UDF At 34 – ANC Western Cape Seeking Solace and Inspiration in Bleak Political Times

[Daily Maverick] There was always going to be behind-the-scenes drama. Who exactly can and may lay claim to the legacy and heritage of the United Democratic Front will remain a matter for debate. Two separate invites were sent out for Sunday’s commemor…

[Daily Maverick] There was always going to be behind-the-scenes drama. Who exactly can and may lay claim to the legacy and heritage of the United Democratic Front will remain a matter for debate. Two separate invites were sent out for Sunday's commemoration of the launch of the UDF at the Rocklands Civic Centre in Mitchells Plain 34 years ago. One was emailed on an ANC Western Cape letterhead while the other went out under the banner of the UDF. And while it was a day of remembrance, Struggle songs and speeches, it was als

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Kidero Concedes to Sonko, Acknowledges He’s Nairobi Governor

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Evans Kidero has handed over the mantle of leadership in Nairobi County to Governor Mike Sonko who trounced him in the recently concluded General Election, discarding plans for a lawsuit challenging the poll results.

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Evans Kidero has handed over the mantle of leadership in Nairobi County to Governor Mike Sonko who trounced him in the recently concluded General Election, discarding plans for a lawsuit challenging the poll results.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

‘Justice Banks Violated Article 72’

[Observer] The chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs has accused Supreme Court Justice Philip A. Z. Banks of violating Article 72 (b) of the Constitution of Liberia, when he issued a writ of prohibition on impeachment proceedings by membe…

[Observer] The chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs has accused Supreme Court Justice Philip A. Z. Banks of violating Article 72 (b) of the Constitution of Liberia, when he issued a writ of prohibition on impeachment proceedings by members of the House of Representatives. Senator H. Dan Morais said: "Constitutionally Justice Banks has no authority to issue such a writ, because in doing so he violated Article 72 (b) of our Constitution which states clearly that he should have been retired, or is retired

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

President Sirleaf Joins Sierra Leonean Counterpart At Mudslide Victims’ Burial

[Observer] In a gesture of sympathy and solidarity, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf last Thursday joined her Sierra Leonean counterpart, President Ernest Bai Koroma, for the burial of last Monday’s mudslide and flood victims at the Paloko Cemetery in W…

[Observer] In a gesture of sympathy and solidarity, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf last Thursday joined her Sierra Leonean counterpart, President Ernest Bai Koroma, for the burial of last Monday's mudslide and flood victims at the Paloko Cemetery in Waterloo on the outskirts of Freetown.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Boakai States Top Agenda

[Observer] Unity Party standard bearer Joseph N. Boakai says the priorities on his agenda are sustained road networks, an agriculture driven economy, youth development and women’s empowerment.

[Observer] Unity Party standard bearer Joseph N. Boakai says the priorities on his agenda are sustained road networks, an agriculture driven economy, youth development and women's empowerment.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Lone Star Begins Preparation for Wafu

[Observer] Following its exit from the 2018 African Nations Championship qualifiers after a 1-2 aggregate defeat against Mauritania, the Lone Star will today kickstart preparations for its next tournament, the West African Football Union Nations Cup sl…

[Observer] Following its exit from the 2018 African Nations Championship qualifiers after a 1-2 aggregate defeat against Mauritania, the Lone Star will today kickstart preparations for its next tournament, the West African Football Union Nations Cup slated for September in Ghana. Liberia's Lone Star was paired against the Teranga Lions of Senegal in Group B during the FOX Sports sponsored tournament draw held in Ghana on July 28, 2017.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

‘Land Rights Act Must Protect Rural Landowners’

[Observer] Global Witness has called upon the Liberian legislature to pass a Land Rights Act (LRA) that protects the land rights of rural Liberians and reject any versions of the LRA that strip rights from these communities. Jonathan Gant, Global Witne…

[Observer] Global Witness has called upon the Liberian legislature to pass a Land Rights Act (LRA) that protects the land rights of rural Liberians and reject any versions of the LRA that strip rights from these communities. Jonathan Gant, Global Witness campaigner, said: "The LRA, if passed, should recognize that communities own their land and ensure local communities - and only local communities - have the power to say where their lands are and how they should be managed." Global Witness believes that any Act that

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