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 […]

Jump-starting Africa’s economic transformation

The African energy sector continues to solidify partnerships with German investors and technology with the aim of leading energy businesses from Germany, Europe and across the African continent. From upstream to downstream, Africa’s energy sector must accelerate its transition to net-zero, continue to adopt new technologies and start to embrace digitization and decentralization over the […]

Kuwait’s Al-Sumait Prize calls for nominations

Kuwait’s Al-Sumait Prize for African Development in January called for nominations for its 2021 award in the Health category. Nominations for the US $1 million prize must be received by Al-Sumait’s Prize Office no later than June 30. Al-Sumait Prize, health category, is open to individuals and organizations delivering pioneering and high-impact contributions to solving […]

Orange leads solar panel deployment across Africa

Orange, one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators, is accelerating its solar projects in Africa and the Middle East to reduce its carbon footprint to zero by 2040. Across the entire region, many sites are not connected to the electricity grid and when they are, the quality of the grid often requires alternative backup solutions. […]

African human rights vs.Western human rights

By Thomas C. Mountain If you ask those of us living in Africa, almost all of us willtell you that the “human rights” that matter most are those that are basic to the right to life: food, water, shelter, medical care and education for our children. If you and your family are cold, hungry, sick […]

Ugandan gets 25-year prison sentence for war crimes

The International Criminal Court (ICC) today sentenced Ugandan Dominic Ongwen to 25 years of imprisonment after he was found guilty for a total of 61 crimes comprising crimes against humanity and war crimes, committed in Northern Uganda between July 1, 2002 and December 31, 2005. The period of his detention between January 4, 2015 and […]

African women can build a better future for all Africans

By NJ Ayuk, Executive Chairman, African Energy Chamber Over the last 30 days Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan has become the most important woman in the African energy industry. She has taken some of the most courageous steps in rebooting Tanzania’s energy sector and economy. The signing of the East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline with […]

Liberians in Sweden urged to fulfill financial obligations

Members of the Liberian Swedish Association (LSA) have been encouraged to fulfill their financial obligations to the outfit to keep it afloat. The call was made by LSA President David Ford during a monthly meeting held via Zoom on Saturday, May 1. He spoke about the unwillingness of members to pay their monthly dues and that […]

A social media platform for Africans by Africans

MyCountry MyWorld is set to next month launch MY! a social media platform for Africans by Africans providing possibilities in world exploration by giving users the opportunity to bring their country and world to each other. MY! will be officially launched on May 10 and will be readily available on Google Play and Apple Store. […]

World military spending rises to almost $2 trillion

Total global military expenditure rose to $1981 billion last year, an increase of 2.6 per cent in real terms from 2019, according to new data published today by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). The five biggest spenders in 2020, which together accounted for 62 per cent of global military expenditure, were the United States, China, […]