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Rwanda: This entrepreneur left nike to start her own business

  When Lauren Russell Nkuranga arrived in Rwanda with the Nike Foundation in 2012, she had the clichéd western belief that Africa is predominantly a place of war, poverty and disease, and is desperate for foreign-funded charity.But she quickly discovered that many countries on the continent were in fact growing at a rapid pace. For instance, Rwanda’s economy has expanded by an average annual rate of 7.6% between 2007 and 2016. “During my two years here with Nike in Rwanda, I saw Rwanda transform – new roads, new buildings, new businesses, new…

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Appreciation: Edward Wilmont Blyden 1882-1912

    Edward Wilmot Blyden, widely known as the father of Pan-Africanism, was born on August 3, 1832 in Saint Thomas,… in what are now the U.S Virgin Islands. Blyden was the third of seven children and was born to Romeo and Judith Blyden, a tailor and schoolteacher, respectively. The family lived in a predominantly Jewish and English speaking community, and attended church at the integrated Dutch Reformed Church. Blyden’s parents were free and literate at a time when most blacks on the islands were enslaved and illiterate. In 1842,…

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Five ways to revive Zimbabwe’s economy

Current events in Zimbabwe show that while a week may be a long time in politics, it is really a very short blink of an eye in economics. Zimbabweans on the streets of Harare and Bulawayo may be hopeful for political change, but they are much more sanguine and realistic when it comes to improving the country’s economy. Presidents can be impeached in days or weeks. It takes years to wreck economies and usually even longer to repair them. So, will Emmerson Mnangagwa be able to take Zimbabwe’s economy off…

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No Liberian needs war and no country is invading Liberia.

    EMOL Warns against Circumvention –Calls on NEC to Prevent Constitutional Crisiso Liberian needs war and no country is invading Liberia.     Monrovia, Liberia-Nov 14, 2017): The Emancipation Movement of Liberia, Inc. (EMOL) warns against the circumvention of constitutional due process and calls on the National Elections Commission (NEC) to adjudicate all electoral complaints speedily to prevent constitutional crisis in the Country. EMOL is a non-partisan and non-profit peace building and advocacy organization legalized in the United States and Liberia. EMOL said it is important for all Liberians at…

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Pres. Buhari: wait for the verdict of the Liberian Supreme Court

LAGOS, Nov. 21 (Xinhua) — Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday expressed optimism that the current political challenges in Liberia will be resolved through constitutional means. He also urged all parties in the crisis to exercise patience while waiting for the verdict of the Supreme Court. Buhari gave the assurance in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital when he received President Faure Gnassingbe of Togo, who is the current Chairman of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). He expressed hope that the outcome of the country’s Supreme Court verdict would be acceptable to…

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Cllr. Brumskine respond to Amb Greenfield: 10% have rights

  Press Release As Liberians experience an unprecedented legal case which seeks redress for election grievances through the law rather than the barrel of the gun, many are fast becoming fatigued by the legal process. This is understandable because we have not experienced such a process, neither have our civic stamina been so tested. What is not understandable are remarks attributed to former US Ambassador to Liberia, Dr. Linda Thomas Greenfield, which gives the impression that the legal case is a letdown to Liberians and it has been led by…

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ALJA Cautions NEC Against Electoral Irregularities

Press Release NEW Castle, Delaware— The Association of Liberian Journalists in the Americas (ALJA) is calling on the National Elections Commission (NEC) to take steps that would ensure that some of the lapses that evolved out of the October 10, 2017 general and presidential elections are not repeated during the November 7th run-off presidential election. ALJA says is it alarmed by the numerous complains of alleged electoral irregularities and the numbers of invalid votes that engulfed the first round of the presidential and legislative elections. The Association, in press release…

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Neo-Colonialism: The US Military is expanding in Africa

The British Empire, which at the end of the 19th century ruled one quarter of the earth’s land surface, is long gone. But its robust successor and heir, the United States, has set about enlarging it. As I sought to explain in my last book ‘American Raj – How the US Rules the Muslim World,’ the US imperium exerts its power by controlling tame, compliant regimes around the world and their economies. They are called ‘allies’ but, in fact, should be more accurately termed satrapies or vassal states. Many states are…

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Liberia: In Kenya the Americans also praised the elections as free and fair

From years of experience, it has long become obvious that the Western World does not see any Election in Africa that is fraudulent. To each African Election, they have never failed to deploy large contingents of “Election Experts,” but their “Reports” have become so formulaic as to be predictable. All the Western “Election Experts” want to see in order to determine an Election as Free and Fair is a long line of Africans, the better it always is when they are not butchering one another with machetes and pangas. Except,…

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EMOL Warns Against Constitutional Crisis in Liberia

  The Emancipation Movement of Liberia (EMOL) is calling on the National Elections Commission (NEC) to adjudicate all electoral complaints speedily to prevent constitutional crisis in the West African country. It has also warned against the circumvention of constitutional due process and against war mongering. EMOL cautions Liberians to be aware that these false alarms of wars are tactics to keep voters away from participating in the second rounds of voting to decide the presidency. EMOL, a non-partisan and non-profit peace building and advocacy organization legalized in the United States and Liberia, said in a release…

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