More Than an Oppressor’s Language – Reclaiming the Hidden History of Afrikaans

[The Conversation Africa] University of Pretoria -The language of Afrikaans remains a contested issue in South Africa. The controversy over the medium of instruction at traditionally Afrikaans universities such as Stellenbosch has brought this to the f…

[The Conversation Africa] University of Pretoria -The language of Afrikaans remains a contested issue in South Africa. The controversy over the medium of instruction at traditionally Afrikaans universities such as Stellenbosch has brought this to the fore again. Should it be in Afrikaans, English, a combination, or a hybrid which will include other South African languages?

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

‘Liberia Taking Precaution After Mystery Deaths in Sinoe’ – WHO

[Observer] The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday that Liberian health authorities are taking rapid precautionary measures after 10 people died of a mystery illness, 10 months after the end of a catastrophic two-year Ebola virus outbreak.

[Observer] The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday that Liberian health authorities are taking rapid precautionary measures after 10 people died of a mystery illness, 10 months after the end of a catastrophic two-year Ebola virus outbreak.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

FA Cup Top Clashes Preview – Liscr Vs. Watanga – Byc Vs. FC Fassel

[Observer] Watanga FC will go out to erase their defeat in their last league match against LISCR FC when they lock horns for the third time this season in the FA Cup later this week at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium.

[Observer] Watanga FC will go out to erase their defeat in their last league match against LISCR FC when they lock horns for the third time this season in the FA Cup later this week at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

11 Kids Qualify for Zone II, Ecowas Championship in Guinea

[Observer] Eleven young athletes have been selected by the Liberia Athletic Federation following their qualification in the April 26 time trials at the Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex.

[Observer] Eleven young athletes have been selected by the Liberia Athletic Federation following their qualification in the April 26 time trials at the Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

‘There Is a Need for Post-Ellen Era Platform’

[Observer] Meima Sirleaf-Karneh, the Assistant Minister for Policy, Planning and Research at the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection, is calling for the setting up of a platform for the post-Ellen Era in the political governance of Liberia.

[Observer] Meima Sirleaf-Karneh, the Assistant Minister for Policy, Planning and Research at the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection, is calling for the setting up of a platform for the post-Ellen Era in the political governance of Liberia.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Tying a Political Party Around Individuals Undermines Democracy

[Observer] The practice of politics in Liberia seems to be going contrary to the essence of Democracy. In Article 77(a) of the Liberian Constitution, it states that “The essence of democracy is free competition of ideas expressed by political parties a…

[Observer] The practice of politics in Liberia seems to be going contrary to the essence of Democracy. In Article 77(a) of the Liberian Constitution, it states that "The essence of democracy is free competition of ideas expressed by political parties and political groups as well as by individuals." Along this line, one will understand that political parties must compete in ideas (i.e., platforms) through elections while individuals equally do same within political parties to meet the needs of democracy.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

High Tariffs Affecting Movement of Goods At Liberia-Guinea Border

[Observer] Slow movement of goods and services is being reported at one of Liberia’s leading revenue-generating ports of entry, the border with Guinea at Ganta, Nimba County.

[Observer] Slow movement of goods and services is being reported at one of Liberia's leading revenue-generating ports of entry, the border with Guinea at Ganta, Nimba County.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Archie Sarnor Joins MPC

[New Republic] A staunch member of the Congress for Democratic Change, Archie Sannoh has crossed over to the Movement for Progressive Change of businessman Simeon Freeman.

[New Republic] A staunch member of the Congress for Democratic Change, Archie Sannoh has crossed over to the Movement for Progressive Change of businessman Simeon Freeman.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia