Ivorian police officer testifies in mercenary trial

A lieutenant of the Ivorian police has provided evidence for state lawyers in the trial of 18 Liberians accused of carrying out subversive activities in the Ivory Coast.Lt. Kone Hotie, who served as commanding officer of Para, the scene of the attack, which borders Liberia, last week told a criminal court in Monrovia, the Liberian capital, that his testimony was based on […]

Yaya Toure speaks for Africa

Manchester City and Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure thinks he is not regarded as one of the best players in the world because he is from Africa.  Toure, 30, has 22 goals this season, helping City to win the League Cup and challenge for the Premier League title. Samir Nasri recently said Toure would be […]

Liberia: Ugandan woman gets 4-year prison sentence

A Ugandan woman convicted for trafficking drug into Liberia a year ago has been sentenced to four years in prison. But Criminal Court Judge Blamo Dixon said that Shirat Nalwadda will serve her sentence in Uganda after he affirmed the jurors’ unanimous guilty verdict. He also ordered that the convict be deported to Uganda through diplomatic channel where she […]

Norway condemns South Sudan violence

    “Norway condemns the killing and injuring of civilians in South Sudan in recent days. These attacks are clear violations of the Cessation of Hostilities agreement, which both parties to the conflict have signed. Leaders on both sides of South Sudan’s conflict are responsible for bringing an end to the violence and unrest immediately,” […]

One of Liberia’s finest sons returns home

When Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf first took power after a 2005 post-war elections, she called on Liberian professionals living abroad to return home and help with the building of the war torn nation. Many Diaspora Liberians responded to Sirleaf’s call immediately with some even sending in credentials but never got feedback. Despite the disappointment, scores of professional Liberians continue […]

Sweden has EU’s lowest long-term unemployment rate

  Sweden has the lowest rate of long-term unemployment in the EU, according to website Europaportalen. Out of the total number of unemployed people in Sweden, just 17.7 percent have been out of work for longer than 12 months. The European average is 47.5 percent. Six out of Sweden’s eight regions, as defined by the EU, […]

Global satellitte company seeks W. African partners

  Garmin Southern Africa, a global leader in GPS satellitte techonology, says it is hosting a trade delegation in Accra, Ghana from the 12th to 16th May 2014. The purpose of the trade delegation is to engage with prospective businesses partners in West Africa who have strong distribution and/or reselling capabilities and a proven track record of […]

Nobody Can Islamise Nigeria

  The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has said there are no plans to turn Nigeria into an Islamic nation. Abubakar, who is also the President-General, Jamatu Nasril Islam (JNI), made this known at the golden jubilee lecture of the JNI in Kaduna late Sunday. “Nobody can Islamise Nigeria, if Allah wanted he […]

African innovators vie for prestigious prize

  The African Innovation Foundation (AIF) has announced the 10 finalists of the prestigious Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) 2014. The ten African innovators have created practical solutions to some of the continent’s most intractable problems, from a domestic waste biogas system to a wafer matrix for paediatric antiretroviral (ARV) drug treatment. Chosen from almost 700 applications from […]

Nigeria becomes Africa’s biggest economy

Nigeria has “rebased” its gross domestic product (GDP) data, which has pushed it above South Africa as the continent’s biggest economy. Nigerian GDP now includes previously uncounted industries like telecoms, information technology, music, online sales, airlines, and film production. GDP for 2013 totalled 80.3 trillion naira (£307.6bn: $509.9bn), the Nigerian statistics office said. That compares […]