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“Execution-style murder”: Radio Somaliweyn manager gunned down outside Mogadishu home

February 29, 2012 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

African Press Organization (APO) 29 February, 2012 Reporters Without Borders is stunned to learn that Abukar Hassan Mohamoud, the manager of Mogadishu-based radio Somaliweyn, was shot dead today outside his home in the capital’s Aargada district by two men armed with pistols. The press freedom organization condemns his cold-blooded murder, [Read More]

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Sierra Leoneans in the Diaspora celebrate the Black Loyalists’ founding of Freetown

February 29, 2012 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Dennis Kabatto 29 February 2012 Organizers of the ‘Sierra Leone Black Loyalists’ celebrations are elated over the massive turnout of Sierra Leoneans, who thronged the Busboys & Poets Café in Washington, DC, for what they called a first of its kind commemoration of Sierra Leonean and African American history in [Read More]

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“Nigeria’s economic growth is projected to remain robust in 2012” – says IMF

February 28, 2012 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

ABUJA, Nigeria, 28 February, 2012 – African Press Organization (APO) On February 22, 2012, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the 2011 Article IV consultation with Nigeria. Economic growth remains strong in Nigeria, with non-oil real gross domestic product (GDP) estimated to have grown at 8.3 [Read More]

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“Ghana hatches start-ups with high hurdles” – says Wall Street Journal’s Market Watch

February 28, 2012 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

28 February 2012 In a light blue, three-story concrete house in the suburbs of Ghana’s capital, young entrepreneurs are developing online applications they hope will make them into the Mark Zuckerbergs of Africa. They spend long days and nights coding, strategizing and preparing to launch new software companies in an [Read More]

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Special Court for Sierra Leone: Justice Philip Waki of Kenya sworn in as Alternate Appeal Judge

February 28, 2012 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

28 February 2012 The African Press Organization (APO) has reported that Justice Philip Nyamu Waki, a prominent Kenyan jurist, was sworn in on Monday, 27 February, 2012, as an alternate judge of the Special Court’s Appeals Chamber. The solemn declaration was witnessed by Attorney-General and Minister of Justice Franklyn Bai [Read More]

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Politics in Sierra Leone: The challenge of the moment

February 27, 2012 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Raymond Dele Awoonor-Gordon 27 February 2012 History has shown that ordinary people, with a common purpose can take on an incredible challenge and accomplish goals they never dreamt possible. So the task ahead of us as Sierra Leoneans, especially this year, is to create a framework for confronting the continuous [Read More]

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“We have waited long enough for safe drinking water and electricity” – says the people of Lungi and Freetown

February 23, 2012 Abdul Rashid Thomas 1

23 February 2012 The people of Port Loko District in Sierra Leone, this week vented their anger and frustration to the government for its persistent failure to keep to its promise of providing electricity and drinking water to their communities. The government had prioritised the provision of safe, clean drinking [Read More]

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NEC gaining the confidence of all sides as 2012 election voter registration process picks up pace

February 22, 2012 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

22 February 2012 The latest figures released by the National Electoral Commission (NEC) on registered voters for the coming November presidential and general elections in Sierra Leone, show a significant surge, after a rather faulty start. It seems the NEC has finally got its act together, following widespread accusations of poor [Read More]

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“2012 is the Year for Change in Sierra Leone – and Africa” – says Sierra Leone’s opposition SLPP party leader – Maada Bio

February 22, 2012 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

22 February 2012 Sierra Leone’s former Head of State – Julius Maada Bio, and now presidential candidate for the opposition SLPP in the forthcoming elections taking place in November, is making tremendous headway in presenting himself and his party as the president and government in waiting. He is calling for [Read More]