Month: November 2017

Liberia: Supreme Court to decide election impasse

MY TURN:  My take is that the Supreme Court of Liberia may have to ask the NEC: Why did it refuse to turn over public records from the October 10, 2017, presidential elections in its (NEC) possession to justify how it (NEC) apportioned votes for the candidates? The Court may not even rule on rerun or runoff elections from the LP/UP appeal this Friday. The Court most likely will order the NEC to turn over ALL records from the October 10 elections asked for by LP/UP. Legal scholars refer to the LP/UP appeal to the Supreme Court as either...

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France’s Macron in Africa: Action, Speeches and Promises

ABIDJAN, IVORY COAST —French President Emmanuel Macron is touring Africa in what policymakers say is an attempt to revive French influence on the continent to counter China’s growing impact, especially so since the United States, Britain and others have withdrawn. The dynamic and savvy leader of France tour of the continent began last Monday night with fanfare even though in Burkina Faso, the first country where he landed, trade and workers union groups have staged smaller protests against the French’s leader visit.  Despite the protests, Macon seems to have been making serious headways. French President Macron: Africa Needs Population...

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Radio stations in Guinea protest media crackdown

Photo:  Guinea’s education strike CONAKRY, GUINEA– Globe Afrique has learned that more than 40 radio stations in the Republic of Guinea postponed radio programming for 24 hours in protest at the shutdown of a regional broadcaster which attempted to interview the leader of a teachers’ strike. The radio stations’ solidarity action began at 12 pm (1200 GMT) last Tuesday following several hours of broadcasts earlier in the day that was devoted to the topic of press freedom. Meanwhile, the largest media URTELGUI union in the country told its members that it expected “strict respect.” Radio is the primary source...

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Report: In 2018, 76m people would need food aid in 45 countries

NAIROBI, KENYA––As the world population grows, the need for food is becoming an increasing challenge for many countries. According to a new report, an estimated 76 million people will be in need emergency food assistance in about 45 countries, many of them would be mainly in Africa in 2018. The finding was contained in a food security assessment report released in Nairobi, Kenya on Wednesday. The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWs Net), a donor-funded agency which monitors food insecurity, cautions that four of the would-be countries – South Sudan, Somalia, Nigeria, and Yemen – face a serious risk...

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Ghana, Italy resolved to heighten bilateral relations

President-Akufo-Addo introducing members of his government to the Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni in Ghana ACCRA, GHANA – The leaders of the West African nation of Ghana and Italy have resolved to deepen their two countries bilateral relations and explore areas of mutual interest. Addressing a joint press conference at the presidency after holding bilateral talks with the visiting Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni in Accra, Ghana, host president Nana Akufo-Addo lauded the cordial relationship between Ghana and Italy. Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo said the relations between Ghana and Italy go several years back and that the arrival of...

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