Miss Liberia – Hits and Misses

[Observer] It was a great relief to finally have a Miss Liberia. After a four year hiatus, the show ended well; at least not with the conflict of interest that categorized the last event when the organizers had one winner and the judges another. That w…

[Observer] It was a great relief to finally have a Miss Liberia. After a four year hiatus, the show ended well; at least not with the conflict of interest that categorized the last event when the organizers had one winner and the judges another. That was in 2012. This time around there was a clear cut winner, without any talk of foul play.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Govt Criticised Over Militia Group ‘Arrow Boys’

[Monitor] Amuria -The NRM vice chairman for eastern region, Capt Mike Mukula, has criticised government’s failure to recognise contributions made by the Arrow Boys militia group. Capt Mukula said the group played a key role in flashing out the Lord’s R…

[Monitor] Amuria -The NRM vice chairman for eastern region, Capt Mike Mukula, has criticised government's failure to recognise contributions made by the Arrow Boys militia group. Capt Mukula said the group played a key role in flashing out the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) rebels in 2003.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

‘Very Important Music’

[Observer] Let’s admit it, if you’re an artist and you’re looking for a way to be discovered and want to do it on a platform that is a vehicle for discovery, what do you do? Get your song (s) on a playlist, I would say.

[Observer] Let's admit it, if you're an artist and you're looking for a way to be discovered and want to do it on a platform that is a vehicle for discovery, what do you do? Get your song (s) on a playlist, I would say.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Nyanama – a Potential Real Estate Hub

[Monitor] When you hear the name Nyanama, you may wonder what its real meaning is. However, David Muyanja who has been the Chairman of Busingiri zone in Nyanama for 31 years, says, the word Nyanama was used by brick layers in Busingiri zone in the late…

[Monitor] When you hear the name Nyanama, you may wonder what its real meaning is. However, David Muyanja who has been the Chairman of Busingiri zone in Nyanama for 31 years, says, the word Nyanama was used by brick layers in Busingiri zone in the late 1980's, but the true meaning of the word cannot be clearly traced.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Kenyan Election Likely to Add Stress to Fragile Domestic Economy

[Monitor] In eight months time, the battle of the titans will feature Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga in the Kenyan general election. Mr Kenyatta will be running for a second and final term and Mr Odinga will be running for a record fifth time having r…

[Monitor] In eight months time, the battle of the titans will feature Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga in the Kenyan general election. Mr Kenyatta will be running for a second and final term and Mr Odinga will be running for a record fifth time having run in each presidential election since 1992 save for 2002 when he carried the torch for Mwai Kibaki who was the NARC flagbearer.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

N5,000 Stipend Not ‘Propaganda’ – Presidency

[Premium Times] The Presidency on Wednesday dismissed insinuations that reports of the commencement of payment of N5,000 stipend to the less-privileged Nigerians were “mere propaganda”.

[Premium Times] The Presidency on Wednesday dismissed insinuations that reports of the commencement of payment of N5,000 stipend to the less-privileged Nigerians were "mere propaganda".

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Nigerians Express Mixed Feelings Over New Year Resolution

[Daily Trust] Every year, some people world over make promises from the beginning of the year to reshape their behaviour, attitude, lifestyle and some other things for better living.

[Daily Trust] Every year, some people world over make promises from the beginning of the year to reshape their behaviour, attitude, lifestyle and some other things for better living.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Exclusive – Obasanjo to Awujale: You Are a Rumour Monger, a Liar

[Premium Times] Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has written to the Awujale of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru Adetona, describing the monarch as a serial liar and a manipulative rumour monger.

[Premium Times] Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has written to the Awujale of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru Adetona, describing the monarch as a serial liar and a manipulative rumour monger.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria