• Norway funds school meals in Mali

    Wednesday, September 18, 2019

    Funding from Norway will be used to provide nutritious school meals to some 55 000 children in conflict-torn Mali. ‘Malnourished children have problems learning, no matter how good the teaching is. If children are given school meals, their parents are more likely to send them to school. This in turn helps to promote stability in […]

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  • Chapter backs members contesting ALJA elections

    Tuesday, September 17, 2019

    The Midwest Chapter of the Association of Liberian Journalists in the Americas (ALJA) has agreed to support three of its active members who have all declared their intention to vie for various positions in the forthcoming ALJA general and presidential elections. Elections are expected take place on October 5 in the US. Those vying for […]

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  • Anzisha Prize names top 20 finalists

    Monday, September 16, 2019

      After months of searching the African continent, The Anzisha Prize has unveiled its top twenty finalists for 2019. The winner will be announced at the ninth Anzisha Prize Forum on 22 October in Johannesburg, South Africa.   The Anzisha Prize, an African Leadership Academy and Mastercard Foundation partnership, is dedicated to identifying, supporting and […]

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  • New report addresses issue of African jobs

    Sunday, September 15, 2019

    Innovative thinking about Africa’s conventional employment issues is what marks the African Development Bank’s new policy research document “Creating Decent Jobs: Strategies, Policies, and Instruments,” participants heard at the report launch, held on September 12 in Abidjan, the Ivory Coast. The report elicited strong presentations and a lively debate during the event which took place […]

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  • Brenda Brewer Moore: Literacy is freedom

    Thursday, September 12, 2019

    Please permit me to stand on the existing protocol in expressing how honored, and humbled I am by the invitation to speak on the occasion of the celebration of International Literacy Day. I will limit my remarks to three points drawn from the theme: Rethinking Literacy Development Through Multilingualism. The first point is that being […]

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Feb
12

Why Switzerland’s war crimes unit dragging its feet

Seven years after Switzerland’s war crimes office was established, it still has not completed any cases and one of its detainees has been in jail for more than four years without trial. What’s behind the inaction?  Prosecutor Laurence Boillat is a former head of the war crimes unit who says she was fired for thinking […]

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Feb
11

Njie: Africans are targets for racial abuse in Sweden

Preparations are well on the way for a February 23 demonstration, expected to be attended by thousands, against violence and discrimination by police and other law enforcement agents against people of African descent living in Sweden.   The event will now be held at Kunsträdgarden, a park in central Stockholm, not Sergels Torg as has […]

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Feb
9

African oil summit slated for Equatorial Guinea

The African Energy Chamber has endorsed the APPO Cape VII Congress and Exhibition to be held in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea on April 2-5. Hosted by the African Petroleum Producers Organization (APPO) under the auspices of President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, the summit will include a first-level meeting of oil ministers from the four corners of the […]

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Feb
8

African entries sought for Zayed Sustainability Prize

The Zayed Sustainability Prize submissions for the 2020 edition are open to applicants from across the African continent. The United Arab Emirate’s pioneering global award for rewarding innovation, impact and inspiration in sustainable development solutions has announced that from January 30 to May 30, it will be inviting organisations and schools to submit their entries in […]

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Feb
7

Sweden: Internal border control continues

The Swedish Government has decided to continue internal border control for three months. The control will continue until 11 May 2019. The decision is based on the government’s assessment that there is still a threat to public policy and internal security. The decision was taken in accordance with EU common legislation and is based on the […]

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Feb
7

Facebook to open content review center in Africa

As part of its continued investment across Sub-Saharan Africa and commitment to safety and security on its  platform, Facebook is opening a new content review center in Nairobi, Kenya. In partnership with Samasource – one of the largest digital employers in East Africa and a leading social enterprise — the site in Nairobi will be […]

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Feb
6

Morocco to host African rugby summit

The African association of World Rugby, Rugby Africa, is organising the first Rugby Africa Summit to be held on the 27th February to 2nd March at the Adam Park Hotel in Marrakech, Morocco. On the agenda are an executive committee meeting of the association for the continent, training workshops, and 13th General Assembly. Over 30 presidents from […]

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Feb
6

Nigeria elections: Personality before issues

“Political power is very much centralised in Nigeria. That’s why everyone strives to be close to the winning candidate in the presidential election. This survivalist strategy has gained prominence. In addition, recent electioneering has focused less on issues and programmes, and more on personalities” says Victor Adetula, head of research at the Sweden-based Nordic Africa […]

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Feb
5

An overview of elections in Africa this year

Africa is set to host two dozen national elections in 2019. This reflects a now established norm of elections as the recognized means for selecting African leaders. The quality of these elections continues to vary widely, however, with some merely serving as a perfunctory ritual by which leaders maintain their claim on power. Nonetheless, a […]

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Feb
4

Turay threatens lawsuit against Swedish club

Sierra Leonean forward Mohammed Buya Turay has threatened to take his former Swedish football club AFC Ekilstuna to court for failing to make payments of about 2 million Swedish Crowns ($220,000) to his mother club in Sierra Leone. An upset Turay told fotbolldirekt.se that “It is criminal of the AFC. I will take this to […]

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