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President-elect George Weah to Attend CAF Awards with Okocha, Kanu

President-elect George Weah to Attend CAF Awards with Okocha, Kanu

Ghana will be the first country to host George Weah as the President-elect of Liberia as he is expected in Accra on Wednesday to attend the AITEO CAF Awards 2017. Weah is expected to arrive at the Kotoka International Airport, Accra by midday Wednesday to attend Thursday’s event by the Confederation of African Football to honour top African footballers for their performances for last year. The former World Footballer of the Year will not be the only retired soccer star in attendance as the long list include Nigeria’s Austin Okocha...
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Consequences of Making a Wrong Diagnosis of African Problems

Consequences of Making a Wrong Diagnosis of African Problems

Still on migration problems. While we all must commend African leaders for taking the initiative – after much pressure from the Western countries, although – to bring back home, stranded African migrants from the slave camps in Libya, the worrisome question still remains. Is that initiative the best decision? Perhaps, it might be the best decision for now; but is it really the solution to the current migration crises, which has clearly led to a modern-day slavery? Many people doubt that. Absolutely, migration problem is like deadly epidemics. Like a...
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2018: The Year For Good Governance

2018: The Year For Good Governance

As an African, look around you. Reflect on your past. Ask yourself two simple but straightforward questions. Are you satisfied with your life? Did your government fulfill even just two of your ten expectations in the year 2017? Regardless of what your answers to those questions are, all Africans must aspire towards one thing: good governance. Good governance does not come on a platter of gold. You must fight for it. Africans must demand nothing less than good governance from their leaders and they must hold their leaders fully accountable...
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The Gist of The Year

The Gist of The Year

The year 2017 is coming to an end. It is not a year without surprises. From the shocking loss and shattering of Hilary Clinton’s political ambition to the unexpected ascension of President Donald Trump to the White House. Back to Africa, the unthinkable happened in Angola and Zimbabwe. Yes, they happened unexpectedly and fast. Without a single bullet fired or life lost. Former President José Eduardo dos Santos finally listened to his health warnings and handed over to his hand-picked successor João Manuel Gonçalves Lourenço. Hum! Does that exonerate dos Santos...
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George Weah: Ex- World Footballer of the Year Elected Liberia President

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 re-run. Weah, who entered politics after his retirement from active and...
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Russia 2018 World Cup chief Mutko resigns

Russia 2018 World Cup chief Mutko resigns

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko has resigned from his role as chief organiser for Russia 2018. The deputy prime minister has played a key role in preparation to host the World Cup next year but the Russia 2018 organising committee confirmed on Wednesday “with deep regret” that he has walked away. Mukto played a key role during the December 1 World Cup draw ceremony. For many in the world of sports Mutko’s move may not come as a complete shock as he was handed a lifetime ban from the...
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Africa: One Man’s Pain is Another Man’s Gain

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 – not how they were/ are made?  Recently, the family of...
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Sierra Leone: The Aftermath of the Mudslide and Flood Disaster

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 responsible for the facilitation of the promised “exit package” – which...
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South Africa: The Legalisation of Prostitution

South Africa: The Legalisation of Prostitution

South Africa’s ruling party, the African National Congress (ANC) has announced its intention to decriminalize sex work in South Africa. The decision by the ANC to support the removal of criminal penalties for sex workers was revealed at the final day of the ANC conference, where Cyril Ramaphosa was elected the president of the party. The statue of Sex work has been a hot – and sometimes, controversial – topic in the country. Following the increased cases of HIV infections in the country, some in South Africans have argued that...
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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 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 on Sexual and Gender-Based Crimes, Ms Sellers will, inter alia, provide...
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