By Spectrum News Staff & Associated PressMore than 100 people gathered in Union Square on Saturday to protest the events at demonstrations in Charlottesville, Virginia. Black Lives Matter NYC organized the rally a few hours after violent protests in the Virginia city. “Black lives, they matter here!” many people chanted in Union Square. Rally organizers asked people who attended to talk to friends about acceptance in the wake of the Charlottesville protests. Read more of this reportSource: NY1.com / Associated Press Online(Visited 31 times, 2 visits today)Commentscomments
August 13, 2017 11:48 UTC
(AL Jazeera News) – The United Nations has urged Kenya’s defeated opposition to calm its supporters after claims of election rigging sparked violent protests that officials say left 11 people dead. Kenya is no stranger to post-election violence and scars still run deep from a disputed 2007 vote that led to two months of ethno-political clashes, leaving 1,100 dead and 600,000 displaced. There were also riots in the opposition stronghold of Kisumu where supporters of Odinga claim they have been robbed of victory. A Kenyan human rights watchdog said at least 26 people have been killed in the post-election violence, while opposition leaders claim the death toll is much higher. Read more of this storySource: Al Jazeera News Online(Visited 28 times, 4 visits today)Commentscomments
August 13, 2017 11:48 UTC
Gbarnga, Bong County – Hipco is rewriting the political history books for Liberia’s 2017 presidential elections. The music is usually performed in Liberian English or the local vernacular, using the style of communication with which Liberians speak and relate to each other. Hipco evolved in the 1980s and has always had a social and political bent. According to the musicians, Cummings has supported them morally and financially through which upcoming entertainers got both local and international recognition. Takun J, who prides himself as the king of HIPCO – a Liberia-like music – remains a die-hard fan of Cummings.
August 13, 2017 00:45 UTC
The Mandingo community in Bong County came in their thousands displaying old and new portraits of Cummings and Sulunteh. ANC’s Bong County campaign manager, Othello Frank, while speaking with FrontPageAfrica, expressed appreciation that the county stood with Cummings and Sulunteh. Commenting on the current status of the Bong County, Cummings said if elected he would, in his first 100 days, open the college so as to afford education for the young people of Bong County. Sulunteh grateful for turnoutSpeaking earlier, Cummings’ running mate, Jeremiah Sulunteh, a native of Suakoko District in Bong County, lauded the people of Bong County for turning out en masse to welcome him and his standard bearer. 2 percent of the votes in Bong County, the largest percentage of votes in the county.
August 12, 2017 21:56 UTC
Buchanan City, Grand Bassa County - Amid earsplitting applauds from thousands of supporters and well-wishers, the standard-bearer of the All Liberian Party (ALP) reminded citizens of Grand Bassa County about his plans to make a better Liberia if elected President of Liberia come this October. The Urey team was in Buchanan Saturday, August 12, to celebrate festivities marking the anniversary of the All Liberian Party. Said Urey: We started this movement, the All Liberian Party movement to liberate us from our suppressors. Touching on education, the ALP presidential candidate guaranteed free high school education in all public schools across the country. Today as we celebrate our second anniversary as a political party, am happy to be in Buchanan with you.”
August 12, 2017 21:45 UTC
Monrovia – Young Liberian writer, Kpanna Nndia Gaygay, has recollected memories of being a child growing up during the Liberian civil war in the upcoming book: “DAUNTING YEARS: The Liberian Civil War in the Eyes of a Child”. “The book brings to light the struggles of families fighting for survival in the midst of fighting. DAUNTING YEARS represents and reflects the stories of tens of thousands of Liberians who lived and died during the war. Ms. Gaygay hopes that her 133-page novel will bring begin the process of healing and reconciliation for its readers. Copies of the book will be available on order, personal delivery within Monrovia city and at selected supermarket and hotels.
August 12, 2017 21:22 UTC
Following media reports that the President of the Liberia Football Association and Chief Executive Officer of Liberia Mega Petroleum Giant- SRIMEX Oil and Gas Company, Mr. Musa Bility was being wanted by the International Police or INTERPOL has proven to the contrary. GNN-Liberia has been reliably informed that the Liberian National Police (LNP) has failed five times to get the International Police (INTERPOL) to confirm to this purported arrest order for Musa Bility. Documents in the possession of this paper uncovers that the Liberian National Police had written INTERPOOL Nigeria Bureau on five different occasions to confirm the information about the arrest order for Bility. However, investigation conducted by this paper seem to suggest Mr. Bility and his Business partner are in good standing. In this case, it is completely strange that request for the arrest of Musa Bility is not on Global Police website, nor has any of its Bureau station been informed.
