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Sierra Leonean Organization Honors Community Leaders

Sierra Leonean Organization Honors Community Leaders

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Obama: Rwanda Must End Support for M23

Obama: Rwanda Must End Support for M23

By Stephen Kaufman | USA Washington — President Obama telephoned Rwandan President Paul Kagame to underscore that any support to Congolese rebel group M23 is “inconsistent with Rwanda’s desire for stability and peace” in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and he urged Kagame to abide by commitments made in November to permanently end […]

Pope Names Nigerian Archbishop as New Cardinal

Pope Names Nigerian Archbishop as New Cardinal

  By Anthony A. K. Kamara, Jnr. | The AfricaPaper   VATICAN CITY – John Olorunfemi Onaiyekan, 68, Archbishop of Abuja, Nigeria was one of the six new cardinals that Pope Benedict XVI named on Saturday, Nov. 24. “Clergy of Rome” Pope Benedict XVI presided over the ceremony in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican […]

Americans Vote in a Cliffhanger Election

Americans Vote in a Cliffhanger Election

  The AfricaPaper | USA Minnesota – Polling stations opened as earlier as 7:00 a.m. in Minnesota. As time approaches midday, voters streamed into different precincts to vote for their candidates. For some, it is the first time voting in a US presidential election that hangs on a knife edge between the Democrats and the […]

Israel kicks out migrants – by changing their nationality and sending them to another country

Israel kicks out migrants – by changing their nationality and sending them to another country

  Israel – Sudanese asylum seekers in Israel are being issued with documents changing their nationality, allowing them to be removed from the country or imprisoned. The Bureau has identified migrants who have recently been issued with documents labeling them as South Sudanese – despite holding passports showing they were born in areas that remain in […]

Gambians Demonstrate as Jammeh Plans to Execute More Prisoners

By Issa A. Mansaray |The AfricaPaper No Justice No Peace St. Paul, MN – Gambians and Senegalese nationals took to the State Capitol in downtown St. Paul, MN on Monday to protest against President Yahya Jammeh’s mass execution in the Gambia. They shout “No justice, No peace” and “Jammeh is a criminal”. Placard slogans read: […]

Somalia’s TFG Leaders Siphoned Millions of Dollars Says Leaked Report

Somalia’s TFG Leaders Siphoned Millions of Dollars Says Leaked Report

The AfricaPaper | Somalia Summary Report by HOL Leaked Monitoring Group’s report highlights widespread corruption by senior TFG officials in Somalia. The  group’s report outlines how the Transitional Federal Government (TFG) misappropriated funds and the general mismanagement of passport production and key revenue generating authorities including Mogadishu Port and Airport Authority and funds received from […]

Dark Days for Ethiopia’s Press Freedom

Dark Days for Ethiopia’s Press Freedom

Journalist’s Verdict Marks Yet Another Dark Day for Ethiopia’s Press Freedom IPI “Appalled” by Blatant Abuse of Anti-Terrorism Laws to Suppress Dissent   By  Barbara Trionfi *| Austria   Vienna, June 27, 2012 – “Guilty as charged,” was the verdict pronounced by judge Endeshaw Adane in the trial against Ethiopian blogger and journalist Eskinder Nega […]

Sierra Leone’s Vagabond King

Sierra Leone’s Vagabond King

By Simon Akam | Sierra Leone Freetown – When 25-year-old Valentine Strasser seized power in Sierra Leone in 1992, he became the world’s youngest head of state. Today he lives with his mother and spends his days drinking gin by the roadside. What went wrong? There are two ways to drive inland from Freetown. The […]

New Leadership for Somalia

New Leadership for Somalia

  The AfricaPaper | Minnesota ST. Paul – As Somalia still struggles with its pirates, rebel factions, lack of a functioning government, and militant Al-Shabaab, a new political party, Hiil Qaran has emerged to help solve the problems in one of Africa’s most troubled nations. In an exclusive interview with The AfricaPaper on Thursday, Dr. […]

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