Graca Machel Urges Better Nutrition for Mothers, Children

[allAfrica] Cape Town -One of every four children under five years old in southern Africa suffers from stunted growth in that they are too short for their age, often as a result of inadequate nutrition.

[allAfrica] Cape Town -One of every four children under five years old in southern Africa suffers from stunted growth in that they are too short for their age, often as a result of inadequate nutrition.

source: AllAfrica News: Swaziland

‘Nearly U.S.$10 Million Spent On Maintenance of Aircrafts, Over D72 M On Hajj Packages’-Lamin Cham

[Foroyaa] The Managing Director of the Gambia International Airline (GIA), Lamin Cham, yesterday revealed to the ‘Janneh’ Commission that about ten Million US Dollars was spent on the maintenance of some of the States Aircraft’s, within a period of thr…

[Foroyaa] The Managing Director of the Gambia International Airline (GIA), Lamin Cham, yesterday revealed to the 'Janneh' Commission that about ten Million US Dollars was spent on the maintenance of some of the States Aircraft's, within a period of three years and over D72, 000,000 was spent by the office of the former president on Hajj packages, from the year 2011.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia

Agriculture and Tourism Watch

[Foroyaa] The Ministry of Finance must be getting ready to give his budget speech to inform the Gambian people, how the economy of the country is faring and what benefits it would give to the people in terms of employment, salary increases and improved…

[Foroyaa] The Ministry of Finance must be getting ready to give his budget speech to inform the Gambian people, how the economy of the country is faring and what benefits it would give to the people in terms of employment, salary increases and improved services.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia

Will Gambia Reach Out to the Authorities in Libya to Protect Its Citizens?

[Foroyaa] A former Libyan Ambassador had earlier volunteered to look after the affairs of Gambians stranded in Libya. The Government should explore the possibility of having a Libyan citizen serving as Honourary Counsel, in order to protect the interes…

[Foroyaa] A former Libyan Ambassador had earlier volunteered to look after the affairs of Gambians stranded in Libya. The Government should explore the possibility of having a Libyan citizen serving as Honourary Counsel, in order to protect the interest of Gambians stranded in Libya. It is reported that they are given information that monies are to be given to them by IOM upon their return. Their expectations are being frustrated which has led to some disquiet. Their plight should be handled with greater sensitivity

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia

Ratings Agency Warns of Borrowing Difficulties

[Moody’s] London -The risk of sovereign financing stress is building in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) as the peak of maturing international debt approaches and countries contend with deteriorating credit quality, rising interest rates and an untested instit…

[Moody's] London -The risk of sovereign financing stress is building in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) as the peak of maturing international debt approaches and countries contend with deteriorating credit quality, rising interest rates and an untested institutional capacity to take mitigating action, Moody's Investors Service said in a report today.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Police Dismiss Gunfire Against Costa’s Vehicle

[New Dawn] The Liberia National Police (LNP) and its UNMIL Chinese counterparts have completed investigation with respect to the alleged shooting incident involving the vehicle of talk show host Henry Costa, ruling out any possibility of gunshot being …

[New Dawn] The Liberia National Police (LNP) and its UNMIL Chinese counterparts have completed investigation with respect to the alleged shooting incident involving the vehicle of talk show host Henry Costa, ruling out any possibility of gunshot being fired at Mr. Costa's vehicle.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

LNP Denies Brutalizing Students

[New Dawn] The Liberia National Police (LNP) has denied claims of brutalizing protesting students at the University of Liberia (UL) on Monday, 20 November on Capitol Hill. Police spokesman Sam Collins told the Truth Breakfast Show on Truth 96.1 Fm on T…

[New Dawn] The Liberia National Police (LNP) has denied claims of brutalizing protesting students at the University of Liberia (UL) on Monday, 20 November on Capitol Hill. Police spokesman Sam Collins told the Truth Breakfast Show on Truth 96.1 Fm on Tuesday, 21 November via-mobile that the police did not brutalize anyone as claimed by student leader Jerome Bernard.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

President Sirleaf to Address Business Conference

[New Dawn] President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf is expected to address Liberian entrepreneurs, business executives, local and international partners, members of the diplomatic corps, youth and cross-section of stakeholders at the Liberian Marketplace or Sma…

[New Dawn] President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf is expected to address Liberian entrepreneurs, business executives, local and international partners, members of the diplomatic corps, youth and cross-section of stakeholders at the Liberian Marketplace or Small Business Administration (SBA) annual MSME Conference scheduled to take place on 25 November at the Nancy B. Doe Jorkpen Town Market in Sinkor, suburb of Monrovia.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Business Group Wants U.S. Issues Travel Ban On Politician

[New Dawn] The Liberian Entrepreneurs and Vendors United for Economic Stability, a local business group here is calling on the United States government through its embassy here to place a travel ban on politicians that are calling for interim government.

[New Dawn] The Liberian Entrepreneurs and Vendors United for Economic Stability, a local business group here is calling on the United States government through its embassy here to place a travel ban on politicians that are calling for interim government.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

The Danger of Reverting to War, and the Prospect of Maintaining Peace and Stability in Liberia

[NEWS] Liberians from all walks of life are very better about returning to the ugly past of “war”. Many have realized that the first Liberian Civil war was an internal conflict in Liberia from the period of 1989 until 1997 orchestrated by politicians f…

[NEWS] Liberians from all walks of life are very better about returning to the ugly past of "war". Many have realized that the first Liberian Civil war was an internal conflict in Liberia from the period of 1989 until 1997 orchestrated by politicians for the ascendency of power.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia