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After the recent no vote received by the D.A.R., a new political advertisement appeared on television throughout Kamidye. It showed a black and white image of President Bassong with eerie music playing in the background. A narrator began to speak “Incompetence...” bright white text appeared over his face. “... and Corruption,” several images from the S.P.P. scandal appeared. “A man who has failed the people of Samgola, a man who refuses to stand up for the rights of his citizens.” A series of images of Samgolans living in poverty appear throughout the television ad. “Anti-free market, anti-capitalism, anti-Samgolan. Come together and say no to the communist policies of President Bassong and his party.” Afterwards small text appeared stating "Paid for by the Free Samgola Organization"





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May

May 22nd
Charles Mbeya, the Minister of State & Foreign Affairs arrives in Marseille, France. He will meet with Alain Juppé, the French Minister of Foreign Affairs on May 29th. Relations with France were cold. Samgolan independence did not come with cordial relations and this would be one of the first instances of a pro-European attempt at friendship and it was uncertain on whether Juppé would much be interested in increased trade or not with a former colony.

May 23rd
The second of fifteen elections for the Seventy-Fifth National Assembly seat is counted and it's seats are awarded to the Samgolan Technocratic Union, though turnout is an abysmal 51.6%. [STU gains +1 MNA seat.]

May 24th
The Workers Party grows considerably in size and hold a rally in the streets of Mutasa City. They decry the Bassong Administration's desire to strip the poor of their wealthy by empowering the rich with bills such as the Freedom of Health Act and the Aviation Safety Act. [-0.5% Approval for the Bassong Administration.]

May 25th
Televisions ads begin in Soussiam and Kamidye by Liberal Democrats, running at various times throughout the day.

May 27th
The Samgola Dawn party nominates Dominic Melembe of the Liberal Democrats as Speaker of the National Assembly. [L.D. must choose to Accept or Reject the Nomination.]

May 29th
Charles Mbeya, Minister of Foreign Affairs meets with Alain Juppé, Minister of Foreign Affairs in France. It is cordial, polite and largely apolitical. Juppé apologized for the ceremony that was held, alleging that an error in scheduling had occurred as it was not traditional that Foreign Ministers would have formal, public ceremonies with heads of states. After a half day of meetings, Mbeya left with a hefty docket of potential trade agreements that he would have to review and submit to Bassong to potentially accept or deny. [See Ministry of State & Foreign Affairs.]

June

June 1st
The Samgola Dawn party nominates its Shadow Cabinet.



June 2nd
A Samgola Alpha Jet crashes in rural Ziwa. The pilot--who is allegedly alive--is deep in Islamic Army territory. The pilot's photograph, Lieutenant Zazi Solomon, is front page news across the country and may wonder aloud what will be done--if anything--to save him, if he is still alive. [The Bassong Administration must respond to Crash of Alpha Jet Event.]


Photo of Alpha Jet crash, June 2nd, 1994


June 4th
The Samgola Dawn party votes on the Freedom of Choice Act with 28 - AYE and 57 - NAY.

June 10th
A heavy ground game in the Province of Nambé by the Labour Front reaches an approximate 4,000 new voters.

June 12th
Similar activist activity in Nambé by the Democratic Alliance for Reform sees nearly 6,000 new voters spoken to.

June 14th
A planned speech in Kamidye by the Samgola Dawn party is canceled when the $70,000 funds--allocated for security, fees and travel somehow ends up in Djidan, where no event is taking place.

June 18th
The third of fifteen National Assembly elections is held, this time in Ziwa. The winner is the Samgola Dawn party.

June 23rd
The fourth of fifteen special elections yields a winner in the Liberal Democrats.

June 25th
The fifth and sixth of fifteen special elections reveals that the Labour Front and Liberal Democrats walk away with a seat, respectively.

June 26th
Seventh of fifteen special elections is awarded to the Liberal Democrats.

June 27th
Eighth of fifteen special elections is awarded to the Samgola Dawn party.

June 29th
The Samgolan Technocratic Union proposes and calls to a vote the Income Reduction Bill. They vote yes.

June 30th
The Democratic Alliance for Reform proposes and calls to vote An Act to Amend the Cabinet. They vote yes: 65 AYE - 0 No.

June 31st
The ninth Special Election is awarded, in a landslide, to the Labour Front party.








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Bignoa, Dijidan


“That brings me to my next point brothers and sisters. The Liberal Democrat’s so called “Freedom of Choice Bill” was put up to a vote by MNA Dominic Melembe, this horribly ridiculous bill can’t be allowed to pass. It’s an insult to anything we value, our bodies something God gave us. The Liberal Democrats even got the endorsement of the Samgola Mission for Christ, campaigning on maintaining traditional relationships of men and women. Yet this outrageous bill which I don’t even understand how it was thought of other then by men who are so out of touch with women they’d rather be with men, made it not only into a bill but is now being voted upon. One amendment I dare say, would allow “gender reassignment surgery” this blasphemy is awful and could reflect poorly not only on our country but on our own sacred youth. They shouldn’t hear or even know about such horrible things. We must protect them and vote this bill down which my party has full intention to do. But come next election show the money grubbing, transgender loving, capitalist whores, liberial democrats you won’t stand for this and vote for the Dawn.” Jasura smiled as the crowd roared to life chanting for the dawn once more, Jasura was able to quiet them down and continue but he knew the LD’s had made a fumble.

