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Equatorial Guinea: The Wealthiest Unequal Nation In Africa

AFRICANGLOBE - "Africa is not poor, it is poorly managed", said Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in 2009. Equatorial Guinea, whose president has been in power for 35 years, is Africa’s wealthiest nation on a per-capita basis and yet one of the most unequal.

Africa Rising – But Are Africans Benefiting From the Economic Growth?

AFRICANGLOBE - Richard Joseph explores how "discordant development" - deepening inequalities and rapid progress juxtaposed with group distress - is often one of the root causes of uncertainty, insecurity and violent conflict in Africa.

Liberian Senate Passes Bill Criminalizing Homosexuality

The Liberian Senate Thursday passed into law a bill that effectively bans homosexuality or homosexual marriage in Liberia. If concord by the House of Representative,...

Pro-Military Protesters in Mali Forced Ecowas Leaders to Turn Back

Jets carrying West African presidents for a meeting with Mali's new military leaders were forced to turn back mid-flight Thursday after hundreds of supporters...

Charles Taylor and the CIA, Former Liberian President Was a CIA...

Two very significant and interconnected events happened this week in Liberia - President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was inaugurated for a second term with a subdued opposition attending the ceremonies, and former Liberian President Charles Taylor was implicated in a Boston Globe article for serving as a CIA informant beginning in the early 1980s and spanning many decades.

Early Ballot Count Puts Sirleaf Ahead in Liberian Elections

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has won 44.5 percent of votes counted so far in the West African country's election, the poll body said on Thursday, releasing the first official tally.