Gender gap holds back Africa’s women farmers

Tackling the pervasive inequality faced by women farmers across Africa is critical if the continent is to reduce poverty, boost economic growth and feed its growing population, says a new report published today by the World Bank Group and The ONE Campaign. “Levelling the Field: Improving Opportunities for Women Farmers in Africa” examines the scale […]

‘Write books for Liberian schools’

Liberian writers have been called upon to produce works that will be used to educate the children of Liberia. Isumel Kromah, a Liberian Swiss-based businessman whose company Domfah General Enterprise owns a school in Liberia, made the call recently in an interview with Nordic Africa News. He said “Liberian writers must come together because we […]

probity, transparency, accountability and the federal government

    The news surrounding the Sanusi Lamido Sanusi’s suspension brings to mind, the shibboleth of the Nigerian federal government towards fighting corruption. Since the fourth republic, which began in 2009, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has been in the realms of affairs: Olusegun Obasanjo, Late Yar’Adua and the outgoing Goodluck Ebele Jonathan (GEJ). This […]

Norway is best in the world for working women

Norway, Sweden and Finland are the best countries in the world to live in if you are a woman in the workforce, according to the Economist. The British magazine published a list on March 8, the International Women’s Day, which presented the best and worst countries for working women. In the ranking, which only looked […]

Liberian women group wants anti-gay law

A women advocacy group is calling on Liberian legislators to consider enacting an anti-gay bill. The women, under the banner of Women United to Fight Against the Stand of Gay Marraige in Liberia, made the call Friday at the end of a two-day anti-gay marriage workshop held on the compound of the Paynesville Community School, […]

Ambassador Thomas calls for unity

Outgoing Liberian ambassador to France D. Mckinley Thomas has called on members of the Liberian community in the European country to work together as a team. Addressing the community recently, the ambassador urged them to put aside their differences and unite in one accord. He added that it is through unity and cohesion that they will be able to […]

Thousands of passports disappear every year

The number of Danish passports that have been stolen or lost has doubled in ten years, according to metroXpress newspaper. Last year 34,949 Danes reported to the police that their passports were either stolen or had gone missing, according to police statistics, while just 19,257 were reported in the same way in 2003. The passport […]

Liberian women want land ownership rights

Liberian President Ellen Sirleaf, along with Liberian Minister of Gender and Development Julia Duncan-Cassel, welcome land reform recommendations from Central and West Africa regional organization REFACOF (African Women’s Network for Community Management of Forests) and Liberia’s Foundation for Community Initiatives (FCI). As honored guests at Liberia’s International Women’s Day Celebrations  in Monrovia on Saturday, March […]

Burkina Faso fights child hunger

The fight against child malnutrition in Burkina Faso is gaining ground but chronic malnutrition remains above emergency threshold levels, particularly in rural areas, a situation that will be resolved only if the government and its partners step up prevention efforts. Country-wide, the severe acute malnutrition (SAM) rate was 8.2 percent in 2013, down from 10.9 […]

Swedish journalist shot dead in Afghanistan

He was shot dead in broad daylight on a Kabul street, close to a Lebanese restaurant where a bomb went off in January earlier this year. He was doing interviews at the time, ahead of the upcoming elections in Afghanistan.   He was shot in the back of the head, and pronounced dead at a […]