Monthly Archives: April 2017

First Cuban-American in US Congress to Retire

U.S. Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of Florida, the first Cuban-American elected to Congress, is retiring at the end of her term next year, saying it's time to move on after 38 years in office.

The 64-year-old Republican was elected last November to

French Forces Kill 20 Militants in Mali

French forces said Sunday they killed more than 20 militants in Mali near the border with Burkina Faso.French military officials and witnesses say the attack came from the air and on the ground in a forest in the Sahel region.More

Young Syrian refugees don’t want pity; respect their rights and empower them – UNICEF Advocate

Concluding a visit to Syrian refugee camps in Jordan where he met with young people displaced from their homes, an advocate for the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) underlined the need to respect their rights and empower them so that

YPO Innovation Week Launches Across Africa

Annual Event Connects Global Leaders of the World’s Most Innovative Companies 27 April 2017 – YPO, the world’s premier network of chief executives, today announced the launch of Innovation Week across Africa. Through a series of more than 50 events

17 African Law students qualify for final round of the 15th WTO Moot Court Competition

Seventeen African law students, including 9 women and 8 men, have qualified for the final oral round of the 15th European Law Students' Association (ELSA) Moot Court Competition on World Trade Organization (WTO) law, which will be held at the

News in brief 27 April (PM)

Ishmael Beah, former child soldier, helps amplify Syria youth voicesIshmael Beah, author and former child soldier from Sierra Leone has been helping young Syrians in exile amplify their voices, the UN Children's Fund, UNICEF, said on Thursday.The UNICE...

On the Occasion of the Republic of Sierra Leone’s National Day

On behalf of the American people, best wishes to the people of Sierra Leone as you celebrate the anniversary of your independence on April 27.We value the continued partnership between our countries and the ties between our people.The United States

PPF seeks justice for Nigerian Journalist

Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Muhammadu Buhari, President of Nigeria expressed serious concern over killing of Famous Giobaro, a journalist working with Glory FM, Bayelsa State-owned radio station. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali urged the government