Author: Ben Mabande

Iran’s parliament impeaches key ministers over inefficiencies

Finance Minister Massoud Karbasian leaves after addressing the Iranian parliament for his impeachment process at the Iranian Parliament in Tehran, Iran. WASHINGTON, DC— Iranian lawmakers last week refused to give a vote of confidence to the Minister of Cooperative, Labor and Welfare Ali Rabiee as well as impeached the country’s minister of Finance and Economic Planning Massoud Karbasian The labor minister was impeached for the second time in less than five months over inefficiencies of his team while the finance and economy minister was criticized for mismanagement of “corporate insurance and workers’ problems.” Out of 243 lawmakers, 129 favored...

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Malian President Keita expected to win another term

DAKAR, Senegal —Malians voted on Sunday in a presidential runoff that is expected to see incumbent President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita returned to office in the face of criticisms of his conduct of the country’s security predicament and allegations of election fraud.   Keita, 73, is faced off with the country’s former finance minister Soumaila Cisse, 68. Mali, a landlocked country, is home to at least 20 plus tribal groups with the majority of people living on less than $2 a day. Over the past years, the West African nation has combatted jihadist attacks and inter-communal violence. International sources say the...

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Globe Afrique Online Magazine has been sold!

New York—Globe Afrique Magazine and Research has a new management and ownership. The thought provoking and investigative online magazine and news entity has been sold. Established in 2015, Globe is a US-based, Africa specific, diaspora exclusive, integrated and unique online media platform and magazine with an established following of readers and writers in Africa, the United States and around the world. Since its founding, the institution combined investigative reporting, specialized research and analysis, general reporting, documentary, opinion polling, sports and entertainment news for Africans in Africa, Africans in the diaspora, people with African heritage, and others with interest...

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Liberia remains a fragile state as Unemployment stinks nationwide

Poverty and unemployment in Liberia NEW YORK —There is a change in administration in Liberia. Former president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf turned power over to newly elected President George M. Weah. With the election of Weah many Liberians expected improvement in the country, especially in the standard of living. More importantly, the need for employment was one of the central and key highpoints that Liberians and some in the international community expected the new government to address. Having a job for citizens and residents of a nation is vital. As Catherine Capozzi puts it: “The stability of the economy rests...

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U.S. and Algeria agree to increase security relations

U.S. General Thomas D. Waldhauser and Algerian Foreign Minister Abdelkader Messahel ALGIERS––The visiting Commander of the U.S. Command for Africa (Africom) General Thomas D. Waldhauser on Wednesday said the U.S. and Algeria are working as equal partners to promote security and stability. “We look forward to exploring future security cooperation activities with Algeria,” General Waldhauser told reporters after he met with Algerian Foreign Minister Abdelkader Messahel. He said, “My visit to Algeria is a good opportunity to discuss directly with the Algerian senior officials our common defense and security concerns.” Foreign Minister Messahel said the talks were fruitful and...

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