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UPDATE: Eighteen killed in Nigerian church by suspected herdsmen

Media Source: Agence France-Presse NIGERIA–Two priests were among at least 18 people killed in a dawn attack on a church in central Nigeria, police said on Tuesday. Around 30 suspected herdsmen attacked Mbalom community in the volatile region killing the worshippers and the two priests, said Benue state police commissioner Fatai Owoseni in the state capital of Makurdi. “They attacked the venue of a burial ceremony and also attacked the church where the two reverend fathers were holding mass,” said Owoseni. “We were able to recover 16 bodies from the scene of the attack and those of the two...

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Over 90 percent of Nigerians at risk of malaria: official

Media Source: Xinhua (China) LAGOS–– Over 90 percent of the population in Nigeria is at risk of malaria, while children and pregnant women are more vulnerable to this disease, an official said Wednesday. Malaria though preventable, still remains a major public health problem in Nigeria, Mohammed Kawuwa, the northeast Yobe State Commissioner for Health, told reporters. He spoke in Damaturu, the state capital at the commemoration of the 2018 World Malaria Day. The theme of this year’s celebration “Ready to Beat Malaria” with an accompanying slogan “Together we can”, provides a clarion for all to be committed, he added.  ...

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Paul Biya: the excessive costs of African leader’s foreign trips

85-year-old President Paul Biya of Cameroon ANALYSIS LONDON—Let us highlight Cameroon’s president, the 85-year-old Paul Biya, who is one of the world’s oldest heads of state, and one of the longest-serving – ruling for nearly 35 years after abolishing term limits in 2008. At 85 years old, the president is still sporting a jet-black hair and is said to be contemplating another run for the presidency. It is not uncommon, for what critic’s term “unproductive African leaders,” to spend millions of dollars each year on foreign trips that, on average, do not produce equally tangible benefits to their country....

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Koffa’s effectiveness as a lawmaker might transform Liberia’s legislature

Grand Kru County’s Representative to the Liberian House of Representatives Honorable J. Fonati Koffa Some Liberians might not agree on the best Liberian lawmaker in 2018 moving forward, but they would probably agree on what makes a lawmaker effective. Mostly, it is a matter of a lawmaker having a coherent program and finding ways to get it enacted. Similarly, it’s not too difficult to realize and define the qualities of an outstanding legislator. We are talking about somebody with the brains to understand complex problems, the creativity to frame solutions, and the personal skills to build majorities in favor...

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Voice of the Diaspora – Ethics, Virtue, and Moral Principles

Download a copy of Volume #1, Issue #201 of the Voice of the Diaspora Newsletter.   In this edition, Elder Nyanseor and Mr. Kennedy propose to the Ministry of Education the idea of adding ethics training to the primary and secondary school curriculum of the Republic of Liberia. Download a copy here —>  Globe Afrique Newsletter Issue# 101 (2) (1) You may reach the authors at info@globeafrique.com...

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The Weah-led Regime Shows Early Signs of Clampdown Due to the Lack of Policy Direction

‘My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.’ Without knowledge ignorance reigns When political power is given to tabulae rasae and political jesters, the tendency to misuse such power through the selective elimination and arrest of critics of the ruling establishment are hatched in full swing. Such reprisal actions of the government against its critics have been used by decadent regimes to purge ‘voices of protest.’ A government with no strategic focus is always nervous about criticism from either the public or political opponents. Previous regimes in Liberia have a well-documented history of a state-sponsored clampdown against political opponents and citizens...

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Two Russians Jailed for Hacking Financial Institutions Around the World

Two Russian nationals were sentenced on Wednesday, February 14 to U.S. federal prison terms for their respective roles in a worldwide hacking and data breach scheme that targeted major corporate networks, compromised 160 million credit card numbers and resulted in hundreds of millions of dollars in losses –  one of the largest such schemes ever prosecuted in the United States. Vladimir Drinkman, 37, of Syktyvkar and Moscow, Russia, was sentenced to 12 years in prison.  Drinkman previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Jerome B. Simandle of the District of New Jersey to one count of conspiracy to commit...

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Former U.S. Gov’t Immigration Lawyer Pleads Guilty to Stealing the Identities of Aliens

Former Chief Counsel Raphael A. Sanchez of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Office of Principal Legal Advisor pleaded guilty for a wire fraud and aggravated identity theft scheme involving the identities of numerous aliens, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General John P. Cronan of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and ICE Deputy Director Thomas D. Homan. Sanchez, 44, of Seattle, Washington, will be sentenced on May 11, before U.S. District Judge Robert S. Lansik of the Western District of Washington. “It is the duty of our federal immigration authorities to ensure the honest enforcement of our nation’s immigration laws,” said...

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George Weah First 100 Days

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Globe Afrique’s Conference Call – All About Liberia

Date: May 5, 2018

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Topic: George Weah’s First 100 Days

 

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