Report highlights labor conditions of footballers

The world-wide representative of professional football players, FIFPro, has for the first time issued a Global Employment Report analysing the labor conditions in professional football. The objective of the FIFPro Global Professional Football Players Survey, released on Monday, is to present the most comprehensive and far-reaching study to date of the labour conditions and experiences of […]

Worrying signs for Ghanaian democracy

Elections in Ghana are usually clean and peaceful affairs, characterised by reasoned political argument. Nevertheesless, events in the run-up to the elections on 7 December raise important questions. Nordic Africa Institute (NAI) head of reasearch Victor Adetula discerns dark clouds in the sky. In 1957, Ghana became the first sub-Saharan African state to achieve independence from […]

Exchanges should focus on smaller businesses

The African growth story is no longer a fairy tale. Over the past decade multinational companies, private equity funds and infrastructure development programmes have channeled capital to the continent as they began to realise the true potential it holds, but like most emerging market regions, Africa is no longer the ‘flavour of the month’; Nonkululeko […]

UNWTO backs development of tourism in Sudan

UNWTO Secretary General Taleb Rifai has expressed the commitment of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) to support Sudan’s tourism development during his recent official visit to Sudan. The visit coincided with a three-day regional executive training on crisis communication in tourism organized by UNWTO and the UNWTO Themis Foundation (Khartoum, Sudan, 15-17 November, 2016).   Meeting […]

A critical look at Trump’s nominees

The announcement that Mr. Trump was considering Governor Nikki Haley for Secretary of State and Sen. Ted Cruz for Attorney General was the biggest joke of the century. These individuals mentioned above do not represent the alternative right ideology that President-elect Trump intends to pursue during his presidency. It would have been unprecedented for Trump […]

Liberia launches campaign against sexual violence

Liberia’s Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MGCSP) will on Wednesday, November 23 officially launch the 25th observance of the 16 Days of Activism The ceremony will be followed by the signing of a Sexual and Gender Based Violence Joint Program and the launch of a 116 Child Help-lines. The 16 Days of Activism is a […]

Entries needed for African Entrepreneurship Award

African Finance and Investment Forum 2017 is focused on promoting access to finance and strengthening entrepreneurship in Africa. To achieve this, EMRC is launching the annual AFIF Entrepreneurship Award, calling all African-based entrepreneurs to participate in this renowned award, which will be followed by international partners, leading African businesses and international media.This year’s award, as previous years, will […]

Gambia hosts international bird festival

The maiden edition of the International Bird Festival 2016 organised by the Gambia Tourism Board (GTBoard) came to an end on Tuesday , October 25 at Tendaba Camp, an eco-tourism camp situated in the country’s prime birding locations in the Lower River Region. The opening ceremony was witnessed by dignitaries while international birders joined the local birders […]

Swedish initiatives for the rights of older people

On 31 October, the government sent the Swedish report ‘National follow-up of the regional implementation of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing (MIPAA) in Sweden’ to the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). “People do not become more alike simply because they get older. We continue to have different interests. Our needs […]

France: Liberian association praises Ambassador Allen

Liberia’s Ambassador to France C. William Allen has been praised for the level of unity, cooperation and support he has given to the Liberian community in the European country over the years. Executives of the Liberian Mandingo Association in France (LIMAF) said Ambassador Allen has renewed hope and understanding as well as the promotion of cultural values and […]