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The Failure Of The Liberian Runoff Election

Wherever there is oil the level of transparency diminishes. Winston Tubman is doomed to face the financial might of Chevron and the military might of the US Department of Defense. If Mrs, Sirleaf-Johnson rigged the first election there is no reason why she not be expected to rig the runoff. Hence, the boycott.
What future for Africa when it continues to cosy up to international bullies for short-term cash advantages?

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Capitalism Coming Home to Roost

While capitalism is upheld by Western-European nations as the paradigm for economic fairness and efficiency, it conversely has a 400-year history of profiteering that traces to shameless enslavement and colonizing of non-European people by the same nations.

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Obama Supports Lynching Africans in Libya

Barack Hussein Obama, son of an African and the first Black President in the White House has supported the lynching of untold thousands of Africans and Black Libyans by the racist para-militaries who now rule Libya.

Bodies of black men hanging from highways. Bound and tortured bodies of Africans dumped along the roadsides. Am I talking about Libya or Louisiana?

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Somali Pirates Buy Immunity From US Drone Attacks?

As US drone launched cruise missiles once again rain down on ordinary Somali’s, the Somali pirates carrying out most of the piracy in the Horn of Africa remain immune from attack.
To this day not one Somali pirate has been killed on the ground in Somalia by the international naval flotillas in the Indian Ocean after receiving the ransoms they extract for the ships and crews they have captured.

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Liberia; No-bel for President, No-Water For Residents

The most likely ex-President of Liberia has been given a share of one of the western worlds most prestigious awards, the Nobel Peace Prize yet the residents of the capital Monrovia have not had running water for the full 6 years of her term in office.
Lack of clean drinking water has killed more people in Liberia, as a part of the world as a whole, than all the violence and wars combined.

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Resource Sovereignty: Congo, Africa, and the Global South

Presidential polls are approaching on November 28th in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, but few observers expect them to be free or fair. The country’s Parliament has changed the Constitution to favor sitting President Joseph Kabila with one round or winner-take-all voting, in which opposition candidates would be expected to divide the opposition vote, leaving Kabila with the most votes and no run-off to face.

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Flawed High Court Ruling Against Political Prisoner Victoire Ingabire.

“I am a political prisoner (…) don’t be afraid, nothing will stop the ongoing political change”, Ingabire told the High Court today after the presiding judge ordered the hearing to proceed.
After three days of deliberations the High Court revealed its decision on Ingabire defence submissions on the non-retroactivity of the criminal law … “the defense procedural submissions on jurisdiction are baseless and the hearings must proceed without any further delay”, said the presiding judge.

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Wikileaks Ethiopia Files; Ethiopia Bombs Itself, blames Eritrea, Oromos 2006, 2011?

In a report from 2006 marked “Secret ; Subject: Ethiopia: Recent Bombings Blamed on Oromos Possibly the Work of GOE [Government of Ethiopia]…by: Charge [d’Affairs] Vicki Huddleston”, “An embassy source, as well as clandestine reporting, suggests that the bombing may have in fact been the work of the GoE security forces.” Cable reference id: #06ADDISABABA2708