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KAHURA: After a tumultuous 2017, Africa braces for the new year


By DAUTI KAHURAMore by this AuthorWith the start of a new year, I have found myself increasingly thinking about my motherland continent: “Africa My Africa”. “Africa My Africa” is the title of a famous poem by a famous poet – David Diop – a French West African negritudist, who was born in Southern France. LIBERIA, A COUNTRY OF FIRSTSLiberia, the small West African nation, had been wrought by war for the better part of the 1990s. Weah’s first attempt at the presidency was in 2005, when he lost to the first ever woman African president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. While Sirleaf was the first female president, Weah becomes the first footballer to be elected president in Africa.


Source: Daily Nation January 03, 2018 09:45 UTC


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