CDC diaspora backs Weah’s presidential bid

The National Executive Committee of the Diaspora Branches of the Mighty Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) came together and agreed on a resolution to unflinchingly support the People-Powered-Petition to our Political Leader Senator George Manneh Weah, Sr., to vie for the highest office of the land and thereby be elected to head a CDC-led Government come […]

“No one can see if your belly is empty”

Why would you buy a suit if your belly is empty? Researcher Stephen Marr is studying how consumption in Botswana’s capital city Gaborone nourishes aspirations on the one hand and creates anxieties on the other. At the time of Botswana’s independence in 1966 most of the country’s population lived in a rural setting. The newly […]

Liberian man in coma after knife attack in London

A 33-year-old Liberian man is in coma in a hospital after a knife attack in London, England. Amara Darpoh Clarke suffered wounds to his arms, chest and abdomen on April 18 in a dispute with a neighbor over a parking space.   Clarke has had to undergo six surgeries at St. George’s Hospital in Tooting following […]

UK university scholarships open to African students

The United Kingdom’s Coventry University on Monday launched a £500,000 ($725,000) scholarship offer for international students and announced the establishment of the Africa Institute for Transformational Entrepreneurship (AITE), which aims to boost socio-economic development across the African continent. The announcements come as the university’s vice-chancellor and CEO, Professor John Latham, visits Abuja to meet with Coventry’s alumni […]

Call to probe Senator Coleman is laughable

The call by Senator George M. Weah, the political leader of Liberian opposition party, the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC), for the party’s Grievance and Ethics Committee to probe Grand Kru County Senator Dr. Peter S. Coleman for “conflict of interest” as it relates to “professional services” rendered by Dr. Coleman at the John F. Kennedy […]

Sweden’s strategy for new industrialisation

Sweden’s prosperity is built on innovative and successful export companies that time and again have managed to renew and reorganise production and products to keep pace with changing markets. The Government’s strategy for new industrialisation is an important stage of the effort to benefit from the window of opportunity for new industrialisation that is now […]

Lawal: Reject move to amend Nigerian CGT act

The chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Scandinavia Ayoola Lawal has described the ongoing attempt by the Nigerian Senate to amend the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) Act as shameful and illegal and must be resisted by all means. He made this known recently in a press statement, stressing that members of the Red Chamber cannot be talking […]

Liberia: Freeport to provide 24-hour service

Beginning May the freeport of Monrovia in Liberia will run a 24-hour service. A release from the National Port Authority (NPA) said the upgrade is due to the installation of navigational aids by world renowned supplier Pharos Marine in compliance with regulations of the International Association of Light House Authority.  The work is expected to be completed by April 30 while a ceremony to officially commission the […]

Are Boko Haram’s female suicide bombers coerced?

The female suicide bomber has become the signature weapon of the Nigerian jihadist group, Boko Haram. Women have strapped explosives to their bodies in other recent conflicts – from Chechnya to Iraq, from Pakistan to Palestine, from Syria to Sri Lanka – but never at such a rate as in the Boko Haram insurgency. According […]

Energy: Greenpeace ranks South African retailers

South Africa’s top five retailers (Pick n Pay, Massmart, Spar, Woolworths and Shoprite) have a major role to play in shaping sustainable growth in the energy sector and need to champion South Africa’s transition to 100% renewable energy, according to the latest report launched today by Greenpeace Africa. The report ‘Shopping Clean – Retailers and […]