Scam, kidnap by South African police

Scam, kidnap by South African police

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Scam, kidnap by South African police

Scam, kidnap by South African police

Camden County New Jersey: home to the poorest and most dangerous city in the US (Camden) and a wealthy community (Haddonfield). MJoTA 2013 v7n1 p0606 click here
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Wikileaks, freedom of the press, freedom to know what is private and what is public. MJoTA 2013 v7n1 p0623 click here

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Shamed and fearful, Oxfam stumbles into the unknown
Ten days of damaging ‘sex scandal’ headlines for Oxfam have rocked public trust in the whole sector. How can it be restored?

At an Oxfam shop in Haringey, north London, a volunteer was rearranging the window display. “People have been very nice and supportive,” she said, looking back on a week that has left the charity in turmoil. “The negative effect will be on the people we support.”

The mood of her response – slightly defensive, fearful and full of foreboding – will be shared in Oxfam and other charity shops up and down Britain this weekend. To call the last 10 days hellish seems like an understatement. In no time at all, the reputation of one of Britain’s major charities has been shredded. The question now is whether a venerable, well-intentioned organisation has been damaged beyond repair.

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Sun, 18 Feb 2018 00:04:29 GMT

Carefree life in Philadelphia masks bloodthirsty Liberian warlord's past, suit says

Interviews with survivors and former soldiers identified Moses Thomas as commander of the Liberian government’s feared anti-terrorist unit

To patrons of Klade’s Liberian restaurant in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Moses Thomas is the popular server who rings them up at the till and chats jovially after bringing their palm butter soup and spicy potato greens. At weekends, the health-conscious 64-year-old plays soccer with friends in a nearby park.

But according to legal papers filed in a federal court on Monday, Thomas’s carefree lifestyle masks his true identity as a bloodthirsty warlord behind some of the worst atrocities of Liberia’s civil war, including the Lutheran Church massacre of July 1990 in which 600 men, women and children were shot and hacked to death with machetes.

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Tue, 13 Feb 2018 06:30:08 GMT

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf awarded $5m Ibrahim African leadership prize

Former Liberian president wins coveted prize which is only handed out if it is deemed a worthy candidate can be found

A coveted $5m prize for leadership in Africa has been won by the former Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

The continent’s first ever female head of state becomes only the fifth winner of the annual Ibrahim pPrize for achievement in African leadership since its launch in 2006, as it is only given out when there is deemed to be a worthy candidate.

Related: Can Ellen Johnson Sirleaf save Liberia?

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Mon, 12 Feb 2018 02:35:33 GMT

Liberia's George Weah slashes his salary and vows to change 'racist' constitution

President will divert some of his wages to a development fund and seek to allow foreign ownership of property

Liberia’s newly sworn-in president, George Weah, pledged to cut his own salary by a quarter during a nationwide address in which he warned of tough times ahead for a “broke” country.

“The state of the economy that my administration inherited leaves a lot to do and to be decided,” the former international soccer star said on Monday in an address apparently aimed at managing expectations following his election victory at the end of last year to replace Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

Related: From footballer to head of state: George Weah takes power in Liberia

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Tue, 30 Jan 2018 03:14:58 GMT

Youth and beauty in Monrovia – in pictures

After bearing witness to years of civil war and the devastation of the Ebola virus, the youth of Liberia can scarcely remember a time when their country was not in crisis. Now young people are stepping into a rebuilding process that aims to create a stronger state. The photographer Hugh Kinsella Cunningham found a nascent beauty industry exists in Monrovia to cater for this generation, and fashionable youth can be seen asserting their image, reflecting pride and hope for their country and culture

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Fri, 26 Jan 2018 07:00:39 GMT
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The Vice President of Liberia visits New Jersey and Pennsylvania. SJ Dodgson. MJoTA 2013 v7n1 p0623

A 4-day visit to the Delaware Valley ended today for the Vice President of Liberia, a soft-spoken, slow-moving elderly gentleman with good things to say.

I saw him at 3 events; at the Camden City Hall reception on Friday June 21; at Rowan University Investment Forum on Saturday June 22, and then later on that afternoon at a Lutheran Church in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania.

Wonderful welcome at City Hall, Camden, NJ on Friday night by the mayor Dana Rudd  and some elected officials and dignitaries.

I was startled when he told us he was grateful to come to this beautiful city. I have never heard anyone say that.  Camden is the murder capital of the US, I only hope events like this will help to turn it around.

At the Saturday afternoon town hall, what really made the audience happy was his saying that dual citizenship has been approved.

Which means that American citizens can still be Liberian citizens, can still vote in Liberian elections, can still run for office. An electorate or more for the Liberian Diaspora? Not yet.

The town hall started late, about 3 hours after the expected time, so I had time to walk around the church with huge stained glass windows and high wooden ceiling and read the 2 placards of protest. Everyone was well-behaved, the vice president gave a calm speech, as did the ambassador, and the commissioner of police in Upper Darby welcomed the delegation, and all Liberians, to Drexel Hill.

Then the protesters started shouting. The large plain clothes detective wearing a lime green tie and a wire into his ear, and he was white, his attempts to blend in failed on so many levels, walked slowly towards the protesters and called inside the 3 Upper Darby police who had been waiting outside.

The Liberian protesters moved outside, shouted for video cameras, and the vice president answered questions. First happily explaining that freedom of speech is a right in the US, and in Liberia.

What impressed me is that we all were able to walk into and out of the church freely.

Anthony Kesselly calmed everyone down, which is what he has been doing since he was a leader in the university in Liberia more than 30 years ago. He was a leader in the Philadelphia Liberian communities for years, and was traveling with the vice president as his policy adviser. Anthony moved back to Liberia last year, it was great to see him.

No-one was patted down before or after, or asked to identify themselves. Very civilized.

Liberia is in good shape.