Finance Minister Gives L$1 Million to ULSU Scholarship, Financial Aid Scheme

[Observer] The Minister of Finance through the Liberia Macroeconomic Policy Analysis Center (LIMPAC) of the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP) has contributed one million Liberian dollars to raise the hopes of hundreds of students of t…

[Observer] The Minister of Finance through the Liberia Macroeconomic Policy Analysis Center (LIMPAC) of the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP) has contributed one million Liberian dollars to raise the hopes of hundreds of students of the University of Liberia who feared being dropped for the second semester of academic year 2016/2017.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Murder of UN Investigator Puts Congo Under Mounting Pressure

[IPS] New York -The United Nations is stepping up pressure on Congo to ascertain the reasons for the brutal murder of Swedish Zaida Catalán who was investigating human rights abuses in the country. “The latest news is that the inquiry will continue” says Carl Skau, Sweden’s ambassador to the UN.

[IPS] New York -The United Nations is stepping up pressure on Congo to ascertain the reasons for the brutal murder of Swedish Zaida Catalán who was investigating human rights abuses in the country. "The latest news is that the inquiry will continue" says Carl Skau, Sweden's ambassador to the UN.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

ECC Ends Policy Dialogue in Eight Counties

[The Capitol Times] The Elections Coordinating Committee (ECC), has concluded a policy dialogue with representatives of political parties, civil society organizations, local government officials, youth groups and women organizations in Gbarnga, Bong Co…

[The Capitol Times] The Elections Coordinating Committee (ECC), has concluded a policy dialogue with representatives of political parties, civil society organizations, local government officials, youth groups and women organizations in Gbarnga, Bong County. The forum brought together more than 60 participants.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Kenya Impasse Cripples East African Parliament

[Observer] In a declaration on June 1, Dan Kidega, the speaker of the East African Legislative Assembly (Eala) dissolved the 3rd Eala assembly ahead of the June 5 cancelled inauguration of the 4th Assembly.

[Observer] In a declaration on June 1, Dan Kidega, the speaker of the East African Legislative Assembly (Eala) dissolved the 3rd Eala assembly ahead of the June 5 cancelled inauguration of the 4th Assembly.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Angola Grapples With its DR Congo Foreign Policy Problem

[ISS] Congolese foreign minister Léonard She Okitundu has been touring the continent for the past few weeks in an attempt to rally African leaders’ support for the current political arrangement in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). This arrangement is one that disrespects key aspects of the 31 December political accord, and has been resoundingly rejected by the political opposition.

[ISS] Congolese foreign minister Léonard She Okitundu has been touring the continent for the past few weeks in an attempt to rally African leaders' support for the current political arrangement in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). This arrangement is one that disrespects key aspects of the 31 December political accord, and has been resoundingly rejected by the political opposition.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

Alleged Armed Robber Shifts Blame On Pres. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -One of Paynesville City’s alleged notorious armed robbers who was recently arrested by the Liberia National Police along with four others in connection with armed robbery in the Paynesville community, has shifted blame on th…

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -One of Paynesville City's alleged notorious armed robbers who was recently arrested by the Liberia National Police along with four others in connection with armed robbery in the Paynesville community, has shifted blame on the Ellen led government for failing to build a rehabilitation center at the Monrovia Central Prison.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Peace Cup Quarter-Finals Set for June 18

[New Times] The 2017 Peace Cup quarter-finals first leg will be played on June 18 and 19 while the second leg matches will be played four days later, according to Rwanda Football Federation, the local football governing body.

[New Times] The 2017 Peace Cup quarter-finals first leg will be played on June 18 and 19 while the second leg matches will be played four days later, according to Rwanda Football Federation, the local football governing body.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Attacked for Body Parts, Tanzanian Albino Children Get New Limbs in U.S.

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Philadelphia -Four Tanzanian children with albinism are in the U.S. to get prosthetic limbs to replace those hacked off in superstition-driven attacks in their homeland

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Philadelphia -Four Tanzanian children with albinism are in the U.S. to get prosthetic limbs to replace those hacked off in superstition-driven attacks in their homeland

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania