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    Taylor-linked businessman arrested in Spain

    Sunday, August 30, 2015

    A US/Belgian citizen has been arrested for his alleged participation in the trade of blood daimonds during Sierra Leone’s civil war. Michel Desaedeleer, American and Belgian citizen, was arrested in Spain this week, pursuant to an European arrest warrant. He is suspected of having participated, with former Liberian President Charles Taylor and the Sierra Leonean rebels […]

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    Al Jazeera condemns verdict against journalists

    Sunday, August 30, 2015

    Following Saturday’s retrial verdict in Cairo, Egypt Al Jazeera Media Network’s Acting Director General Dr Mostefa Souag said: “Today’s verdict defies logic and common sense. Our colleagues Baher Mohamed and Mohamed Fahmy will now have to return to prison, and Peter Greste is sentenced in absentia.” The whole case has been heavily politicized and has not […]

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    Gbowee talks to African youths

    Thursday, August 27, 2015

    The 2011 Noble Peace Prize Winner and Liberia’s peace activist Leymah Gbowee has outlined several issues that young Africans must pay keen attention to if the continent is to be developed.   Ms. Gbowee wants the youths to cultivate the spirit of voluntarism, a sense of philanthropy, good morals, love for humanity, and intellectual development […]

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  • The former maternity wing of Ubari hospital in southern Libya was shelled during fighting
Photo: Tom Westcott/IRIN

    A Libyan desert town fends for itself

    Thursday, August 27, 2015

    Civilians in the oasis town of Ubari in southern Libya are trapped in a conflict that has cut them off from the outside world. Supplies and aid are almost non-existent, the hospital barely functions and the wounded often die of their injuries before they can get the assistance they need. Karim al-Misry sits in one […]

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    Election: Burkina Faso excludes Campaore allies

    Wednesday, August 26, 2015

    Burkina Faso’s constitutional council has declared more than 40 people linked to former President Blaise Compaore’s ruling alliance ineligible for an October legislative election. The West African country, currently ruled by a transitional government, will also choose on Oct. 11 a successor for Compaore who was toppled by street protests as he sought to modify […]

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dia
Aug
30

Taylor-linked businessman arrested in Spain

A US/Belgian citizen has been arrested for his alleged participation in the trade of blood daimonds during Sierra Leone’s civil war. Michel Desaedeleer, American and Belgian citizen, was arrested in Spain this week, pursuant to an European arrest warrant. He is suspected of having participated, with former Liberian President Charles Taylor and the Sierra Leonean rebels […]

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alj
Aug
30

Al Jazeera condemns verdict against journalists

Following Saturday’s retrial verdict in Cairo, Egypt Al Jazeera Media Network’s Acting Director General Dr Mostefa Souag said: “Today’s verdict defies logic and common sense. Our colleagues Baher Mohamed and Mohamed Fahmy will now have to return to prison, and Peter Greste is sentenced in absentia.” The whole case has been heavily politicized and has not […]

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Nobel Peace Prize Winner Gbowee
Aug
27

Gbowee talks to African youths

The 2011 Noble Peace Prize Winner and Liberia’s peace activist Leymah Gbowee has outlined several issues that young Africans must pay keen attention to if the continent is to be developed.   Ms. Gbowee wants the youths to cultivate the spirit of voluntarism, a sense of philanthropy, good morals, love for humanity, and intellectual development […]

Read More
The former maternity wing of Ubari hospital in southern Libya was shelled during fighting
Photo: Tom Westcott/IRIN
Aug
27

A Libyan desert town fends for itself

Civilians in the oasis town of Ubari in southern Libya are trapped in a conflict that has cut them off from the outside world. Supplies and aid are almost non-existent, the hospital barely functions and the wounded often die of their injuries before they can get the assistance they need. Karim al-Misry sits in one […]

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Eddie Komboigo not qualified to run
Aug
26

Election: Burkina Faso excludes Campaore allies

Burkina Faso’s constitutional council has declared more than 40 people linked to former President Blaise Compaore’s ruling alliance ineligible for an October legislative election. The West African country, currently ruled by a transitional government, will also choose on Oct. 11 a successor for Compaore who was toppled by street protests as he sought to modify […]

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prousa2
Aug
24

Pro USA is now Yes, Inc.

Thanks to a youth-led rebranding effort, Pro USA has a new name and a new youth success coaching program. This summer Yes, Inc. (formerly Pro USA) is rolling out its new identity, along with a new youth success-coaching program. Yes, Inc.’s startup Success Plan program pairs underrepresented youth with volunteer coaches to realize each youth’s vision […]

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yll
Aug
21

Young Liberians hold summit in US

A summit of youthful Liberians is convening in the US to discuss important issues affecting Liberia. During the Young Liberians Summit in Sacramento, California put together by the Young E’nnovative Leaders of Liberia (YELL), topics like Liberia’s education system, poverty reduction, self-renewing behavior and encouraging innovation will be on the table. A number of young Liberian speakers are lined […]

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Fighters from the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad (MNLA) patrol Djebok, an area some 50 kilometre's east of Mali's northern region of Gao, which they seized following fighting with government forces in May 2014. Photo: Katarina Höije/IRIN
Aug
20

No end to Mali conflict

More than eight weeks after a landmark peace accord between Mali’s Bamako government and a Tuareg-led rebel coalition brought hope of an end to years of unrest, little has been done to end the fighting and militancy is once again on the rise. In recent months, Mali has experienced some of the worst violence since […]

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Above is a scene from Joe Gbaba's "The Minstrel's Tales" performed by Dehkontee Artists Theatre at the Centennial Memorial Pavilion in 1992. Promoting cultural awareness is very crucial to maintaining stability, national unity, and sustainable peace, rehabilitation and reconciliation in a post war society. We believe that with the requisite financial, material, and moral supports in place we can do an excellent job of once again reuniting our people and creating national consciousness through the promotion of our national hegemony via the performing arts--through drama, music, dance, etc.
Aug
19

Dehkontee Artists plan European tour

We are planning to travel to Europe on a performance tour to promote the culture and history of our beloved country, Liberia. Also, we hope to raise much needed funds to help us provide much needed services to the people of Liberia in the realms of civic education to prepare the citizens for the forthcoming […]

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Cllr. Scott (right)  presents NCC report and CDs of the 1986 Constitution in the vernaculars to President Sirleaf
Aug
18

Liberian constitutional review completed

Liberia’s Constitution Review Committee (CRC) on Monday presented its final report on the National Constitution Conference (NCC). Presented to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the report also contains recommendations to amend the West African country’s constitution  as well as several CDs of the 1986 Liberian Constitution in the 16 local vernaculars.   Speaking during a formal presentation ceremony at […]

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