A solid partnership to empower Liberian women

A group of Liberian ladies participated in the 2018 edition of the African Women Intercultural Dialogue (AWID) in Abuja, Nigeria on September 25. Hawa Norris, Laila Genoway, Nohn Dekpah and Krubo Nwainokpor attended the event through a collaborative partnership between SEHWAH, a Liberia-based Non- Governmental Organization (NGO) and the SHEROES Sisterhood, a Pan-African women empowerment […]

African Finance Corp in $300m Chinese loan deal

Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), the leading infrastructure development finance institution in Africa, has acquired a loan facility from the Export-Import Bank of China (CEXIM) of a US$200m 5-year loan and a US$100m 5-year stand-by facility for general corporate purpose. The facility from CEXIM marks AFC’s inaugural financing facility from the People’s Republic of China (PRC). […]

Norway to increase funding for human rights

‘Human rights are coming under increasing pressure in various parts of the world. This is why the Government has proposed an increase of NOK 88 million in its support for promoting human rights in next year’s budget, to a total of NOK 680 million,’ says Norway’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide. In 2019, […]

Kenyan youth coach wins place at Arsenal school

Arsenal FC and its official online money transfer partner, WorldRemit today announced that Hamisi Mohamed (pictured above) from Nairobi, Kenya has won the public vote determining the winner of their Future Stars program. Competing against five other youth football coaches from across Africa, Hamisi secured over 35% of the votes to win the chance to […]

Attend the West African civic education workshop

The Mandela Institute for Development Studies (MINDS) is accepting applications from journalists and others interested in civic issues for the West Africa Regional Civic Education Workshop in Elections and Governance which will take place on the 4th – 5th of December 8 in Cotonou, Benin. Applications will end on October 17 and will be open […]

How international justice can go local

In his recent diatribe against the International Criminal Court, U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton might have given some the impression that the International Criminal Court had somehow conjured up international law, writes Eric Witte. That is not the case. Instead, the court is the keystone of a nascent system of institutions enforcing already-existing laws: […]

Burkina Faso, ITFC sign billion dollar agreement

The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC), member of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group, has announced several major initiatives during a special event sponsored by ITFC at the 5th edition of the Rebranding Africa Forum (RAF) being held in Burkina Faso from 5-6 October. The high-level event was attended by several African Heads of […]

US Congress committee backs war crimes court for Liberia

The US House Foreign Affairs Committee unanimously passed a resolution Wednesday supporting full implementation of Liberia’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s (TRC) recommendation for the establishment of an Extraordinary Criminal Tribunal for Liberia. The resolution comes on the heels of Liberian President George Weah’s first visit to the United States since taking office in January 2018. […]

Decisive African goals in Nordic football leagues

With six matches remaining, the Swedish football championship is in its decisive stage and goals from African strikers will surely prove to be important. The 24th round last weekend saw Nigerian Moses Ogbu hit the equalizer for lowly-placed Sirius in a 1-1 draw against Norrkoping, who are at the second spot, eight points behind league […]

Kenya to host international open data conference

The 6th International Open Data Conference (IODC) will be held in Africa for the first time, in Nairobi, Kenya, in 2020. The announcement was made at the closing ceremony of the 5th IODC 2018 held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from September 27 – 28, 2018 under the theme “The Future is Open.” This year’s IODC […]