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, […]

Africa’s recovery offers enormous opportunities

Sounding a note of optimism at the European Union-Africa Green Investment Forum on Friday, African Development Bank (AfDB) President Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina reminded global audiences of the continent’s vast opportunities for green growth. “Africa is a huge market offering incredible opportunities. The recovery pathway offers enormous opportunities. Recovery must be green and build climate […]

Africa: Report on COVID-19 impact on trade finance

African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), in collaboration with the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the African Development Bank (AfDB) and Making Finance Work for Africa Partnership (MFW4A) released on 15 April the African Trade Finance Survey Report which provides a better understanding of the trade finance landscape across Africa and how it has evolved […]

AU meets to push African vaccine development

African leaders last Monday assembled at a global meeting to discuss the status of local pharmaceutical manufacturing on the continent, underscored the need to increase local production of vaccines and therapeutics to achieve greater public-health security. “The production of vaccines and access to vaccines is an absolute priority,” Cyril Ramaphosa, President of South Africa, said […]

Norway: More funds to climate change fight

“Food production is becoming increasingly difficult, and more people are going hungry. We must focus more strongly on adaptation to climate change. The Government’s new strategy on climate change, hunger and vulnerability will play a part in this,” says Norway’s Minister of International Development Dag-Inge Ulstein. 2020 was one of the three warmest years ever […]