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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 […]

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 […]

Liberian VP Thanks Minnesotans for Goodwill During Ebola Crisis

Liberian VP Thanks Minnesotans  for Goodwill During Ebola Crisis

By Issa A. Mansaray | The AfricaPaper Brooklyn Center, Minn – Liberia still has problems, and its government is looking for solutions and international help on how to solve the country’s chronic healthcare shortage and needed government services, such as better education, shelters for the homeless and improved road conditions. Visit Vice President Joseph N. […]

Liberia’s Vice President Arrives in Minnesota

Liberia’s Vice President Arrives in Minnesota

The AfricaPaper | News Brooklyn Park, Minn – Liberian Vice President, Joseph N. Boakai, has arrived in  the Twin Cities, home to more than 30,000 people of Liberian descent in the US. The Vice President, who arrived in the Twin Cities on Wednesday on a  week-long visit, will among other things meet with a cross […]

Guinea on Knife-edge on Eve of Presidential Poll after Clashes

Guinea on Knife-edge on Eve of Presidential Poll after Clashes

By Selim Saheb Ettaba & Mouctar Bah | The AfricaPaper  Conakry, Guinea – Guinea was on a knife-edge Saturday, on the eve of a presidential election, after clashes between supporters of incumbent leader Alpha Conde and his main rival left seven people dead, according to security sources and local authorities. “We have seen since yesterday […]

Sierra Leoneans React to former VP’s Reported Death

Sierra Leoneans React to former VP’s Reported Death

By Abubakarr Kamara | The AfricaPaper Freetown, Sierra Leone – When Samuel Bangura died over the weekend in Israel, The Times of Israel, erroneously reported that ousted Vice President, Samuel Sam-Sumana had died in Israel while responding to a hip transplant in a private hospital. Most Sierra Leoneans, regardless of their political affiliation were appalled […]

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 […]

Liberia: Passports and Bad Diplomacy

Liberia: Passports and Bad Diplomacy

Passport delays at Liberia’s NY Consulate hampers travel…an operation marred by unnecessary red-tape bureaucratic procedures. In New York, The AfricaPaper’s James Fasuekoi takes a look inside the Liberian Consulate. By James Kokulo Fasuekoi | The AfricaPaper Manhattan, New York – If you are a Liberian residing in the United States, and in need of Liberian […]

Kenyatta’s Apology Breaks Important Ground, Now Comprehensive Action Is Needed

Kenyatta’s Apology Breaks Important Ground, Now Comprehensive Action Is Needed

By Christoper Gitari | The AfricaPaper Nairobi, Kenya – President Uhuru Kenyatta’s apology to victims of “all past wrongs” on behalf of himself and current and past governments broke new ground. In his State of the Nation address, Kenyatta asserted full acceptance of responsibility for the failure of past governments to protect Kenyans from violations […]

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