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 […]

Gabon joins Africa Finance Corporation

Gabon is the latest country to become a member of the Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), after signing the Corporation’s Instrument of Accession and Acceptance of membership in Libreville this week. Gabon is the 10th country to join the AFC. Other member states include: Cape Verde; Chad; Ghana; Guinea-Bissau; Guinea; Liberia; Nigeria; Sierra-Leone and The Gambia. […]

Independent report on rights at Eritrean mine

Nevsun Resources Ltd. Monday announced the release of an independent follow-up audit on the company’s human rights performance at the Bisha Mine in Eritrea (2015 Audit). The study was based on stakeholder input following last year’s independent human rights impact assessment study. The audit report presents the latest findings and recommendations of an ongoing human rights […]

Homeless World Cup in Holland

Dutch king Willem-Alexander will officially open the Homeless World Cup at the Museum Square in Amsterdam on Saturday morning 12 September. Following the opening, he will watch the opening games of the Dutch Women’s team against Argentina and the Dutch Men’s team against Northern Ireland. More than 500 players in 64 teams will represent their […]

Taylor-linked businessman arrested in Spain

A US/Belgian citizen has been arrested for his alleged participation in the trade of blood daimonds during Sierra Leone’s civil war. Michel Desaedeleer, American and Belgian citizen, was arrested in Spain this week, pursuant to an European arrest warrant. He is suspected of having participated, with former Liberian President Charles Taylor and the Sierra Leonean rebels […]

Al Jazeera condemns verdict against journalists

Following Saturday’s retrial verdict in Cairo, Egypt Al Jazeera Media Network’s Acting Director General Dr Mostefa Souag said: “Today’s verdict defies logic and common sense. Our colleagues Baher Mohamed and Mohamed Fahmy will now have to return to prison, and Peter Greste is sentenced in absentia.” The whole case has been heavily politicized and has not […]