U.S. Gives U.S.$0.9 Million for Clean Power Project

[East African] The United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) has signed a $897,192 (Ksh89.7 million) grant for a feasibility study to evaluate the development of three small hydroelectric plants in Kenya.

[East African] The United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) has signed a $897,192 (Ksh89.7 million) grant for a feasibility study to evaluate the development of three small hydroelectric plants in Kenya.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Obasanjo Gives Candidates Handbook

[New Dawn] Former Nigerian President Olusengun Obasanjo has given few of Liberia’s presidential candidates including Vice President Joseph Nyumah Boakai, Sen. George Weah, Cllr. Charles Brumskine and Alexander Cummings copies of a book addressing pract…

[New Dawn] Former Nigerian President Olusengun Obasanjo has given few of Liberia's presidential candidates including Vice President Joseph Nyumah Boakai, Sen. George Weah, Cllr. Charles Brumskine and Alexander Cummings copies of a book addressing practical political, economic and business issues in Africa that aspiring leaders could use for transformation.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Darlington George Accuses Dr. Fahnbulleh

[New Dawn] Executive Protection Service (EPS) former deputy director Mr. Darlington George has accused former National Security Advisor Dr. H. Bioma Fahnbulleh of allegedly masterminding his dismissal from the VIP service.

[New Dawn] Executive Protection Service (EPS) former deputy director Mr. Darlington George has accused former National Security Advisor Dr. H. Bioma Fahnbulleh of allegedly masterminding his dismissal from the VIP service.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Sherman Laments

[New Dawn] The former Chairman of the beleaguered ruling Unity Party or UP Senator Varney Sherman has been licking his old wounds as his party sinks deep into factions-with one group believed to be headed by him, while another by President Sirleaf.

[New Dawn] The former Chairman of the beleaguered ruling Unity Party or UP Senator Varney Sherman has been licking his old wounds as his party sinks deep into factions-with one group believed to be headed by him, while another by President Sirleaf.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

UP, CDC in War of Words

[New Dawn] The governing Unity Party (UP) and the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) are throwing missiles at each other, including naming-calling, accusations and counter-accusations as campaign ahead of the October elections intensifies here.

[New Dawn] The governing Unity Party (UP) and the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) are throwing missiles at each other, including naming-calling, accusations and counter-accusations as campaign ahead of the October elections intensifies here.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Liberia to Deploy Peacekeepers in South Sudan

[New Dawn] Liberia is expected to deploy, in mid-September 2017, its first corrections peacekeepers to South Sudan. The five-member Liberian peacekeepers of three females and two males, will work with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS).

[New Dawn] Liberia is expected to deploy, in mid-September 2017, its first corrections peacekeepers to South Sudan. The five-member Liberian peacekeepers of three females and two males, will work with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS).

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan

Pres. Sirleaf Wants Police Act Amended

[New Dawn] President Ellen Johnson has submitted a bill to the Legislature titled, An Act to amend chapter 22 subsection 22.76 (a) of the Liberia National Police Act, of 2015. There exists a gap in the current Police Act, which states that the Inspecto…

[New Dawn] President Ellen Johnson has submitted a bill to the Legislature titled, An Act to amend chapter 22 subsection 22.76 (a) of the Liberia National Police Act, of 2015. There exists a gap in the current Police Act, which states that the Inspector General of police serves at the will and pleasure of the President. However, it falls short of saying for how long such service should be provided, which may create vulnerability.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Pres. Sirleaf Congratulates the Kyrgyz Republic

[New Dawn] President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has sent a Congratulatory Message to her colleague, the President of the Kyrgyz Republic, Mr. Almazbek Atambayev, on that country’s 26th Independence Anniversary on August 31st, 2017.

[New Dawn] President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has sent a Congratulatory Message to her colleague, the President of the Kyrgyz Republic, Mr. Almazbek Atambayev, on that country's 26th Independence Anniversary on August 31st, 2017.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Zanzibar in Short Supply of Skilled Tourism Staff

[East African] Zanzibar tourism and hospitality players are establishing training programmes to help equip the workforce with skills needed to make the sector more competitive.

[East African] Zanzibar tourism and hospitality players are establishing training programmes to help equip the workforce with skills needed to make the sector more competitive.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Being a Refugee and a Lesbian Is Difficult, Says Somali Woman

[GroundUp] Many gay and lesbian refugees fleeing persecution in other African countries seek asylum in South Africa, says 27-year-old Somali refugee Shamsa Ally Haji. But their path is not easy.

[GroundUp] Many gay and lesbian refugees fleeing persecution in other African countries seek asylum in South Africa, says 27-year-old Somali refugee Shamsa Ally Haji. But their path is not easy.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia