Tag: world

  • Akon plans solar projects to support Sierra Leone’s smart president

    Akon plans solar projects to support Sierra Leone’s smart president

    Senegal’s international music star Akon is planning a solar investment programme for Sierra Leone as part of plans to support the government of president Julius Maada Bio. Akon, real name Aliaume Damala Badara, met with the president in the United States on the sidelines of the ongoing United Nations General Assembly, UNGA. Local media reports […]

  • US ends diplomatic visas for UN gay partners

    US ends diplomatic visas for UN gay partners

    The US has announced it will deny diplomatic visas to same-sex partners of foreign diplomats and United Nations employees. The change went into effect on Monday, giving partners currently in the US until 31 December to leave, get married or otherwise change their visa. It is a reversal of rules introduced in 2009. Currently, 25 […]