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Pres. Sirleaf Invites Officials Of Elections Commission and 19 election magistrates for private meeting at her home

Monrovia—Cllr. Johnson-Allison told reporters that she agrees with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s call for a new generation of leadership, but noted Liberia needs people who are adequately prepared to steer the affairs of the country. “I don’t have a quarrel with the generational change thing, but when we talk about generational change, we need people who are prepared, people who are educated, people who are refined; not because you are young so you’re fit to be President, that’s not it. As long as we’ve been here I’ve never heard or…

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Pan African Congress Celebrates Heroes

“We are also celebrating our heritage as a party. We want to celebrate and examine our pros and cons, our losses and setbacks, all on this same day,” Pretoria – PAC members were in high spirits on Sunday as they commemorated the 56th anniversary of the party’s former military wing, the Azanian People’s Liberation Army (Apla), at the Mamelodi West Cemetery. The day, which marked the formation of Apla – formerly known as Poqo – in 1961, is celebrated annually. It was at the cemetery where the remains of 10…

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15 Pan African National Party Leaders Sentenced to Prison in Togo

Unrest swept the West African state of Togo beginning on August 19-20 when an opposition coalition CAP 2015 and the Pan African National Party (PNP) demanded the resignation of the current government of Faure Gnassingbe. The Gnassingbe family has dominated Togolese politics since 1967 when Faure’s father, Etienne Gnassingbe Eyadema, staged a military coup which overthrew President Nicolas Gunitzky. Four year prior to this putsch on January 13, 1963, Sgt. Etienne Eyadema, had removed and assassinated President Sylvanus Olympio. After the 1967 coup against Gunitzky, Eyadema became president of the…

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Museum of contemporary art Africa opens in Cape Town

The invites have been sent for the opening night, the displays readied in 80 galleries spread over nine floors, and 24,000 tickets have sold out in a matter of minutes. For a few short days there is quiet. The calm will not last. In Cape Town, on one of the world’s most recognisable waterfronts in the world, a vast new art museum, the biggest ever in Africa, is about to open, creating the biggest buzz in the continent’s collective creative world for many years. The Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art…

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To me, this action on the part of the minister is an insult to the Liberian masses. The average Liberian lives on less than US$1.00 a day. McGill's loan to acquire a mansion, sends a bad message to everyone and solidifies the notion that the only quick way to get rich is working for government. This action on the part of the Minister of state undermines the "Pro-poor Agenda" News Politics 

George Weah’s CDC To Put Taylor’s Agenda Back On The Table

  Monrovia – On April 12, 2005, U.S. Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA-40) introduced a Congressional resolution [H.Con. Res 127] calling on Nigeria to turn over the former Liberian President Charles Taylor to the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL). In 2003, Taylor was granted asylum by Nigeria if he agreed to end his involvement in Liberian politics. He was exiled in Calabar, the capital of Nigeria’s southeastern Cross River State. It was the Connecticut lawmaker’s push, along with that of then Senator Barack Obama that eventually forced the hand of…

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They killed Biko because he had an idea: that blacks must be proud

“Had Biko been alive today…,” is a refrain often repeated in South Africa, especially when the country finds itself struggling to meet its own ideals. Bantu Steve Biko died at the hands of apartheid police on Sept. 12, 1977. Handcuffed, beaten, and naked for twenty days before his death of a massive brain hemorrhage Biko was only 31 year old when he died. Now, a new generation is increasingly turning to this martyr as a guide through the new South Africa, perhaps much more than they do Nelson Mandela “Why,…

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Diane Rwigara rearrested in Kigali

Diane Rwigara, a fierce critic of Rwandan president, Paul Kagame, has been rearrested by the police days after she was released. A relative confirmed to the BBC that the 35-year-old, her mother, Adeline and sister, Anne were picked up on Friday morning at their home in the capital, Kigali. Police on Monday arrested the trio after storming their house but later reported escorting them back home as investigations continued against Diane and their family business. “After questioning at CID, Anne Rwigara, Diane Rwigara, and Adeline Rwigara were escorted home by…

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Winston Tubman’s Endorsement of Alexander Cummings Is A Proud One

By P Nimely-Sie Tuon On August 31, 2017, many Liberians, on social media, at home and around the world, were fixated on the news that Clr. Winston A Tubman, two times presidential candidate, a national statesman and career diplomat, has endorsed Alexander Cummings, the candidate who is the embodiment of all the attributes of the kind of leader Liberia has yearned for so long. You can say all that you want to say about Winston Tubman, his endorsement of Alexander Cummings is consistent with many of his long held principles…

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To me, this action on the part of the minister is an insult to the Liberian masses. The average Liberian lives on less than US$1.00 a day. McGill's loan to acquire a mansion, sends a bad message to everyone and solidifies the notion that the only quick way to get rich is working for government. This action on the part of the Minister of state undermines the "Pro-poor Agenda" News Op-ed 

Senator Weah: I am Fighting for change and a prosperous Liberia

  By Sen. George Weah Throughout the history of our struggle and my political journey, I have been besieged by criticisms and overwhelmed with the question as to wh…y I am seeking the presidency. Some have even gone further to suggest that I should have stayed in the football sector because that’s my area, but I have always found these things to be a sheer distraction intended to keep me from focusing on my vision for a better Liberia. Several years ago, when I embarked on my journey as a…

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Mills Jones to hold town hall meetings in Gbarpolu and Bomi

For immediate release Dr. J Mills Jones to visit voters in both Gbarpolu County & Bomi County. On Thursday, Sept 7, 2017, Dr. J Mills Jones is scheduled to visit Gbarpolu County.  While in Gbarpolu, Dr. Jones will visit many communities and hold town meetings with the residents and supporters in Gbarpolu, according a release. On Friday, Sept 8, 2017, Dr. J Mills Jones will be in Tubmanburg, Bomi County. While there, MOVEE said in its press statement, he will participate in the scheduled Ducor Presidential Debate at 10 am. After…

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