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One dead, 25 protesters injured as rival protests astound Togo

WEST AFRICA – Eye witness report emanating from Togo say a child has been killed and at least 25 people were injured on Wednesday in Togo as thousands of people held rival protests over the unremitting rule of President Faure Gnassingbe, the son of one of Africa’s oldest dictators. Opposing protesters in the Togolese capital, Lomé, pulled several thousand demonstrators a day after the country’s opposition shunned a vote on constitutional reform which would have encompassed a presidential term limit, contending that it was a maneuver to let Faure Gnassingbe stay in power till 2030. Sources say the country’s...

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Nigerian air force aircraft in the agitated southwest

WEST AFRICA—As Nigeria’s southeast continues to face serious attacks from Boko Haram, the country’s air force on Tuesday said it will is ready to position aircraft to the West Africa nation’s southeast region where unrest linked to a campaign for secession by Biafra’s activists has escalated. Authorities in Nigeria say military presence in the southeast has increased in the past weeks in what the military called an efforts to crack down on crime, kidnapping and secessionist agitation. “The essence of the deployment is to provide the necessary air cover to the ground troops to enhance overall operational cohesion and...

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Togo to hold ballot on presidential limits

Dama Darmani, the president of the country’s National Assembly WEST AFRICA – Authorities in the West Africa nation on Togo on Tuesday announced that it will sponsor a referendum on presidential term limits as spelled out in the constitution. Togo experienced a wave of demonstrations earlier this month as thousands of citizens, mainly opposition supporters walk the streets demanding reforms, and for the country’s leader President Faure Gnassingbe to step down. The protests impacted economic activities in the nation’s capital, Lomé as well as led to the cancellation of the Israel-Africa submit. , announced that they are planning a...

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Liberian born special investigator to speak at world mayors’ confab

“Detroit is well-prepared to host the World Conference of Mayors and I offer our city’s full support for a successful, rewarding conference,” says Detroit Mayor Duggan, center in photo. WASHINGTON, DC –  Garreson Al Smith, a Liberian born and American trained security and intelligence analysis professional with expertise in economic crimes and crimes resulting from conflicts, is selected to speak at the World Conference of Mayors’ trade and investment conference scheduled to take place from October 23 -27, 2017. The mayors’ trade and investment conference is being hosted by Mayor Michael Edward Duggan of the city of Detroit in...

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Nonprofit to enforce child support payment estabslished in Liberia

Ms. Johnetta P. Arthur WEST AFRICA – A young Liberian communications professional, Johnetta Arthur, is on a mission to ensure that Liberian children born unto parents who are not married or have separated or divorced are fully supported and protected by both parents, and in cases where there is one absentee parent, a legal or biding obligation for child support should be established. Over the past few months, Ms. Arthur has been working to assist dozens of single Liberian mothers in communities across the Liberian capital, Monrovia, to ensure that they obtain support payments from their absentee children fathers....

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Libya deports over 100 W. African migrants to Burkina Faso

NORTH AFRICA – War torn Libya has deported about 100 immigrants from Burkina Faso and other West African states on Wednesday, Libyan authorities confirmed. “On Wednesday morning, anti-illegal immigration department of Tripoli deported 82 illegal immigrants from the Republic of Burkina Faso voluntarily,” said the official statement. With assistance from the International Organization for Migration (IOM) hundreds of African migrants have been deported voluntarily from Libya on a frequent basis. The Libyan immigration department also said all deported immigrants always return home with the assistance of the International Organization for Migration (IOM). Sources say Libya is a preferred point...

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Liberia’s VP Boakai Launches Presidential bid, Response Overwhelming

Huge Support for Boakai’s Presidential bid in Liberia, thousands lined routes to attend launch WEST AFRICA–Liberia’s vice president Joseph Nyumah Boakai of the ruling Unity Party (UP) on Saturday, September 16, 2017, officially launched his presidential campaign in the Liberian capital, Monrovia, with mammoth crowd in attendance. The organizers of the event did an excellent job with mobilization, as the Antoinette Tubman Stadium, the country’s first and historic soccer arena, was packed beyond capacity. Surrogates of the vice president were on hand to control the crowd. Several foreign (mainly Western) political strategists and analysts were also on hand, though...

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Boxer Floyd Mayweather defends President Donald J.Trump, Sr.

Boxing great, Floyd Mayweather, in a shocking remark defended comments made by President Donald J. Trump, Sr. about women in a conversation/interview with TV and radio personality Billy Bush sometimes ago. Mayweather insists that the ‘unacceptable’ comments Trump made reflect how most men honestly speak in private conversation. Trump’s quips about women were exposed on a tape acquired by Access Hollywood in October 2016 during the presidential election in which the then-Republican presidential candidate wordlessly explained acts of sexual assault. Although Trump apologized, the comments made some influential supporters of his campaign to withdrew their endorsement of him as...

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