President Grants Executive Clemency – Identifies With JFK Hospital

[Liberia Govt] President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Thursday, December 22, 2016 granted Executive Clemency to 34 inmates of the Monrovia Central Prison as part of her Pre-Christmas and New Year activities. Traditionally, the Liberian leader uses her disc…

[Liberia Govt] President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Thursday, December 22, 2016 granted Executive Clemency to 34 inmates of the Monrovia Central Prison as part of her Pre-Christmas and New Year activities. Traditionally, the Liberian leader uses her discretion to grant pardon to grant Executive Clemency.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Thousands of Detainees Freed – Half Remain in Detention

[HRW] It’s good news that Ethiopia’s government has announced the release of 9,800 people detained for their participation in anti-government protests. But they represent fewer than half of the 24,000 people detained since a countrywide state of emerge…

[HRW] It's good news that Ethiopia's government has announced the release of 9,800 people detained for their participation in anti-government protests. But they represent fewer than half of the 24,000 people detained since a countrywide state of emergency began on October 9. And most never should have been arrested. The state of emergency has had catastrophic rights implications for Ethiopians, and the factors that prompted it remain unresolved.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

At Least 34 Dead in DR Congo Violence, Says Rights Group

[Deutsche Welle] Mediators have warned that the mineral-rich country may slide back into civil conflict if a political solution is not reached. More than 3 million were killed in back-to-back civil wars at the turn of the century.

[Deutsche Welle] Mediators have warned that the mineral-rich country may slide back into civil conflict if a political solution is not reached. More than 3 million were killed in back-to-back civil wars at the turn of the century.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

Nonde Shamed Further as HRC Confirm Abuse at Horse Shoe Restaurant

There was more bad news for Labour Minister Joyce Nonde for backing abusive Horse Shoe owners when the Human Rights Commission confirmed that employees were abused by the owners of the uptown restaurant. Nonde incensed the public when she gave … Continued

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There was more bad news for Labour Minister Joyce Nonde for backing abusive Horse Shoe owners when the Human Rights Commission confirmed that employees were abused by the owners of the uptown restaurant. Nonde incensed the public when she gave the all clear to the proprietors of the public eating place by almost praising them as a model employer. The former trade unionist went out of her way for calling for arrest of a member of the public Mika Mwambazi who alerted the public to the abusive employers. The Human Rights Commission have laid it bare for the public. A social media campaign ensued that with the public commencing an “I Stand with Mika†campaign. Below is the Human Rights Commission letter: The post Nonde Shamed Further as HRC Confirm Abuse at Horse Shoe Restaurant appeared first on Zambia Reports.

source: Zambia Reports

‘Master’ Kalaba In Final CAF Player of The Year Award Race

Chipolopolo skipper Rainford Kalaba is still flying the country’s flag high after having made the top three of players in line to win the African Player of the Year award based on the continent. Kalaba who is making the top … Continued

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Chipolopolo skipper Rainford Kalaba is still flying the country’s flag high after having made the top three of players in line to win the African Player of the Year award based on the continent. Kalaba who is making the top three for the second time has largely been nominated on his exploits in the black and white of CAF Confederation Cup winners TP Mazembe. He was first nominated in 2012 on the back of Zambia winning the Africa Cup in Gabon. The ‘Master’ will compete for the top slot with CAF Champions League winners Khama Billiat and David Onyango. In the race for the African Footballer of the Year Gabonese midfielder Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will compete with Algeria Winger Riyad Mahrez and Senegalese Winger Sadio Mané. The trio made the cut following votes from Head Coaches or Technical Directors of the National Associations affiliated to CAF, Media Committee, Technical & Football committee and a panel of Media Experts. Egypt’s Mohamed Salah and Islam Slimani of Algeria failed to make the final list. Winners will be unveiled at the Glo-CAF Awards Gala on Thursday, 5 January 2017 in Abuja, Nigeria. Below are the top three (in alphabetical order): African Player of the Year Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon & Borussia Dortmund) Riyad Mahrez (Algeria & Leicester City) Sadio Mané (Senegal & Liverpool) African Player of the Year – Based in Africa Denis Onyango (Uganda & Mamelodi Sundowns) Khama Billiat (Zimbabwe & Mamelodi Sundowns) Rainford Kalaba (Zambia & TP Mazembe) The post ‘Master’ Kalaba In Final CAF Player of The Year Award Race appeared first on Zambia Reports.

source: Zambia Reports

My Govt Will Not Compete With the Private Sector – Akufo-Addo

[Ghana Star] The President Elect Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has promised members of the Private Enterprise Federation(PEF) that his administration will not compete with the private sector for funds.

[Ghana Star] The President Elect Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has promised members of the Private Enterprise Federation(PEF) that his administration will not compete with the private sector for funds.

source: AllAfrica News: Ghana

Three Years Into Conflict, Humanitarian Needs Continue to Rise – UN

[UN News] Since fighting first erupted in South Sudan three years back, tens of thousands have died, food insecurity and acute malnutrition are at unprecedented levels, and more than three million have been driven from their homes the United Nations hu…

[UN News] Since fighting first erupted in South Sudan three years back, tens of thousands have died, food insecurity and acute malnutrition are at unprecedented levels, and more than three million have been driven from their homes the United Nations humanitarian arm has reported.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan

Currency Drop Squeezes Christmas Spending

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The sudden increase of the exchange rate between the U.S. and Liberian dollars is heralding hardship for many Liberians and as a result, not many are shopping for Christmas. Both sellers and buyers are feeling the pinch.

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The sudden increase of the exchange rate between the U.S. and Liberian dollars is heralding hardship for many Liberians and as a result, not many are shopping for Christmas. Both sellers and buyers are feeling the pinch.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Liberia’s Finance Minister Admits Economy Hit By Recession

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Liberia’s economy is in recession and chances of salvaging it in the short term is far-fetched, Finance and Development Planning Boima Kamara told a news conference in Monrovia Wednesday.

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Liberia's economy is in recession and chances of salvaging it in the short term is far-fetched, Finance and Development Planning Boima Kamara told a news conference in Monrovia Wednesday.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia