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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 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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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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The two authoritative sources that I have just given do not make competence or integrity of relatives an exception to the definition. Therefore, those who are saying that the appointment of relatives who are competent and have integrity falls outside the definition of nepotism are wrong. Unless they write their own dictionaries, they have to accept the current definition of nepotism. Except for monarchies, like Kingdoms and empires, where countries are ruled by families, nepotism is wrong everywhere, especially in democratic countries such as ours. Nepotism is wrong because it is an abuse of power. It provides a situation where the best jobs in a country are occupied by relatives of public officials. It deprives better qualified citizens who are not relatives of public officials of opportunities for employment. A nepotistic leader promotes patronage, opportunism and sycophancy as avenues for employment. In an atmosphere where nepotism prevails, honest patriots and nationalists are deprived of opportunities for employment because they are not prepared to stoop so low. Nepotism therefore is a dangerous and very serious corrupt practice because it has the tendency to promote corruption and mass unemployment. Public Policy 

Cllr. Gongloe: “I Am Committed To The Principal Of Free Speech & Rule Of Law”

Monrovia – The President of the Liberia National Bar Association (LNBA) Cllr. Tiawan S. Gongloe has disclosed that he remains committed to the principles and ideal of free speech and the rule of law in the country. Cllr. Gongloe who is one of Liberia’s most prominent and leading Human Rights lawyers said that fighting for free speech and democracy has caused him enormous havoc, ranging from detention, flogging, and death threats from state actors, especially during the Charles Taylor regime. According to him, despite the threats posed to his life in a society gradually overwhelmed by chaos and violence, he will remain resolute in what is good and productive for…

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Twelve Goals in three test matches as Butler face Nigeria and the Central African Republic

LL Staff Report Liberian English coach Peter Butler’s North African tour in July was so bad, that when his team faced Mauritania, Libya, and Algeria, his team was unrivaled and demolished— that it came as a total surprise when his contract was renewed by the Liberian FA to qualify Liberia for the next World Cup. Basically, his team lacked creativity and fighting spirit, according to football enthusiasts. The friendlies took place in Tunisia on 11 and 14 June respectively, and 17 June against Algeria. For the friendlies, Butler called up…

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Gull Draws Port Authority Director Tweahway Into Corruption Fray

  By: Yassah J Wright As promised to not be used as a scapegoat into the ongoing investigation over an alleged missing US$200,000.00, which was reportedly withdrawn from the account of the Buchanan Port, Suspended Charles MacArthur Gull, said the entire money withdrew from the account was US$1.5 Million instead of US$200,000.00 initially reported. According to Gull, National Port Authority (NPA) Managing Director Bill Tweahway ordered the withdrawal of a total of US$1.5 million under the title special order. In a rather short dispatch from the United States, Gull indicated…

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Liberian rebel sentenced in Switzerland for war crimes, cannibalism

Geneva—A Liberian rebel commander was sentenced in Switzerland to 20 years in jail on Friday for rape, killings and an act of cannibalism, in one of the first ever convictions over the West African country’s civil war. The case was also Switzerland’s first war crimes trial in a civilian court. It involved 46-year-old Alieu Kosiah who went by the nom de guerre “bluff boy” in the rebel faction ULIMO that fought former President Charles Taylor’s army in the 1990s. Kosiah faced 25 charges including one where he was accused of eating slices of a…

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Typhoid Delays Start of Massaquoi War Crimes Trial Hearings in Sierra Leone

  FREETOWN, Sierra Leone – The Finnish court trying Sierra Leonean Gibril Massaquoi for war crimes allegedly committed in Liberia has delayed hearings by nearly two weeks because of acute illness of two of the four judges, including Presiding Judge Juhani Paiho. By Mae Azango, with New Narratives The Freetown hearings of the trial which began in Finland in February were to begin on April 28 but they have been pushed back each day since then as the judges recovered. The latest start date is now set for May 11. “The head…

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The Bong County Independent Senatorial 2020 candidate further alleged that Moye, while the head of Ways Means and Finance at the House of Representatives he stole millions of Dollars, more and no amount of endorsement will cover the crime that he (Moye) has committed in the Country. News 

Liberia: Deputy Speaker Moye In US$508,000 Corruption Scandal

  By Socrates Saywon Gbarnga, Bong County – The Acting Chairman of the Council of Patriots and a Senatorial hopeful of Bong County, Menipakei Dumoe has accused the 54th National Legislature Deputy Speaker, Prince K. Moye of eating US$508,000 from the account of the Cuttington University. Recently, some aggrieved workers of Cuttington University under the banner “Concerned Workers” staged a day-long go-slow in demand of salary arrears owed by the institution, and threatened to continue if the administration refuses to adhere to the request. Cuttington University, a private University located in Suakoko,…

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Black Stars end World Cup qualifying campaign

  Edwin Gyasi’s first Ghana goal cancelled out Shikabala’s opener as the Black Stars ended their World Cup qualifying campaign with a draw against Egypt. The Pharaohs, who qualified for next summer’s showpiece in Russia with victory over Congo-Brazzaville, were without Mohamed Salah for their final qualifier, but took the lead in the 62nd minute of a scrappy contest. ESPN—Shikabala was picked out by Trezeguet before sending a superb left-footed strike past Richard Ofori against the run of play, with Ghana having bossed much of the contest to that point.…

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