Cattle rustlers profit from Boko Haram war

Malama Amina stands quietly in the middle of her late husband’s compound in northwestern Nigeria trying to figure out how she will feed herself and her six children in the coming months. Thieves stole 48 cows during a raid on their village in Kaduna State earlier this year. Her husband was killed trying to save […]

Popular resistance stopped Burkina Faso coup

Last week, Burkina Faso was breaking international news. In the midst of a government meeting, soldiers of the president’s security forces – the notorious Régiment de Sécurité Présidentielle (RSP) – took President Michel Kafando, Prime Minister Isaac Yacouba Zida and other members of the government in hostage and seized power under the command of General […]

Africa: Using football to support development

Africa United partners, including the African Union, Confederation of African Football (CAF), CDC Foundation and the World Bank Group proposed Africa United as a Commitment to Action at the 11th Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting today. Africa United, a powerful neutrally-branded communications platform, leverages African political and football leadership along with national and local […]

Swedish PM speech at UN Summit

  Sweden’s Prime Minister Stefan Lofven’s speech at the UN Sustainable Development Summit  in New York on 26 September 2015: Mr President, Mr Secretary-General, Distinguished delegates, Ladies and gentlemen, I was a foster child. Ten months old I arrived by train to my new parents in the northern part of Sweden. I had the good fortune […]

Meet winners of 2015 African Business Awards

Daphne Mashile Nkosi, Strive Masiyiwa, Helen Hai and Mohammed Dewji are among the top business leaders who were recognised at the 2015 African Business Awards held Thursday night at the Four Seasons Hotel in New York, on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly. The awards, organised by African Business magazine, also commended leading businesses […]

Open letter: The better Liberia agenda

Fellow Liberians: Liberia is 168 years old, but remains backward and underdeveloped in absolute terms and also in comparison to other African countries that are in fact younger. The cause of Liberia’s underdevelopment is complex, but due in large part to the collective failure of Liberians to work for, demand and make the necessary hard […]

APC Scandinavia chairman consoles muslims

The Chairman / National Coordinator of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Scandinavia, Lawal Ayoola has consoled muslims all over the world over the untimely deaths of several pilgrims  during the stampede in Mecca, Saudia Arabia.   The condolence message contained in a release on Friday in Boras, Sweden.   The Statement read:   ” It is deeply touching […]

Can Muslims and Christians live in peace?

Wouldn’t it be great if there was a place in the world where muslims and christians live in peace? Where their children play together, their families eat together, christians visiting their muslim neighbors at Eid, muslims going to eat next door at Easter? Where a christian girl can marry a Muslim boy without any real […]

Gbowee Foundation supports assault victim

An alleged assault on a young Liberian lady by a presidential bodyguard has claimed the attention of the Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa (GPFA) with the foundation saying that its major concern is the well-being of the victim and the provision of legal representation for her as she undergoes medical treatment. GPFA’s Executive Director Mrs. Williametta Saydee-Tarr said the paramount concern right now is […]

Mexico claims double win in Homeless World Cup

Mexico raised both the Women’s and the Men’s Homeless World Cup trophies in Amsterdam on Saturday evening, making them just the second nation to secure a men’s and women’s title in the same year. With this win, the Mexican women are the first team to claim the top prize three times, overtaking the men’s teams from […]