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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