Africa meets to discuss culture

The Regional Consultation on Cultural Policies for the African region will be held on January 31 and February 1. For two days, 47 ministers of culture are invited to meet online, with international and non-governmental organizations, with all the key actors of the Arts and Culture sector to discuss and present the voice of the […]

Why is energy production waning in Africa?

The final frontier for oil and gas exploration, a range of untapped resources awaiting exploitation, and opportunities across the entire energy value chain all represent key components of Africa’s hydrocarbon market. For years, resource rich nations have been capitalizing on their resources, driving exploration and production alongside global players. Now, producing markets across the continent […]

Gongloe is talking about food insecurity in Liberia

By Seltue Karweaye In a speech delivered in Nimba County during the launching of an agriculture project by the World Foundation International (WFI), Presidential candidate Cllr. Tiawon Gongloe stressed the significance of revamping the agriculture sector of Liberia with an emphasis on rice production to solve Liberia’s collective food insecurity problems. He appealed for Liberians […]

Sweden amends Covid travel requirements

The Swedish Government on Tuesday decided to revert to the entry restrictions that applied prior to December 28 last year. This means that the specific requirement for a negative COVID-19 result from a test conducted within 48 hours of arrival no longer applies. This decision is based on a request from the Public Health Agency of […]

Canada-based humanitarian gives to Liberians

By Draper C. Tolborh Sr. It is often said gave a man his flowers when he’s alive. Krish Roopnarine is one of the individuals that flowers should be given continuously for the ineradicable marks he continues to leave on the faces of children of Africa and other parts of the world. Mr. Roopnarine has donated […]

Liberia: election body chair must resign or be dismissed

By Moses D. Sandy Since December 15, 2021, when the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) charged and subsequently forwarded to court for prosecution the Chairman of the National Elections Commission (NEC), Davidetta Browne-Lansanah, and her alleged accomplices for an alleged act of malfeasance, Mrs. Browne-Lansanah remains uncompromising in challenging the allegation. She and her alleged NEC […]

Sweden announces stricter Covid control measures

On Wednesday, January 12 Sweden introduced stricter infection control measures due to the significant increase in community transmission at the same time as there is increased pressure on health care. The overall assessment is that Sweden is in a situation where it is necessary to take certain infection control measures in stage 3 of the […]

Booker Prize: Judges named, submissions open

The judges for the 2022 Booker Prize are announced today, January 11. Publishers are also now invited to submit their books for the 2022 prize. Cultural historian, writer and broadcaster Neil MacGregor will chair the panel and will be joined by academic and broadcaster Shahidha Bari, historian Helen Castor, novelist and critic M John Harrison and novelist, poet and professor Alain Mabanckou. Gaby Wood, Literary Director of the Booker Prize Foundation, says: “It is perhaps […]

Opinion: Repositioning Africa under the AfCFTA

By Zion Adeoye Established in 2018, the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) represents perhaps Africa’s biggest opportunity for the next few decades in its battle against poverty of all forms, energy and infrastructure included.  Against the backdrop of the tens of millions of Africans that have been plunged into extreme poverty by the onslaught […]

Africa: Free tv broadcast of Nations’ Cup

Flutterwave, a leading payment technology company in Africa, will sponsor the broadcast of the African Cup of Nations (AFCON 2021) on Nigerian-based Afrosport TV for viewers across the continent. AFCON 2021, which kicks off on Sunday, January 9, is the biggest football tournament in Africa. The sponsorship will facilitate the world class delivery of the […]