Author: The Saharaa Staff

Monrovia (The Saharaa) – Nimba County Senator Prince Y. Johnson is expressing frustration over President Joseph Boakai’s decision to support the establishment of a war crimes court in Liberia. “Boakai has refused to respond to my calls since meeting with war-crime court advocate Allen White,” Senator Johnson stated. Allegations have surfaced that Boakai received $300 million to endorse the court’s establishment. Montserrado District #11 Representative Richard Nagbe Koon has introduced a bill aimed at revoking the President’s authority to grant amnesty to war and economic crimes offenders in Liberia. The bill, titled “Repealing an Act to Grant Immunity from Civil…

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Sudan (The Saharaa) – As Sudan approaches the grim one-year anniversary of its bloody civil war, The Carter Center issued a dire plea on Tuesday for a ceasefire. The organization urged the warring factions, civil society, and the international community to prioritize dialogue and negotiations as the pathway to peace. In a statement, the nonprofit organization stressed the urgent need for intervention, warning that Sudan stands on the brink of catastrophe after enduring nearly a year of devastating violence. The ongoing conflict has not only plunged the majority of Sudan’s population into dire need of humanitarian assistance but also poses…

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Nairobi (The Saharaa) – A devastating collision between two aircrafts at Nairobi National Park has resulted in at least two fatalities, while miraculously leaving 44 others unscathed. The incident occurred on Tuesday morning, sending shockwaves through the aviation community and prompting immediate investigations into the cause. One of the aircrafts involved was identified as a Dash 8 owned by Safari Link, which was en route to Diani with a total of 44 passengers and crew on board. The other aircraft was a Cessna plane engaged in a training session, carrying two individuals. Tragically, the Cessna crashed within the confines of…

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Washington, D.C. (The Saharaa) – The lower house of the national legislature in Liberia has taken a historic step by adopting a resolution aimed at establishing a war and economic crimes court. This development coincides with the visit of Dr. Beth Van Schaack, the United States Ambassador-at-Large for Global Criminal Justice, adding significance to the move. The resolution, once granted, will pave the way for the enactment of a statute to bring the Court into force. This decision comes decades after the end of the brutal civil war that claimed thousands of lives and displaced many more. Out of 73…

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Washington, D.C. (The Saharaa) – In a recent development, Nimba County Senator Prince Johnson has publicly disclosed a strained relationship with President Joseph Boakai amidst discussions regarding the establishment of the War and Economy Crimes Court in Liberia. During a live interview on Truth FM on Tuesday, March 5, 2024, Senator Johnson revealed that there has been a notable lack of communication between himself and the Liberian leader since President Boakai’s meeting with Allan White, an advocate for the war crime court. “Mr. Boakai has even refused to pick up my phone because of his connection with the Allan White…

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Washington, D.C. (The Saharaa) – The United States announced on Monday its decision to impose sanctions on Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa, along with his first lady and several other government officials. These measures come in response to allegations of their involvement in corruption and human rights abuses within the country. The Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) levied sanctions on three entities and 11 individuals, including President Mnangagwa, Vice President Constantino Chiwenga, and retired Brigadier General Walter Tapfumaneyi. Mnangagwa stands accused of protecting gold and diamond smugglers operating within Zimbabwe, directing government officials to facilitate the illegal sale…

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Washington, D.C. – In a landmark decision on Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously restored Donald Trump to the 2024 presidential primary ballots, rejecting state efforts to hold the former Republican president accountable for the Capitol riot. The ruling, issued just a day before the Super Tuesday primaries, determined that states cannot utilize a post-Civil War constitutional provision to exclude presidential candidates from appearing on ballots without prior action from Congress. Trump swiftly responded to the news, taking to his Truth Social account to declare: “BIG WIN FOR AMERICA!!!”. The ruling effectively halts efforts in Colorado, Illinois, Maine, and elsewhere…

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Washington, D.C. – In a series of devastating attacks that shook Burkina Faso’s northern Yatenga province, approximately 170 individuals were reportedly killed, according to the regional public prosecutor, Aly Benjamin Coulibaly. The assaults, which occurred on February 25, targeted the villages of Komsilga, Nodin, and Soroe. While the exact number of injured remains undisclosed, the prosecutor has urged the public to provide any information that could aid in the investigation. The identity of the perpetrators has not been revealed, and the authorities have not confirmed the death toll from concurrent attacks on religious sites in the country’s north and east.…

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Monrovia, Liberia – Within the past two days, disturbing reports of loss of life involving state security officers have sent shockwaves through Liberia. The incidents occurred in both Grand Cape Mount County and the Township of Caldwell, raising serious concerns among citizens. On Thursday, February 29, 2024, a peaceful protest by aggrieved residents of Golgoma, Grand Cape Mount County took a tragic turn. The protesters were voicing their grievances against Bea Mountain, a mining company operating in the county. Accusing the company of bad labor practices, the demonstrators destroyed facilities belonging to Bea Mountain. During the violent clash, at least two protesters lost their lives, and dozens were…

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Washington, D.C. – Ambassador Beth Van Schaack, the seasoned diplomat and point advisor to the US Secretary of State on issues related to war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide, has embarked on her second trip to Liberia within five months.  Her visit coincides with a pivotal moment as she engages with key stakeholders to address the legacy of the country’s devastating civil war. Ambassador Van Schaack arrives in Monrovia with a weighty agenda. Her focus is to engage in dialogue with Liberian leaders, survivors, and lawmakers on the establishment of a War and Economic Crimes Court (WECC). Ambassador Van Schaack…

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