Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Sierra Leone: Disaster Hits Govt Wharf – Shanty Dwellings Swept Away By Tides

As residents in the central district of the capital Freetown are yet to fully recover from the shock that followed the collapse of the King Jimmy bridge that claimed over 10 fatalities, people hibernating in the Government Wharf area and its environs were rudely woken up in the early hours of Wednesday by strong and uncompromising winds that swept away some shanty dwellings built along the coastal area, including Suzan's Bay. ...

Mali: Jihadist Groups Unite, Threaten France Over Mali Offensive

Two African-based jihadist groups say they have joined forces to take revenge on France for its military offensive in Mali. ...

Liberia: Imprisoned Journalist Begins Hunger Strike

The managing editor of the FrontPageAfrica newspaper has spent his second night in jail following his incarceration by the civil law court of the temple of justice. ...

Guinea: Conde’s Men Attack Journalists

Four days after attacking and closing down a radio station for covering a presidential rally, soldiers belonging to the security detail of President Alpha Conde, have attacked and brutalized a number of journalists belonging to privately-owned media organizations. ...

Guinea: Presidential Security On Rampage Against Media

Four days after attacking and closing down a radio station for covering a presidential rally, soldiers belonging to the security detail of President Alpha Conde, have attacked and brutalized a number of journalists belonging to privately-owned media organizations. ...

Liberia: ‘Rampant Corruption’ in Liberia National Police Exposed

Barlely a month after the release of the Transparency International corruption barometer on Liberia highlighting entrenched corruption in Liberia, a new report released in Monrovia on Thursday, August 22, 2013, by Human Rights Watch reveals that the Liberian National Police is riddled with Corruption, lack of professionalism and accountability. ...

Liberia: Sirleaf Defends Legacy

Critics of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf continue to paddle a conviction that she stands losing her legacy at home and abroad if she fails to put her house in order in terms of addressing the most crippling issue of corruption and nepotism which are hunting her administration, but the president is looking beyond the fray of localizing her achievement. ...

Liberia: ‘My Legacy is Beyond Liberia’ – Sirleaf Responds to Critics

Critics of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf continue to paddle a conviction that she stands losing her legacy at home and abroad if she fails to put her house in order in terms of addressing the most crippling issue of corruption and nepotism which are hunting her administration, but the president is looking beyond the fray of localizing her achievement. ...

Mali: UN Chief to Support President-Elect’s Efforts to Advance Peace, Stability

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has spoken for the first time with Mali's new President, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, offering the Organization's continued support to the political process in the country. ...

Nigeria: Conflict Sparks Food Crisis

Kano — The Nigerian government has stepped up its emergency food aid in response to severe food insecurity and child malnutrition in the northeast, where the military has been running a sweeping offensive against Boko Haram (BH) Islamists since June. ...