August 12, 2017 19:18 UTC
Since early 2017, more than 600,000 people have returned to their homes in Syria. The overwhelming majority of those who returned home are internally displaced persons (80%), the rest are refugees in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq. According to the UN, about two thirds of the population of Syria (more than 11 million Syrians) are outside the country. As reported earlier, in Lebanon, a fire destroyed a camp of Syrian refugees, many people were injured. Source: News Now/UN(Visited 33 times, 6 visits today)Commentscomments
August 12, 2017 14:48 UTC
Ten Nobel laureates from across the world have penned an open letter urging Saudi authorities to hold off on the execution of 14 Shiites convicted of protest- linked crimes. Fears are mounting of the imminent mass execution of the 14 Shiites convicted of charges linked to protests in 2012, including rioting, theft, armed robbery and armed rebellion. Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have accused Saudi authorities of coercing confessions which were later retracted in court and of failing to grant fair trials to defendants, including juveniles. In July, the supreme court upheld the death penalty for the 14 men, all Saudi citizens. Saudi authorities, who have regularly cracked down on protests in Qatif, this week seized control of the town of Awamiya after increasingly frequent clashes between residents and police.
August 12, 2017 14:37 UTC
Liberians are pondering over the huge amount of money been spent by political parties including the purchase of luxury fleet of vehicles, helicopter, and others. GNN Liberia investigation regarding the reported foreign support to some political parties in these elections has revealed that some unnamed countries have resolved to support a presidential candidate who it is believed will dance to their tune when elected as Liberia’s next president. According to the investigation, the reported foreign financiers who are also very influential in their home countries have expressed explicit confidence in the presidency of their preferred candidate, and further agreed to make available huge sum of money towards the success of that candidate. However, GNN Liberia investigation will further continue, and detailed names of the political parties and the presidential candidates will be disclosed in its subsequent posting. masters’ beneficiaries (Those political parties involved) to see how support provided is being utilized.
August 12, 2017 14:34 UTC
According to a source close to Lebanese Hezbollah militia, a group of more than 300 Saraya Ahl al-Sham militants and tens of Syrian refugees with their families who previously stayed in Lebanon refugee camp would return to Eastern Qalamoun in Syria today. Previously in early June, Hezbollah units initiated the operation on clearing the Arsal region bordering Syria from Hayat Tahrir Al-Sham militants (ex Jabhat Al-Nusra) and made significant progress. According to the International Organization for Migration, more than 600,000 displaced Syrians returned home this year, with 84 percent having been displaced within Syria and the rest coming back from Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq. Source: News Now/ Inside Syria Media Center(Visited 48 times, 1 visits today)Commentscomments
August 12, 2017 09:00 UTC
BEIRUT (Reuters) – Hezbollah and its allies are pressing the Lebanese state to normalize relations with President Bashar al-Assad’s government in Syria, testing Lebanon’s policy of “dissociation” from the Syrian conflict and igniting a political row. Calls for closer ties with the Syrian government, including on refugee returns and military operations on the Lebanon-Syria border, come as Assad regains control of more territory from insurgents and seeks to recover his international standing. The Lebanese policy of “dissociation”, agreed in 2012, has aimed to keep the deeply divided state out of regional conflicts such as Syria even as Iran-backed Hezbollah became heavily involved there, sending fighters to help Assad, who is also allied to Iran. While Lebanon never severed diplomatic or trade ties with Syria, the government has avoided dealing with the Syrian government in an official capacity and the collapse of the policy would be a boost a political boost to Assad. Read More of this storySource: News Now/Reuters(Visited 24 times, 1 visits today)Commentscomments
August 11, 2017 16:52 UTC
South Africa and Liberia have agreed to further deepen co-operation across a number of fields and take these relations to a higher level. This emerged at a meeting between President Jacob Zuma and his Liberian counterpart Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in Pretoria. The two leaders reviewed co-operation agreements between the two countries which were signed in 1997. Existing relations include areas such as agriculture, tourism, health, energy, water and sanitation amongst others. Your Excellency, we agreed to finalise the signing of a Visa Waiver Agreement for Holders of Diplomatic and Official Passports soon.
August 11, 2017 16:30 UTC
The Legislature and the Supreme Court have been locked down in what appears to be a show of strength, with both summoning each other over impeachment proceedings. The Supreme Court said in view of Article 66 of the Constitution, it is clothed with the power as the final arbiter of all disputes and hence any attempt by any person or institution, including any of the other branches of government, to review the final decision or judgment of the Supreme Court is unconstitutional. “In our system of Government,” she said, “the Legislature is empowered to enact laws and the Supreme Court is mandated and authorized to interpret the laws. The legal tussle between the lower house and the Supreme Court reached another level yesterday when the former rejected a motion for prohibition filed by the Supreme Court against impeachment proceedings by the House of Representatives. After the reading of the communication of the Prohibition from the high court, Representative Gabriel Nyenkan (Unity Party, District No.
August 11, 2017 02:26 UTC
Reading the ruling in the Snowe-Karmo case, Cllr. “The complainant argued that cross county voter registration, and specifically in this case involving a sitting legislator (Rep. Snowe) is a violation of the aforesaid threshold regulations. Giving the ruling in the Snowe-Johnson domicile case, Commissioner Davidetta Lansana said the NEC’s chief hearing officer, Cllr. His case and the NPP-NEC case were all different in comparison to the cases against Snowe now,” Comm. He noted that the Supreme Court will be the final place to determine whether this country is a country of laws.
August 11, 2017 02:26 UTC