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George Weah: Ex- World Footballer of the Year Elected Liberia President

The former World Footballer of the Year, George Weah has been elected the President of Liberia. The 51-year-old George Weah, the first non-European player to win the Ballon d’Or in 1995, defeated the sitting vice-president of Liberia Joseph Boaka to win the hotly contested Presidential election. With 98.1% of ballots counted, George Weah had won 61.5% of the vote, according to the announcement by Liberia’s National Elections Commission on Thursday. The 61.5% vote victory means there will be no…

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Africa: One Man’s Pain is Another Man’s Gain

Despite some good-hearted Africans out there, the continent still has a bunch of fastidious, sagacious, heartless leaders, who are not only morally bankrupt but would not have any moral distress, capitalizing on the pains of others to achieve their selfish goals. Yes, they would not stop at anything to get rich quickly. Absolutely, even if it means milking on the miseries of the poor or affected ones. What do you expect in a culture, where what matters most is one’s riches…

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Sierra Leone: The Aftermath of the Mudslide and Flood Disaster

After the devastating twin tragic mudslide and flood disaster in Sierra Leone in August, the victims have been left miserably frustrated and disappointed as a result of the failure of the government to honour her promise and provide an “exit package” for the affected citizens. Worse still, while the victims and other concerned Sierra Leoneans are bitterly complaining about the government’s unacceptable behaviour, the Director of Disaster Management at the Office of National Security, John Rogers, who is directly…

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The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court Apoints Patricia V. Sellers as Special Adviser on Gender

The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (“ICC” or the “Court”), Mrs Fatou Bensouda, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Patricia Viseur Sellers as her Special Adviser on Gender. Ms Sellers is an international criminal lawyer with more than two decades of experience working in the fields of international criminal justice and human rights as a practitioner, lecturer, policy adviser, and advocate for women’s rights and gender equality. In the ongoing implementation of the Office’s Policy Paper…

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The Other Side of Nigeria

Nigeria needs little or no introduction globally. Yes, often when the word “Nigeria” is mentioned, many negative thoughts spring up. From dishonesty to other criminal activities, very few people have positive thoughts about Nigeria. Absolutely, some criminally minded elements have constantly painted a wrong image of Nigeria, resulting in the unfortunate negative perception of all Nigerians. But despite the bad image, there are very good, hardworking, honest Nigerians. Nigeria is a great country with unbelievably hospitable, incredibly smart, innovative,…

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Slavery and Inhumanity in Libya: The Masking of the Western Hypocrisy

Some call it migration; others prefer the word human trafficking. Yet, the term, slavery has been constantly used of recent – especially amongst the West. Regardless, the miserable situation faced by migrants in Libya, who are determined to cross over to Europe,  is not only inhumane, it is definitely a modern day slavery, to say the least. However, the question is, has the West the moral authority to condemn the slavery in Libya? In their attempt to migrate to…

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Liberia Election Verdict: Court Orders a run-off poll

Following a petition filed by the Liberty Party’s Presidential candidate Charles Brumskine, challenging the result the October Presidential election, the Liberia’s Supreme Court has ordered the final round of voting between the two leading candidates – ex-footballer George Weah and Vice-President Joseph Boakai to go ahead. Delivering its judgment, the Supreme Court maintained that there was insufficient evidence of fraud during October’s first round of the elections to order a re-run. Mr. Charles Brumskine came third in the first…

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Family Planning

In Africa and many third world countries, family planning can be a big challenge. Disccusion of sex or sex-related topics openly in this part of the world can be a taboo. On the other hand, sex education is not only a normal discourse in the West, it is indeed an important part of the school curriculum. Furthermore, women and girls in the Western world have a human right to decide if and when to become pregnant. Sadly, statistics have…

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Women and Sexual Politics

We live in the world where human beings and their lives, identities, and social expectations are carefully and socially defined, articulated and reinforced according to their sexes, using discourse and other social tools and apparatus. Has it ever occurred to you why male and female bodies are judged differently? Why would the two bodies carry different connotations? Why would people frown at a topless woman, while a half-naked man walking next to her with a short only is hardly…

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Dowry: Which Way Forward?

Dowry, which is extensively practiced in Africa, is a payment made by the groom to the family of the bride while seeking her hands in marriage. In the Southern part of Africa, it is called “lobola.” While it is known as, “Mahari” or “wine-carrying” in the East and West Africa respectively. Dowry is not limited to Africa; it is practised globally. While some have argued that dowry is part of our tradition, handed over to us by our forefathers; therefore, according to this group, we must keep the tradition. Others believe that traditions…

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