Development

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 07:30
This is the favorable path Liberians of all walks of life are treading in rejecting calls by some Liberians, many of whom are residing in the US, for President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf to resign mindful of their dreadful past violence that resulted into untold killing of over 300,000 people and destruction of major national infrastructures.
Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 08:16
The top U.N. official for Somalia said more military force is needed to push Islamist militant group al-Shabab out of its remaining strongholds. Such strongholds include the town of Barawe — the scene of a U.S. Special Forces strike over the weekend.
Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 07:23
President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday said he was hitherto sceptical of holding a national conference because the nomenclature being ascribed to it was capable of undermining existing democratic structures.
Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 07:19
Human rights organizations have repeatedly denounced the Gambian regime for forced disappearances, illegal detention, denial of due process, and the abuse and harassment of critics. Yet little progress has been achieved, and local activists are seeing their ability to act recede.
Friday, October 4, 2013 - 08:10
Generations of Africans face incestuous rape and discrimination in country that is west's ally against al-Qaida, says rights expert
Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 13:35
The establishment of what would have been South Sudan’s first ever oil refinery plant in Unity state, is now on hold due to a lack of equipment, a senior official working for the oil sector has revealed.
Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 13:08
Guinea Bissau is “close to becoming a failed state,” but not due to ethnic or religious violence, which has never existed in that small West African nation, argues Nobel Peace laureate and United Nations envoy José Manuel Ramos-Horta.
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - 08:48
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday promised a national dialogue to heal what he said was an ethnically and religiously divided nation, and urged his compatriots to unite against extremism to avoid the fate of Syria.
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - 07:54
Wounded in battle and a former prisoner of war, Kuot Manyok, 33, is trading the military skills gleaned from his service with the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) for the life of a welder.
Monday, September 30, 2013 - 10:25
When Mahamadou Issoufou was elected President of Niger in March 2011, he inherited a country which lacked many of the basic trappings of a state. A desperately poor, landlocked nation of 17 million straddling the southern edge of the Sahara, Niger has suffered from violent rebellions, chronic famine, cyclical droughts and flash floods, all of which are exacerbated by limited state capacity and decades of failed governance.

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