Former Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was awarded a $5 million award for African leaders who relinquish power at elections, becoming the first winner after several years where no one was deemed worthy of the prize. The committee for the Mo Ibrahim award praised Ms. Sirleaf, who steered Liberia from the ruins of 14-year devastating civil war and stepped down last month after serving two six year terms.
Congo is moving to double taxes on cobalt, a move mining companies warned would inhibit investment in a metal experiencing a boom due to its use in cellphones and electric vehicles. The Central Africa country holds as much as two-thirds of the world’s cobalt, putting it at the center of a growing piece of the global economy.
Former global soccer star George Weah was declared the winner of Liberia’s long-delayed presidential election on Thursday, completing the West African nation’s first democratic transfer of power in more than seven decades. With 98% of the ballots tallied, Mr. Weah—the only African to be crowned FIFA’s World Player of the Year, in 1995—had won 61.5% of the vote, far ahead of Vice President Joseph Boakai’s 38.5%, said Jerome Korkoyah, chairman of Liberia’s National Election Commission....
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".