• Sweden: sLim Prince releases new song

    Tuesday, March 21, 2017

    Nigerian/Swedish singer sLim Prince over the weekend released his second solo single “Min Boboh”.   Released by the record company Same Plate Music (Captain Röds), the song is the fourth release of the company in a short time.   “Min Boboh” comes as second single after debut single “Top tonight.” Artist sLim Prince, who is also […]

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  • Cuttington University alumni stage awards night

    Monday, March 20, 2017

    Several prominent Liberians will be honored on April 29 when the Cuttington University Alumni Association in the Americas (CUAAA) holds its first annual Ambassador Jeremiah C. Sulunteh Academic Achievement Awards. The program will be held at the Crofton Country Club in Crofton, Maryland, USA.   CUAAA President Glendy Junius-Reeves said the honorees are divided into three categories.    She noted that the officials of the association voted […]

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  • EMOL urges Liberian voters to put country first

    Sunday, March 19, 2017

    The Emancipation Movement of Liberia (EMOL) is urging all eligible Liberian voters to vote for legacy-driven candidates who put country first and have the interests of the Liberian people at heart. EMOL is an advocacy and empowerment non-profit and non-partisan peace building organization established by Liberians at home and the United States two years ago. […]

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  • How hackers take over social media accounts

    Wednesday, March 15, 2017

    Check Point Software Technologies researchers today revealed a new vulnerability on WhatsApp & Telegram’s online platforms – WhatsApp Web & Telegram Web – two of the world’s most popular messaging services.   By exploiting this vulnerability, attackers could completely take over user accounts, and access victims’ personal and group conversations, photos, videos and other shared […]

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  • EU leaders discuss economy and migration

    Monday, March 13, 2017

    When EU leaders gathered at a meeting of the European Council on 9 March, the economic situation in the EU was discussed. The agenda also included the situation in the western Balkans and migration issues with a focus on the situation in Libya. The European Council re-elected Donald Tusk to the position of President. Sweden […]

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Feb
13

ECOWAS parliament holds session in Nigeria

The 4th Legislature of the parliament of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) over the weekend convened its first extraordinary session for the year in Abuja, the Nigeria capital. Both the speaker of the parliament and president of the ECOWAS Commission separately paid glowing tributes to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, chairperson of the […]

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Feb
11

Nine African films at Berlin international festival

Nine African films will be screened at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival  which runs until 19 February in the German capital. Vaya, a South African film directed by the Nigerian Akin Omotosho; Cahier Africain, a Swiss-German production that documents the suffering of 300 Central Africans in the hands of Congolese mercenaries between October 2002 and March […]

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Feb
9

US: Liberian arrested for lying in warlord’s case

  Acting U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced this week that Liberian national Isaac Kannah, 51, of Philadelphia, PA, who was charged in an October 2012 indictment with perjury and obstruction of justice, was arrested on January 10, 2017, by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations Special Agents in Philadelphia.    The charges carry […]

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Feb
8

OECD praises Swedish economy

  The Secretary General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Angel Gurria has today presented the organisation’s report on Sweden’s economic situation with a special focus is on equality and gender equality.   The OECD also expresses clear support for the government’s fiscal policy. This report is part of the OECD’s regular review of […]

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Feb
7

Facebook rallies African partners for safer internet

Today is Safer Internet Day (SID) and Facebook has launched a series of initiatives to help make the Internet a safer and better place for people across Africa, especially children and the youth. Facebook is partnering with public sector agencies and non-governmental organisations from across Africa under the rallying call “Be the change: unite for a better Internet”. […]

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Feb
6

Kenya to host international investment forum

The Pan-African meeting of SMEs managers, entrepreneurs, investors and government representatives convened by EMRC, will take place from 13-16 February in Nairobi, Kenya. The conference will focus on entrepreneurship and innovation and access to finance in key sectors such as energy, water, ICT, health and agriculture. Highlights of the AFIF 2017 official agenda:  2-day training “Scaling an Entrepreneurial Venture” […]

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Feb
2

EU has faulty Niger migrants transit numbers

The European Union has been touting a faulty figure for migration reduction through key transit country Niger as it looks to expand a policy of giving more development aid to African nations if they crack down on people smuggling and migrants, IRIN can exclusively reveal. When the International Organization for Migration (IOM) released figures in early […]

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Jan
31

Global tourism body condemns US travel ban

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the United Nations specialized agency for tourism, has expressed deep concern and strong condemnation over the recently announced travel ban by the United States of America (USA) to nationals of seven countries (Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen). The travel ban, based on nationality, is contrary to the principles […]

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Jan
30

Kenyan exporter nominated for African award

  EuroFresh Exotics has been nominated for the AFIF Entrepreneurship Award 2017, for their production and exportation of fresh fruits and vegetables using innovative farming techniques.   EuroFresh was created in 2012 by Ms. Lydia Wambui, who will defend her project during the Africa Finance & Investment Forum 2017 (13-16 February), in front of an […]

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Jan
29

Some key considerations in the new Gambia

It finally became clear on January 21, 2017, that Yahya Jammeh, the long-serving autocratic president of The Gambia would step down and leave the country. The road to this point was a twisty one; writes Niklas Hultin. Jammeh had lost the December 1, 2016, election to Adama Barrow (who represented a coalition of opposition parties). […]

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