Former Liberian President Charles Taylor walks into a ceremony to hand over power to Moses Blah August 11, 2003 in Monrovia, Liberia. (Chris Hondros, Getty ...
Assorted food items valued to the tune of Le10 million has been donated to the Milton Margai School for the Blind, by the Noble Sarjoski Conclave at the school’s premises yesterday evening. The presentation was done by erstwhile Chairman of the Conclave; Alimamy Petito Koroma to the Deputy Minister of Social Welfare, Mustapha Bai Atila and the Acting Principal, Didymous Kargbo amidst loud ...
The Center for the Coordination of Youth Activities (CCYA) has ended a-one day capacity training for 45 Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) around the country to increase their capacities on how to engage in public finance accountability issues to enhance the economic and social development of Sierra Leoneans. According to CCYA’s Executive Director, Ngolo Katta, the training is to build ...
The Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Frank Kargbo has debunked statements made by the Special Executive Assistant (SEA) to the President, Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden that, "The government has no intention of interfering with the press, as the institution is part of the country’s development agenda." Meanwhile, Dr. Blyden, the SEA had severally threatened journalists with ...
First Lady, Sia Nyama Koroma has pledged her commitment to promote women empowerment to ensure gender disparity in governance. She made her remarks at ENCISS during a stakeholders meeting yesterday facilitated by Christian Aid-Sierra Leone. According to Mrs. Koroma, gender equality in governance from the political and social point of view is to ensure the empowerment of women to take part in ...
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After traveling nearly 6,000 miles by plane, helicopter and jeep, Evan Smith, portfolio manager at U.S. Global, is walking along a dirt path in Kenema past dilapidated shops covered with rusted, corrugated metal. He can hardly believe he has arrived at his destination. Surrounded by hundreds of miles of forest and savannah, it's tough to imagine an agricultural diamond-in-the-rough nearby. ...
Cross border child trafficking is reportedly widespread in the Mano River Union (MRU) basin, and rights organization in the region have called on governments of the four MRU countries to act to halt the menace. The MRU is made of Liberia, Guinea, Cote d'Ivoire and Sierra Leone--nations that have been plagued by violent and destructive conflicts over the last two decades. "As we ...
Opposition Congress For Democratic Change (CDC) chairman George Solo has clarified that the party has not taken any decision to expell Representative Edward Forh for alleged corrupt act. Solo told journalists Monday that the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the party is looking into the report and recommendation made by the committee the party set up months ago to probe the lawmaker's ...
MONROVIA: An infantry platoon-size unit of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) departs the country on tomorrow, Thursday, June 20, to join the Africa International Support Mission in Mali (AFISMA). They will be embedded into the Nigerian battalion, with First Lieutenant Nathaniel Waka serving as Commander of the platoon unit. This will be the first time that Liberia is participating in ...
The 19 persons accused of various crimes--murder, rape, mercenarism and theft--have pleaded not guilty to the charge of mercenaries which brought them to criminal court "D" after their first appearance in criminal court "B" for the charge of murder. The will appear in each of the separate courts--A, B, C, D and E--to defend themselves from charges against them. Cllr Tiawan ...
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Our nuclear programmes are completely transparent. But we are ready to show greater transparency and make clear for the whole world that the steps of the Islamic Republic of Iran are completely within international frameworks. The sanctions are unfair, the Iranian people are suffering, and our (nuclear) activities are legal. These sanctions are illegal and only benefit Israel.
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29 April 2013 150 The Security Council today welcomed the joint declaration of non-violence signed last week in Conakry between the main Guinean stakeholders in which they committed themselves to resolve all differences exclusively through peaceful means.
In a statement issued to the press, the 15-member Council also welcomed the declaration by President Alpha Cond233; whereby he expressed his readiness to ensure the transparency and the credibility of the electoral process, and committed himself to accepting the results of the upcoming legislative elections.
In March, protests in the West African nation related to the polls led to several deaths and hundreds of injuries. At that time, both Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the UN human rights office appealed for calm amid the violence and urged political actors in Guinea to pursue dialogue to create conditions for peaceful elections.
The Council, which was briefed last Thursday on the situation in Guinea by Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman, expressed its concern over the "volatile situation" in the country.
"The members of the Security Council deplored the violent incidents that occurred during the demonstrations in Conakry on 25 April 2013, which resulted in the death of one person and injured a number of others. ...
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