Category Archives: Legal and Judicial

De Beers Rolls out App to Clean up Sierra Leone Diamond Supply Chain

Global diamond giant De Beers is rolling out an app to help small-scale, artisanal diamond miners in Sierra Leone certify that gems they pry from the soil are legal, the Anglo American unit said on Thursday.The initiative is the latest

DRC Humanitarian Crisis Back on International Agenda

A Senior U.N. migration official says a main success of Friday's U.N. pledging conference for Democratic Republic of Congo is that it has put that country's forgotten humanitarian crisis back on the international agenda.Donors have pledged $528 million...

Sierra Leone Front-runners to Contest Runoff After First-Round Stalemate

Sierra Leone will hold a runoff presidential election in two weeks after the country's 16 candidates failed to clinch the 55 percent of votes necessary to win in the first round.National Electoral Commission chair Mohammed Nfa'ali Conteh made the annou...

Sierra Leone Roiled by Unrest After Polls Close

Sierra Leone's main opposition leader called for calm Wednesday night after his supporters engaged in running street battles with police, resulting in at least one injury at the end of an otherwise peaceful day of polling in the West African

Conflict in Yemen Does Not Deter Ethiopian Migrants

The United Nations migration agency reports that thousands of Ethiopian migrants continue to make the perilous journey to war-torn Yemen in search of better economic opportunities despite the dangerous security conditions.Despite the ongoing war and ge...

Kenya: The EIB extends a USD 40 Million financing facility to IM Bank Ltd

The European Investment Bank (EIB) today agreed a new US $ 40 million financing facility with Iamp;M Bank Ltd that will support investment by businesses across Kenya. Backed by the new EIB facility Iamp;M Bank's SME, Corporate, and Institutional custom...

Africa working tirelessly to create conducive environment for foreign investments

Africa is working tirelessly to get policy and legislative conditions right to ease the business environment and attract more foreign direct investment, Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, said Tuesday. Speaking at the Africa Business and I...

African Leaders call for Partnership not Support at Africa Business and Investment Forum

Their message was loud and clear: Africa requires partnership, not support. African Heads of State insisted they have a clear mandate to work with both public and private enterprises, to ensure the business environment is favourable and attractive to t...