Rwanda National Police (RNP) on Sunday launched a nationwide campaign against radicalism and efforts to cement the community policing ideology against the transnational organised crime. The campaign conducted simultaneously in the five districts of Nyarugenge, Gasabo, Kicukiro, Kamonyi and Gastibo, seeks to educate the young people particularly the Muslim faithful, against extremism.
Rania Youssef said she may have misjudged how people would react to the dress In choosing that dress, she said, she had referred to fashion designers that may have been influenced by the tastes and standards at international film festivals. “I want to repeat my commitment to the values and ethics we have been raised by in Egyptian society,” said Youssef, whose statement fell short of an apology.
A friend of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is suing an Israeli software company he believes helped the kingdom intercept messages sent to him from the dissident criticising Mohammed bin Salman. Omar Abdulaziz, a Saudi national who now lives in exile in Canada, filed a lawsuit on Sunday against NSO Group alleging its spyware helped the Saudi government gain access to his smartphone.
The dream of a currency union across West Africa has moved one step closer, after a competition was launched to come up with a name and logo for a single currency. The 15-nation Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), which is made up of Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo, and Burkina Faso, has been planning a single currency since 2000 but progress has been slow-going. This month, in a bid to make trading between African countries easier, Gambia, Guinea, Ghana, Liberia and Nigeria announced they would join forces to interlink their payment systems.
Paris, France: President George Manneh Weah has held series of opportunity-seeking discussions with world leaders including U.S. President Donald Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris, France. President Weah, who was among 70 world leaders attending the Paris Peace Forum, used the brief discussions to accentuate the importance of international involvement in maintaining Liberia’s peace and supporting its development objectives.
Kierstin M Lachtman is to take over as General Secretary of the Liberian Shipowners’ Council Ltd (LSC) in February 2019 from Joseph E Ludwiczak, who is retiring after 17 years at the helm. Lachtman, who will operate from the LSC offices in Dulles, Virginia, is currently Manager, Maritime Policy for Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) in Washington DC. There, her responsibilities include developing maritime policy in concert with shipowner members, determining and coordinating shipping industry positions on safety, environmental, operational, and regulatory issues and advocating members’ positions at regulatory and industry fora, including IMO.
– Analysis by Sherman C. Seequeh The father of Africa Literature, legendary Chinua Achebe, was a prolific writer who, through his writings particularly in Things Fall Part, popularized his native Igbo culture and by extension brought Africa wisdom to incontestable prominence. To use the words of Sir Francis Bacon, Achebe sufficiently “chewed and digested” instructive African proverbs, which he correctly defined when he said, “Proverbs are the palm-oil with which words are eaten” and he used proverbs quite profoundly in his literary pieces. One of the most popularly quoted proverbs is, ‘If a child washes his hands, he eats with kings.’
ROCKWALL — After spending nearly a month on the waves of Lake Ray Hubbard, Todd Phillips is coming home. Phillips, 49, set out Oct. 10 with a steep goal: He would live on a barge on the lake until he raised $2.29 million for his nonprofit, The Last Well, which aims to provide clean water for all of Liberia by 2020. Four weeks later, Phillips’ barge was towed Tuesday morning to the shore of The Harbor, a shopping center in Rockwall, where he was met with cheers from his wife and a team of supporters.
The immediate past President of Liberia and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, would be the keynote speaker at the 2018 yearly leadership and mentoring conference of the Women in Successful Careers (WISCAR) scheduled to hold on Saturday November 24, 2018 at The MUSON Center, Onikan, Lagos by 9am. According to a statement, Sirleaf is expected to spur the required change in women towards participation and contribution to national development at the event themed “Enriching Lives by Telling Our Own Stories.
(CNN)Police were called to the Washington, D.C. home of Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Wednesday night when a group of protesters showed up and shouted threats. Smash Racism D.C., which calls itself an “anti-fascist,” or Antifa, group, claimed responsibility for the protest on social media. It has previously targeted Ted Cruz, Kirstjen Nielsen, and other right-wing figures. In videos uploaded to Twitter by the group on Wednesday, participants were heard saying “Tucker Carlson, we will fight! We know where you sleep at night!” They called him a “racist scumbag” and hurled epithets.