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“Start Praying Mom”…Liberian Boy Texted Mother from Brussels International Airport

“Start Praying Mom”…Liberian Boy Texted Mother from Brussels International Airport

Brussels came under attack in late March, 33 people lost their lives to the terrorists. Liberian  Arsenio Blodyu Allen appeared to have found himself in the wrong place – at the wrong time. Via text, he asked his mother in the West African nation to start praying. By James Kokulo Fasuekoi | The AfricaPaper Minneapolis, […]

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 […]

Paris: Assembling the Fragments

Paris: Assembling the Fragments

The “13/11” massacre reveals the scale of the ISIS threat, writes David Hayes in London. That makes a coherent response vital. By David Hayes | The AfricaPaper  London, UK – The bomber will always get through.” In the deep valley of the 1930s, a phrase used by the British conservative politician Stanley Baldwin came to […]

FILM: Psycho, One of the Best Thrillers of All Time

FILM: Psycho, One of the Best Thrillers of All Time

By Lucas Jallah-Acosta | The AfricaPaper Robbinsdale, Minn – Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 thriller Psycho, one of the greatest suspense horror films of all time, focuses particularly on its main character Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins), a haunted young man with particularly psychological troubles. A seemingly ordinary, meek man, Norman shows throughout the film his propensity for […]

Coach Tetteh Names 21-man Squad Against Chad

Coach Tetteh Names 21-man Squad Against Chad

By Abubakarr Kamara | The AfricaPaper Freetown, Sierra Leone – Sellas Tetteh, Sierra Leone’s head coach, has named a 21-man squad for both home and away encounters against Chad in the first preliminaries of the 2018 World Cup qualifiers. Match The Leone Stars will play away in N’djamena on Oct.10, while the return leg will […]

Thousands Attend Events as Pope Francis Concludes New York Visit

Thousands Attend Events as Pope Francis Concludes New York Visit

By Alie B. Sheriff  | The AfricaPaper United Nations, New York – Pope Francis yesterday drew thousands of adoring crowds in New York, many waiting hours at various venues within the city hoping to catch a glimpse at the most intriguing moral leader. From the United Nations headquarters, where he addressed a conclave of world […]

Kenyan Government Links Terrorism Activities to Drugs Trafficking

Kenyan Government Links Terrorism Activities to Drugs Trafficking

By Harrison Mbungu | The AfricaPaper Mombasa, Kenya – Kenyan government has said illegal terror networks in Kenya are connected to drugs trafficking business which fund terrorism activities through youth events as the government intensifies its war against terror. Target  Groups Kenya has been hit by serious spate of terror attacks in the recent past […]

Petition: Fight to Recover Kendeja from US Billionaire

Petition: Fight to Recover Kendeja from US Billionaire

By James Kokulo Fasuekoi | The AfricaPaper Roseville, Minn – Artists from the West African state of Liberia residing in the U.S., say they will soon begin legal process aimed to recover their country’s National Cultural Shrine – Kendeja sold to US billionaire eight years ago. Kendeja was sold to Robert L. Johnson, by Ellen […]

US-based West Africa Ballet Dance Troupe Comes to Twin Cities

US-based West Africa Ballet Dance Troupe Comes to Twin Cities

By James Kokulo Fasuekoi | The Africa Paper Brooklyn Park, Minn – Minnesotans will host this year’s annual Liberian National Cultural Ambassadors’ cultural festival for the first time. The festival, named, ECHOES OF LIBERIAN CULTURE is now in its third year and was first launched in Boston, MA in 2013. Rhode Island hosted it in […]

Fishing Without Nets in Somalia

Fishing Without Nets in Somalia

By John Hibey | The AfricaPaper FISHING WITHOUT NETS is a mesmerizing action thriller told from the perspective of Abdi (Abdikani Muktar), a principled but struggling young Somali fisherman who turns to piracy to support his family. While his wife and child wait for him in Yemen, an outdated and fragile satellite phone becomes his […]

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