Month: November 2016

Liberia’s Supreme Court Justice Nails Government For ‘Faulty’ Concessions’ Contracts.

Washington, DC – An associate justice of the Supreme Court of Liberia, His Honor, Philip A.Z. Banks, blames his country’s government for widespread protests against concessions and concession’s contracts. “We have entered into several agreements that involved legal implication, but that do not serve the best interest of our people,” said Justice Banks. Adding, “I am going to advocate on behalf of the Bar (Liberian Bar Association) to play a leading role in any agreement so that the contracts would benefit our communities,” he warned. Justice Banks who once served as Liberia’s minister of justice and attorney general accused the Sirleaf’s administration for...

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Liberian-American Birch appointed to Santa Clara, Califorrnia City’s Council Advisory Board

Liberian-born Elphinstone James Birch has been appointed to the Senior Advisory Commission by the City Council of Santa Clara, California, to fill a partial term up to June 30, 2017. The appointment takes immediate effect. In his capacity as a member of the Senior Advisory Commission to the City Council of Santa Clara, California, Mr. Birch is expected to act in an advisory capacity to the City Council on all matters affecting people age 50 and older about health, education, employment, housing, transportation, and recreation. Mr. Birch moved to the Silicon Valley, California from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania nearly five years...

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Libyan Renegade General Khalifa Haftar on Arm Diplomacy in Russia

A top Libyan and alleged CIA’s connected army renegade general travels to Russia this week to secure lethal and other support from the Russian government. A visit western security analysts considered a huge blow from a man considered a former US ally. The general has aligned his resistance in the country with the eastern parliament and government based in Tobruk. General Haftar has been pugnacious in a two-year military campaign with his Libyan National Army against Islamic extremists and other opponents in Benghazi areas. After the uprising in Libyan that toppled Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, the country is deeply divided. An...

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Ex-Warlord Taylor’s Money To Influence Liberia’s 2017 Election, CDC Compromised

Credible international sources revealed that ex-Liberian President Charles Taylor has begun influencing the political landscape of Liberia with the infusion of money. Taylor is also using his sub regional connections to achieve his plan, which includes promising the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) top leadership millions of dollars to allegedly accommodate Senator Jewel Howard Taylor in carrying out the plan. Per reliable sources, Taylor, an ex-warlord currently jailed in the UK for war crimes and crimes against humanity, has begun using his former’s allies as well as his friends and immediate family, including his wife, Senator Jewel Howard Taylor to...

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The Unsettled barriers to a Pan-African Passport

In its just-ended summit in Kigali, the African Union Commission discussed the steps the organization would take to introduce a pan-African passport. Nkosazana Dhlamini Zuma, the chairperson of the AUC, said a pan-African Passport is a “steady step toward the objective of creating a strong, prosperous, and integrated Africa driven by its own citizens and capable of taking its rightful place on the world stage.” In her mind, it yields some sort of solution to some of Africa’s long-standing problems. Many across the continent seem excited about a continental African passport that will put an end to trade barriers...

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