Bong County Reports Highest Crime Rate in April 2017

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The Liberia National Police (LNP) has released its crimes statistics for the month of April 2017, with Bong County recording the highest number of crimes committed during the course of the reporting month, while Gbapolu and …

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The Liberia National Police (LNP) has released its crimes statistics for the month of April 2017, with Bong County recording the highest number of crimes committed during the course of the reporting month, while Gbapolu and Rivergee Counties recorded the lowest crime rate.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Liberian Women Protest for Passage of Domestic Violence Bill

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Having lingered from one shelf to the other at the Capitol, the Domestic Violence Bill sees no light at the end of the tunnel as the 53rd Legislature nears its end.

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Having lingered from one shelf to the other at the Capitol, the Domestic Violence Bill sees no light at the end of the tunnel as the 53rd Legislature nears its end.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Can Secrecy Strengthen Democracy?

[ISS] Can Parliament hold the executive accountable if motions of no confidence in the president are not exercised through a secret ballot? That is one of the key questions that South Africa’s Constitutional Court must decide on.

[ISS] Can Parliament hold the executive accountable if motions of no confidence in the president are not exercised through a secret ballot? That is one of the key questions that South Africa's Constitutional Court must decide on.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Nigerian Archbishop New Leader of the Lutheran World Federation

[Deutsche Welle] Archbishop Rev. Dr Musa Panti Filibus will serve as the 13th president of the global communion of national and regional Lutheran churches. He is the second church leader from Africa to hold the position.

[Deutsche Welle] Archbishop Rev. Dr Musa Panti Filibus will serve as the 13th president of the global communion of national and regional Lutheran churches. He is the second church leader from Africa to hold the position.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Committee Urges Ministry to Strengthen Green Development

[Ethiopian Herald] The Ministry of Water Irrigation and Electricity presented its Nine-month performance report to the Natural Resource Development and Environmental Protection Affairs Standing Committee of the House of People’s Representatives yesterday.

[Ethiopian Herald] The Ministry of Water Irrigation and Electricity presented its Nine-month performance report to the Natural Resource Development and Environmental Protection Affairs Standing Committee of the House of People's Representatives yesterday.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Using Agriculture and Agribusiness to Bring About Industrialisation in Africa

[Ethiopian Herald] No region of the world has ever moved to industrialised economy status without a transformation of the agricultural sector. Agriculture, which contributes 16.2% of the GDP of Africa, and gives some form of employment to over 60% of t…

[Ethiopian Herald] No region of the world has ever moved to industrialised economy status without a transformation of the agricultural sector. Agriculture, which contributes 16.2% of the GDP of Africa, and gives some form of employment to over 60% of the population, holds the key to accelerated growth, diversification and job creation for African economies.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Africa Keeps Winning With the Etisalat Prize for Literature

[Guardian] Since it was inaugurated in 2013, African writers on the continent and in the Diaspora have always looked forward to the yearly Etisalat Prize for Literature like one that awaits the arrival of life-changing news. Obviously, £15,000 is a lot of money. Juxtapose it with other African literary prizes that reward winners with far less than that amount and the Etisalat Prize for Literature would be an easy winner in the competition for Africa’s most valuable literary prize.

[Guardian] Since it was inaugurated in 2013, African writers on the continent and in the Diaspora have always looked forward to the yearly Etisalat Prize for Literature like one that awaits the arrival of life-changing news. Obviously, £15,000 is a lot of money. Juxtapose it with other African literary prizes that reward winners with far less than that amount and the Etisalat Prize for Literature would be an easy winner in the competition for Africa's most valuable literary prize.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria