Darfur Disarmament – Local Leaders Fear More War Than Peace

[Nuba Reports] Darfur tribal leaders fear the recent government-led disarmament exercise in the region may lead to further conflict than peace. While the local representatives support the idea of disarmament, they believe the implementation procedures …

[Nuba Reports] Darfur tribal leaders fear the recent government-led disarmament exercise in the region may lead to further conflict than peace. While the local representatives support the idea of disarmament, they believe the implementation procedures and the armed group assigned to conduct the task may incur further regional strife.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

The Young Faces in Kenya’s New Political Arena

[Nation] On August 8 this year, Kenyans participated in the general election, the second under the new constitution. In many counties, new leaders were elected, rendering the old ones jobless.

[Nation] On August 8 this year, Kenyans participated in the general election, the second under the new constitution. In many counties, new leaders were elected, rendering the old ones jobless.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Retired EPs Officers Complain to Legislature

[New Dawn] Twenty-nine retired personnel of the elite Executive Protection Services or EPS have filed a formal complaint to the Liberian Legislature against their former boss, Director Sam Gaye, alleging wrongful retirement.

[New Dawn] Twenty-nine retired personnel of the elite Executive Protection Services or EPS have filed a formal complaint to the Liberian Legislature against their former boss, Director Sam Gaye, alleging wrongful retirement.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Criminal Rate Slightly Increased in August, Say Police

[Iwacu] The Ministry of Public security reported that the security situation was generally good throughout the country in August. Pierre Nkurikiye, the spokesperson for the Ministry of Public security said, without giving many details, that the crime r…

[Iwacu] The Ministry of Public security reported that the security situation was generally good throughout the country in August. Pierre Nkurikiye, the spokesperson for the Ministry of Public security said, without giving many details, that the crime rate slightly increased due to cases of robbery and criminality compared to the previous month. He said, however, the number of grenade explosions has decreased and caused one death and several injuries.

source: AllAfrica News: Burundi

Senate Cast Vote of No Confidence in Education Minister

[New Dawn] Members of the Liberian Senate overwhelmingly declare vote of no confidence Thursday, 31 August in the Minister of Education, George Werner. Minister Werner had earlier posted on his Facebook page weeks back, “Da book we will eat?” Werner co…

[New Dawn] Members of the Liberian Senate overwhelmingly declare vote of no confidence Thursday, 31 August in the Minister of Education, George Werner. Minister Werner had earlier posted on his Facebook page weeks back, "Da book we will eat?" Werner continued: "To the book people, education does not promote equality and share prosperity." The Minister then goes on to categorize the debate as "Tabata," (in the Kru dialect means nonsense).

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Senate Casts Vote of No Confidence Against Education Minister

[Observer] The Liberian Senate late yesterday evening reportedly cast a vote of no confidence against Education Minister George Werner, for utterances the Senators said were against the promotion of education in the country. Reports received by this pa…

[Observer] The Liberian Senate late yesterday evening reportedly cast a vote of no confidence against Education Minister George Werner, for utterances the Senators said were against the promotion of education in the country. Reports received by this paper said the lawmakers took the decision after an executive (closed door) session.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Eating Our Way to the Grave – the Obesity Epidemic in Liberia

[New Dawn] In 2010 the problem of obesity became a bigger public-health problem than world hunger, according to the Global Burden of Disease Study. Obesity, defined by the World Health Organization as “an abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that may…

[New Dawn] In 2010 the problem of obesity became a bigger public-health problem than world hunger, according to the Global Burden of Disease Study. Obesity, defined by the World Health Organization as "an abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that may impair health" has more than doubled worldwide in the past twenty years. More than 1.9 billion adults worldwide are overweight, and of these, 600 million are obese. The people of the world are becoming bigger, and the Republic of Liberia is no different.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia