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— Says everyone is now politicizing it and not wanting to know the truth.
Liberia’s former Information Minister, Lenn Eugene Nagbe, has rebuked the families of the two deceased LRA employees, whose lifeless bodies were found in a car on Broad Street, for making “politically driven remarks”.
In his scathing rebuke, Nagbe, who now heads the Liberia Maritime Authority, accused the bereaved families of politicizing the issue instead of learning the facts, despite all efforts being exhibited by the government to be transparent with the investigation and have the families involved along the way. Read more...
How a police unit established to combat armed robbery became synonymous with unlawful killings, torture and extortion.
In April last year, Kofi Bartels, a 34-year-old radio journalist in Nigeria’s Rivers State, was filming three police officers from the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) beating another man when they and three of their colleagues turned their attention to him.
In a series of tweets, he described being beaten and arrested: “They took turns to slap, punch and kick me while I was struggling with a swollen knee. At least six officers, one at a time.” Read more...
The governor of Nigeria's commercial hub, Lagos, has announced an indefinite 24-hour curfew in the state saying that protests against police brutality have "degenerated" into violence.
Babajide Sanwo-Olu said that criminals had hijacked the demonstrations "to unleash mayhem on our state".
Lagos has seen some of the largest of the recent wave of protests in Nigeria spearheaded by young people.
They began with a call for the disbandment of a notorious police unit.
President Muhammadu Buhari dissolved the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (Sars), accused of illegal detentions, assaults and shootings, on 11 October. Read more...
My official response to my failed and illegal arrest by NSA Death Squad on Friday, October 16, 2020.
On Monday, October 12, 2020, as an Associate Editor of Parrot, I wrote a news story in the Parrot Online News Web concerning the reported mysterious death of the former Director-General of the Internal Audit Agency, Mr Emmanuel Barteen Nyeswa. In the news story, I averred according to our credible sources, that the late Mr Nyeswa and his team had just concluded an audit of funds that was given to the Liberian government to combat the coronavirus pandemic and hence, presented their draft report to the auditees for their official responses before the final report is released. Read more...
Vote counting is under way after Guinea’s high-stakes election in which the 82-year-old President Alpha Conde is seeking a controversial third term.
Sunday’s vote follows months of political unrest, where dozens of people were killed during security crackdowns on mass anti-Conde protests.
Polls closed after a mostly calm day of voting, but there are already fears of post-election discord after Conde’s main opposition rival, Cellou Dalein Diallo, suggested the president may “cheat”. Read more...
Vice President Jewel Howard Taylor found her voice on Thursday October 15, following rising concerns about her health and return date to the country saying, her recuperation is about 75-percent and would be back soon.
VP Howard-Taylor, was flown out of the country on August 11, 2020, after health authorities here say she was diagnosed with COVID-19. Read more...