Kamidye, National Assembly


Safa Benboulaid, the current shadow minister for justice serving the Dawn party took the stand. “I believe after seeing these special elections and the elections that took place prior, those that gave us the seats we sit in today. We can see a pattern the current situation for the elections to aim for the large urban centers which inevitably leave out a large portion of the country, this is due to the current law which has seats decided based on population. I would like to adopt a system of equal representation across all provinces. Making it so the parties can’t focus on urban centers and urban issues allowing the country to decide upon fair elections. Furthermore, as it stands our president is decided on a two system vote. One as a general election with the two finalists moving to a second round. I would propose that we simply change and adopt a simple majority for whoever becomes president.




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July

July 1st
The Act to Amend the Cabinet is passed, thus confirming the cabinet positions for the Bureau of Justice, Bureau of Defense and the dissolution of the Bureau of Lawful Protection into the confines of the Bureau of Justice. Absolutely nothing is known of appointed ministers Obiang M. Nguema and Louis Ewanè. There are minimal expectations here, but an apprehensive public seems uncertain with the recent Gaza Scandal still very fresh in their minds.

July 2nd
The Samgola Dawn party proposes the Election Fairness Act. Because it would fundamentally change the Samgolan Constitution, it would require 171 votes to pass.

July 3rd
The 10th Special Election is resolved, awarding a seat to the Samgolan Technocratic Union.

July 4th
The 11th Special Election is resolved, awarding a seat to the Democratic Alliance for Reform.

July 5th
The 12th Special Election is resolved, awarding a seat to Samgola Dawn.

July 6th
The Income Tax Reduction Bill fails after a split Samgola Dawn party, in a split votes, takes the no's to 123. The Freedom of Choice Act similarly fails after it is voted down.

July 7th
The 13th Special Election is resolved, awarding a seat to Labour Front. A speech delivered in Djidan by the Samgola Dawn party attracts a crowd of nearly 28,000.








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After the performance of the D.A.R and the rather lackluster support from the S.D for their own Bill - the Samgolan Technocratic Union decided to take it up a notch - as they failed on getting anything done on the Governmental level, they decided to come lower and try their luck there. As the Liberty Coalition seemed to be performing below their expected capability or at least that was what, the STU was seeing from all the acts - namely from the D.A.R. With everything going as it did - the STU was gambling on their own political stunt, especially with everything that was happening - to boost their support and trust.

As millions of Samgolan' tuned into their radio - they were treated to a talk from Nhara Nereal. A former lawyer, seminar speaker and also current face of the Samgolan Technocratic Union to the public. "...I am simply asking as many are likely. On what is the D.A.R doing?"

"Still we are battling the National Militias? Still we have unemployment - which might climb once the temporary jobs the government has organized end. People are suffering in homelessness. Almost half of our people are illiterate. What kind of modern country are we trying to build here?" he asked, addressing both the host and the people tuning into the radio show.

"The Democratic Alliance for Reform. Where is the reform that they promised? Many people speak, on how compassionate they are. But compassion has to be tempered by reason. The government has given people food to eat and homes to live in, which is good. But have they provided any means for them to continue enjoying it? No. Everything they have done is only temporary - they haven't achieved nothing permanent. They show a kind face - yet will leave nothing that will help Samgola in the long run..."

"And Samgolan Dawn. There isn't much to say - the 'No' Party as they are. Whom vote 'Nay' on anything that isn't espoused by their political leaders. Even now, they - the supposed defenders of the poor and down - said no, to reducing taxes on the poor and the middle class. People say, they are simply against the Government. No. They are against Samgola itself - we have seen it through the Bassong Administration - their own leader being jailed and them handing out weapons to the already unstable Ziwa province. Even their supposed 'Official Opposition' is mostly just a gathering of their own 'Yes' Men - with only one member of the Labour Front and that was likely a stunt itself to garner Socialist Voters."

Nhara Nereal kept on making small-talk - namely to explain that the STU was open for reducing spending and free market in Samgola. "...it has been shown time and time again - lower taxes, access to the global market with government oversight, an educated population leads to prosperity. Look at America, Europa...even China. The last home of Communism, is relying on a free-market economy. I ask Mister Bassong, why is he against free market? Especially when the support of his government is hovering barely at 38%? Yes. The STU recently organized a gathering of this information, both from official censure, radios shows like this and even from people on the street. Any way you got this. Mister Bassong hasn't the support of half of his people even."

Most of the show, was having jabs directed at the D.A.R and the S.D - with barely any mention at the Labour Front and their policies. While any mentions of the Liberal Democrats was kept mostly positive - indication that the L.D was at least willing to work with others compared to their Coalition partner.

