Month: November 2018

Guinean Hides in Michigan Church to Avoid Deportation

A West African man with a genetic kidney disease has taken refuge in an Ann Arbor church to avoid deportation. Mohamed Soumah will die without regular dialysis treatments. His native Guinea lacks adequate equipment and training for proper treatment. The 44-year-old University of Michigan employee has lived in the U.S. for 15 years, married an American woman and has two native-born children. But they separated. And for seven years he’s had to apply for yearly work visas, which were all approved — until recently. He was going to be deported last month, but ended up in the hospital instead....

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Political Unrest in Guinea

Two young men were fatally shot amid continuing political unrest following the disputed results of this West African country’s first municipal elections in 13 years, authorities said Thursday. The two were killed at a demonstration in the capital city of Conakry on Wednesday night, according to police and opposition officials. Protesters have called on the government to release what they consider to be the true results of the poll. After years of waiting, the municipal elections were held in February. More than 100 people have died in the ongoing political violence following that vote. “The party in power stole...

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From Country Giant to Country Ginna

The total votes tallied accounted for 98.1 percent according to a provisional announcement by NEC on December 28, 2017. It seemed all over as CDC of Presidential Candidate George M. Weah had a comfortable lead of 61.5 percent ahead of UP Presidential Candidate Joseph Nyuma Boakai’s 38.5 percent. The ‘expressed choice’ of the people was made known by a voting turnout of 1.2 million Liberians. Finally, the people retired UP after a 12-year rule and transferred their inherent power to a new ruling class, the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC). The World watched as Liberians added a new page...

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