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Mercy Corps Liberia Graduates 52 Apprentices

Mercy Corps Liberia Graduates 52 Apprentices

Mercy Corps Liberia has graduated and certificated 52 (35 female and 17 male) young Liberians after successful completion of a three-month intensive apprenticeship (on-the-job training) program sponsored by the Swedish Government and supported by 20 private sector businesses in Gbarnga, Bong County. Known as ‘Promoting Sustainable Partnership for Economic Transformations (PROSPECTS)’, the program supports young […]

British House Of Lords Suggest Recolonising Zimbabwe To End Country’s Crisis

British House Of Lords Suggest Recolonising Zimbabwe To End Country’s Crisis

In the UK House of Lords, the crisis in Zimbabwe came up, and Lord Adrian Palmer suggested recolonising Zimbabwe as a solution to the crisis. The insensitive statement was seemingly made in jest, but it has incensed many Africans, with some calling the remark unacceptable. Just this week, Italy’s Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio […]

Liberian Govt Probing Money Flows, Not Missing Money – Officials

Liberian Govt Probing Money Flows, Not Missing Money – Officials

A review and analysis of Liberian Government officials’ statements and interviews on what has now been duped in the press as “missing billions” indicates the cumulative position of Liberian authorities is that they have not reached a conclusion that billions of printed banknotes that arrived in the country in bags and containers via sea and […]

Forced Evictions Render Thousands Homeless In Somalia

Forced Evictions Render Thousands Homeless In Somalia

 More than 200 000 Somalis have been forcibly evicted from their homes since the beginning of the year. This is almost double the 120 000 people evicted during the same period last year. Among those evicted are tens of thousands of people who fled drought, flooding and violence in recent months. Evelyn Aero, Norwegian Refugee […]

Ambode Honours Parents Of Lagos Kids Artists

Ambode Honours Parents Of Lagos Kids Artists

It was an inspiring moment for parents of tens of Bariga, Lagos-based child artists on Sunday evening when the state Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, honoured them. The young artists are members of Footprints of David, who used to hawk goods and wander about the Bariga area but have become celebrated singers and dancers. The group […]

Malaysian Police Seize $29 Million in Cash Linked to 1MDB

Malaysian Police Seize $29 Million in Cash Linked to 1MDB

  Malaysian police seized about $29 million in cash, hundreds of handbags, as well as jewelry and watches in raids linked to former Prime Minister Najib Razak amid an investigation into 1MDB. In a search of an empty apartment on May 18, police found cash equivalent to 114 million ringgit in 26 denominations in 35 […]

Fear Casts Shadow Over Burundi Vote On Extending President’s Rule

Fear Casts Shadow Over Burundi Vote On Extending President’s Rule

Burundians stood in long lines on Thursday to vote in a referendum that could let President Pierre Nkurunziza stay in power to 2034, deepening fears of political repression and ethnic conflict in the heart of Africa’s Great Lakes. Nearly half a million people have fled since Nkurunziza, a 54-year-old former sports teacher and ethnic Hutu […]

Mozambique Opposition Leader And Ex-Guerrilla Dhlakama Dies

Mozambique Opposition Leader And Ex-Guerrilla Dhlakama Dies

Former Mozambican guerrilla leader Afonso Dhlakama, who was due to run for the presidency next year, died on Thursday aged 65. Dhlakama, who headed the former rebel Mozambique National Resistance (Renamo) movement, was found dead in the central town of Gorongosa, a party stronghold, state broadcaster TVM said on Thursday. It gave no details of […]

Zimbabwe Invites West To Observe Vote For First Time Since 2002

Zimbabwe Invites West To Observe Vote For First Time Since 2002

Zimbabwe will invite Western powers to monitor its national elections for the first time in more than 15 years, official papers showed on Tuesday, ending a ban imposed by veteran former leader Robert Mugabe. The vote, scheduled for July, is seen is a major test for President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s democratic credentials since he came to […]

Govt Approves U.S.$8 Million For Women AFCOM

Govt Approves U.S.$8 Million For Women AFCOM

Government has approved an amount of US$8 million for the organisation of the 13th edition of the Africa Women Cup of Nations scheduled for Ghana between November 17 and December 1. The championship organised by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) will bring together eight of the best female football countries on the continent. Addressing […]

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