Liberians launch inquiry into ‘More Than Me’ allegations

Liberians launch inquiry into ‘More Than Me’ allegations

The fallout for the More Than Me (MTM) organization, based in the United States but operating in Liberia, has led to swift changes following the release last week of new investigative reporting by ProPublica and Time on sexual abuse at the Monrovia MTM girls’ academy. The in-depth reporting by Finlay Young and…

Update: Leslie passes Madeira, heads for Portugal

Update: Leslie passes Madeira, heads for Portugal

*Update: The tropical storm warning for Madeira was discontinued Saturday afternoon.* It finally happened early Friday morning. After wandering in the Atlantic Ocean for nearly three weeks, and frustrating meteorologists for about as long, the tropical cyclone Leslie moved far enough east to warrant a tropical storm warning for Madeira…

UK boosts aid to East African nations

Harriett Baldwin, the British Foreign Office development minister for Africa, has completed a tour of East African nations to announce development and humanitarian aid from the United Kingdom. Baldwin made stops in Uganda, Ethiopia and Somalia, including a visit with President Muse Bihi in Somaliland to pledge UK support for economic…

Melania Trump wraps up Africa tour in Cairo

First Lady Melania Trump of the United States wrapped up a four-nation tour of Africa on Saturday with a visit to Egypt, where she was greeted by President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi and his wife, Entissar. Trump, married to controversial U.S. President Donald Trump, began her tour in Ghana, and traveled to…

Melania Trump visits Malawi on Africa goodwill tour

First Lady Melania Trump of the United States continued a four-nation tour of Africa with a visit to Malawi on Thursday, where she was greeted by Gertrude Mutharika, wife of Malawi’s President Peter Mutharika, at the airport in Lilongwe. Trump, married to controversial U.S. President Donald Trump, is making her…

Gabon, São Tomé and Príncipe make IUU shark fishing arrests

Environmentalists with the Sea Shepherd organization say authorities from São Tomé and Príncipe and Gabon worked with their marine conservationists to stop illegal shark fishing off the African coast. The fishing vessel Vema, flagged in Senegal but linked to Spain, was licensed to catch tuna but when the boat was…

Melania Trump begins 4-nation African tour in Ghana

First Lady Melania Trump of the United States begins her four-nation tour of Africa with events in Ghana Tuesday. She is expected to meet with Rebecca Akufo Addo, wife of Ghanaian President Nana Akufo Addo, to help promote initiatives for children’s education, and maternal and child health. Trump, the wife…

Nigeria, South Africa send condolences over Indonesia quake-tsunami

President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria joined world leaders on Saturday in extending their condolences to President Joko Widodo and the Indonesian people following the earthquake and tsunami disaster that struck the nation Friday night. The death toll reached 420 on Saturday, as officials and aid workers continued rescue efforts on…

Vietnam begins two-day funeral honors for President Quang

Funeral services were held in Hanoi on Wednesday to honor President Tran Dai Quang of Vietnam, who died on Friday after a serious illness. He was 62. The ceremonies began at 7 a.m. local time, with Acting President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh burning ceremonial incense and leading state officials to…

Magufuli orders arrest, Tanzania ferry toll at 224

President John Magufuli of Tanzania has ordered the arrest of a ferry captain who was not aboard when it capsized on Lake Victoria Thursday, killing at least 224 people. Magufuli, in a televised address, told Tanzanians that the captain of the MV Nyerere left an untrained pilot at the helm…