‘All Is Not Lost,’ – VP Boakai Assures Supporters

[Observer] Ambassador Joseph Boakai, the Vice President and political leader of the defeated ruling Unity Party, has told citizens of his home county Lofa that all is not lost for the county and its people though he lost the December 26 presidential ru…

[Observer] Ambassador Joseph Boakai, the Vice President and political leader of the defeated ruling Unity Party, has told citizens of his home county Lofa that all is not lost for the county and its people though he lost the December 26 presidential runoff election.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Elephants On the Rampage in Nimba Forests – a Wake-Up Call for the Weah Administration

[Observer] Our Nimba Correspondent, Ishmael Menkor, in yesterday’s back page story, reported that elephants, the biggest of all forest wildlife created by God, recently went on a rampage deep inside the Gio Forest near Tappita in Lower Nimba County, de…

[Observer] Our Nimba Correspondent, Ishmael Menkor, in yesterday's back page story, reported that elephants, the biggest of all forest wildlife created by God, recently went on a rampage deep inside the Gio Forest near Tappita in Lower Nimba County, destroying plantain farms, rice kitchens and other farmers' facilities.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Elections Results Leave Deep Seated Divisions in Nimba

[Observer] The multiple court cases arising from three of the nine districts in the politically charged battleground of Nimba County suggest that the just ended October 10 legislative election is now arousing passions, anger and divisions in ways that …

[Observer] The multiple court cases arising from three of the nine districts in the politically charged battleground of Nimba County suggest that the just ended October 10 legislative election is now arousing passions, anger and divisions in ways that will make healing difficult in the area.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Brinkmanship, Lack of Compromise Will Only Deepen DR Congo Political Crisis, Security Council Told

[UN News] Political brinkmanship and a refusal to compromise will only result in further delays in preparations for elections and deepening of the political crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which has been gripped by a recent spate …

[UN News] Political brinkmanship and a refusal to compromise will only result in further delays in preparations for elections and deepening of the political crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which has been gripped by a recent spate of violent protests, the United Nations peacekeeping chief told the Security Council Tuesday.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

House Shelves Afrexim Bank, Maritime Bills in Committee Rooms

[Observer] The House’s Plenary, in a unanimous vote, has effectively shelved two of the prioritized bills submitted by President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, by deferring them to Joint Committee Rooms.

[Observer] The House's Plenary, in a unanimous vote, has effectively shelved two of the prioritized bills submitted by President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, by deferring them to Joint Committee Rooms.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

My Parents, Teachers Inspired Me, Says Best PLE Performer

[New Times] Frank Mugisha Nsengiyumva of Saint André School in Muhanga District, who emerged the best performer in Primary Leaving Examinations nationwide, has attributed his good performance to his teachers and parents’ guidance.

[New Times] Frank Mugisha Nsengiyumva of Saint André School in Muhanga District, who emerged the best performer in Primary Leaving Examinations nationwide, has attributed his good performance to his teachers and parents' guidance.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Will CDC-Led Govt Provide Money for Tyler’s Prosecution?

[Observer] With less than 12 days to the moment when George Weah takes oath as President of Liberia, there is much debate about how serious the President-elect is about the pro-poor and pro-justice promises he has been made since he was announced winne…

[Observer] With less than 12 days to the moment when George Weah takes oath as President of Liberia, there is much debate about how serious the President-elect is about the pro-poor and pro-justice promises he has been made since he was announced winner of the December 26 run-off presidential election.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

President Isaias Leaves for Egypt

[Shabait] Asmara -President Isaias Afwerki has yesterday left for Egypt on a working visit at the invitation of Mr. Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, President of the Arab Republic of Egypt.

[Shabait] Asmara -President Isaias Afwerki has yesterday left for Egypt on a working visit at the invitation of Mr. Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, President of the Arab Republic of Egypt.

source: AllAfrica News: Eritrea

Chinese FM to Visit Africa During First New Year Trip

[Focac] Beijing -Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will pay an official visit to Rwanda, Angola, Gabon, and Sao Tome and Principe from Jan. 12 to 16, a foreign ministry spokesperson said Tuesday in Beijing.

[Focac] Beijing -Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will pay an official visit to Rwanda, Angola, Gabon, and Sao Tome and Principe from Jan. 12 to 16, a foreign ministry spokesperson said Tuesday in Beijing.

source: AllAfrica News: São Tomé and Príncipe