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Kamidye, SD Headquarters


With Jasura in Dijidan, Zaya along with other party members sit around discussing ideas on how to increase their support. “What are the current laws on party radios and newspapers? Hell maybe even get a TV station, get directly into the homes of Samgola.” Graves Traek said a younger member of the SD however he came from a wealthy background and even traveled the world. Zaya turned to Graves “Well, the STU has a radio broadcaster so, it’s either legal or on a very fine line. But I like you’re thinking, for now be on the lookout for some spaces as well as people who maybe similar to our ideals. Perhaps check with that group the Flagbearers in Soussiam, just so it’s not directly related to us in a legal standing. Anyways gentlemen, I must make a stand outside the national assembly about the terrible tragedy in Ziwa.” With that Zaya stood up and gave a helpful no to each of the other members in the room before he went to shu-shus.

Kamidye, Shu-Shu housing


Zaya and a group of Dawn activits headed down to the shu-shu housing districts bringing with them newspapers, some food and water. While down there he spoke one on one with many of the citizens down there and what hardships are plaguing them. Unemployment was still a big worry and they feel cheated by the DAR. Zaya tried to console them as best as he could. Even giving a speech about his parties promises for a better future and demanding that Bassong and his government do something about Lieutenant Zazi Soloman.

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Rete Freave, the current shadow minister for defense moved to the stand. “If Dominic doesn’t want the speakership, perhaps it should be granted the one of the co-creators of the bill, none other then Ashur Boro. He is a wise man who I know can keep order. But should he not accept then why not our own Zaya Kolin. Who I know would graciously accept the nomination.


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Crime in the Shu-Shu's

While providing home for nearly 80,000 people in and around Kamidye, the Shu-Shu's were being inhabited by some less than scrupulous characters. Those without the moral fortitude to go about their own business found the Shu-Shu's a viable hunting ground for easy pickings and a rather apparent absence of law enforcement--not out of intention but rather due to it's density and immediate size. With 60,000+ people living in a single, temporary district, most without permanent addresses, it was like finding a needle in a needle stack. There were those too who found the urban environment around the Shu-Shu as a sort of concrete jungle for their crime sprees and then escaping back into the Shu-Shu's. The Kamidye Metropolitan Police were overworked and stretched to the limit with a new 'district' assigned to them, the nicknamed Black Hole, where officers went in and came out exhausted, paranoid and tense. The Shu-Shu's were generally not violent, but instead were quickly filling with people capable of it.


Kamidye Metropolitan Police arrest two member wanted for strong arm robbery and possession of illegal firearms inside the Shu-Shu's, July, 1994

Drugs, guns and prostitution were the trifecta. Smuggled out of Niger and into the Shu-Shu's--never was it easier to hide contraband and firearms than in a city of identical houses that had literally been erected overnight. Women who had been given a home but were still without work find work of a sort themselves, with authorities realizing that women were more likely to provide their service in exchange for goods or other services versus money. While the Kamidye Metropolitan Police continue to cover the capitol, they find themselves being pulled into the Shu-Shu's surrounding the city more and more as crime there etches upward. An officer-involved shooting on a routine door to door check ends with one officer and three citizens dead, the three involved alleged drug runners out of Niger.


Door to Door Checks are some of the most dangerous activities for KMP officers


Most prominent in the Kamidye Shu-Shu's, Provincial police across the nation are reporting similar instances of crime in Shu-Shu's around the country, though given the density and size in Shu-Shu's in Ziwa and Dabrado, the effects are similarly smaller. These Shu-Shu's are quickly becoming interconnected communities and entire clandestine networks are being established to move guns and drugs and money between them as a form of black market.

The Samgola Dawn party visited the Kamidye Shu-Shu in mid July, giving a speech about his promises. During the speech a man threw an empty bottle at Zaya Kolin and shouted: "We want jobs not words!" The crowd surged forward and during the intermittent scuffle--captured on a camera strategically inserted to show Zaya's trip to the Shu-Shu revealed several security officials trampled while Zaya Kolin was escorted to his vehicle. "JOBS NOT WORDS. JOBS NOT WORDS." Bricks and shoes were thrown at Kolin's vehicle as it left the Shu-Shu.

[The Republic of Samgola sees Crime Wave event begin at 10.57%. -0.35% Bassong Administration Approval. Samgola Dawn receives -3 Compassion.]








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Kamidye, SD Headquarters


Graves Traek, stood in front of Jasura who had flown back to see this new footage, alongside him was Zaya Kolin and Ralin who was still Zan’s ever loyal aide. Graves gave a nervous smile before starting “Gentlemen, when last I spoke to Mr.Kolin and other Dawn leadership, I suggested we start getting a media crazy going, like that of the STU and Lib-Dems. Well I’d like to present you to our new ads.” Graves then moved back and hit play. The ads were short yet to the point all three men smiled and clapped. “Mr.Traek, I believe you have yourself a talent, get these sent out right away hopefully we get enough approval and if so then more will be made.” Jasura said as he stood up patting the man on the back. Tomorrow would be a new day and rebirth the Dawn’s popularity.

Dijidan


The ads that played in Dijidan opened on a dark morning, a narrator came over “The Liberal Democrats are backed by the rich and those that would see our great nation turn upside down. From allowing gender reassignments, Allowing harmful subjects to no longer be regulated, the worst of all allowing a baby to be made from a false father with in-virtro fertilization. The Lib-Dem’s don’t care for the sanctity of religion nor the pureness of children, even after being backed by Samgolan Mission for Christ. Completely betraying their trust and your. Come next election show them who's really in charge.” Throughout the narration showed pictures of the Lib-Dem’s speeches from the early election promoting traditional relationships, to the Freedom of Choice Bill and all the horrors it would unleash. Using footage from other african countries that aren’t as devoted to religion as our.

Nambe


“Is this what you want?” The narrator showed images of the former civil war and the atrocities committed “This is what happens when you have a weak military. Now under President Bassong and the Liberty Coalition the military is the weakest it’s ever been.” Images from Ziwa such as the skirmishes there as well as the Tabongei Nursery Standoff. “They don’t know care about the military, let alone the public. Come next election show President Bassong and the Liberty Coalition who’s really in charge.”


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National Highways Are Halfway to Completion


With over 1,100 miles of roadway laid, the National Highways have now passed 50% completion. While in most areas they were relegated to a simple two way paved roadway with a speed limit, these highways brought areas to accessibility before only possible through multi-trip journey through winding and sometimes unpaved street. Car usage, down nearly 59% was now back on the rise, which would hopefully bring both demand and supply of oil up as people found themselves back at the pump. Similarly, the Kamidye Rail Line was now 90% of the way finished and expectations for it's completion by the fall were expected. [Car Usage goes from -0.60% a week to +0.10% a week. Unemployment drops by 0.03%]


A highway in Dabrado, Samgola, 1994

The issue however was not so black and white. Nearly 3,200,000 acres of arable farmland and forestry were forcibly removed and destroyed to literally pave the way for these interconnecting roads. Efforts to skate around prominent agricultural and wildlife were unnecessary, as no protections were made in the legislation for their protection. This did not go unnoticed however and on July 14th, nearly 6,500 conservationists rallied at the Fetima Wildlife Reserve to protest construction efforts there. The protesting did put a temporary stop to construction until a decision was made in lieu of support from the Bassong Administration. [1996 Election Issue: Conservationism in Samgola: Maintaining our wildlife and national parks in the face of urbanization and industrialization is absolutely integral. Those that would seek to destroy Samgola today will bring ruin for our tomorrow.]




Logs of trees cut down to make room for roadways and highways, Soussiam, Samgola, 1994


"Good evening and welcome to SNN, your source of news in Samgola. I'm Abraham Kanu here with your host George Okan. Tonight's top story, the Bassong Administration. With his one year anniversary two months away, SNN took the opportunity to reflect on the accomplishments and failures of newly elected President Samuel Bassong.."



"Bassong's principle legislation, the Brick and Mortar Act was a $31,000,000,000 spending plan that has cut unemployment in half in less than a year. We have two analysts here to discuss, Ime Ikezie of the Samgolan Economic Council, good evening."

"Good to be here, Abraham."

"What is the analysis of Bassong's Brick and Mortar Act? It's put millions back to work, put a major dent in the homeless crisis, but at what expense?"

"A few weeks ago one of the MNA's of the Liberal Democrats made a comment that I'd like to take advantage of here: 'not every Samgolan can be a construction worker.' How many roads is Bassong going to lay? Eventually the Brick and Mortar Act ends. Sure, some of those jobs will become permanent? The odds look like the bubble is going to passed and we are going to have 1,500 miles of empty roads."

"Thanks Ime. Now let's turn to Nedum Fashanu, Assistant Deputy at the Minister of Labor & Health. Fashanu, has Mr. Ikezie got it wrong?"

"Without a doubt, Abraham. Bassong is on the road to eradicating unemployment, homelessness, all while reinvigorating the aviation industry. We've got Samgola Air preparing a $1,000,000,000 aviation safety program that looks to add nearly 40,000 jobs in the next two years and Samgola has never been more connected."

"We have seen the amount of jobs created every month decrease. Isn't this cause for concern? Many are citing that the Shu-Shu's have become a breeding ground for crime and drugs and I think we all agree that wasn't by design."

"It's an issue we're working hard to resolve. Look, Abraham, when you don't have four walls--a job is the last thing you're looking for. The Shu-Shu's are providing stability so people can find new jobs, take care of themselves and their families. The Brick and Mortar Act is doing exactly what we needed it to--giving a much needed boost to the economy so the economy can start taking care of itself."

"And there you have it, ladies and gentlemen. Goodnight."








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With unemployment still gripping the country and a sudden rise in crime as well - the STU has proposed up two acts that would hopefully help Samgola come to grip with the two most prominent issues plaguing their nation.

Namely they are the Community Protection Act, or CPA - namely to help the local communities deal with this sudden spike in crime and help police officers improve relations with the community and lessen the danger against them.

And of course the Special Economic Zone Establishment Act or SEZE Act - namely to improve Samgola' standing in the global market and invite foreign investors into Samgola and inject an economic boost into the economy.



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It had been a little over a year since the end of the civil war and the nation already seemed to be teetering on the brink of collapse. With constant crisis every few months, it had seemed best for Yembe to prepare for the worse and discuss with an economic advisory council consisting of fourteen different market analysts, each experts on different aspects of the Samgolan industry, and the State and Foreign Affairs Charles Mpeya, to discuss each aspect of the economy in detail.

The meetings lasted nearly four hours over the period of three days, as each member of the economic advisory council explained current market trends and the effects that they will currently have on Samgolan society. Everything from the Agriculture industry to generally lucrative ventures involving Oil and Natural gas, it had seemed as though the meeting was relatively thorough in its investigation. Mr. Mpeya even aided in information in regards to trade with foreign nations, especially with Samgola’s neighbors and the west.




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As he had many times before, Ashur Boro stood before the National Assembly armed with words. With a brief clearing of his throat and a glance at the pile of documents before him, he began:

"I have for the consideration of the National Assembly a bill intending to replace Article two of the Governmental Oversight Bill regarding the position of Speaker. While I recognize some of you might disprove of a change to a law passed so soon by the National Assembly, it has come to my attention that the original article as proposed was done so with a number of inadequacies inherent in it's writing. The changes as proposed by this bill has righted those wrongs found in the previous version, the powers, responsibility and function of the proposed role of Speaker have been refined and responsibly defined to benefit the democratic process of Samgola. It is this bill which I now put forwards for the consideration of the Assembly. While I have been honoured by Mr Freave for his nomination of myself to the role of Speaker, should my fellow Assembly members herald concerns that I have put forwards this bill to somehow benefit myself, I would assure my fellow Assembly members that this Bill is entirely necessary owing to the inadequacies and admittedly ill-defined nature of the previous article which in the wrong hands was capable of harming democracy within Samgola. Should those concerns persist however I would happily step down from the nomination process."



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The case for Sarah Obagmeni


Late in afternoon mid August Samgolan national media was in a frenzy. Numerous headlines and news stations announcing, “the neverending case of Ms. Obagmeni” some even referred to it as “the second Gaza Scandal.” For nearly two months Ms. Obagmeni had been held up by the Samgolan court system, without her case ever being reviewed. Yembe Songè officially appeared in a public interview by Samgolan National News (SNN), to speak on the case.

“Mr. Songè do you know just how long exactly Ms. Obagmeni’s case had been held by the Samgolan justice system?” A young woman named Mrs. Makeda asked.

“Nearly two months, Mrs. Makeda. The Samgolan justice system has refused to review my fellow party members case for nearly two months. Her funds are nearly running dry and soon she will not even be able to afford to pay her lawyer once they see her case.” Yembe answered solemnly.

“What exactly has the Bassong administration done to fix such delays?” The journalist continued to question.

“Unfortunately, the D.A.R. is in charge of the administration of the Justice Ministry and at the moment they have done nothing. Such discrimination against a fellow party member is unlike anything I’ve ever seen. I don’t want to suggest corruption, but I fear the worse.” Before the journalist had the chance to continue with another question, Mr. Songè continued. “However, the Liberal Democrats will not stand by and let our fellow party member suffer. As such, to pay for the outrages fees that she must endure the party will be donating one hundred thousand to her case and I encourage anyone who wishes to stand against this lax attitude in our justice system to do the same. Once this case is over, remaining funding will be placed into a fund to support similar cases such as this. Let the justice system know that we will not be bullied.” The interview continued for several minutes, however little else was discussed in regards to the current Obagmeni case.


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Berko Tendaji Pretorius was not a man of humble beginnings he had been born in the countryside of Samgola true, but he lived in a manor owned by his Christian father who inherited the land and made it to a quite profitable business, but much unlike his father, Berko wasn't interested in profit for even with the luxuries he had at his disposals, he had a special interest in the people who worked under his father, they were mostly farmers and labourers from the countryside, some young and some old. He more often than not made friends with them regardless of what his parent thought of it, he often helped them when they really needed it, but the truth behind Berko's generosity and compassion was not from pure altruism but rather from a desire to cope with the fact that his mother had died because of the avarice of his father, Berko's mother wasn't giving the best treatment for her illness that resulted in her death, which has generated a resentment to his father that lasts to this day.

Berko was sent by his father to a university in the United States of America to study business so that he could help his father with his business when he returned for professionals in Samgola were scarce, mostly because of the government's nationalization policies. He stayed in the States for six years before returning to Samgola, but barely a few months after his arrival, the civil war started, he saw fit to leave the country for a while, but his father refused to leave his manor, money, and lands. So while Berko left for Venezuela, his father stayed in the country.

As the civil war ended, Berko was now able to return, albeit when he reached the capital, he was notified that his father had died during the war because of a disagreement with the local militia, however, the manor and his lands were still his, thanks for some of his old friends influence in the militia. He did return to the manor, only to find it desolated, while the nearby village had just started to rebuild. Berko then decided to rebuild for the sake of the village and its people, and that's what he did in the start, however, when the political situation and all manner of problems started to become clear in the country, he saw that he needed to take action, he then sold his lands and manor, using the money to establish his own party with people that he had met in States, Venezuela and some of his father's contacts in Samgola.

His ideology was mostly to support the people, heal the wounds of the past and make sure that Samgola prospered and achieved its true potential. Thus the Nationalist Party of Samgola was born, a party that would fight like a lion for the people, if only things were so easy......

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1994-1995 Budget

The 1994-1995 Budget was now open to the floor. Rising costs had been implemented into the existing budget and it was expected for discussions to take place to discuss the issue and allow new proposals to be implemented. A new budget would need to be voted on and passed before 1995. [All Political Parties have 2 Budgetary Actions to Add Proposals to Add or Remove Funding. These will be voted on as Line Items. October will last 72 hours or until a Budget has been voted on Once.]


The Case for Ms. Obagmeni

The media took on the case for Ms. Obagmeni with open arms. Coverage ran substantively on the Samgolan News Network for hours on end. Who was she, what did she do? The largest single event occurred on October 2nd, 1994 when the Liberal Democrats reached out to her, citing lack of given counsel and financial strain as one of the primary reasons for the hold up. An offering of $100,000 was taken without hesitation. A shot of Ms. Obagmeni, hugging her teenage son was the principal highlight reel for the better part of a week. The headline for the week: "New Justice Minister. Same Old Justice Bureau." In the realm of politics, it was uncertain what the ramifications would be here between the existing relationship between the two parties of the Liberty Coalition.

While the funds were well received and kept Ms. Obagmeni in the judicial system for that much longer, it was ultimately up to the courts to hear her case. [Liberal Democrats roll 77. Gain +5 Compassion. -3% Approval for Ministry of Justice.]

Samgolan Air Force Pilot Found Safe and Alive

The headline in Kamidye on October 5th: LIEUTENANT ZAZI ALIVE. RETURNS HOME.

The disappearance of Lieutenant Zazi of the Samgolan Air Force was kept mostly hush-hush. Many assumed the government made no formal announcement until they had something worth mentioning. A quick UN Emergency Session of the Security Council met and within three hours it was agreed that elements of Task Force Europa; three squads of seven men each, would deploy into Ziwa in accordance with awareness and consent from the Samgolan Army. These soldiers--mostly British SAS and members of the French 13th Parachute Dragoon Regiment (13e Régiment de Dragons Parachutistes) were sent out into the brush to find Zazi, dead or alive. British journalist Alexander Lamb was dispatched along with them.


French soldiers detaining a suspect in a Ziwa village, 1994

On October 9th, Lieutenant Allen Clement requested air evac out of Northeast Ziwa with a "plus one, alive." Zazi had been held captive for three and a half months. He'd been interrogated, beaten and two of his fingers had been removed. Zazi was sent to the Kamidye State Hospital where he would be until January, 1995.

The Workers Party Goes on the March

With well over a thousand members, the Workers Party was gaining steam. Their mission statement: Imploring the administration to return to it's roots and embrace policies that support the impoverished, combat poverty, support the work and empower labor movements was one that rang true for those who rose and fell within the district of the Shu-Shu's. Their first planned rally drew nearly 3,500 souls to it's ranks. They marched, arms locked, down the center avenue in Tenkossé City. A non-violent rally was implored, and while the local police did show up, things went smoothly. [+1.5% Socialists in Soussiam. -1.5% Capitalists in Soussiam.]


Youthful members of the Workers Party in Tenkossé City, Samgola, 1994

Economic Analysis

The Minister of Trade & Finance Yembe Songé and a handful of economic advisers met on October 1-2 and there compiled the State of the Economy of the Republic of Samgola 1994-1995. It's contents would detail expectations for the next 24 months of economic growth, though whether or not Songé would unveil the details of this report were up to the Minister of Trade & Finance.








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Obiang Melembe Nguema sat at his immaculately organized desk, an ornate black pen engraved with his initials in his hand as he looked over a steadily shortening pile of legal documents neatly laid out before him. Obiang's diligent dedication to the work ahead of him belied a cool, relaxed acceptance of his recent promotion to the cabinet; it was an added responsibility that he acknowledged as a genuine reflection of his talent and expertise, without allowing it to at all imbue him with an overconfidence that could affect his psyche, and therefore his work. Obiang's antipathy for self-congratulations did not also extend to an antipathy for criticizing those he had succeeded, however. At the moment, the new Minister of Justice was half way through the documents he'd assigned for himself to complete by the end of the day—which was as much work as his predecessor in the department seemed to have been able to accomplish every week.

The task of taking over the Bureau of Justice held unique challenges, due not only to the fundamental importance of the office, but also the mismanagement it had previously languished under. The SPP's misrule had been a drag on both Samgola's justice system as well as the perceived competency of the Bassong Administration as a whole; it was a lingering issue that Nguema had been sent in to rectify. A Samgolan national with foreign credentials from the legal programs of prestigious Cambridge and Yale, Nguema had been using his status as one of the country's top jurists to criticize the National Regime since well before Rubusana's fall. Predictably, he had been jailed for it, having attracted the president's ire for his opposition to its extralegal actions and spent several years in prison as a consequence He had escaped only because a national militia—one lost to memory—had managed to take over the prison in which he was being held, and granted him freedom. His cold demeanor was unaffected by the experience, but his dedication to individual liberty was strengthened by it.

Nguema was an MNA in addition to his new cabinet portfolio, and was seen as being a leader of the liberty wing of the D.A.R. Technically not an émigré per se, despite his foreign education, Obiang was also a lapsed Christian. His religious beliefs were unimportant to him, though, helping to balance out the sometimes zealous nature of the religious divide in the D.A.R. In fact, Minister Nguema was utterly dedicated to laïcité, and to keeping the protection of liberty as the main function of the justice system. Obiang M. Nguema's diligence and dryness would hopefully be perfect to do away with the laziness and corruption that had plagued his office (and his government's reputation) before his elevation to cabinet. One could only hope, for the country's sake, that it would be so.

Nguema's earliest challenge was the Obagmeni case. Under any other country's justice system, assigning it would be a simple feat, but Samgola's laws were infamously arcane and poorly written—a strain on the country left over from the errors of the Rubusana Administration. Each court's jurisdiction was poorly defined, and delays and fines incurred from bureaucratic mistakes were a serious hindrance whenever cases were misassigned, which happened often. The process was, unfortunately, little better than random chance. Still: a decision needed to be made. Minister Nguema chose to assign Ms. Obagmeni's lawsuit against her employer to State Court, where the typo-ridden court procedures of Samgola specified that cases would be heard relating to "suits wagered(sp) between individuals and other entities". Hopefully, Samgola's grossly ambiguous and wasteful legal system would not claim yet another victim.





Workers employed by the Bureau of Transportation and Urban Development continued their work in Fetima, constructing the news routes of the national highway system that would more permanently and efficiently connect this region of Samgola to the wider economy of the country. Their superiors' superiors had not received any indication to stop or delay or reroute their construction, and so they did not.

Environmentalism was a minority issue in Samgola. Although Samuel Bassong and the DAR did have their connections to ecological groups, their sympathy for the preservation of nature did not exceed Samgola's need to move forward, economically and socially. The Brick & Mortar Act had been a massive success thus far, cutting unemployment and homelessness nearly in half, and permanently increasing the interconnectedness and infrastructural quality of Samgola's national economy. Progress could not and would not be stopped in the interest of saving the trees. A bone could be thrown to the environmentalist movement later on, and in a way that would further Samgola's interests—but it would not be here, and it would not be now.





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Province of Makumbe-Headquarters of the NPS
Berko had called for his Venezuelan adviser, mister Juan de la Fuente a man with connections and with some tendencies to preach about the great of Venezuela and its great leader Hugo Chavez, although, that only happened when he was drunk enough to once again care more about his country than money, yet he was a valuable asset for Berko, one that he would need to keep in order to fund his political career.

He had called him in order to establish a plan to contact people that could be interested in supporting his political career in Samgola, for Berko knew that he would not last much, without support from somewhere, not against the already established parties of Samgola, that while for their many faults and errors, still possessed more power than him at the moment and most importantly they had won a great deal of the minds of the Samgolan population, minds, and hearts that he would conquer sooner than later.

Thus Juan de la Fuente and a couple more of his advisors started to make calls and approach some groups, first a call to a friend then to a friend of a friend and so on, this would not be exactly an easy and short process but it had to be done, the question remained that at what cost would that support be given.

With everything arranged it was but time to wait and see who approached the NPS.

Province of Mukambe

The NPS had started in Mukambe and it would expand in Mukambe first and then expand to the surrounding provinces, or at least that was the idea. He had prepared himself to give several speeches around Mukambe starting at his home city in Akouzine and ending his tour in Ikorin. It was here in Mukambe that he would preach about what values the NPS stood for and made it so that the people would know that first, the NPS was against abortion not only because of religious reasons but because it was morally wrong to end a life for the right to life should always outweigh any individual right of a person, but also he argued that in some cases medical emergencies it was necessary for if both mother and child could not be saved in case of medical complications, it was better to save one than none at all. He would also talk about the negative effects of abortion not only on the country as a whole but also on the woman that goes through an abortion, he would also speak that the NPS stood clearly for the rebuilding of the military, for a strong Samgola required a strong army, navy, and airforce to protect itself, and not rely on foreign assistance to maintain order.

Finally, his plan, after all, that was to start recruiting people to join in the NPS's activities such as campaigns and marches should the need arise.

Nambe TV News

The day had come for the Berko to appear in a television channel of the province of Nambe, he was about to record a message for the people of Nambe to hear, a message about the need of establishing a minimum wage in order to assure that even a poor Samgolan could afford his basic necessities in life. He once again read his lines preparing himself to give a good speech in front of the camera, it started like this.

