‘Reading is fundamental to learning’

Reading is fundamental to learning, without good reading skills, students cannot excel in any other subject, says Brenda Brewer Moore, founder and executive director of Kids Educational Engagement Project (KEEP), a Liberian NGO. Speaking on Saturday, October 15 at the turning over ceremony of a reading room at the JLM Public School in Gbengar Town, outside the Liberian […]

Big names win at African Music Awards

The third edition of the African Muzik Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA) took place in the American city of Dallas on Sunday. The ceremony saw artists like Efya, Ibtissam Tiskat,Bisa Kdei, Sauti Sol, C4 Pedro, Carlou D, Kcee and Harrysong as well as Flavour dishing out amazing performances. The event was hosted by Basketmouth and American reality TV superstar Cynthia Bailey. Big […]

Sweden hosts exhibition on African women filmmakers

The Nordic Africa Institute (NAI) is holding an exhibition on African women filmmakers at its library in Uppsala, Sweden. The films on display are made on African women. Began on March 8, the exhibition runs to the end of the month. “Part of NAI’s mission is to give voice to our African colleagues. The library does that primarily […]

Dubai hosts global amusement show in April

Africa’s amusement, entertainment and retail industry is set to benefit by participating in Dubai’s DEAL 2016 (Dubai Entertainment Amusement and Leisure) show which runs from April 19- 21 at Zabeel Halls 4, 5 and 6 in the Dubai World Trade Center Over 300 exhibitors from 33 countries are expected to showcase cutting-edge innovations in the […]

South African theologian to be celebrated in Sweden

The life and legacy of South African theolgian Beyers Naudé will be celebrated in Sweden when the Nordic Africa Institute (NAI) hosts a public seminar in his memory on February 4 in Uppsala from 15-17 hours. Beyers Naudé (1915-2004) was an advocate of humanity and civil rights for all. On his hundredth birthday, a seminar in Uppsala […]

Kanvee Adams nominated for KORA Music Award

  Liberian gospel music star Ambassador Kanvee Gains Adams has been nominated in the Best Female Artist for Spiritual Music category for the KORA Awards to be held in the Namibian capital, Windhoek on March 20. Kanvee’s track ‘Heart Desire’ is squared up against five other popular African artists in the category: Lara George of Nigeria, South African Rebecca […]

Triggerfish selects top African animation stories

Triggerfish Animation Studios has selected four features and four TV series for development from the inaugural Triggerfish Story Lab, established with the support of South Africa’s Department of Trade and Industry and The Walt Disney Company. “From misfit Zambian girls who become low-budget superhero-super-spies to a stubborn 12-year-old Kenyan girl who defies tradition by racing camels, […]

Liberian author: Book makes a good Xmas gift

Liberian author Lulu Marshall says the newest edition of her book – A Book of Liberian Parables:  Wise Sayings and Their Simple Interpretations – is a fantastic gift even for the Christmas holidays.   Available online in soft cover and ebook formats, the book is excellently reviewed on the Archway Publishing website: “A Book of Liberian Parables: Wise […]

Bernice Blackie in concert Sunday in Minnesota

Popular Liberian gospel singer Bernice Blackie will be in concert this Sunday in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, the USA. The multiple award-winning recording star will headline a show that will feature other talented artists as they set ablaze the Brooklyn United Methodist Church with songs of praises and inspiration. Her latest hit single ‘You Change My Story’ will be […]

Technical, vocational education a priority

Liberia’s Youth and Sports Minister Lenn Eugene Nagbe says the provision of technical and vocational education to Liberian youth is a major national priority, which deserves the support of members of the international community and partners. Minister Nagbe said with the huge unemployment among young people, due largely to lack of formal education and vocational skills, there […]