[Liberia Govt]President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf departed the country on Wednesday, May 22, for intergovernmental engagements in Ethiopia and Japan, and a philanthropy event sponsored by Forbes Magazine, in the United States.
[Leadership]Policies aimed at re-directing the nation's investment, trade, industry and enterprise potential may have started yielding results. If the trend continues, the Nigerian economy's dependence on crude oil alone will be halted. Oil had, unexpectedly, skewed the country's balance of trade in favour of its trading partners.
[Parliament of South Africa]A political situation is needed to stabilise the situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) rather than using military intervention. This was the view of MPs from the Portfolio Committee on International Relations and Cooperation when the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) presented a report on the political situation in the DRC.
[Leadership]Michael 'Mujaheed' Adebolaja, a 20-year old British Nigerian is identified as one of the two men who hacked to death a serving British soldier in a street near an army barracks in London yesterday. Adebolaja, an alleged a Muslim convert, who answers his Muslim name 'Mujaheed', meaning one who fights jihad and goes about preaching the word of God in the last few weeks, was filmed by an onlooker and broadcasted by Britain's ITV news channel with hands covered in blood and holding a bloodied knife and praisin