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Why some Black Americans are leaving the U.S. to reclaim their “destiny” in Ghana

Accra, Ghana — In 2019, Ghana’s president invited African descendants in the diaspora to mark the “Year of Return,” commemorating 400 years since the first Africans arrived in the colony now known as Virginia on a slave ship. The invite prompted record tourism to Ghana, and an increase in Americans who applied for visas to stay. But it was the events in the United States in 2020, and the Black Lives Matter movement, that drove a real surge in people looking to move out of America and into Africa. The Elmina Castle…

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Again, we call on the International Community including the UN, US Embassy, AU and ECOWAS to join us in asking Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to focus on her current portfolio and leave us to independently decide for ourselves politically. We hope that you receive this communication as a reminder of history to embark on changing the negative narratives for a reformative one.  Op-ed 

Liberia, A Search For A Patriotic Leadership

By Jackson Bropleh With less than 24 months to 2023 Presidential and General Elections in Liberia, the daunting challenge Liberians are faced with is who will be the next very good President. On every street corner, the arguments are raging like California fire.  Markets women are actively pitching in. Academicians, universities students as well as others are comparing notes of who will ensure full financial support and a smooth or uninterrupted academic program. The grand Student Unification Party and other students’ groups are worrying and wondering who will guarantee academic…

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Colonel Mamady Doumbouya News 

Guinea military leader Col. Doumbouya refuses to allow deposed president to leave the country

Reuters—-Guinea’s military leaders say they will not let deposed President Alpha Conde seek exile, after regional mediators attempted to mount pressure to secure his release following a coup earlier this month. The statement on Friday came after the West African regional bloc known as ECOWAS met Colonel Mamady Doumbouya in Conakry. KEEP READING Uncertainty in Guinea after military coup removes Alpha Conde Guinea coup leaders begin transitional government talks ECOWAS resorts to sanctions over Guinea and Mali coups “We will not yield to any pressure,” military leaders said following the conclusion…

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Ashley Jones /Bham now Artists & Reviews 

Ashley M. Jones named poet laureate

  Ashley M. Jones has been chosen to be the first Black poet laureate for Alabama, according to the Magic City Poetry Festival. According to information released by the festival, Jones, its founder, received the commendation during a Sunday meeting that was part of the Alabama Writers Cooperative’s yearly conference. Jones, who will be the youngest person to hold the position, follows Jennifer Horne, the 12th person to hold the title. The poet laureate serves as “the ambassador of poetry for the state,” according to Sunday’s announcement. Activities include touring…

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The UN Envoy expressed commitment to working with the Liberian Government in achieving the Pro-poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development. However, he noted that UN adheres strictly to its fiduciary standards to safeguard UN funds against misuse and integrity risks. Politics 

What will $550 Thousand Per Year Lobbying in the U.S. Buy President Weah of Liberia?

The Return of Foreign Vulture Capitalists to Liberia   According to data disclosed under the United States Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) and analyzed by Globe Afrique Research Analysts, the 16 countries of the ECOWAS region have spent, over the past four years, 25,877,898 in total lobbying efforts in the United States. Out of this amount, the biggest spender – 78% or $20,077,678 of the total amount – is the Government of Liberia under President George Weah. It is highly unusual to find the poorest country with the worst economic…

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felix tshisekedi /africa business report Business 

DR Congo president seeks review of mining contracts with China

  Felix Tshisekedi, the president of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), has called for a review of mining contracts signed with China in 2008 by his predecessor, saying he wanted to get fairer deals. A statement after a cabinet meeting on Friday said Tshisekedi called for the “technical and financial details of Sino-Congolese contracts” at the next meeting. KEEP READING At least 50 feared dead in DR Congo mine collapse DRC gov’t says 12 people died after Angola mine tailings leak At least 50 killed in attacks on…

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edward doe Op-ed 

Liberia’s Hopeful Future

    By Edward Doe Opinion Columnist   Next year will mark the 172 anniversary of Liberia’s independence. 172 years may seem long enough for Liberia to find its way but much of the country has struggled to escape the long shadow cast by bad governance. Today, Liberia remains the poorest and least-developed country in  Africa and the world. Hunger, poverty, crime, homelessness, corruption and bribery, disease outbreaks – this continues to be Liberia’s story post-civil war. However, over the past two decades, Liberia has made remarkable progress and embarked…

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k-moses nagbe Op-ed 

The vexing questions on the national symbols of Liberia

  By K-Moses Nagbe   NOT IN OUR STAR, BUT IN OURSELVES [LIBERIA’S FLAG, PLEDGE,  AND CONSTITUTION AS CONTEXT] THE IMMORTAL SHAKESPEARE CAME to mind recently, after reading a passionately written article appearing in Running Africa, a Liberian-owned electronic magazine. The article focused on the vexing question of the national symbols, which seem to link Liberia perpetually with America. There is the Liberian flag. There is Liberia’s pledge of allegiance. There is Liberia’s constitution.  According to the article, all these are simply minuscule replicas of America. Did the pioneers lack…

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lone stars Sports 

Liberia Lone Stars goes 2nd on the log with 1-0 win over the Central African Republic

Staff Report Kpah Sherman scored a late winner for the Lone Stars on Monday to claim second place on the log, behind the Super Eagles., However, the Eagles still top the group with six points, winning against Cape Verde on Tuesday 2-1. Cape Verde is third and the Central African Republic is at the bottom of the table. Both South Africa and Liberia scored in the last 10 minutes of the game as the two sides picked identical, but crucial 1-0 wins in their second matches of the qualifiers for…

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Tipoteh, Moja Op-ed 

PHOTO NOT Accord : As I am not a member of UP, I was invited as a Statesperson

    by Togba-Nah Tipoteh   Some concerns in the public space about my presence at the National Consultative Assembly of the National Executive Committee of Unity Party (UP) have given me this opportunity to explain the meaning of a public servant at the outset of this Commentary. A public servant is someone who is duty-bound to listen to everybody and do what people do to help not onesef but to help others in their struggle for sustainable improvements in their living conditions. The public servant serves not himself or…

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