Month: February 2018

UN Security Council extends mandate of peacebuilding mission in Guinea-Bissau

UN Peacekeeper troops petrol guinea Bissau Media Source: Xinhua (China) UNITED NATIONS, Feb. 28 (Xinhua) — The Security Council on Wednesday adopted a resolution to extend the mandate of a UN peacebuilding mission in Guinea-Bissau for another year, till Feb. 28, 2019. Resolution 2404 requests the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau (UNIOGBIS) to focus on supporting the Conakry Agreement and a regionally brokered roadmap to solve the political stalemate in the country by facilitating an inclusive political dialogue and national reconciliation process. UNIOGBIS is also asked to strengthen democratic governance, particularly with regard to the implementation of necessary...

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U.S. sanctions businesses in Liberia, Sierra Leone etc. with links to terrorism

Hezbollah and other international groups regarded as terrorists have structured and organized army. NEW YORK – International terrorist and jihadist groups have more than ever before increased their presence and cells in West Africa, according to a detailed ongoing research and analysis to be released soon.  Apart from Al Qaeda and ISIS as well as al Qaeda and ISIS offshoot, Boko Haram, which is causing havoc in Nigeria and neighboring states, some principal financiers and Middle Eastern businesses which support such groups are now well grounded in several West African states including Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Ghana. According to...

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Ruling party in Nigeria allegedly endorses Buhari for second term

Photo of Buhari at an APC’s Presidential Campaign Rally in Yola, Adamawa in 2015 LAGOS, Nigeria––Contrary to former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s advice, the national executive committee of Nigeria’s ruling party has vehemently endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari to seek a second term in an election next year. Several senior officials have confirmed to Globe Afrique on Wednesday, February 28, 2018, that the incumbent president will indeed seek re-election. Buhari, a 75-year-old former military junta leader, won 2015 presidential elections on a campaign to defeat the Islamist insurgency and liberate more than 200 Chibok schoolgirls, whose 2014 abduction prompted a global...

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Mohamed S. Kromah urged to contest senate seat vacated by President Weah

NEW YORK —A veteran administrator with more than 30 years in public service and institutional management both in Liberia and the United States, Honorable Mohamed S. Kromah is being urged to contest the senatorial seat vacated by President George Manneh Weah in Montserado County, Liberia. Since January 1, 2018, thousands of Liberians have been calling upon Honorable Kromah to contest the senatorial seat.  Many of those urging Mr. Kromah include prominent leaders from various tribal groups in Monrovia and throughout the country. Mr. Kromah brings a wealth of experience, having served in senior management positions in the United States...

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Mayor Koijee Dresses like a Wall Street Plunderer, as Monrovia City Government Implodes in Disarray

Monrovia City Mayor Jefferson T. Koijee By Alfred P.B. Kiadii Against all standards of merit but in conformity with the afterthought of so-called “struggle heroes and heroines being rewarded with lucrative jobs,” President George M. Weah, in his quest to place mediocrity at the height of the public sector, appointed Jefferson Koijee to the coveted position of mayor of the metropolitan city of Monrovia. Amidst mounting criticisms from the enlightened voices in the Republic about said misnomer, forces of reaction within the ranks of the reactionary and revisionist Coalition for Democratic Change (CD), bombarded social media with a defeatist,...

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