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16 Years Of Freedom In Liberia

16 Years Of Freedom In Liberia

Once referenced as a war-country, Liberia on August 18, 2019, observes and celebrates exactly 16 years since long-sought and hard-earned peace and stability returned to our dear country. That followed almost 14 yours of civil conflict that destroyed almost every sector of the country, if not all. Worst of all, 300,000 lives were reportedly claimed […]

Man Found Dead In West Hollywood Home Of Major Democratic Donor Ed Buck

Man Found Dead In West Hollywood Home Of Major Democratic Donor Ed Buck

A black man in his 50s was found dead early Monday at the West Hollywood apartment of Ed Buck, a prominent Democratic donor associated with a different death in his home last year. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has not yet disclosed the deceased person’s name. An attorney for Buck told the Los Angeles […]

‘All I Want For Christmas Is Democracy,’ – Hungary Protesters

‘All I Want For Christmas Is Democracy,’ – Hungary Protesters

 Thousands of Hungarians thronged the streets of Budapest on Sunday in the fourth and largest protest in a week against what they see as the increasingly authoritarian rule of right-wing nationalist Viktor Orban. Braving sub-zero temperatures, setting off flares and waving Hungarian and European Union flags, about 10,000 demonstrators walked from historic Heroes’ Square towards […]

President Sahle – Work Zewde Prioritises Peace And Democracy In Ethiopia

President Sahle – Work Zewde Prioritises  Peace And Democracy In Ethiopia

Ethiopia has broken new ground on gender parity by appointing its first female head of state in the country’s modern history. This came a week after the Horn of Africa nation awarded 50% of its 20-seat cabinet slots to women. On 25 October, Ethiopia’s Parliament unanimously elected Sahle-Work Zewde, a veteran diplomat and high-ranking UN […]

Zimbabwe’s Chamisa Challenges Election Result; Inauguration Halted

Zimbabwe’s Chamisa Challenges Election Result; Inauguration Halted

Zimbabwe’s main opposition leader, Nelson Chamisa, filed a court challenge on Friday against President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s election victory, halting Mnangagwa’s planned Sunday inauguration. The first election since Robert Mugabe was forced to resign after a coup in November had been expected to end Zimbabwe’s pariah status and launch an economic recovery but post-election unrest has […]

Bullet-Train Pledge, Splits Cost Zimbabwe Opposition in Vote

Bullet-Train Pledge, Splits Cost Zimbabwe Opposition in Vote

As Zimbabwean opposition leader Nelson Chamisa considers mounting a legal challenge to last week’s election results, he’s also counting the cost of fissures within his alliance and campaign pledges that made him appear out of touch with voters. Emmerson Mnangagwa’s victory in the parliamentary and presidential ballots has left Chamisa’s Movement for Democratic Change without […]

Merkel Wins Fourth Term as Germany’s SPD Backs Coalition

Merkel Wins Fourth Term as Germany’s SPD Backs Coalition

Germany’s Social Democrats voted to join Chancellor Angela Merkel’s next government, clearing the last hurdle to her fourth term and restoring a sense of political stability in Europe’s biggest economy. SPD members approved the coalition pact by a wider-than-expected margin, which may make it easier for the party to effectively govern with Merkel’s Christian Democrat-led […]

Youth-Next: Lessons from France

In the rave of the moment, let me congratulate the President of France, Emmanuel Macron on his landslide victory at the polls on May 7th 2017. I have read a good number of opinion pieces on what his victory means for France and the global political landscape, as well as seen first-hand the euphoria his […]

Saudi Arabia: Imprisoned Activist Earns Human Rights Award

Saudi Arabia: Imprisoned Activist Earns Human Rights Award

The Law Society of Upper Canada’s selection of the imprisoned Saudi human rights lawyer Waleed Abu al-Khair for its 2016 Human Rights Award highlights Saudi Arabia’s brutal repression of peaceful activists and dissidents, Human Rights Watch said today. Saudi authorities should immediately and unconditionally release Abu al-Khair, who was sentenced in 2014 to 15 years in prison […]

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe Says He Is People’s Choice For 2018 Election

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe Says He Is People’s Choice For 2018 Election

Zimbabwe’s people and the ruling ZANU-PF party see no viable alternative candidate to President Robert Mugabe for general elections in 2018, state media quoted him as saying on Sunday. “They want me to stand for elections, they want me to stand for elections everywhere in the party … The majority of the people feel that […]

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