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Ellen Chimz from Harare said she was happy to hear the apology. She explained why she participated in the booing of Ramaphosa. "We are very angry about what South Africans are doing; we must unite, not kill one another. We are human beings like them," she said. "They must not kill people like dogs," added Chimz. Another Harare native, Malik Mperieki, dismissed the apology, raising concern over the lives of roughly 20% of the Zimbabwean nation who have headed south seeking better opportunities amid a struggling economy and a battle to find good employment. News 

Xenophobia: Ramaphosa sends envoys to several African countries

    President Cyril Ramaphosa is sending special envoys to deliver messages of solidarity to several heads of state and governments across Africa amid tensions and violence in the country. “The special envoys will deliver a message from President Ramaphosa regarding the incidents of violence that recently erupted in some parts South Africa, which have manifested in attacks on foreign nationals and destruction of property,” spokesperson Khusela Diko said in a statement on Sunday. The team, which includes Jeff Radebe, Ambassador Kingsley Mmabolo, and Dr Khulu Mbatha are expected to…

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Based on the declining economic condition in Liberia, this new regulation will certainly contribute to the increase in hardship and make Liberians even more vulnerable to extreme poverty. So far, there has been a popular consensus by the people for the government to reverse this new policy. Let it be known that laws ought to be made for the general good of the people in order to promote their utmost interest. If this government insists on executing this harsh regulation which is against the interest of the people, it will pay a very huge price for such insensitivity in all impending elections especially 2020 and 2023 elections. If the people realize that their survival, safety, and wellbeing are further threatened as a result of harsh policies by government which mostly affect them, they could rise and institute a wave of mass civil actions. Business News 

Socio-economic impact of canceling three days free calls

    The Editor, This is what I think as a Student of Economics. These are 10 visible dangers or risks of canceling ‘3 days free call’ and other bonanzas in my opinion. The government stands to risk a lot if this new regulatory policy of imposing an additional 5% fee on GSM Companies is not urgently reversed. Personal inward remittances from Diaspora Liberians will fall because most Liberians in the country will be unable to foot the high cost of communicating through voice calls and SMS. As a result,…

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“Having gone through the first phase without any remorse or practical action to end xenophobic attacks in South Africa, we wish to announce that Nigerian students have decided to take on South Africans same way they are doing to our people. We have seen the helplessness of the South African government in reining in their citizens and wish to condemn in unambiguous terms the continued pampering of those involved. Every nation has own internal crisis hence no citizen of other nation should be sacrificed for criminal activities of South Africans or any other. News 

South Africans Given Ultimatum to Leave Nigeria

      South Africans and their companies operating in Nigeria have been given seven days to pack up their bags and leave Nigeria by the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) follo wing an increase in Xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa. Comrade Danielson Bamidele Akpan made it clear at a press conference organised by the Chairman, National Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, in Abuja on Wednesday, that they want nothing to do with South Africans. Akpan said they have had enough of the xenophobic attacks on their fellow…

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“We made rescue calls all over to no avail since they blocked the road. Besides the few men who were trying to defend us, we were stuck inside for over an hour and a half,” the candidate explained. Ms. Urey said she and her team made several attempts to leave the office but it was just impossible, although she laments that the police were standing right there. She explained that one of the attackers even got in the building with a knife and almost stabbed her. “They completely damaged the roof of the building. At the end, they even brought gas to burn the place down. When I smelled the gas, I didn’t think we were going to make it.” News 

Opposition politician Urey attacked, escapes death in Monrovia

    Monrovia – Ms. Telia Urey, candidate in the disputed District No. 15 Representatives elections is speaking out for the first time since a bloody attack Saturday which led to the damage of her bullet-proof Toyota Land Cruiser and injuries to she and several of her supporters who had gone to visit the headquarters of another candidate in the recently held elections. Speaking to FrontPageAfrica Saturday, Ms. Urey explained she and some members of her campaign team were in a meeting with Kelvin Bayoh’s team when the attack commenced….

