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Ellen Johnson Sirleaf expelled from ruling party

Liberia’s ruling party has expelled Nobel Peace laureate Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. The party has claimed that she meddled in the 2017 elections and failed to support vice president Boakai in his presidential bid. After 12 years in power, outgoing Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf might have preferred a more positive send-off. She and four other party members were expelled from their party on Sunday. According to Unity Party leaders, Sirleaf ... Read More »

Nigeria’s Minister of Finance Kemi Adeosun gets UN Appointment

The United Nations has appointed Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun into the Investments Committee of the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund (UNJSPF). In a statement signed by Adeosun’s Special Adviser, Media and Communication, Oluyinka Akintunde, on Sunday in Abuja, it was disclosed that the minister will serve a one-year term effective from January 1, 2018. According to the statement, UN Under-Secretary-General, Jan Beagle, in a letter said that the ... Read More »

George Weah’s election promises stronger ties between Morocco and Liberia

The election of world famous soccer star as Liberia’s president-elect promises a dividend of stronger bilateral ties between the North African nation of Morocco and the West Africa nation of Liberia. The president-elect, George Manneh Weah, and the king of Morocco expressed their unwavering commitment and willingness to strengthen bilateral ties during a phone call between the two leaders. Morocco’s King Mohammed VI and Liberia’s President-elect Weah exchanged compliments and ... Read More »

The African Union demands Apology from Trump over Racist Comments

African Union ambassadors to the UN demanded an apology from U.S. President Donald Trump for his racist remark on the people of Africa. The group of over 50 nations in a statement said: “the AU expressed its disappointment and outrage over the unfortunate comment made by Mr Donald Trump, President of the United States of America. The remarks dishonour the celebrated American creed and respect for diversity and human dignity. ... Read More »

U.S. immigration targets 7-Eleven stores in 17 states

U.S. immigration agents fanned out to nearly 100 7-Eleven convenience stores nationwide on Wednesday, arresting 21 people suspected of being in the country illegally and giving owners a tight deadline to prove other employees are authorized to work. The operation was the largest worksite enforcement by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, since Republican President Donald Trump took office last January, agency spokeswoman Danielle Bennett said in an email. ... Read More »

17 dead, 17 missing after flooding and mudslides force thousands to flee in California

At least 17 people are dead, 17 are missing and more than two dozen are injured in California from weather-related incidents, Santa Barbara County officials said Wednesday. The southern part of the state has been drenched with severe rain just weeks after several fires tore through the area. Flash flooding, debris flow and mudslides are punishing the communities hit hard by the Thomas and La Tuna fires, prompting “dozens and ... Read More »

Farage meets Barnier, warns of ‘no deal’ on Brexit

British member of the European Parliament Nigel Farage said on Monday Britain should opt for a hard Brexit if the European Union does not offer an agreement on financial services. Farage, a former leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) who campaigned for Britain to leave the EU, said that without a deal on financial services, Britain might just as well base its future relations with the EU on ... Read More »

Trump Tells 200,000 Salvadorans To Leave Or Get Deported

The Trump administration will tell about 200,000 Salvadorans who have been living in the U.S. for 17 years or more that they need to get out by September 2019 or face deportation. The Department of Homeland Security’s announcement on Monday that the administration will end temporary protected status, or TPS, for natives of El Salvador, comes after it did the same for about 50,000 Haitians and 2,500 Nicaraguans, and hinted ... Read More »

Election 2020: Oprah Winfrey Vs Donald Trump, former White House press secretary Sean Spicer Speaks

Sean Spicer either has a short memory or a very long nose, based on comments he made Monday morning regarding Oprah Winfrey. The former White House press secretary appeared on the British TV show “Good Morning Britain” to discuss, among other things, Winfrey’s potential presidential run, which many were discussing after the media mogul received the Cecil B. DeMille Award at Sunday’s Golden Globes. Spicer suggested Winfrey might have problems ... Read More »

North Korea Leader Inspects Possible Atomic Bomb in Previously Unseen Photo

A photograph of what appeared to be former North Korean leader Kim Jong Il inspecting one of the country’s first atomic bombs was revealed in footage of a Pyongyang arms conference earlier this week. The image of Kim Jong Il looking at a globe-like object, never before seen by the Western world, shows up for a few seconds in a video of the conference that his son and current leader, ... Read More »

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