Category Archives: Business News

A guiding hand: School counsellors in Sierra Leone address early pregnancy, child marriage

PORT LOKO, Sierra Leone � Fatmata Sesay was 15 years old when she became pregnant. Her parents forced her to move in with her boyfriend, who was neither in school nor employed. Moving in with him felt like an underage

Speakers Underline Social Protection Systems, Public Service Accessibility Being Critical to Gender Equality, as Women’s Commission Opens Session

As pushback against women's rights around the world threaten to reverse hard-won gains, conviction and political courage must drive forward progress and build on achievements, high-level speakers pledged at the opening session of the sixty-third sessio...

Ethiopian Airlines Chief Not Ruling Anything Out in Sunday’s Fatal Crash

The head of Ethiopian Airlines says he cannot rule out anything as the cause of Sunday's crash of a passenger jet moments after takeoff from Addis Ababa, killing all 157 on board."Ethiopian Airlines is one of the safest airlines in

Activist Sees Key Role for Youth in Peace Efforts

GENEVA � The United Nations says 1.8 billion people in the world are below age 30. Most live in developing countries, with hundreds of millions in areas of conflict.Actor Forest Whitaker, a U.N. goodwill ambassador, says young people too often

International Women’s Day Puts Spotlight on Victims, Activists, Heroes

Civic and governmental organizations around the world are preparing to recognize and celebrate International Women's Day on Friday.International Women's Day is a more than 100-year-old celebration of women's social, economic, cultural and political suc...

All-female Legal Group Fights for Women, Girls in Sierra Leone

In Sierra Leone, cases involving the abuse of women have rarely been prosecuted. Spousal abusers, child abusers and even rapists have, too often, walked free.A group of lawyers and judges � all of them female � has decided to take

Liberian Bankers Charged After Probe Into Missing Millions

MONROVIA � The son of Liberia's ex-president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, an ex-central bank governor and current bank official were charged with economic sabotage late on Monday after investigations uncovered evidence of possible malpractice by the regulato...

Liberian Bankers Charged After Probe Into Missing Millions

MONROVIA � The son of Liberia's ex-president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, an ex-central bank governor and current bank official were charged with economic sabotage late on Monday after investigations uncovered evidence of possible malpractice by the regulato...