S/Leone: Cement manufacturer warns of serious shortage

S/Leone: Cement manufacturer warns of serious shortage

A leading cement manufacturer in Sierra Leone has warned of the danger of cement shortage in the country which it blamed on the Ebola epidemic. Leocem Sierra Leone Limited said in a ...

UK secures €1bn European Ebola commitment

UK secures €1bn European Ebola commitment

British Prime minister David Cameron has secured a €1 billion funding pledged at the European Council meetings in Brussels, following a call for European leaders to do more to fight ...

Nigerian President Jonathan leaves for pilgrimage in Israel

Nigerian President Jonathan leaves for pilgrimage in Israel

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan will on Friday depart Lagos to undertake a brief pilgrimage to Israel, the presidential spokesman, Dr. Reuben Abati, has said.Abati said in a ...

Ouattara, AU Commission boss discuss anti-Ebola plan

Ouattara, AU Commission boss discuss anti-Ebola plan

The Ebola epidemic in West Africa was at the heart of discussions held Friday between Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara and the African Union Commission Chairperson Nkosazana ...

Swiss NGO throws weight behind CAR reconciliation efforts

Swiss NGO throws weight behind CAR reconciliation efforts

A delegation of the Switzerland-based international NGO Interpeace Initiative led by its Coordinator Bernard Aravelo met members of the Central African Republic's transition in the ...

Sierra Leone: 2013 Human Rights report launched

Sierra Leone: 2013 Human Rights report launched

Sierra Leone`s Human Rights Commission has called for speedy trial to clear a backlog of cases at the country`s judiciary.Brima Abdullai Sheriff, the Commission`s Chairperson, made ...

S/Leone: Journalists oppose president’s nominations to regulatory body

S/Leone: Journalists oppose president’s nominations to regulatory body

The Sierra Leone Association of Journalists (SLAJ) has rejected the government's nominees to serve in the Independent Media Commission (IMC), the media's regulatory body.The terms ...

S/Leone: Cement manufacturer warns of serious shortage

A leading cement manufacturer in Sierra Leone has warned of the danger of cement shortage in the country which it blamed on the Ebola epidemic. Leocem Sierra Leone Limited said in a statement on Friday that increased concern by shippers caused by the ongoing Ebola epidemic means the number of cargo ships coming to Freetown had dropped. It said this could mean materials needed to manufacture and package the ...

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UK secures €1bn European Ebola commitment

British Prime minister David Cameron has secured a €1 billion funding pledged at the European Council meetings in Brussels, following a call for European leaders to do more to fight Ebola in West Africa.The Department for International Development (DFID) said in a statement on Friday that as part of the commitment, the UK had boosted its own response to the Ebola crisis in West Africa by £80 million, ...

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Nigerian President Jonathan leaves for pilgrimage in Israel

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan will on Friday depart Lagos to undertake a brief pilgrimage to Israel, the presidential spokesman, Dr. Reuben Abati, has said.Abati said in a statement on Friday in Lagos ‎that President Jonathan would before leaving for Israel, participate in the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of the Seme-Krake Joint Border Control Post on Friday. He added that President ...

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Ouattara, AU Commission boss discuss anti-Ebola plan

The Ebola epidemic in West Africa was at the heart of discussions held Friday between Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara and the African Union Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma.The AU Commission boss declared at the end of the meeting that her organization is soliciting from African governments, the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) ...

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Swiss NGO throws weight behind CAR reconciliation efforts

A delegation of the Switzerland-based international NGO Interpeace Initiative led by its Coordinator Bernard Aravelo met members of the Central African Republic's transition in the presence of the head of the organ, Alexandre Ferdinand Nguendet.Thursday's meeting at the headquarters of the transition parliament in Bangui focused mainly on the CAR people's expectations on the issues of social cohesion and ...

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Sierra Leone: 2013 Human Rights report launched

Sierra Leone`s Human Rights Commission has called for speedy trial to clear a backlog of cases at the country`s judiciary.Brima Abdullai Sheriff, the Commission`s Chairperson, made the call Thursday at the launch of its 2013 Status of Human Rights report which also captured a number of rights issues including the failure of the government to act on its outstanding recommendations, as well as the relationship ...

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S/Leone: Journalists oppose president’s nominations to regulatory body

The Sierra Leone Association of Journalists (SLAJ) has rejected the government's nominees to serve in the Independent Media Commission (IMC), the media's regulatory body.The terms of the commissioners of the institution have expired and its chairman, who was entitled to re-run for another term, decided not to. According to the Act which brought the IMC into being, SLAJ is mandated to identify and propose ...

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SSudan: 24 killed as soldiers clash with cattle-herders

At least 24 people have been killed in renewed clashes between soldiers and pastoralists in South Sudan's Lake State, local police announced on Friday. A police statement did not reveal the cause of the violence but claimed that at least 15 South Sudanese soldiers were killed after clashes erupted at the Aguoc cattle camp in Rumbek on Thursday and left nine pastoralists dead. According to the police, Pakam ...

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B/Guinea, UNODC in joint campaign to end drug-smuggling

The government and parliament in Guinea Bissau will hold high-profile talks with the United Nations' Office against Crime and Drug (UNODC) over combating drug smuggling and crime in the country.Friday's meeting will come on the heels of a request by the Bissau Guinean authorities for the UN agency to dispatch a team of experts led by UNODC regional representative Pierre Lapaque to launch a joint campaign ...

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IOC lifts suspension threats against the Gambia

The Gambia received good news on Thursday as the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced that it had lifted the threats of suspension imposed on the West African nation. This comes after the government of the Gambia allowed the reopening of the offices of the National Olympics Committee (NOC) which were arbitrarily closed down by the ministry of sports, APA can report. As a result, the Gambia faced ...

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