Africa, a space created and labeled by colonialist cartographers as the “Dark Continent”, now seems to be the unexpected filament in the whole geopolitical galaxy that is suddenly reshaping global democracy. But how so?
The recent visit of Liberia’s Minister of Commerce and Industry, Axel M. Addy, to Ghana seems to have yielded positive oily fruits regarding the development of Liberia’s oil palm sector. As a result of Minister Addy visit, an MOU between the Ghana Standards Authority and the Liberia National Standards Lab will be developed to facilitate coordinated sampling and testing of CPO for export and other areas of support and training for the Liberian National Standards Lab.
In their Handbook on Journalism and Mass Communication, Vir Bala Aggarwal and V. S. Gupta stated clearly, without mincing words, the debilitating effects that yellow journalism has on society. “The degrading kind of journalism is known as yellow journalism. It is journalism without soul. Facts are distorted or exaggerated. There is very little truth in the stories. Unethical means are adopted to increase the circulation. It is a kind of journalism which lures the readers by any possible means,” the two Indian scholars said.
At the opening of the West Africa regional workshop on the Africa Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) this morning in the Ivorian capital, a clear call was made for the four countries in the sub-region yet to adhere to the initiative to do so, as the APRM is a « great tool for good governance » that can speed up their development. Mr Alassane Diamouténé, Chief of Staff of the Minister of Integration and of Ivorians out of Côte d’Ivoire, on behalf of his minister, unavoidably absent, made the call in the presence of ministers and senior civil servants – who are focal points of the Mechanism in the sub-region – as well as representatives of member countries of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) that are not yet party to initiative, namely: Cabo Verde, the Gambia, Guinea and Guinea Bissau.
The Youth Exploring Solutions (YES), an accredited non-for-profit and passionate grassroots youth-led development organization over the weekend conducted the second edition of its Speak Out Girls Speech Competition.
It is now history that our fraternal professional institution, the Press Union of Liberia, has a new corps of officers to steer the affairs of the Union for the next three years. After three days of an intense electoral process aptly characterized by Elections Committee Chair Aaron Kollie as “free, fair and transparent”, Charles Cuffy of the Liberia Broadcasting System and Octavin Williams of Nation Times newspaper successfully emerged as winners of the coveted PUL presidential and vice presidential posts. Both men were successful in kicking out incumbents K. Abdullai Kamara and Jallah Grayfield. But interesting of note also is the fact that Darius Zinnah of LBS happened to have won the assistant secretary general position at the Ganta electoral congress.
Incontrovertibly, of all natural resources on the planet, the ocean is the most abused. This may be partly due to its humongous size or limited attention which has resulted into poor regulation. Pollution from many sources, overfishing, and now major issues due to climate change all threaten the largest and most diverse contiguous habitat on the planet.