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  • George Weah or … as Liberians await delayed results

    October 12, 2017 9:09 PM 27

    Liberia on Thursday awaited the delayed announcement of the outcome of presidential elections as international observers called for the results to be released promptly to avoid stoking tension. Election workers count ballots of Liberian presidential and legislatives elections on October 10, 2017. Political parties have expressed concern over polling-day

  • U.S., Israel quit U.N. heritage agency citing bias

    October 12, 2017 4:45 PM 20

    PARIS (Reuters) - The United States and Israel announced on Thursday they were quitting the U.N.’s cultural agency UNESCO, after Washington accused it of anti-Israeli bias. The withdrawal of the United States, which is meant to provide a fifth of UNESCO’s funding, is a major blow for the Paris-based organization, founded after World War Two to help protect

  • Audu Ogbeh And His Rotten Yams

    October 12, 2017 1:09 PM 23

    The report last week that Nigeria, the giant of Africa exported more than 72 metric tonnes of rotten yams to the United Kingdom is one of the most shameful things to come out of Nigeria in the last few decades. If anything, it tells us that this country of 180 million people is not ready for world leadership, let alone domination. It paints in vivid

  • Donald Trump on North Korea: President Obama Should Have Taken Care of It

    October 12, 2017 12:23 PM 22

    President Donald Trump took aim at the media, Colin Kaepernick and Barack Obama during a Wednesday night interview with Sean Hannity on Fox News. Trump said the NFL should have suspended football player Kaepernick for kneeling during the National Anthem. "I thought it was terrible," Trump told Hannity of players taking a knee in protest against police

  • Can Catalan leaders and Madrid find a middle ground?

    October 11, 2017 9:58 PM 21

    Region given deadline to make final decision on independence declaration before Madrid takes any further measures. Mariano Rajoy, Spain's prime minister, has asked Catalan separatist leaders to clearly state if they have declared independence before taking any further measures. On Tuesday, Catalonia's leader Carles Puigdemont stepped back from announcing

  • Liberia election results delayed as Boakai, George Weah battle to replace Sirleaf

    October 11, 2017 9:07 PM 20

    Liberia’s election results were delayed on Wednesday by hitches at a number of polling stations, with Vice President Joseph Boakai and footballer George Weah seen as the frontrunners to succeed Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. Former international Liberian football icon turned politician and presidential election candidate George Weah (C) prepares to cast his vote at a polling

  • The New York Review of Books

    October 11, 2017 7:55 PM 27

    The first disagreement is about metaphors, and perhaps it is the most important one. How to speak of countries and nations? Some people see them as relationships. They use the language of couples and romantic feeling: a breakaway region is no longer in love or loved, seeks divorce, wants its freedom. Secession may be painful, but it’s her right. Others

  • Woman interrupts church service accusing pastor of having affair with her daughter

    October 11, 2017 4:18 PM 16

    An angry woman has openly come out to accuse her church pastor of having an affair with her daughter. The woman was said to have embarrassed Pastor Billy Walker during a church service on Sunday, October 8, as the awkward moment was captured by a church member. According to Dailymail, the incident took place at the Word Fellowship Baptist Church, Prentiss

  • Another Nigerian Dies In South African Police Raid

    October 11, 2017 4:07 PM 23

    A 25-year old Nigerian has been killed during a police raid in Vaal near Johannesburg, South Africa. Ibrahim Badmus was killed on Tuesday, barely one week after 35-year-old Jelili Omoyele was shot dead in Johannesburg over an alleged 300 Rand (about N7,500) parking lot debt. According to eyewitnesses, the victim was allegedly handcuffed, tortured and suffocated

  • Catalonia referendum: Catalans' verdicts on latest turmoil

    October 11, 2017 2:37 PM 27

    Spain continues to be in turmoil as political leaders go backwards and forwards about Catalonian independence - but what do ordinary Catalans think of the latest developments? On Tuesday, Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont signed a declaration of independence, but halted implementation to allow negotiations between Catalonia and the Spanish government