Al Shabaab Clashes With Local Militia in Somalia

[Shabelle] A heavy fighting broke out between Al Shabaab militants and local armed militiamen in Somalia’s southern Lower Shabelle province on Tuesday. Tuesday’s battle took place at KM-50 and Barire areas in the region, where has been the scene of rec…

[Shabelle] A heavy fighting broke out between Al Shabaab militants and local armed militiamen in Somalia's southern Lower Shabelle province on Tuesday. Tuesday's battle took place at KM-50 and Barire areas in the region, where has been the scene of recurrent confrontations over the past months, sources said.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Two Alleged Hijackers Killed During Shootout With Police At Verulam, Accomplices Arrested

[SAPS] In the early hours of today, 20 November 2016, Ethekwini Inner North (Inanda) Cluster Trio Crime unit were conducting their crime prevention duties in the area to curb hijackings, business robberies and house robberies. While patrolling the area…

[SAPS] In the early hours of today, 20 November 2016, Ethekwini Inner North (Inanda) Cluster Trio Crime unit were conducting their crime prevention duties in the area to curb hijackings, business robberies and house robberies. While patrolling the area, they saw a suspicious-looking Toyota Quantum which was allegedly hijacked at Inanda this month.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

President Koroma Receives AU Passport

[Sierra Leone Government] President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma on Monday (21/11/2016) received his African Union (AU) Passport presented to him by Sierra Leone’s ambassador to Ethiopia Osman Keh Kamara at State House in Freetown.

[Sierra Leone Government] President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma on Monday (21/11/2016) received his African Union (AU) Passport presented to him by Sierra Leone's ambassador to Ethiopia Osman Keh Kamara at State House in Freetown.

source: AllAfrica News: Sierra Leone

Electronic Government (E-Government)

[Observer] What if you could pay your taxes ONLINE and not have to stand IN LINE at the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) payment window? What if you could apply for driver’s license ONLINE and not have to stand IN LINE at the Ministry of Transport? What…

[Observer] What if you could pay your taxes ONLINE and not have to stand IN LINE at the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) payment window? What if you could apply for driver's license ONLINE and not have to stand IN LINE at the Ministry of Transport? What if you could apply for a job ONLINE by simply uploading and submitting your CV or resume directly to the hiring entity? What if you could anonymously REPORT CORRUPTION or ABUSE online? And what if you could apply for a work PERMIT or PASSPORT while you are in a differe

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Universal Children’s Day – a Wake-Up Call On Child Rights Violations

[Observer] espite enormous progress realized for children since the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1989, the rights of millions of children are being violated every day, UNICEF said today as it marked Universal Children’s Day.

[Observer] espite enormous progress realized for children since the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1989, the rights of millions of children are being violated every day, UNICEF said today as it marked Universal Children's Day.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Children Voice Anger Against ‘Injustice’

[Observer] The 25-year anniversary of the United Nations Convection on the Rights of a Child (UNCRC) was yesterday celebrated by children who took to the principal streets of Monrovia voicing their anger against what they termed as “frequent violence a…

[Observer] The 25-year anniversary of the United Nations Convection on the Rights of a Child (UNCRC) was yesterday celebrated by children who took to the principal streets of Monrovia voicing their anger against what they termed as "frequent violence and injustices" meted against them.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Oxfam Educates Women’s Group On Maputo Protocol

[Observer] Several women’s groups in Liberia, including the National Empowerment Program for Women (NEP) and Rural Women of Margibi County (RWMC), have called on the government to implement the Maputo Protocol, which aims to strengthen the rights of wo…

[Observer] Several women's groups in Liberia, including the National Empowerment Program for Women (NEP) and Rural Women of Margibi County (RWMC), have called on the government to implement the Maputo Protocol, which aims to strengthen the rights of women in the country.

source: AllAfrica News: Mozambique

Lada Launches Agri-Business Investment Network

[Observer] The Liberia Agri-business Development Activity (LADA), a Feed the Future global food security initiative of the U.S Government for Liberia, has launched the Agri-business Investment Network (AIN) of Liberia, in collaboration with the Ministry of Commerce and the Ministry of Agriculture. The AIN was launched on Wednesday, November 16, at the 2016 Micro, Small & Medium Enterprise (MSME) Conference in Monrovia.

[Observer] The Liberia Agri-business Development Activity (LADA), a Feed the Future global food security initiative of the U.S Government for Liberia, has launched the Agri-business Investment Network (AIN) of Liberia, in collaboration with the Ministry of Commerce and the Ministry of Agriculture. The AIN was launched on Wednesday, November 16, at the 2016 Micro, Small & Medium Enterprise (MSME) Conference in Monrovia.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Rep. Kparkar’s Book of Condolence Wednesday

[Observer] The signing of the Book of Condolence for the late Lofa County District # 1 Representative, Eugene Fallah Kparkar, is set for tomorrow, Wednesday, in the Capitol Building Rotunda.

[Observer] The signing of the Book of Condolence for the late Lofa County District # 1 Representative, Eugene Fallah Kparkar, is set for tomorrow, Wednesday, in the Capitol Building Rotunda.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Violence Against Women and Girls a Serious Obstacle to Sustainable Development

[Observer] At long last, there is growing global recognition that violence against women and girls is a human rights violation, public health pandemic and serious obstacle to sustainable development. Yet there is still much more we can and must do to t…

[Observer] At long last, there is growing global recognition that violence against women and girls is a human rights violation, public health pandemic and serious obstacle to sustainable development. Yet there is still much more we can and must do to turn this awareness into meaningful prevention and response.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia