Global apparel giant expands its reach in a big way

The fast-fashion retailer owned by Inditex on Thursday will launch a new dedicated worldwide online platform, technology that will enable the company to bring its fashions to customers in 106 new markets. Most of these new markets are in Africa, and will include customers in Angola, Cameroon, Congo, Ivory Coast, Senegal, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania, Madagascar, Zimbabwe and Ghana, among others. The online store is also making its debut in numerous parts of the Caribbean and Asia.

UAE industrial giant receives transport for $1.4bn Guinea mine project

Emirates Global Aluminum announces the arrival of two shunting locomotives to be used on its under-construction bauxite mining project First bauxite exports from Guinea Alumina Corporation’s project are expected to start during the second half of 2019. Emirates Global Aluminum (EGA) on Thursday announced the arrival of two SD40-2 shunting locomotives that will be used on its under-construction bauxite mining project in the West African country of Guinea. EGA’s subsidiary Guinea Alumina Corporation (GAC) is building a bauxite mine and associated export facilities in Guinea in the largest greenfield investment in the country in the past 40 years.

Guinea soldiers shoot dead two after Conakry protests: witnesses

Guinean soldiers, similar to these pictured in 2010, opened fire ona group of men leaving a house in Conakry, killing two of them Guinean soldiers shot dead two men Wednesday night in a suburb of the capital city Conakry, where protesters and security forces clashed earlier in the day, sources told AFP. Mamadou Bela Balde, 30, was shot in the head when soldiers opened fire on him and three friends leaving a house in the district of Wanidara, his brother, who did not wish to give his full name, told AFP. One of the other men, Mamadou Alimou Diallo, was fatally hit in the chest.

Cameroon journalist moved to ‘dread’ New Bell prison

Cameroonian authorities have moved Ms Mimi Mefo, the journalist at privately-owned Equinoxe television and radio, to the dread New Bell prison in the commercial capital Douala, her employer confirmed. The Equinoxe TV announced Thursday morning that Ms Mefo spent her first night at the Douala jail on Wednesday. Ms Mefo is accused of propagating false news that jeopardises state security and of committing cyber crimes. Her lawyer Alice Nkom said the journalist was handcuffed and escorted to New Bell prison after over eight hours of questioning at the military court in Douala Wednesday.

ALL G – Parallel Wireless ‘Connects’ in 12 African Countries

2G/3G/4G/5G Open RAN solution helping to bridge the digital divide for the estimated 800 million still unconnected in Africa NASHUA, N.H., 8th November 2018 – Deploying network facilities across Africa, can be a costly and lengthy exercise. However, with its world’s first ALL G software-enabled Open network solution, Parallel Wireless, Inc. is helping global mobile network operators (MNOs) ‘connect the unconnected’ by making ALL G network deployments as easy and as cost-effective as Wi-Fi. As a result, it has been welcomed across the African continent with several deployments and pending trials in 12 countries (to date), which are assisting in Africa’s rapidly advancing connectivity.

Jamal Khashoggi: A Profile

FILE – Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Jan. 29, 2011. Khashoggi was a Saudi insider. He rubbed shoulders with the Saudi royal family and supported its efforts to nudge the entrenched ultraconservative clerics to accept reforms. One of the most influential Arab journalists in the world, Jamal Khashoggi, went missing after entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul Oct. 2.

Liberian Government’s Statement on the hosting of Bid for the Reopening of the Harper Basin Oil & Gas Exploration

In his Inaugural Address to the nation when he assumed the mantle of leadership, President Weah declared that “Liberia is open for business”. He, accordingly, appealed to international partners to come and invest in Liberia. The President once again reiterates that Liberia is open and prepared for business. The declaration was informed, as it is today, by the poor state of the economy his government inherited. It was also intended to reawaken the confidence of the international community and the larger business world, to have faith in the government’s ability to confront the problems in order to put the economy back on the trajectory of growth. Consequently, the President has been working tirelessly with partners to identify and develop frameworks to revive the economy and…

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Last NGO-Run Rescue Vessel in Med Finds New Flag State

The NGO-operated migrant rescue vessel Aquarius 2 has obtained a provisional flag registration from the Liberian Registry, filling the compliance gap left when Gibraltar and Panama deregistered her. She was the last vessel of her kind operating off the coast of Libya. In mid-August, the Gibraltar Maritime Authority moved to revoke the Aquarius‘ registration, citing her persistent involvement in migrant rescue operations. The following month, the Panama Maritime Authority revoked its flag registration for the vessel as well. Medecines Sans Frontieres and SOS Mediterranee, the operators of the Aquarius, blamed “blatant economic and political pressure from the Italian government” for the revocation. Italy’s right-wing governing coalition is opposed to maritime migrant arrivals, and it has prevented vessels of all types and flag states – including its own – from landing rescuees…

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“Rise Up, Be Competitive,” Pres. Weah Stimulates Women

Monrovia, Liberia – Enveloped by a crowd of hysterical personnel and officials of the National Port Authority on his first visit to that “Gateway of the Liberian Economy,” on Wednesday, October 31, President George Manneh Weah asserted: “My passionate love for women and working with women has always been there and it is very strong; and I want women to wake up. You know why: because I live with my Grandmother, who was my best friend; we were very good and best friends.” The Liberian leader told scores of jubilant NPA employees that women must rise up and prepare themselves so that they are capable of securing their position in leadership because “they have a lot more to contribute to Liberia’s progress.” He said working with…

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Liberia Petroleum Regulatory Agency Boss Resigns after Pestering from Weah’s Officials

LIBERIA: President George Weah’s top petroleum official has tendered his resignation. Mr. Edward R.A. Smith, who served as head of the Liberia Petroleum Regulatory Agency (LPRA) for ten months, resigned mid last week allegedly in wake of scheme by the Minister of State for Presidential Affairs Mr. Nathaniel McGill and the President of the National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL) Ms. Sefuah Mai Gray to have him dismissed. Credible sources have informed that the President of NOCAL allegedly with support of the powerful Minister of State for Presidential Affairs, who is also Chief of Staff in the office of President Weah, tried to smear the reputation of Mr. Smith, one of the few Liberians who are trained in the United Kingdom in the field…

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All Liberia Party Standard Bearer Benoni Urey speaking to media executives at his residence in Careysburg.