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Young writers awarded certificates in Monrovia

    Dr. Patricia Jabbeh Wesley (sitting) and Mr. Kenneth Y. Best (fourth from left) poses with participants after the closing. The Young Scholars of Liberia (YLS) on July 23, 2019, certificated over 20 young writers, who successfully completed training during several weeks of a master series workshop organized by acclaimed poet, professor of creative writing and founder of YLS, Dr. Patricia Jabbeh Wesley. The ceremony, held in the Blue Room of the Stella Maris Polytechnic campus, welcomed outstanding Liberian educators and writers, Sister Mary Laurene Browne, President of the…

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Ingabire herself is no stranger to such tactics, she says. In 2010 she returned to Rwanda from the Netherlands, where she was living in exile, to contest the presidential election. But shortly after that she was arrested following comments she made in relation to the country's 1994 genocide, and accused of collaborating with a "terrorist organization." In October, Ingabire was released from jail after serving eight years of her 15-year sentence as part of a presidential pardon News 

Opposition members keep going ‘missing’ in Rwanda. Few expect them to return

    When Eugene Ndereyimana woke up last week, he didn’t tell his wife where he was going, and she didn’t ask. The less she knew, the better, she thought. The 29-year-old father of two was traveling from his home in Rwanda’s southeastern Ngoma district to the northeastern town of Nyagatare for a political meeting on July 15. But the people waiting for Ndereyimana to arrive lost contact with him when he was just five kilometers (3.1 miles) from the venue. He hasn’t been seen or heard from since. Eugene…

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President Sirleaf did not heed to the Jallah’s recommendation, which prompted the Korean investors to file the lawsuit of US$2,849,000 as damages against the NSA. Madam Christiana Tah, then Minister of Justice and Attorney General, resigned, accusing President Sirleaf of interference in an NSA investigation. The case grew when a group of four Korean businessmen had arranged the purchase of gold bars through emails with Nasser Aly, whom they believed to be a Lebanese gold dealer with mining interests in Liberia. News 

Can a corrupt judiciary prosecute a powerful Ellen Sirleaf son?

  Supreme Court Orders New Trial in Fombah Sirleaf‘s US$247K ‘Corruption Scandal’ Case   The Supreme Court on Friday, August 9, 2019 ordered the reopening of the US$247,500 case that involved operatives of the National Security Agency (NSA), including the agency’s former director, Fombah Sirleaf, a son of former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, and some Korean investors, as part of the corruption investigation that the Special Independent Committee initiated since late 2014. The committee, headed by the late Counselor David A.B. Jallah, then Dean and Professor of Law at the…

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Weah: “What was damaged during the 14 years of civil war,” he said, “cannot be fixed in a day’s time. This government is focused on rehabilitating Liberians whose lives were damaged. I want you not to join those who are undermining the country through protests. Join me to rebuild the country.” As part of his development plans, President Weah said the government was exerting efforts to change the lives of Liberians, by building concrete homes in place of the huts they have been living in over so many decades. News 

Weah: “I Am A Record Breaker, Talk-and-Do President”

Tells marketers as he warns Liberian media against “negative reportage”   Liberian Observer, Monrovia—President George Weah has referred to himself as “a record breaker, talk-and-do” President, calling on Liberians not to listen to those in whose care the country was entrusted for more than 100 years and had nothing to show in terms of their achievements. Though the President recently decriminalized free speech through the legislature, he has challenged the Liberian media to report the “positive developments,” and desist from reporting what he portrayed as “negative image” of the country….

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“The renaming of a street in Windhoek in honour of the late Garvey is anticipated to give a tremendous boost in the relations between Namibia and Jamaica and to serve as a permanent reminder to citizens of both countries of where our forefathers have come from and where the next generation needs to go so as to merge the two nations as they are vying for their rightful place in the new world order,” a statement by the government  read. News 

Namibia names street after Pan African leader Garvey

    NDUTA WAWERU | contributor   Namibia has renamed one of its streets after Jamaica’s first national hero, Dr. Marcus Garvey. The event was held during the visit of Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness, who was in Namibia to discuss bilateral relations between the two countries. “Naming a street in this capital city of Windhoek in honor of Marcus Garvey represents a demonstration of the posterity of the value of the contribution of one who has played a lead role in countering negative appellations forced on black people in Africa and…

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During the Legislative conference, Professor Olympia Beko, head of the international criminal justice unit of the human rights law centre, University of Nottingham, and David Scheffer, first U.S. Ambassador at Large for War Crimes Issues (1997-2001), will provide expert advice to members of the Legislature and Liberian stakeholders working on the Draft Act to Establish an Extraordinary Tribunal for War and Economic Crimes for Liberia via video-conference. News 

Liberia Hosts Conference on War Crimes Court

    Civitas Maxima, an organization that represented victims of War Crimes and civil society organizations have concluded a major conference on accountability for war crimes with members of the 54th Legislature. The conference was held at a resort in Monrovia from July 18-19, 2019. Selected members of the House of Representatives were invited, including the Liberia National Bar Association (LNBA), civil society organizations and two international experts. According to Civitas Maxima, the conference was being organized in collaboration with the administration of the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom,…

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