LIBERIA: President Sirleaf stresses importance of WASH

President Sirleaf makes intervention at the Panel Discussion on Primary Healthcare

The Liberian Leader, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has told global stakeholders in the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector that Water and Sanitation play a very important role in delivering quality healthcare to mankind and called for concerted efforts in bringing needed relief to a huge number of global citizens who need such services. According to her, there are a lot of people who still don’t have access to WASH services across the world, stressing this must be addressed.

All Set for Zimfest London 2015

lebo Mduli

After a year off the radar in London Zimfest makes a return to the capital with a strong line-up and a renewed energy. This year’s event will be held at Studio Spaces, a purpose built venue in the heart of the city and feature 3 arenas; Alive music stage featuring live bands and solo artists, a Dj arena featuring dj's and an open mic session in the afternoon and a chill out area to allow for a much needed break and an opportunity to relax in a chilled out atmosphere.

Tanzania: Mbola Millenium Village Project helps improve lives of locals

Dr. Gerson Nyadzi in front with a worker in a clinical coat at the Mbola village dispensary

The Mbola Millenium Village Project (MVP), Uyui District in Tabora Region explains a lot about investing in people, as now the cluster village stands out like an oasis in a desert. The visit to the village by Shout Africa for three days from 24th to 26th August revealed that life standards of its residents are far better than those of residents of Isikizya, the headquarters of Uyui District.

Ky-mani Marley, Cocoa Tea, Sizzla, Beenie Man, Bounty for Mawch Out in Ocho Rios

Kymani Marley set to perform at Mauch Out Fest in Ocho Rios, Jamaica

JAMAICA: An impressive list of reggae/dancehall acts has been signed to entertain fans at the second staging of Mawch Out to be held on October 24 at Pearly Beach in Ocho Rios, St Ann. Headlining the reggae aggregation will be Marley scion, Ky-mani alongside one of reggae’s sweetest singers, Coco Tea, and the man from Judgment Yard, Sizzla Kalonji, while the dancehall side will feature stalwarts Beenie Man and Bounty Killer. These five top acts will be ably supported by Military Man, Dimon Treajah, Promisin, Dilly Chris, Innovata and Devin Di Dakta. The award-winning Ruff Kut is the official backing band and Stone Love will provide intense juggling.

President Koroma to address UNGA amid planned protest

President Koroma and First Lady & delegation arrived in New York on Saturday for 70th UN General Assembly - Jarrah Kawusu-Konte's photo

When Sierra Leone’s President Ernest B. Koroma delivers his address on Tuesday at the 70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), he will face a concerted protest by Concerned Sierra Leoneans USA (CSLUSA). In an invitation to Sierra Leoneans in the USA to join Tuesday’s protest outside the UN Headquarters in Manhattan, CSLUSA outlines the following grievances as the basis for their scheduled demonstration, the fourth such action against President Koroma.

Singer Richie Stephens new tribute single – ‘I Love Brazil’ 

Richie Stephens performing for fans on his 2015 tour

Award winning reggae crooner Richie Stephens, fresh from his successful tour of Brazil in early September decided to pay tribute to the country with a sizzling new single titled ‘I Love Brazil.’ The catchy song was recorded on the ‘Silver Words’ riddim (made popular by Ken Boothesto) and was produced by Clive Hunt. The track was recorded at Mixing Lab in Kingston and was officially released in Brazil on September 14th on the Pot of Gold Record label.

LIBERIA: Empowerment Program Targets 200,000 women…..

Rural Women of Liberia Montserrado County Chapter, Korpu Howard makes remarks at the Meeting

About two hundred thousand women in Liberia and Sierra Leone are being targeted for economic empowerment. The 5-year Program is under the theme: “Women Advancing the Post Ebola Recovery-Empowering women through WASH and Diversified Livelihoods”. The joint initiative is supported by Oxfam and UN Women in Liberia and Sierra Leone.

WASH Media Reports on flooding spark Lawmakers’ Intervention

Liberian Lawmakers

Following a robust media focus on the recent flooding in and around Monrovia by the WASH Reporters & Editors Network of Liberia, Members of the House of Representatives have underscored the need for government to put in place the proper mechanism in swiftly dealing with the issue of continuous flooding.

Tanzania: Terrorism major threat to economic prosperity

Victims of the Garissa University attack in Kenya consoling each other

On Friday September 11, 2015 the world joined the United States of America, and other peace loving nations, institutions and individuals to commemorate the barbaric terrorist killings that were carried in the US, in 2001. Development strategists have condemned growing religious radicalism as manifested through terrorism as another big inhibitor to prosperity. They say this is beyond religion, but a total transformation of mind of an individual in order to facilitate ill motives.

LIBERIA: Oxfam Ebola Recovery Program gains Momentum in River Gee…

Rina Wesseh, one of the Heads of the women Saving Groups

Glowing with smiles on their faces, beneficiaries of Oxfam Ebola Recovery Program in River-Gee County speak of how they were pleased with the intervention of Oxfam in their county and respective communities. The beneficiaries who were recruited from 15 communities in the six Districts of the County, extolled the Charity for its timely intervention.