Africa set benefit from China’s industrial overcapacity

One of the luxurious cars that are produced in China

Africa stands a better chance of benefiting from China’s industrial overcapacity. This is according to Chinese investors and officials of the Investments National Reform Commission. According to Mr. Jianjun Wang, the Director Department of Foreign Capital and Overseas Investment, National Development and Reform Commission, Peoples Republic of China, overcapacity has threatened closures of industries and hence unexpected rapid increase of unemployment which could fuel other negative developments.

Nesbeth, Sparrow, Ken Boothe standout performers at Oracabessa Festival

Crowd shot from Oracabessa Festival 2016

New York: Reggae's newest music sensation Nesbeth, who was given the herculean task of bringing the curtain down on the third annual Oracabessa Festival on Memorial Monday at Roy Wilkins Park in New York, not only proved equal to the task but had patrons singing along to songs from his growing catalogue of hits. Assuming command of the stage Nesbeth brought the house down in what was his first major performance in the tri-state area. Born Greg Nesbeth, the artist had his biggest moment when he delivered "My Dream”, arguably one of the most globally recognized reggae songs for 2016.

LIBERIA: Garbage Overwhelms Somalia Drive

Stock Pile of Garbage at the Entrance of Stephen Tolbert Estate in Gardnersville

…Poses Health Threats to Residents & Marketers – By: WASH R&E “Media” Network – The issue of poor sanitation in and around Monrovia, especially during the rainy season continues to be a serious problem. Stock piles of garbage along the main streets, market places and populated communities had over the months caused health hazards. The timely removal of garbage at points designated by the Government of Liberia and contractors since the launch of the Emergency Monrovia Urban Sanitation (EMUS) Project has been a serious challenge to contractors hired under the World Bank Sanitation Program. Most often piles of garbage created... Continue Reading

LIBERIA: WaterAid, Shalom Train 25 Health Workers in WASH

Health Workers at the end of the workshop and a staff of Shalom, Lusu Gibson (L)

Since the Ebola outbreak and its devastating effects, especially on medical practitioners, the Government of Liberia and partners deemed it appropriate to put in place Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Protocols for health facilities. In a bid to buttress this effort, the British Charity, WaterAid Liberia and Sierra Leone in partnership with the Ministry of Health in 2015 launched “Healthy

Zimbabwe Fashion Showcase Returns This July

Zimbabwe Fashion Showcase

Zimbabwe Fashion Showcase returns to the UK one year after its iconic debut. The event will run from July 28-30, 2016 and will feature the work of Rahima Mohamed and TapiwaKanhemba, two emerging designers from Zimbabwe, whose striking creations are sure to impress renowned buyers, the press and the public.

Africa should borrow a leaf from China in cultural and domestic tourism

Thousands of domestic tourists are visiting sites like this former residence of the Ching dynasty at the China Water Town of Zhouzhuang

If Africa is to benefit fully from the tourism industry, there are a series of measures that must be put in place, starting from hard to soft infrastructure. Experiences from China indicate that revenues collected from both visiting tourists from abroad and from domestic tourists could as well be collected likewise in Africa and Tanzania in particular where this reporter originates from if there is a strong will and proper mechanisms.

Africa: Poor infrastructure and bad governance, a hindrances towards modernity

Fully attended conference

Africa must improve a range of issues if it were to achieve a rapid modernity, the Forum on Global Production Capacity and Business Cooperation was told during its recent occasion in Wuhan, Hubei China. A number of speakers both from Africa, hosts the Chinese, and experts from elsewhere noted the poor infrastructure and governance as hindrances toward this goal.

LIBERIA: WASH Media Holds Refresher Workshop

Some WASH Journalists, CSO and Government Partners at the start of the WASH Media Refresher Workshop

The WASH Reporters & Editors Network of Liberia has ended a 2-Day Refresher Workshop for over 20 Liberian Journalists from various media institutions on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Reportage. The Workshop was aimed at building the capacity of WASH journalists to effectively cover WASH issues and bring to national platform critical issues in the sector. Speaking at the official opening ceremony, Assistant Public Works Minister for Community Services, George Yarngo urged the WASH Media practitioners to double their passion in reporting those issues affecting the WASH sector of the country.

Questions and Answers with Ambassador H.E. Abdulrahaman A. Shimbo

Ambassador Abdulrahaman A. Shimbo on his left is an interpreter during an interview Ms. Zhang Xuan

Recently the Tanzanian Ambassador to China H.E. Abdulrahaman A. Shimbo held an exclusive interview with media representatives of three media outlets, namely Shout-Africa-Com, and other two media outlets from China the Jiangsu Broadcasting Corporation (JSBC), and the Xinhua Daily News (XDN) following are excerpts from the interview.