"Brothers and Sisters of Samgola............and thus we the NPS believe that with a minimum wage every hard-working Samgolam will no longer worry about not having enough to eat the next day, thanks."

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“With the discussion of the budget finally on the table once again, even after last year when the Liberty coalition decided to release it and immediately call it to a vote. I have some suggestions on what can be adjusted. Firstly, I would like to introduce a new program under the defense, adaptly named the Samgolan Future Initiative, with funding of 1,000,000,000 for initial start up.

Furthermore, under the advice of shadow minister for education Jayla Ziani we would like to introduce Samgola Public Access station to the country, specifically to allow students at the younger ages to learn the basics of alphabets, numbers, adding and subtracting before moving on to traditional schooling.” Zaya Kolin said as he stood before the assembly offering both programs on the table.






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With the dissolution of the corrupt S.P.P and the subsequent by-elections held over their seats, the National Assembly had been awash with new faces. A most welcome change had been the addition of four more Labour Front seats held in the capital of Kamidye. Four more faces and votes to fight the good fight. Bolstered by the presence and seniority of Mr. Boro, the new additions included Dalmar Conteh, a socialist firebrand who's constituency represented one of the areas more heavily affected by unemployment, homelessness and discontent within the capital. Joining Mr Conteh was Hakim Okar who had run on a similar socialist platform who's appeal had earned him a seat in an equally radical constituency, Mr. Zahur Attah who's pro-union stance had earned him the seat and finally Monifa Akinjide who's speeches on income inequality and reform had earned her the support and vote of the poor.

From among that new number Mr Attah stood ready with a bill proposal and a speech before the National Assembly:

"My fellow members of the Assembly, before you all sits a second proposal from this party. The issues plaguing this nation, unemployment, homelessness and crime cannot be ignored. While the government has and is making steps to counter this, we must not ignore the fact that those citizens lucky enough to find work do so without any assurances or security that the income they receive will be enough to live on. In the current climate and much to our disgrace, Samgolan citizens are desperate for any form of income or work and the existence of no minimum wage allows for exploitation. While the statistics on unemployment may decrease it does not mean that the Samgolan people are prospering. The Bill before you aims to fix this and it is through a collaborative effort of all the parties here assembled that I hope we might craft a bill to truly help the people of Samgola."



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Bassong Government: ??% Approval

Symbol for Samuel Bassong's Liberty Coalition Government (1993-)

1994-1995 Budget

The budget remained on the floor, with the Samgola Dawn proposing the Samgolan Future Initiative and Samgolan Public Access.


Calls for New Elections

A minute amount of disapproval in the Liberty Coalition has given way to some voters openly calling for new elections in town halls, radio shows and any other forum they are awarded the opportunity. The amount of people involved is minute, less than 6,000 people across the entire territory and mostly Poor, Rural, Socialists--a special demographic of near non-existence. [New Ongoing: Call for New Elections.]

Concrete Jungles over Wildlife Preserves

The decision to continue the implementation of the Brick & Mortar Act was met with heavy disdain by the Environmentalists present, but virtue of this decision allotted to continue the National Highway system through the Fetima Wildlife Preserve. While it would cost several thousand acres and substantially anger many Environmentalists, the continued work put in added in several hundred new workers, arborists to cut down trees and new engineers to help design the truck. [Liberty Coalition: -3.5% Approval with Environmentalists in Soussiam. +1.5% Approval for Capitalists & Wealthy. -0.02% Unemployment.]

National Party of Samgola Takes Hold


The newest party, nearly 60 days old, had started to gain momentum in Samgola. Starting with nearly 7,000 votes--it had soared to 80,000 and then to nearly 400,000 votes by the end of October. The N.P.S. was being fostered as the Ideology of Samgola Dawn, with the Agenda of D.A.R.. Berko Tendaji Pretorius, the Party Leader, had absolutely no political influence in the National Assembly but his rally in Makumbe had drawn nearly 75,000 people.

The Liberal Democrats Fall


On October 17th, Kamidye Metropolitan Police (KMP) launched a sting directed at several high level drug dealers in one of Kamidye's more prominent Shu-Shu's. The results made the front page of the news. Three MNA's of the Liberal Democrats were apprehended participating in the solicitation of prostitutes with another seven apprehended and arrested on drug charges. The high level day time raid was conducted in a total of seventeen minutes ended up with fourteen Liberal Democrats in custody. Their charge resulted in the immediate release of duties within the National Assembly. [Liberal Democrats lose 10 MNA's.]


Operation Dragon, a sting that inadvertently revealed the corruption of the Liberal Democrats, 1994


The scandal went deeper than the ten MNA's apprehended. Evidence and testimony of two of the MNA's revealed that money laundering and support of the prostitution rackets and drug running may have been financed, or at least supported, by Liberal Democrats as a whole with donor money donated by the Samgolan Pharmaceutical Foundation. President Samuel Bassong had a decision to make.










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