Urey Blows Up the CPP on a Lie

For weeks, the Collaborating Political Parties (CPP) has been on the verge of falling apart. The culprit is Benoni Urey of the All Liberia Party (ALP) and his explosive allegation in August that the CPP’s framework document was tampered with by Alexander Cummings of the Alternative National Congress (ANC) prior...

Benoni Urey: The Life and Times of a War Criminal

In recent weeks, Liberian media outlets have been awash with stories featuring the unusual character of one Benoni Urey, a businessman and minor opposition politician whose secretive dark past is posing problems to all those around him. First, there was the blockbuster story broken by FrontPageAfrica under the headline “Ex-VP...

Convicted War Criminial Hissene Habre Dies

Chad's former President Hissene Habre, an ally of the West during the Cold War who was later jailed for war crimes and crimes against humanity, died on Tuesday in Senegal aged 79, the spokesperson at the Senegalese Justice Ministry said. Habre ruled Chad from 1982 to 1990 after deposing his...

Akonnor Claims the Black Stars Will Dominate 2021 AFCON

Black Stars head coach Charles Kwabla Akonnor believes he has the squad to win the Africa Cup of Nations title next year. Ghana will be heading into another tournament hoping to end its near 40-year wait to lift the trophy since 1982. The Black Stars have come close to winning...

Uganda’s Dictatorship Cracks Down on Civil Society Organizations

Authorities in Uganda have suspended more than 50 civic groups for allegedly not complying with regulations, dealing a blow to hundreds of thousands of people who directly benefit from the organisations’ activities. The suspensions, which target agencies ranging from rights watchdogs to women’s groups, were announced on Friday by the...

Zimbabwe’s Opposition Wants to Live Up to Zambia’s Example

Following the democratic election of opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema in Zambia, opposition leaders in neighbouring Zimbabwe are looking on in admiration, promising to chart a similar path to restore a civil transfer of power. The ripple effects of this message have sparked frenzied exchanges between the main opposition politician, Nelson...

Zambia Should Be Celebrated for its Peaceful Democratic Transitions

The most recent presidential elections held in Zambia have delivered victory to the opposition-led United Party for National Development (UPND). After initially complaining that over irregularities and violence by the opposition against the ruling party poll monitors, President Edgar Lungu has conceded defeat to Hichilema and has committed his government...

Nigeria, Kenya, and Ghana to Help Google Develop Video Games

Nigerian mobile game developer, Maliyo Games is collaborating with Google to host #GameUp Bootcamp in Ghana, Kenya, and Nigeria. The Bootcamp is a game developer training program aimed at preparing young people for career success in the global gaming market. During the program, participants will learn to create mobile games...