Liberian Innovations in Road Asset Management Featured At Trade Conference in Nairobi

RoviaGate Technology LLC, a 100% Liberian-owed, technology firm, will showcase its innovations in road asset management in a presentation at the upcoming “Boosting East Africa Trade by Improving Transport (BEAT IT)” conference in Nairobi this week. The conference, now in its second year, will take place on the from the 25th to the 26th of

Africa: Kenya Joins Ghana and Malawi to Roll Out Landmark Malaria Vaccine

Homa Bay — The World Health Organization (WHO) congratulates the Government of Kenya for launching the world’s first malaria vaccine today in Homa Bay County, western Kenya. The malaria vaccine pilot programme is now fully underway in Africa, as Kenya joins Ghana and Malawi to introduce the landmark vaccine as a tool against a disease

Liberia: From Liberia With History and Magic

The chequered history of pre-modern Liberia is reimagined with in a magical style in She Would be King, a debut novel by Liberian-American Wayetu Moore. The story revolves around three young people born in different countries and possessing supernatural abilities that are both a blessing and a curse. Their paths eventually come together, guided through

Africa: Uganda’s Dr. Emma Naluyima and Senegal’s Baba Dioum Share 2019 Africa Food Prize

Accra — Uganda’s Dr. Emma Naluyima and Senegal’s Baba Dioum have been honoured with the prestigious 2019 Africa Food Prize for their commendable effort in demonstrating and promoting innovative and sustainable growth in Africa’s agriculture through improved resource use and market links. Agricultural policy advocate Baba Dioum has served as the Coordinator General of the

West Africa: Dr. Natalia Kanem, UNFPA Executive Director, to bear African Youths’ message to the Nairobi Summit on ICPD 25.

Dakar, Senegal – 9 August 2019: The official visit of UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem was marked by her participation in the “25 Hours of Dakar”, organized by AfriYAN, the African network of youth and adolescents in population and development with the presence of delegates from the 23 countries of West and Central Africa.

Africa: A Risky Return for Ex-Combatants Into Communities

Continued human rights abuses and a lack of transparency are hindering the successful reintegration of defectors. Enabling violent extremists to defect from their terror groups to rejoin society is a vital strategy in preventing violent extremism in Africa. But amnesty and rehabilitation programmes for this purpose often fail because security forces target and abuse former

Africa: Want to Put Together a Winning Afcon Team? Here’s the Formula

The African Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament is the most important sporting event on the continent. It attracts media attention, sponsors and draws significant global viewership. Organised every two years, it is also considered one of the most difficult to win based on a large qualification pool. Since it was first held in 1957, only

Africa: Subtle Abuse Affects Women During Childbirth

Stripping women of dignity and respect during childbirth is not only a violation of human rights. It also affects the health of women and babies. It’s time to recognise the urgency of the problem and commit to giving women the care they deserve. A growing body of research shows that while some women experience physical

Africa: UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem commends African Heads of State; invites them to ICPD Summit in Nairobi

press release Niamey, Niger: July 6, 2019:  African Union Heads of State and Government meeting in Niamey, Niger have been commended for their visionary stewardship which has led to the realisation and achievement of successful reproductive health rights and services across the continent over the last 25 years. The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Executive

Tanzania: Nigerian Jailed 30 Years for Drug Trafficking

By Faustine Kapama, Dar THE High Court’s Economic, Corruption and Organized Crime Division yesterday sentenced Nigerian, Christian Ugbechi to 30 years imprisonment for trafficking in 56 pellets of Heroin Hydrochloride, which are narcotic drugs, weighing 947.57 grams. Judge Sirilius Matupa imposed such sentence after convicting him of the offence, having been satisfied by evidence produced