Author: Michael Harrington

President Sirleaf, Compaoré To Face Int’l Lawsuit from Sierra Leone’s War Victims

Sierra Leone’s War Victims Still Seek International Legal Action Against President Sirleaf, Compaoré NEW YORK—After more than two decades, war victims in Sierra Leone are aggressively pursuing international legal action against deposed Burkina Faso president Blaise Compaoré and outgoing Liberian president Madam Ellen Johnson. The group named “The war Victims of Sierra Leone” say former President Compaoré provided sustained material support and training for the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) rebels in Burkina Faso with the clear instructions to cause bodily, physical and emotional harm to innocent citizens in Sierra Leone in the 1990s and the early part of 2000....

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Ex- Soccer Star continues to lead in Liberia’s presidential election

Senator George M. Weah and Senator Jewel Howard Taylor of CDC MONROVIA, Liberia — Reports from the Liberia’s National Election Commission (NEC) says Liberia’s ex-international soccer, star George Manneh Weah, continues to lead in the presidential election with nearly three-quarters of the ballots counted. Authorities at the commission on Saturday said Weah, the candidate for the grassroots Congress for Democratic Change party, had just over 39 percent of the preliminary vote and Vice President Joseph Boakai had just under 30 percent. International political and election analysts say this makes it more likely that there could be a second round, perhaps...

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Gambia dismissed 7 senior military officers with links to ex-dictator

Gambian leader Adama Barrow WEST AFRICA —-Authorities in the West African nation of The Gambia say seven senior members of the country’s armed forces were on dismissed over suspicion of giving information to the country’s ex-ruthless dictator. According to reliable sources, The Gambia Armed Forces (GAF) handed dismissal letters to seven of its senior members on Tuesday over suspicion that they were giving critical security and political related information to former President Yahya Jammeh who is currently in exile in Equatorial Guinea. The discharged officers are Major Kebba Gibba, Major Karamba Jammeh, Major Alieu Sowe, Major Kebba Gibba, Major...

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Secret Service Protection for Clar Weah in Liberia is False and Misleading

 Clar Weah in Liberia, with spouse Weah at the back Washington, DC ––Unfounded information and gossips in Liberia that Mrs. Clar Weah, wife of Liberia’s presidential aspirant and ex-footballer, George Manneh Weah, was escorted and is protected in Liberia by the United States Secret Service is false, misleading, and unfounded, according to a source with knowledge to the agency’s operations and responsibilities. Mrs. Weah is not and has never been provided any protection by any US security services or agencies, according to credible information obtained from Washington, DC. While the United States government supports freedom, human rights, democracy as...

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Angola’s ‘Suitcase traders’ – by Vumani Mkhize

Judette Thomas, an Angola’s suitcase trader SOUTHERN AFRICA – Goods from the West countries are very expensive for the African market,” said Adams Bodomo, author of a study about China’s emerging African community. “[Traders] were all attracted to cheaply manufactured Chinese goods,” he said. The first wave of Africans arrived in the late 1990s, shuttling shipments between Guangzhou and African hubs like Lagos, Abidjan and Accra, forming the backbone of the kind of informal trade that has helped make China Africa’s biggest trading partner. Chinese manufacturers and traders looking to make greater profit are now taking their wares straight...

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