Category Archives: General

New Standoff Expected With Italy Over Vessel With Hundreds of Migrants

In what risks becoming the latest migrant standoff with Italy, the Norwegian-flagged Ocean Viking, carrying 356 migrants, including more than 100 minors, mainly from Sudan, has been stranded at sea awaiting port access for nearly two weeks. After 13 da...

Doubts Come a Day After Uganda, Rwanda Sign Pact

A day after the presidents of Uganda and Rwanda signed an agreement to lower tensions that led to a six-month border closure, political and economic analysts are casting doubt on what will follow. Observers say underlying trade issues have not

Sierra Leone gets Africa’s First Blockchain National Digital Identity System

Radisson Blu, Freetown, Wednesday 21 August 2019 � His Excellency President Dr Julius Maada Bio has unveiled Sierra Leone's National Digital Identity Platform, making it the first such Blockchain national identification system in Africa.At the Seventy-...

Sierra Leone – Floods in Freetown (DG ECHO) (ECHO Daily Flash of 20 August 2019)

In response to the floods in Freetown earlier this month, the European Union is providing Euros 80,000 in humanitarian funding to assist those most affected. This EU funding will support the Red Cross in delivering much needed relief assistance, includ...

South Africa Energy Minister, State Companies to Lead National Energy Investment Drive at Africa Oil Power

In a dedicated power program, AOP (https://AfricaOilandPower.com) 2019 puts spotlight on South Africa, focusing on the Kwa-Zulu Natal and the Northern Cape provinces, examining petroleum exploration, gas infrastructure and IPPs; Hon. Gwede Mantashe, Mi...

Cameroon President Assists Militia After Boko Haram Raids

Authorities in Cameroon are giving huge consignments of food, money and equipment to militias fighting Boko Haram on the country's northern border with Nigeria. The militias are defending areas from which the military has withdrawn.Twenty-year old catt...