Tag Archive for Liberia

Liberian pols to convene town hall meeting in Staten Island (NYC)

“STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — A delegation of Liberian cabinet members will convene a town hall meeting on strategies for reducing poverty in the West African nation whose infrastructure remains decimated by war.

The forum is Saturday at 3 p.m. in Christ Assembly Lutheran Church, Stapleton.

The speakers include Liberia’s Minister of Planning and Economic Affairs Amara Konneh; Augustine Ngafuan, minister of finance; Brownie Sumakai, minister of defense; Kofi Woods, minister of public works, and Dr. William Allen, director general of civil service. “

AFRICOM Using State National Guard Units to Partner with Individual African Countries

(Via GUINEA OYE!) Africom commander Kip Ward announced US National Guard units (once designed to defend the US from invasion, build infrastructure, and provide disaster aid in their states) are being “paired up” with African nations, in some kind of bizarre military “Adopt a child” program.

As is now usual, a set of real, exaggerated, and imagined African problems are trotted out to convince both sides Africans need to let the US military bases there. Now that there’s oil.

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