Three to Spend Christmas Behind Bars for Allegedly Assaulting KZN Nurses

[News24Wire] Three men are expected to appear at the KwaDukuza Magistrate’s Court on December 28 for causing mayhem and assaulting staff in KwaDukuza Clinic in KwaZulu-Natal last week.

[News24Wire] Three men are expected to appear at the KwaDukuza Magistrate's Court on December 28 for causing mayhem and assaulting staff in KwaDukuza Clinic in KwaZulu-Natal last week.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Ecowas Names January ’16’ Human Rights Day in Honor of President Sirleaf

[Liberia Govt] Abuja -ECOWAS leaders meeting at the just ended Fiftieth Ordinary Session of the Authority of Heads of State and Government – has named January 16 each year as ECOWAS Human Rights Day in honor of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia.

[Liberia Govt] Abuja -ECOWAS leaders meeting at the just ended Fiftieth Ordinary Session of the Authority of Heads of State and Government - has named January 16 each year as ECOWAS Human Rights Day in honor of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

In Tunisia, 62,000 Voices Call Out for Justice

[ICTJ] “I hesitated a lot before giving this testimony. But after much debate, I decided that history is not to be written in the palaces.” These were the opening words of Bechir Laabidi’s testimony at the second public hearing organized by Tunisia’s T…

[ICTJ] "I hesitated a lot before giving this testimony. But after much debate, I decided that history is not to be written in the palaces." These were the opening words of Bechir Laabidi's testimony at the second public hearing organized by Tunisia's Truth and Dignity Commission (TDC). Laabidi, a miner and trade unionist, talked about the torture he and his son endured when detained by security forces during President Ben Ali's regime.

source: AllAfrica News: Tunisia

President Mahama Reveals Future Plans

[Ghana Star] Outgoing President John Dramani Mahama has revealed that he is going to take a significant break from political activities after his handover in January. This is for him to rest after working so hard for a long time.

[Ghana Star] Outgoing President John Dramani Mahama has revealed that he is going to take a significant break from political activities after his handover in January. This is for him to rest after working so hard for a long time.

source: AllAfrica News: Ghana

University Says Fulfilling Community Engagement

[Ethiopian Herald] One of the tasks of the country’s public universities is to address major problems of the community in their respective areas through research and community intervention.

[Ethiopian Herald] One of the tasks of the country's public universities is to address major problems of the community in their respective areas through research and community intervention.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Dealing With the Razzmatazz and Euphoria of Mount Coffee Hydropower Plant

[Observer] National debates must be characterized by patriotism, sincerity and substance. We must hold our leaders accountable by what they say they will do for the people. We must never run away from speaking the truth even if it hurts. The debate sur…

[Observer] National debates must be characterized by patriotism, sincerity and substance. We must hold our leaders accountable by what they say they will do for the people. We must never run away from speaking the truth even if it hurts. The debate surrounding Mount Coffee Hydropower Plant is becoming increasingly interesting and I thought to weigh in from where I sit. This is just an initial analysis, but I shall endeavor to publish a full column of my thoughts in due course.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Pro Temp Lauds Ellen for Dedication of Hydro

[Observer] The President Pro Tempore of the Senate has written a letter to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf congratulating her and the Government of Liberia (GoL) for the formal turning on of the Mount Coffee Hydropower Plant after 26 years of dormancy.

[Observer] The President Pro Tempore of the Senate has written a letter to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf congratulating her and the Government of Liberia (GoL) for the formal turning on of the Mount Coffee Hydropower Plant after 26 years of dormancy.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Ecowas to Assist Liberia’s Elections in 2017

[Observer] With presidential and legislative elections scheduled in Liberia in October 2017, ECOWAS Heads of State and Government have directed the ECOWAS Commission to provide the necessary assistance to Liberia in conformity with the relevant provisi…

[Observer] With presidential and legislative elections scheduled in Liberia in October 2017, ECOWAS Heads of State and Government have directed the ECOWAS Commission to provide the necessary assistance to Liberia in conformity with the relevant provisions of the ECOWAS Protocol on Democracy and Good Governance.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia