US court gives all-clear for war crimes trial of Liberian suspect

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania ruled Friday, December 14 that extrajudicial killing, torture, crimes against humanity and war crimes claims can proceed against Philadelphia resident Moses Thomas, a former Colonel in the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL). The ruling is based on two U.S. statutes: the Torture Victim Protection Act […]

Africa: Colonial structures persist within academia

“Colonialist structures still shape education, starting from primary school,” says Nordic Africa Institute researcher Henning Melber who took part in a roundtable discussion at the Nordic Africa Days in September in Sweden about the importance of the #RhodesMustFall movement and the continued decolonisation of the academia. Nordic Africa Institute

Sweden’s campaign against sexual exploitation of kids

Each testimony is valuable. Swedes traveling abroad on holiday and observing suspected sexual exploitation of children can turn to the Swedish police with tips. This is the message in the Resekurage campaign, which is now being re-launched, including information on Police’s major passports. Every year hundreds of thousands of Swedes travel abroad. Resekurage is an […]

The AFRO: First Pan-African Cryptocurrency

AFRO Foundation, a non-governmental organisation based in Geneva, Switzerland, has launched the AFRO, first Pan-African cryptocurrency dedicated to growth and development in Africa. Global leader in mobile money, Africa is now welcoming its first digital currency. Against the backdrop of numerous national currencies affecting trade and growth on the continent, the AFRO provides a reliable, […]

AMEU President: Liberia must prioritize higher education

The President of the African Methodist Episcopal University (AMEU) Dr. Joseph Isaac is calling for higher education to be prioritized to allow graduates to contribute positively to the socio-economic, technological and developmental advancement of the Liberian society. Dr. Isaac said the higher education section of Liberia must include professional and academic experts into the system […]

Empower women to help save Africa from climate change

Africa must unlock the power of its women and girls if it is to adapt to climate change, cope with disasters and build its green energy sector. That is the message from African delegates as the world prepares to implement the Paris Agreement on climate change in Katowice, Poland, this week. Research shows that when […]

Norway’s statement at UN Climate Confab in Poland

Mr. President, Heads of States and Governments, Indigenous Peoples delegations, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen. The signal given from the IPCC special report on 1,5 degrees is loud and clear: the target is still within reach, but the coming years are critical.  We must increase our ambitions by 2020. If not, the goal of the Paris […]

SGI Dubai 2019: Driving digital signage in Africa

  With the advancement in display technologies, the evolution of LCD, LED, OLED, and super AMOLED, Africa’s digital signage industry is set to grow leaps and bounds.  Several countries in Africa are looking at expanding their retail infrastructure, the healthcare and also the hospitality industries, which in turn will require the latest in digital signage. […]

Liberia, UK sign maritime agreement

The Liberia Maritime Authority (LMA) and the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) have signed an agreement that, among others, strengthens Liberia’s role as a leading and competitive maritime nation. The Agreement for Cooperation was finalised by the two institutions on the margins of the recent 121st session of the World Maritime Organization (WMO) in London. […]

African countries must leverage their strengths

Participants to the 13th African Economic Conference taking place in Kigali, the Rwandan capital, have called for African countries to leverage the full range of their strengths and resources to accelerate the region’s drive towards continental integration. Themed “Regional and Continental Integration for Africa’s Development” the 2018 AEC, jointly organized by the United Nations Development […]