Liberian gets 20-year jail term for war crimes

The Swiss Federal Criminal Court today announced a guilty verdict and 20-year prison sentence for Alieu Kosiah, a former Liberian rebel commander, after a four-week trial held in December 2020 and February 2021, following years of investigation which started in 2014. The former Liberian battalion commander of the ULIMO (United Liberation Movement of Liberia for Democracy) rebel […]

Experts discuss nutritious diets for all

During a panel discussion organized by Food Tank, the Global Alliance for the Future of Food, and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), experts discuss strategies that enable the production of accessible and nutrient-dense diets. The event is part of a series of panels with themes inspired by Global Alliance’s Seven Calls to Action to transform […]

USA: Bong Miners to hold elections in September

The Association of Bong Miners in the Diaspora will elect a new team of executives on Saturday, September 18 during its national convention in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the USA. the convention will be held from September 17 to 19. In a recent public message, the US-based Liberian organization’s national president Benedict Philips said “pursuant to our […]

UK-Africa Forum to examine future of trade

Leading African policy makers and business leaders from the UK and Africa will convene on June 15 for Invest Africa’s digital UK-Africa Forum on trade, policy, and reform Invest Africa, a Pan-African business and investment platform, aims to build constructive dialogue between policy makers and business leaders from the UK and Africa during the forum. […]

Essay competition for Swedish students

Students at Swedish colleges and universities can submit essays to the Gender Equality Authority and compete for SEK 25,000.  The competition runs until 31 August.  Essays must be written in Swedish, Norwegian, Danish or English and in any discipline, and must have a clear connection to Sweden’s gender equality policy. “One of our basic assignments […]

Uganda: Tunga hub for Kampala coding community

African-Dutch ICT company Tunga opened on May 27 her brand-new office in Kampala, Uganda. Tunga, founded in 2015, helps European and US companies meet their IT-needs through outsourcing and remote development by cooperating with Africa’s talent network.  The company is growing and so is the talent pool. The opening act of the Tunga Hub was performed by the Dutch Ambassador in Uganda H.E. […]

Experts, others discuss climate change in Africa

Climate scientists from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and leading African research institutions met virtually on May 26 and 27 to discuss climate change in Africa. The conference was held under the theme, The Work, Activities and Findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) —Significance and Implications for Africa. Scientists, academics, […]

Sweden to host UN environmental conference

Sweden and Kenya today jointly presented a resolution for adoption by the UN General Assembly that lays the foundation for the international UN conference, ‘Stockholm+50: a healthy planet for the prosperity of all – our responsibility, our opportunity’. Sweden will host Stockholm+50, to be held in its capital city, Stockholm on June 2–3 next year. […]

Apply for 2021 Africa’s Business Heroes Competition

The “Africa’s Business Heroes” (ABH) prize competition will close applications for its third annual edition on June 7. Thousands of entrepreneurs from across Africa have already submitted their applications and are vying for a chance to become one of Africa’s Business Heroes. At a time when many businesses are reeling from the impact of Covid-19, […]

Swiss court to give verdict in Liberian war crimes trial

The Swiss Federal Criminal Court announced today that the verdict in the war crimes trial of Liberian suspect Alieu Kosiah will be rendered on June 18.  Kosiah pleaded not guilty, and the federal prosecutor requested a 20-year prison sentence.  Kosiah, former ULIMO commander, stood trial in Bellinzona, Switzerland, for four weeks in December 2020 and […]