Africa: Star Times expands into Africa after completion of headquarters in Kenya

Star Times in Kenya a job creation to native Africans (photo courtesy)

Star Times one of the biggest suppliers of digital modems plans to venture into a major expansion of its services in Africa after completion of its headquarters in Nairobi Kenya. Speaking to this reporter in her office in Beijing the company’s Vice President Ms. Quo Ziqi boasted that her company has registered major success in China and now it is the time for other consumers in partner states of Africa to enjoy the same services.

Africa: What is the best economic model for the continent?

Mao Tse-tung and Mwalimu Julius Nyerere shared the socialist vision

Several debates are going one about the best economic model for Africa, as to whether the public sector can thrive in a modern world stiff competition in the business sector. In Tanzania the First President Julius Nyerere had almost copied the Chinese model but claimed that the philosophy of Ujamaa na Kujitegemea simply socialism and self-reliance were not imported but rather emanated from within from the African communitarian lifestyle. But with the advent of multiparty politics in early 90s, many African countries abandoned their systems and accommodated big elements of the free market economy which they propagated to bring economic miracles, but this has not worked out favourably and one just wonders why this is happening.

WASH Media Perspectives on Water Action Month in Liberia and Sierra Leone

Hand pump in one of the ODF communities in Margibi

The Month of March 2016 was globally celebrated as Water Action Month in an effort to push the world to fulfill the Sustainable Development Goals. 2016 is set to be an exciting year for campaigning and advocacy on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), as this year marks the beginning of the new Sustainable Development Goals (Global Goals), setting the development agenda until 2030. Water Action Month is an opportunity to ignite and increase ‘the call’ for water accessibility, governance and accountability.

Sierra Leonean author kicks-off “Ebola Outbreak in West Africa” book tour in America

Chernoh Alpha M. Bah, Sierra Leonean author, award-winning journalist, political activist and human rights advocate

Chernoh Alpha M. Bah, the Sierra Leonean award-winning journalist, author, chair of the African Socialist Movement of Sierra Leone and human rights advocate arrived in New York City late Wednesday to begin a two-month book tour in the United States of America. Mr. Bah said the tour promoting his latest title “The Ebola Outbreak in West Africa: Corporate Gangsters, Multinationals & Rogue Politricksters” kicks-off on Thursday, April 7 with a speaking engagement at Boston’s Wellesley College Africana Studies Department in Massachusetts.

Living Water Int’l WASH Project Makes Impact

Dish rock in Junkai

The issue of safe drinking water and improved sanitation has become a globalcrisis confronting billions of people the world over. Billions of these people living in third world countries are desperately in dire need of these services on a daily basis. Liberiais no exception when it comes to the issues of safe drinking water and improved sanitation.

Liberia WASH Consortium Intensifies Awareness on Water, Sanitation

Students of Sineo County parading on World Water Day in Greenville

The Liberia WASH Consortium has intensified awareness on the importance of access to improved Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH). The Consortium, as part of its Awareness Strategy recently concluded activities marking Water Action Month, as part of the official celebration of World Water Day, March 22, 2016. The activities were held in Greenville, Sinoe County in collaboration with its local Partner, “Association of Evangelicals of Liberia (AEL)” including the county administration, student community and the residents.

Sierra Leone, Guinea & Liberia get 6 months TPS extension

Attorney Amaha Kassa, Esq. Founder & Executive Director of African Communities Together - ACT

Leaders of Africans Campaign for TPS Renewal are ecstatic and heaving a sigh of relief over Homeland Security Secretary Mr. Jeh Johnson’s announcement Tuesday of an additional six months Temporary Protected Status (TPS) extension from May 22, 2016 to November 21, 2016 for Ebola affected countries of Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia. Current Sierra Leonean, Guinean and Liberian TPS beneficiaries who intend to extend their status must re-register in a 60 day period from March 22, 2016 through May 23, 2016, according to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Liberia: Big Explosion at Whein Town Dumpsite

Drainage dug by the MCC where contaminated water is flushed into some parts of the community

For several years now, residents of Whein Town Community in Paynesville, outside the nation’s capital Monrovia have complained about the unhealthy state their community is in due to the presence of the Whein Town Dump site.

Liberia WASH Consortium Holds PPP Dialogue

Section of participants posed for photo at the close of the Workshop

The Liberia WASH Consortium has completed a 2-day Dialogue on Public Private Partnerships for the Sustainable Operation of Small Water and Sanitation Systems in Urban Liberia. The Dialogue held from February 24–25, 2016 took place at the Monrovia City Hall, bringing together stakeholders with focus on water and sanitation.

LIBERIA: Legal Empowerment of African Women and Girls Stressed

Oxfam Pan Africa Programme Director, Janah Ncube

Oxfam recognises that gender inequality and the injustices that women experience in their everyday lives are key drivers of poverty. Far and above the undeniable and immeasurable contribution that African women can make towards the future growth and development of Africa, women’s rights are human rights and must not be denied. There must be both equal treatment and equal value of women and men, girls and boys.