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WORLDVIEWS: Gabon is in Chaos – and France is to be Blame

WORLDVIEWS: Gabon is in Chaos – and France is to be Blame

By Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry | The AfricaPaper Paris, France – The small African country of Gabon is engulfed in riots over a contested presidential election. And while it may not seem like it at first glance, France is mostly to blame for this upheaval. Gabon is one of the saddest examples of a Cold War-era policy […]

“We’re Not Going after Mandingos, or Gios,” Says U.S. Special Agent

“We’re Not Going after Mandingos, or Gios,” Says U.S. Special Agent

By James Kokulo Fasuekoi | The AfricaPaper Brooklyn Park, Minn– Just weeks after a Liberian man was arrested in Philadelphia, Penn, on war crimes that caused 150,000 to 300,000 deaths, and thousands  displaced, a US Special Agent with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), said neither his agency nor the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) […]

For children born of war, what future?

For children born of war, what future?

By  Virginie Ladisch and Lindsay McClain Opiyo | The AfricaPaper  Gulu, Uganda – In recent weeks, more than 700 women and children have been rescued from Boko Haram by the Nigerian Army. Reports suggest that at least 214 of them are visibly pregnant. While agencies like the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) provide much-needed emergency […]

“I Have Told God, I Will Never Serve Him”

“I Have Told God, I Will Never Serve Him”

Slain Liberian teen’s mother tells audience at memorial By James Kokulo Fasuekoi | The AfricaPaper Brooklyn Center, Minn – Louise Karluah, the mother of slain Liberian teen Barway Collins has spoken openly for the first time since the tragedy about her unending pains, frustrations, and how she has reacted. Barway’s father, Pierre Collins confessed to […]

Malawi Public Hospitals Turn Death Waiting Shelters

Malawi Public Hospitals Turn Death Waiting Shelters

By Henry Kijimwana Mhango | The AfricaPaper. Lilongwe, Malawi – A significant number of people are dying in Malawi’s public hospitals from what may seemed curable diseases due to shortage of critical medicine and food to feed patients while in hospitals. The shortage has continued to affect many people, mostly the poor and putting lives […]

Buhari’s December Deadline for Boko Haram’s Activity Questionable

Buhari’s December Deadline for Boko Haram’s Activity Questionable

By Mohammad Ibrahim & Alie Sheriff | The AfricaPaper Kaduna, Nigeria – Nearly five days before the self-imposed deadline by President Muhammadu Buhari to stamp out Boko Haram by December 31, the Islamic extremist group defiantly responded in a spate of suicide attacks this week killing more than 50 people and wounding several others in […]

WORLDVIEWS: Doing Right for Victims in Cote d’Ivoire – Ouattara’s Second Term

WORLDVIEWS: Doing Right for Victims in Cote d’Ivoire – Ouattara’s Second Term

Newly reelected Ivorian President Ouattara could consolidate peace and economic prosperity during his second term by addressing past violence in Cote d’Ivoire. This month’s  piece on Worldviews, calls on the Ivorian President to make firm steps to deliver justice and reparations to victims and engage more fully on efforts to acknowledge the truth about Cote […]

Liberians Seek Justice for Henry McCabe’s Death

Liberians Seek Justice for Henry McCabe’s Death

  By Issa A. Mansaray | The AfricaPaper Rush Lake, Minn – More than 100 people attended a vigil for the late 32-year-old Henry McCabe at Rush Lake on Saturday morning, November 7. The atmosphere was somber as they cried, hugged, and consoled his widow, Kareen McCabe. Many had helped in the search for the […]

BODY OF MISSING MOUNDS VIEW MAN FOUND IN LAKE

BODY OF MISSING MOUNDS VIEW MAN FOUND IN LAKE

By Alie B. Sheriff | The AfricaPaper New Brighton, Minn – The cause and manner of death for a 32-year-old Mounds View resident whose body was recovered Monday is pending toxicology report, according to Mound Views Police Chief Tom Kinney. Missing Henry McCabe was reported missing on Labor Day, but this week family members got […]

Kaduna Convict Prison: Where Prisoners Awaiting Trials Outnumber Convicted Inmates

Kaduna Convict Prison: Where Prisoners Awaiting Trials Outnumber Convicted Inmates

By Mohammad Ibrahim | The AfricaPaper Kaduna, Nigeria – The slow pace of the criminal justice system in Nigeria is responsible for the congestion of prisons across the country, says to prison experts. Threat Authorities revealed that over 34,000 out of the estimated 48,000 prisoners in custody in the country are awaiting trial, describing the […]

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