Author: Paul Stevens

To Support “Pro-Poor Agenda” Liberian President Seeks Out China

President George M. Weah NEW YORK--Liberia’s president George Weah has said that his government is prepared and ready to align its “pro-poor agenda,” the national development strategy, with the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The Liberian leader who is scheduled to visit China after paying an official visit to France, a superpower nation, and several visits to a number of African states since taking office, said Liberia will seek development opportunities at the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) Summit to be held in Beijing from September 3rd through the 4th. “We believe that with China we can achieve our...

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U.S. jury awards 289 Million USD in lawsuit against Monsanto

NEW YORK – On last Friday, a U.S. jury in the city of San Francisco, California has awarded a man critically ill with cancer $289 million U.S. dollars in damages in a case against agricultural giant Monsanto. According to court’s documents, Dewayne Johnson, a 46 year old man who doctors say is near death, sued the Monsanto, arguing that the agricultural company’s product Roundup has led to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in him. U.S. jury awards man with cancer 289 Million USD in lawsuit against Monsanto.  Will African nations where Monsanto operates or sent its products also file lawsuits? Johnson, a...

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U.S. Defense Chief says military addressing issues found in Niger attack

General James Mattis testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill WASHINGTON, D.C.— U.S. Defense Secretary Retired General Jim Mattis announced Thursday that the U.S. military has been addressing problems brought highlighted after the Niger (nee-ZHEHR’) attack last year that killed four American service members. General Mattis said the military has identified the core of the problem, which he said is not a delegation of authority issue. Speaking before the U.S. Congress, the defense secretary said  the Trump administration will keep providing troops to African nations and there may be temporary increases in forces. He however...

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UN chief welcomes appointment of premier in Guinea-Bissau

Guinea –Bissau’s president Jose Mario right swears in veteran politician Aristides Gomes as prime minister UNITED NATIONS––UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday welcomed the appointment of Aristides Gomes as prime minister of Guinea-Bissau and the announcement that the country’s legislative elections will take place on Nov. 18, 2018. The UN chief urged all parties to promptly take the next crucial steps, including the formation of an inclusive government, reopening of the National Assembly and implementation of the remaining provisions of the Conakry Agreement, said the statement. Stephane Dujarric, Guterres’ spokesman, in a statement, said the secretary-general is encouraged by the spirit of...

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White House: President Trump to host Nigerian president April 30

Nigeria’s Buhari and U.S. President Trump NEW YORK—U.S. President Donald J. Trump, Sr. will host President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria in Washington on April 30th, 2018, to discuss several issues including “fighting terrorism” and economic growth, according to the White House on Sunday. A White House statement read, “President Trump looks forward to discussing ways to enhance our strategic partnership and advance our shared priorities: promoting economic growth and reforms, fighting terrorism and other threats to peace and security, and building on Nigeria’s role as a democratic leader in the region.” “The relationship of the United States with Nigeria is deep...

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