[NEWS] The Association of Female Lawyers of Liberia (AFELL) is praising the government of Liberia for ensuring the passage of the delayed Land Rights bill into law.
THE unofficial motto of the Democratic Republic of Congo was first uttered six decades ago by Albert Kalonji, the leader of the short-lived secessionist state of South Kasai: “This is your home, fend for yourselves.” With hardly any formal economy in Congo, let alone a welfare state, people do whatever they can to get by. Ordinary folk farm, trade, smuggle and hustle
[SciDev.Net] Nairobi -Cost-effective interventions are needed in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) to reduce death burden caused by non-communicable diseases (NCDs), a study recommends.
[Premium Times] Today marks 20 years since the death of Nigerian military ruler, Sani Abacha was announced.
[allAfrica] Activists and victims of some of the worst crimes committed in West Africa sat down together in Banjul, Gambia recently to talk about how to bring to justice more people responsible for these crimes.
[The Herald] The United Kingdom and the Standard Chartered Bank have partnered to lend Zimbabwean companies in the private sector US$100 million in a move described by Government as a sign of confidence in its policies aimed at transforming the economy into a middle income by 2030. Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) Governor Dr John Mangudya confirmed the development saying the facility would go a long way in improving the firms’ competitiveness.
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Freetown -Kadiatu Koroma only narrowly escaped the mudslide that engulfed her home in Sierra Leone’s ramshackle capital last August, killing an estimated 1,000 people in one of the worst flooding-related disasters to hit Africa in living memory.
[VOA] The losing candidate in Sierra Leone’s presidential election has said he will challenge the results. Former Foreign Minister Samura Kamara announced the challenge Thursday, after the electoral commission declared Julius Maada Bio the winner of last weekend’s run-off poll.
[East African] Sierra Leone will hold a run-off vote for president on March 27, the election commission said Tuesday, after the country’s main opposition finished slightly ahead of the ruling party in the first round of voting.
[VOA] Freetown – Sierra Leone will hold a runoff presidential election in two weeks after the country’s 16 candidates failed to clinch the 55 percent of votes necessary to win in the first round.