• Norway names 10 African development partners

    Tuesday, June 19, 2018

    Ten African countries are among the 16 chosen by Norway as development partners, according to a white paper released recently by the Norwegian government. Norway divides its development partnership into two categories.  Ethiopia, Tanzania, Uganda, Mozambique, Ghana and Mali are placed in the first category for long-term development cooperation. Non African nations in the group […]

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  • Police chiefs join forces to fight organized crime

    Monday, June 18, 2018

    A groundbreaking agreement was adopted by the police chiefs of Central and West Africa in Kintélé, Brazzaville, on 14 June, boosting efforts to fight transnational threats across these regions. In the first agreement of its kind in Africa, the Central African Police Chiefs Committee (CAPCCO) and West African Police Chiefs Committee (WAPCCO) including Mauritania, signed […]

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  • Six nations compete in Rugby Africa Gold Cup

    Sunday, June 17, 2018

    The 2018 Rugby Africa Gold Cup, which doubles as a Rugby World Cup 2019 qualification tournament, began on Saturday as the top six teams in Africa, aside from South Africa, battle it out for a place at the Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan. The Rugby Africa Gold Cup will be played in a round-robin […]

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  • This is what Weah must do to be a true ‘country giant’

    Saturday, June 16, 2018

    The US-based Emancipation Movement of Liberia (EMOL) is urging Liberian President George Weah to create an Equal Fighting Chance Opportunity or EFCO scholarship fund in the amount of US $20 million by an act of legislation.   EMOL said the local scholarship project will motivate all children in all the 134 administrative districts, 73 electoral […]

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  • Africa needs a reliable maritime governance system

    Thursday, June 14, 2018

    The African continent needs to work together on a country and regional level to put in place and, more crucially, implement a sustainable maritime governance system that will benefit the whole continent, concluded delegates at the first Africa Blue Economy Forum (ABEF). ABEF 2018 took place in London on 8 June, to coincide with World […]

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News

Jan
30

‘President Weah is well on track’

Rural life is enjoyable most especially from tiny Kelgbeh Village. With not much human and mechanical traffic, I can ably peruse Liberia’s 24th President, George Manneh Weah inaugural speech; I. Solo Kelgbeh writes.  His speech is arguably one of the best ever delivered since 1847. It didn’t however outclassed promises, hopes and expectations raised by […]

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Jan
29

Dangote gives $3m building to Nigerian university

In his avowed commitment to encouraging entrepreneurship in the country as a way out of the economic doldrums, Nigeria’s business magnate, Aliko Dangote, is donating another N1.2 billion ($3m) structure for running of a business school in Bayero University, Kano (BUK). The building which will be handed over to the university management formally next month […]

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Jan
28

ABMI educates poor kids in Liberia

Providing quality education is a major hurdle in Liberia where majority of students come from indigent homes and communities. But this has not prevented well-intentioned educators from laboring hard to give poor children a respectable schooling. One of the institutions on this path, in the face of huge financial difficulties, to give meaningful education to […]

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Jan
28

Osinbajo: Africa prefers fair trade to Marshall Plan

Remarks by Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, The Vice President of The Federal Republic of Nigeria, at an Interactive Session Titled “Stabilizing The Mediterranean” at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Wednesday, 24 January, 2018: Q: How realistic is Africa replacing China as the factory of the world, how realistic is that? How do you […]

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Jan
25

Rights groups urge Weah to prosecute war criminals

Twenty international, African and Liberia-based human rights organizations on Sunday sent an open letter to new Liberian President George Weah. The groups call upon President Weah, “to fulfill Liberia’s obligations to investigate and prosecute wartime atrocities” and urge him “to make accountability a priority for your administration and ensure the protection of Liberian human rights […]

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Jan
24

2017 was a good year for global tourism

International tourist arrivals grew by a remarkable 7% in 2017 to reach a total of 1,322 million, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. This strong momentum is expected to continue in 2018 at a rate of 4%-5%. Based on data reported by destinations around the world, it is estimated that international tourist arrivals […]

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Jan
23

Dual citizenship is hot issue in Sierra Leone elections

Dual citizenship has become a political hot potato for Sierra Leoneans ahead of the general election which is less than two months away. During ongoing primaries to pick candidates for local and parliamentary seats, the ruling All People’s Congress (APC) party invoked a constitutional provision that bars individuals with foreign citizenship from running for office. […]

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Jan
22

Liberia: President Weah’s inaugural speech

Distinguish Ladies and Gentlemen My fellow citizens, I am humbled and thankful for the trust and hope you have put in me. I am filled with joy and pride to see so many friends from across the world join us in celebrating what is truly an historic moment for our country. To all our citizens […]

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Jan
22

A single air travel market for Africa

The African Union Heads of State Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (from January 22-29) is expected to see the adoption of a regulatory framework for the implementation of the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM). “The SAATM should be launched in a side event that will be attended by government officials, African airlines, industry organisations […]

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Jan
21

Nigerian defender joins Swedish club

Nigerian international Chima Akas has signed a three-year contract with Swedish premiership side Kalmar FF. Akas was rewarded by the club with a permanent deal after impressing on trial Following the expiration of his contract with Nigeria Professional Football League side Enyimba last year, the defender was handed a trial by the Swedish outfit in […]

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