Sports 

Champions: Al Ahly Win Caf Super Cup

  Mohamed Sherif and Salah Mohsen scored in the second half to give Al Ahly of Egypt a 2-0 win over Renaissance Berkane of Morocco in the CAF Super Cup match on Friday, and a 21st African title. Forward Sherif finished off a sweeping passing move by hammering a left-foot shot past goalkeeper Zouhair Laaroubi into the far corner on 57 minutes. Unmarked fellow forward Mohsen doubled the lead eight minutes from time in Qatari capital Doha by rounding Laaroubi and pushing the ball into the net. Success for Ahly…

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A Cultural Hub In The Heart of Dallas: Monrovia Lounge Reopens

Staff Report When relentless but powerful storm and rain turned into an uncontrollable flood that pummeled Texas and surrounding states a few months ago, little did anyone expect that much of the southeastern United States, that produced the powerful winds would also affect the Monrovia Lounge—an enterprising Liberian business, which got damaged severely by the catastrophe. The damage was so extensive, according to the owners that, resurrecting the restaurant took all the resolve and energy they could gather to open their doors again. The Monrovia Lounge was begun according to…

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bobi wine /young africans Op-ed 

𝗔𝗳𝗿𝗶𝗰𝗮 𝗙𝗿𝗲𝗲𝗱𝗼𝗺 𝗗𝗮𝘆 𝗠𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝗯𝗲 𝗔𝗯𝗼𝗹𝗶𝘀𝗵𝗲𝗱 𝗨𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗹 𝗔𝗳𝗿𝗶𝗰𝗮 𝗶𝘀 𝗙𝗿𝗲𝗲!

By Cde Mainda Simataa The old generation of African leaders must not lie to the younger generation that Africa is free, no! They must abolish Africa freedom day and call for a new struggle for 21st-century freedom – there no more whites and Boers to fight in our time, only treacherous black African sellouts who’ve betrayed the entire race and sold us back to the highest bidders after our resources. Therefore, continued talk about African Freedom Day is something that whites surely laugh at – it’s the grand exhibition of…

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Sarpo Giant Sports 

Liberia: Prince Kaydee aka ‘Sarpo Giant’ Wins Mr. Montserrado Weightlifting Competition

    Monrovia – Prince Kaydee, commonly known as Sarpo Giant, has been crowned weight champion of Montserrado County. Sarpo Giant who represented Lion Heart Gym walked away with the prestigious title on Friday, May 14 at the Sports Commission after defeating three additional athletes in the competition organized by the strength of the Lion Gym and All Starts Bodybuilders Competition. The Competition which is the first of its kind over 10 years brought together weightlifters from across the 17 districts in  Montserrado County to determine who is the strongest man…

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“There is a talent entrusted to you. It is your duty to call into action the highest forms of your being. It does not matter what your calling may be – whether it be what men call menial or what the world calls honorable – whether it be to speak in the halls of Congress or to sweep out those halls – whether it be to wait upon others or to be waited on— it is the manner of using your faculties that will determine the result- that will determine your true influence in this world and your status in the world to come. Everyone should do his part to advance humanity. Each should exert himself to be a helper in progress. Whatever your condition, you do occupy some room in the world; what are you doing to make return for the room you occupy? There are so many of our people who fail to realize their responsibility, who fail to hear the inspiring call of the past and the prophetic call of the future.” This article was first published in kentakepage.com, in 2015 Op-ed 

PAN AFRICANISM: The decline of Liberia in black internationalism

BY Brooks Marmon In 2019, the Government of Ghana ran a successful campaign, the Year of Return, marketing the country as a beacon for the African diaspora. Drawing upon commemorations marking the 400th anniversary of the introduction of slavery in the English colony of Virginia, the initiative primarily targeted black Americans and attracted high-profile visitors like Cardi B, Steve Harvey, and Ilhan Omar.Next year marks the bicentennial of black American settlement under white American direction in Liberia, Ghana’s regional neighbor. The resulting “Americo-Liberian” settler group ruled over the country following its 1847 independence from the…

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plundered african art /irishtimes Society Arts & Leisure 

African Bronzes Are Scattered Everywhere: Museums Are Asked Where They Stand on Restitution

  On the heels of news that Germany’s museums are making new strides towards restitution, we asked various museums to update us on their own plans.   Germany’s landmark announcement that it would begin to restitute Benin bronzes as soon as 2022 sent ripples through museum communities around the world. The contentious objects, known to have been looted from the Benin Royal Palace in 1897, are scattered across some of the most prominent museums the world over. From institutions like the Metropolitan Museum in New York, which holds 163 pieces, to the…

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Lesotho could not hold back and they probed for an equaliser, and their efforts were rewarded in the 32nd minute through midfielder Jane Thabantso. The Zimbabweans continued to push for a win and their efforts were eventually rewarded when Leeroy Mavunga made it 2-1 in the hour mark, but their lead was short-lived. Sports 

South African Football Association Appoints Hugo Broos As Bafana Bafana Coach

    CAPE TOWN – The South African Football Association (Safa) has confirmed the appointment of Belgian Hugo Broos as the new Bafana Bafana head coach on Wednesday at SAFA house. Broos will sign a five contract with the national team. Broos is no stranger to the continent and led Cameroon to Afcon success in Gabon in 2017 when they beat Egypt 2-1 in the final at the Stade de l’Amitié in Libreville. ALSO READ: Safa in panic mode after Carlos Queiroz and Pitso Mosimane snub Bafana job – report…

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gabril massaquoi court sketch Public Policy 

“Massaquoi Could Not Have Been In Liberia In 2002 When He Feared For His Life”

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone – The hearings in the war crimes trial of Gibril Massaquoi got underway on Tuesday after a two week delay because of judges’ illness. The court, held at a secret location, as it had been in Monrovia, heard from three witnesses – a woman and two men. Defense and prosecution teams tried to establish whether Massaquoi could have been in Liberia to commit crimes in 2003 as many Liberian witnesses claimed but while Massaquoi was under witness protection in Freetown. Report by Mae Azango, New Narratives Justice Correspondent ______________________________________________________…

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senator steve zargo Public Policy 

Liberty Party Steve Zargo Underfire For handing Senate Committee Seat to Prince Johnson

    MONROVIA – Senator Steve Zargo (LP-Lofa County) says his last-minute’s withdrawal from the Senate leadership election to give Senator Prince Johnson (NDR-Nimba Couty) a free ride to the position was because of betrayal from members of his party. According to the Lofa lawmaker, he was not sure whether he would have won had he gone into the election because his own political leader, Senator Nyonble Karnga-Lawrence, and colleague Darius Dillon would not have voted for him. Senator Zargo withdrew last minute into the election for the position of…

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Sirleaf Is Still A Major Player In Liberia’s Politics; Assembly Leadership Must Resign Now! The Liberian Listener

  Editorial Surely it is time for Senate President Albert Chie, Speaker Bufol Chambers, Deputy speaker Fonati Koffa and the rest of those holding leadership positions in the Liberian Assembly to resign their positions or be removed by their peers! The Assembly has failed Liberians in post-war reconstruction nation-building, but more so, to protect the interests of the country. Instead, the legislature is a place for criminals in these difficult times of national recovery, rebuilding, and reconciliation, especially so when the citizens of the land need answers to the many…

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