Tanzania’s government assures investors protection

Prof. Adolf Mkenda addressing participants

Tanzania’s Minister for Finance and Planning Dr. Phillip Mpango has assured investors in Tanzania that they will continue to be protected. He was speaking during a one day High level Thinker’s Dialogue on Development Cooperation between Tanzania and China.

Zimbabwe: Protestors in tussle with police

Zimbabwe Protestors

Zimbabwe’s capital Harare witnessed clashes between protestors and the police with the latter throwing teargas to disperse the mob . The protestors under the banner of NERA(National Electoral Reform Agenda)youth forum and MyZimbabwe-a campaign by MDC-T youth assembly were demonstrating against the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission(ZEC) accusing it of putting various mechanisms meant to disenfranchise would-be voters. The youths started the march early in the morning wielding placards that were inscribed with messages like ‘ZEC Must Fall, ‘We Say No to Piece Meal Reforms, We Demand Adequate Registration Centers, Makarau Must Go,’ Mugabe Must Go Now among many other messages reflecting displeasure on the electoral body’s administration of voter registration and other electoral processes.

Miss Sierra Leone New York Pageant a big hit at Bronx Museum

Miss Sierra Leone New York 2017 Pageant

After a five year hiatus due in part to an interruption by the Ebola epidemic, the 3rd Annual Sierra Leone New York pageant returned to the Bronx Museum Sunday as a big hit. For most of the 200 participants who patronized and celebrated the event, the celebration was more so for the revival of a platform that showcases Sierra Leone culture and history than the pageant itself. Spearheaded by the Union of Sierra Leonean Organizations in New York, the pageant brought together participants from Delaware, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania as well as different Sierra Leonean professional organizations and social clubs to what organizers say is to reconnect them to their roots

Liberia: New statistics reveal scale of challenge ahead….

Chuchu Selma, WaterAid Liberia and Sierra Leone Deputy Country Director

Figures released today reveal the scale of the challenge ahead to bring universal access to water and sanitation in Liberia by 2030, the international development organisation WaterAid has said. WaterAid’s analysis of figures released today by the Joint Monitoring Programme-a body set up by UNICEF and the World Health Organization to collate data on water and sanitation coverage, shows that Liberia will deliver a community source of clean water within a 30-minute round trip to everyone by 2071.

Zambia: Joseph Phiri unravel his incredible musical talent

Joseph Phiri

KhutilaNazo (Be satisfied with what you have) marks as Joseph Phiri’s debut musical studio album. The newly unveiled musical album is a glory, loaded with messages of counsel to youths, and all those that can interpret his lyrics. Phiri a Zambian born and bred artiste says he opted to counsel populaces following a pain-staking-observation of the changing times, with many losing their ethnical moral to western ethos.

Zimbabwe: Young Kadoma artistes’ plea on child marriages

Trice the group's leader

A group of artistes under the Kadoma-based stable ‘Born-To-Shine’ have added their voices against the orgy of child marriages .The group’s lead singer Tatenda Chisamba popularly known as Trice in showbiz spoke to this paper about the song entitled ‘No to Child Marriages’ where he said as young artistes they came up with a positive message to chastise particularly parents who marry off their daughters to fend off poverty.

LIBERIA: WaterAid launches 5-year transboundary strategy

Group photo, Staff and Partners of WaterAid following the launch of the 5-Year Transboundary Strategic Plan

WaterAid Transboundary Programme of Liberia and Sierra Leone has launched a five-Year Strategic Plan. The Transboundary Strategy runs from 2016/17 – 2021. The Strategy will guide WaterAid Liberia and Sierra Leone Transboundary Programme for three years to come (2016/17-2018/19), after which WaterAid shall be operating two distinct Country Programmes in the last 2 years (2019/20 – 2020/21). Five years budget for WaterAid Liberia is estimated at E7,126,351 , while Sierra Leone is estimated at E7,418,425 in (GBP). The 5-Year Strategic Plan which is been described by the British Charity as a road map, will address critical WASH issues in Liberia and Sierra Leone.

LIBERIA: Evangelical Congregational Church Ends 48th Annual Conference ..several projects targeted

Bishop G. Abraham Powell of the Evangelical Congregational Church of Liberia (ECCOL), delivering a Special Message at the close of the Conference on Sunday

The Evangelical Congregational Church of Liberia (ECCOL) has ended its 48th Liberia Annual Conference with several key projects earmarked for the development of the Church in Liberia. According to the Church, the 48th Liberia Annual Conference focused on uniting the Church(ECCOL), future activities and how the Church fits in the development of Liberia. The 48th Liberia Annual Conference of the Evangelical Congregational Church of Liberia (ECCOL) brought together about four hundred Delegates from 6 of the 15 counties of Liberia.

Sierra Leonean soul star Azania to spend equal time between Geneva and New York in 2017

Sierra Leonean soul star Azania articulates her career move for 2017 during a recent interview in Lido Restaurant in Harlem, New York

Despite the heavy rain, Sierra Leonean soul queen Azania braved the wet and cold weather last Tuesday just to keep a scheduled interview appointment at Lido Restaurant in the heart of Harlem in New York City. Many other artists would have simply cancelled the interview due to bad weather. But not Azania who fully understands the true value and power of publicity for artists, musicians and entertainers. During our conversation, She updated her career status relative to the past two years that she has lived and worked in Geneva, Switzerland. And her plans for 2017 among other things.