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The implication is that the pro-poor agenda will become imperiled

  Coming events, it is said, usually cast their shadows; if the Christmas will be good, you will tell from the eve. These are all common sayings, both here and abroad, with a lot of hidden meaning. President Weah in his maiden address to the nation following his assumption of office declared before a watching world that governance under his tenure, will be “pro-poor”. And as if to drive home the point, he announced a unilateral 25 percent cut in his salary and benefits and he called on other officials…

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While President Weah has appointed most of his side friends to lucrative positions in the public sector, similarly, VP Jewel Howard Taylor has influenced the appointment of her family relations and her close associate, Mobutu V. Nyenpan to another lucrative position in the government. The government is fast turning into a club of friendship. Both VP Jewel Howard Taylor and President Weah are turning the new administration into a Club based on FRIENDSHIP. News Politics 

Full inaugural address: REST ASSURED, I WILL NOT LET YOU DOWN!!

    Her Excellency, Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Excellency Head of State Ambassador Joseph Nyumah Boakai Hon. Jewel Howard-Taylor Vice President of the Republic of Liberia The Governing Council of the Tripartite Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) Madam Clar M. Weah, First Lady of the Republic of Liberia His Honor, the Chief Justice, and Associate Justices of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Liberia Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives The Honorable Pro-Tempore and Members of the Liberian Senate The Dean and Members of the Cabinet The…

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South Africa and Nigeria condemn American President

Trump Comments, Infuriating Africans, May Set Back U.S. Interests CAPE TOWN — South Africa and Nigeria have joined a chorus of nations condemning President Trump’s inflammatory remarks on immigration, as Africa experts warned that the controversy threatened to set back American interests across the world’s fastest-growing continent. Since Thursday, when several participants in a meeting with Mr. Trump said he had asked why the United States should take in migrants from “shithole countries,” including Haiti and African nations, the Trump administration has been erratic in its account of what happened….

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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 

Gone to the dogs: George Weah will be the ultimate American puppet president!?

  Why Are Africans Good at Electing and Celebrating Bad Leaders? From the celebration of Mnangagwa as Zimbabwe’s white-farmers President, to the raucous ululating of Ramaphosa as ANC Leader and 2018 white-monopoly candidate, and now the praise heaped on George Weah as new Liberian President and American puppet; one wonders where and when this mass madness and celebration of the inept, corrupt and mediocre leaders will end? Weah therefore comes as no surprise; for in Africa, you can always count on the masses to choose unwisely! It is therefore criminal and utterly stupid of the Liberian…

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The life and struggles of Malcolm X

The name of Malcolm X still evokes mixed feelings. Some people classify him along with the black radicals advocating ´inside out´ racism, others seen him as a mere demagogue who turned all in favour of his views. However, there are also those for whom he is the immortal legend of the struggle for human rights. The findings from the underworld Malcolm Little (1925-1965) was born in Nebraska at the time when the strict laws of J. Crow of the United States were regulating the relations between ´black´ and ´white´ citizens….

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Africa for optimists: 2017 in review

It’s easy to get beaten down by negative headlines, and there are more than enough of those to go around. But look carefully and 2018 has given Africa Editor Simon Allison plenty of reasons to be optimistic about Africa’s future. West Africa’s democratic renaissance There are two reasons to be excited about the exit into exile of long-term Gambian dictator Yahya Jammeh in January.The first is obvious: after voting him out in an election, one that even Jammeh failed to rig, Gambians were finally rid of the man who had…

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The ANC, Ramaphosa and the end of Zuma

What Cyril Ramaphosa must do next Johannesburg – After a bruising battle that engaged ordinary South Africans in a manner reminiscent of the heady combination of fear and hope that galvanized the country after Nelson Mandela was released from 27 years of incarceration in 1990, Mandela’s ruling African National Congress party has chosen a new leader to try to lift the country’s veil of sleaze. Cyril Ramaphosa, at present serving as a deputy to the controversial and widely-despised President Jacob Zuma, is now the shoo-in as the party’s candidate to…

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Nationalism in Africa after World War ll

The next significant event in the development of African nationalism was World War II. Nearly two million Africans were recruited as soldiers, porters, and scouts for the Allies during the war. When these soldiers returned home, they returned to colonial states that still considered them inferior. Many veterans had expected that their dedication to colonial governments would be recognized and they would be rewarded accordingly. This was not to be, and these soldiers returned home to conditions worsened by a weak global economy. Because they had fought to protect the…

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Cameroon Escalates Military Crackdown on Anglophone Separatists

YAOUNDE (Reuters) – Cameroon’s government has ordered thousands of villagers to leave their homes in the Anglophone Southwest region as it deploys troops to root out armed separatists who have vowed to loosen President Paul Biya’s long grip on power. The deployment marks an escalation of Biya’s year-long crackdown on peaceful protests in the English-speaking Northwest and Southwest regions that has killed dozens of civilians and forced thousands to flee their homes in fear of reprisals. Now, the government is using force to confront an insurgency that has sprung up…

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Miss Jamaica’s afro that brought the house down

Miss Jamaica, Davina Bennett may have been the second runner-up at this year’s Miss Universe pageant, but she might as well have taken home the first place win if Twitter has anything to say about it. And, oh, do they ever. The 23-year-old philanthropist and model wowed the crowd and viewers everywhere, not to mention sparked an instant conversation on social media, when she stepped out wearing an Afro. That’s right: Amidst the abundance of the all-too-expected blowouts and straight-hair looks, Bennett proudly wore her natural hair for the competition…

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