(GIN)—Two years after learning of the massive giveaway of Liberia’s treasured forests to foreign logging companies, the Liberian government locked up the former head of the Forestry Development Authority. Moses Wogbeh, former head of the forestry authority, was arrested and charged with allegedly defrauding the country of millions of dollars by issuing bogus permits between […]
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(GIN)—Sierra Leone’s pro-government media went on the attack recently to condemn a report by the U.S.-based Human Rights Watch titled: “Whose Development? Human Rights Abuses in Sierra Leone’s Mining Boom,” which documents widespread violations in the mining sector. A piece by Newstime Africa tore into the rights group, saying their report contained “wild, wicked, criminal […]
(GIN)—Before a crowd of thousands that filled the Marondera stadium east of Harare, ninety balloons were released into the air to mark the 90th birthday of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe. “I feel as young and energetic as a boy of nine,” said the president as he cut a 200 pound cake decorated in the country’s traditional […]
(GIN)—Senegalese-American hip hop artist Akon and a group of solar business partners have announced a plan to address Africa’s grave shortfall in electric power. Speaking at a press conference in Sierra Leone, Akon said: ‘Music is an inspiration and as an African I am combining that inspiration with energy to reach out and touch the […]
Distinguished theoretician, sociologist and anti-colonialist writer Stuart Hall passed away Feb. 10 in the UK. He was 82.
U.S. holds confab in Nigerian capital while attacks escalate in north (GIN)—As Assistant Secretary of State Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Bureau of African Affairs, makes her third trip to Nigeria since assuming her post in August, a bloodbath is occurring in northern Nigeria where a state of emergency was imposed almost nine months ago. Ms. Thomas-Greenfield […]
A Muslim-led coup that brought chaos in the Central African Republic now threatens to ignite one of the worst religious wars on the continent.
The Girls Empowerment Network Malawi will be joining the One Billion Rising for Justice global day of action for women worldwide.
Last week, Mozambican President Armando Guebuza decorated more than 100 people for their contributions to the country, as part of Mozambican Heroes’ Day
A decade ago, Dr. Jackson Orem was the sole oncologist serving 39 million Ugandans at the Uganda Cancer Institute. Today, he works with a small team of specialists.