Togo: Three Die In Pan African National Party Protest

The deaths came amid anti-government protests against planned constitutional reforms that would allow President Faure Gnassingbe to remain in office until 2030. His family has ruled the West African nation since 1968. Three people were shot dead in the country’s second city, Sokode, and another was killed in the capital Lome, the government said on Wednesday. The violence later spread to several other cities in the north.  The protests were triggered in part by the arrest of an imam on Monday in Sokode on charges of inciting his followers to…

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First Lady Dr. Grace Mugabe Buys Exotic Mansion In Affluent Sanhurst

Johannesburg – Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe has bought two mansions worth more than $8-million in Johannesburg and Harare this year, an investigation has revealed.   According to a report in the Zimbabwe Independent, which has conducted a long-running investigation into the property acquisition spree of President Mugabe’s wife, a $3,4 million (R45 million) palatial house in the affluent Sandhurst suburb of Johannesburg is not the only mansion she has snapped up in recent months.   It has also emerged that Grace has been renting a sprawling property owned by…

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Pres. Sirleaf Invites Officials Of Elections Commission and 19 election magistrates for private meeting at her home

Monrovia—Cllr. Johnson-Allison told reporters that she agrees with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s call for a new generation of leadership, but noted Liberia needs people who are adequately prepared to steer the affairs of the country. “I don’t have a quarrel with the generational change thing, but when we talk about generational change, we need people who are prepared, people who are educated, people who are refined; not because you are young so you’re fit to be President, that’s not it. As long as we’ve been here I’ve never heard or…

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Pan African Congress Celebrates Heroes

“We are also celebrating our heritage as a party. We want to celebrate and examine our pros and cons, our losses and setbacks, all on this same day,” Pretoria – PAC members were in high spirits on Sunday as they commemorated the 56th anniversary of the party’s former military wing, the Azanian People’s Liberation Army (Apla), at the Mamelodi West Cemetery. The day, which marked the formation of Apla – formerly known as Poqo – in 1961, is celebrated annually. It was at the cemetery where the remains of 10…

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Museum of contemporary art Africa opens in Cape Town

The invites have been sent for the opening night, the displays readied in 80 galleries spread over nine floors, and 24,000 tickets have sold out in a matter of minutes. For a few short days there is quiet. The calm will not last. In Cape Town, on one of the world’s most recognisable waterfronts in the world, a vast new art museum, the biggest ever in Africa, is about to open, creating the biggest buzz in the continent’s collective creative world for many years. The Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art…

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They killed Biko because he had an idea: that blacks must be proud

“Had Biko been alive today…,” is a refrain often repeated in South Africa, especially when the country finds itself struggling to meet its own ideals. Bantu Steve Biko died at the hands of apartheid police on Sept. 12, 1977. Handcuffed, beaten, and naked for twenty days before his death of a massive brain hemorrhage Biko was only 31 year old when he died. Now, a new generation is increasingly turning to this martyr as a guide through the new South Africa, perhaps much more than they do Nelson Mandela “Why,…

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Diane Rwigara rearrested in Kigali

Diane Rwigara, a fierce critic of Rwandan president, Paul Kagame, has been rearrested by the police days after she was released. A relative confirmed to the BBC that the 35-year-old, her mother, Adeline and sister, Anne were picked up on Friday morning at their home in the capital, Kigali. Police on Monday arrested the trio after storming their house but later reported escorting them back home as investigations continued against Diane and their family business. “After questioning at CID, Anne Rwigara, Diane Rwigara, and Adeline Rwigara were escorted home by…

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Winston Tubman’s Endorsement of Alexander Cummings Is A Proud One

By P Nimely-Sie Tuon On August 31, 2017, many Liberians, on social media, at home and around the world, were fixated on the news that Clr. Winston A Tubman, two times presidential candidate, a national statesman and career diplomat, has endorsed Alexander Cummings, the candidate who is the embodiment of all the attributes of the kind of leader Liberia has yearned for so long. You can say all that you want to say about Winston Tubman, his endorsement of Alexander Cummings is consistent with many of his long held principles…

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Did the Candidates Discuss Issues Worthy of Our Attention?

By Tewroh-Wehtoe Sungbeh “The Liberian presidential debate was like a baby taking his or her first step as a human being,” said the caller who couldn’t wait to discuss his observation of the debate. “Really?” I asked him as I listened attentively to the ‘political analyst,’ one of many in the Liberian political sphere who believes “we are getting there.” “Of course, we are getting there,” I said; and there is a reason to be optimistic about future Liberian elections. “To fulfill our electoral aspirations, however, we need to do…

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Liberia Nation Times Newspaper taken to task

Official Response of the Media Team of Dr. H. Boima Fahnbulleh for President against the Nation Times Newspaper Press Release: August 30, 2017: Attempts to gate crash the character of Dr. H. Boima Fahnbulleh, Jr. will not go unnoticed without our strong response. Those who have not the decency to withstand cross-examination without being found wanting will be given no aura of oxygen. Early in the 1700s, Jonathan Swift narrated the attitude of impostors in his best seller— Gulliver’s Travel, asserting that narrow-minded swindlers were pocket-sized figures residing on the island…

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