman/coordinator of All Progressives Congress Scandinavian Chapter. In a release to Nordic Africa News, Mr. Lawal […]

It’s not over for Ebola survivors

West Africa’s Ebola outbreak might be winding down, but the struggles facing survivors in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone are far from over. Beyond psycho-social problems related to stigma and post-traumatic stress disorder, more than half of survivors say they are suffering from debilitating joint pain, headaches, and fatigue. At least 25 percent have experienced […]