Liberia: Women’s NGO Launches TVET Sunday

An international Women’s Day Celebration organized by the non-governmental Design It and Training Institute (DITTI) gets underway on next Sunday, March 11th in the Liberian capital, Monrovia. Founded by two Liberian female executives with extensive international work experience around women’s issues, DITTI says its primary goal is celebrate […]

The opposition in Equatorial Guinea is accusing the dictatorial government of what it calls the “cruel and inhumane” treatment of detainees following the death of an opposition activist who was being held in government custody. According to the opposition, activist Santiago Ebee Ela died at the main police station […]

African Countries Unload on U.S. President Trump After His Disparaging Remarks

Several African nations have denounced the characterization of their nations as “shit-hole countries” by U.S. President Donald Trump. The vulgar reference was reportedly made by the American President at a meeting with Congressional members last week at the White House. In an official response, the continental group known as the African Union (AU), in a statement issued last […]

Transparency Intl (TI) Urges Robust Mining Approval Process to Mitigate Corruption

Philadelphia, PA USA – Transparency International (TI), an organization dedicated to the global coalition against corruption, in a just released report entitled Combatting Corruption in Mining Approvals: Assessing the Risks in 18 Resource-Rich Nations  details how corruption can get a foothold in mining approvals processes before ground is even broken. […]

Sierra Leone: Vote Counting Underway; Opposition Cries Foul

NEC_Statement The West African nation of Sierra Leone held Presidential and Parliamentary elections on Wednesday. The elections were largely peaceful and observed by representatives from the regional economic grouping ECOWAS, the British Commonwealth, the continental body African Union(AU) and the European Union. In a preliminary report, ECOWAS observers in Freetown say, although the elections […]