• Exploring Angola’s natural gas success

    Sunday, May 26, 2024

    With proven oil reserves of 9 billion barrels and gas reserves of 11 trillion cubic feet (tcf), Angola has established itself as a significant player in the global energy market. Recent milestones in Mozambique, such as its first successful shipment of Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) to Europe in 2022, highlight the country’s emergence as a […]

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  • Top concerns of South African voters

    Friday, May 24, 2024

    The most urgent problems that South Africans want their government to address are unemployment, unreliable electricity supply, and corruption, according to a new Afrobarometer telephone survey ahead of general elections on 29 May. Citizens also cite economic issues including inflation, poverty, and management of the economy. As citizens prepare to go to the polls, a […]

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  • Basketball Africa League hosts social impact events

    Wednesday, May 22, 2024

    The Basketball Africa League (BAL) on Tuesday announced a series of youth development and social impact events in conjunction with the 2024 BAL Playoffs and Finals, which will take place from Friday, May 24 to Saturday, June 1 at BK Arena in Kigali, Rwanda.   Below is an overview of the events, which will be […]

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  • AFC gets top honor at 2024 CEO Forum Awards

    Tuesday, May 21, 2024

    Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), the continent’s leading infrastructure solutions provider, has been bestowed the Panafrican Champion award at the just concluded 2024 Africa CEO Forum in Kigali, Rwanda. This accolade recognizes AFC’s outstanding contribution to the instrumental development and integration of infrastructure and industrial value chains across the African continent, reinforcing its role as a […]

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  • Cote d’Ivoire joins Arab-Africa trade program

    Wednesday, May 15, 2024

    The Arab Africa Trade Bridges Program (AATB) General Secretariat has announced the Republic of Cote d’Ivoire ( Ivory Coast) as a new member of the program. This strategic addition marks a significant step towards enhancing trade, economic cooperation, and regional integration between Africa and the Arab world. The AATB program has been very active in […]

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News

Mar
28

Malaysian couple sentenced to prison

A Swedish court has sentenced a Malaysian couple to prison for “gross violation of their children’s integrity”. The prosecutor said the parents physically abused their children using sticks, belts and clothes hangers. The abuse happened between 2010 and 2013. A court statement said: “The mother is convicted of gross violation of the integrity of the daughter […]

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Mar
27

Ivory Coast: Impartial justice for all

    The United Nations Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Cote d’Ivoire, Doudou Diène, expressed concern over unresolved issues in the national reconciliation process of the West African country, ahead of presidential elections in 2015. The key, he stressed, lies in applying “impartial justice for all” in a country still recovering […]

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Mar
26

Curbing West Africa’s Ebola outbreak

  As health authorities and aid groups work to contain the spread of Ebola in Guinea which has killed 59 people and infected scores of others since January, suspected cases have emerged in neighbouring Liberia, prompting calls for a regional response. Haemorrhagic fever symptoms first appeared in Guinea’s southern forested region. Eighty-six people have so […]

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Mar
26

Oil, family ties and corruption

  Since 1990 the petroleum industry has invested more than $20 billion in exploration and production activity in Africa. A further $50 billion will be spent between now and the end of the decade, the largest investment in the continent’s history. But most Africans in these countries where oil are being produced are seeing little […]

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Mar
25

No merit in $200m lobbying talk

  About two years ago, I was in a conversation with some people in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, who accused the Liberian government of spending over US$ 200 million on lobbying in the United States. These individuals provided the website, www.foreignlobby.org  as their source of information. I read all the reports on the website, but was […]

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Mar
25

Sierra Leonean guilty of illegal land sale

A licensed surveyor at Liberia’s ministry of lands, mines and energy Arah Kamara, a Sierra Leonean, has been convicted for illegally selling 500 acres of land valued at US$4 million. Criminal Court ‘C’ jury last Friday brought down a unanimous guilty verdict against Mr. Kamara  noting  that the evidence produced by  the state was overwhelming to […]

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Mar
23

Private security firms gain as migrants detained

The riot at Australia’s offshore processing centre for asylum seekers on Manus Island, in Papua New Guinea (PNG), last month, which left one detainee dead and more than 70 others injured, has put the spotlight on the outsourcing of numerous aspects of migration control to private security companies. As states around the world have introduced […]

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Mar
23

Ugandan woman indicted for drug trafficking

A Ugandan lady has been indicted for drug trafficking in Liberia. Shirat Nalwadda was indicted by the Grand Jury of Montserrado County on three counts of unlawful possession, trafficking and distribution of narcotic drug. According to the three-page indictment, the Ugandan lady was arrested on November 30, 2013 at the Robert International Airport (RIA) by state […]

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Mar
22

South African wins Stockholm Water Prize

Professor John Briscoe, a native of South Africa, is named the 2014 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate for his unparalleled contributions to global and local water management, inspired by an unwavering commitment to improving the lives of people on the ground. Briscoe currently lives and works in the United States, where he is a popular teacher […]

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Mar
19

Liberia paid $45.9m lobby fees in 2010

Liberia reportedly spent $45.9m on lobbying in the United States in 2010. According to an article published about three years ago by an American website, the amount was a 36 percent increase from the previous year and made Liberia the biggest spender on lobbying in the US in 2010. The Liberian government’s lobbying expenditure in […]

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