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January 2013

Introduction There was unease in the air. The account of a chief who imposed a fine of Le 800,000 ($186) on a petty trader and then locked her up in his house when she could

Addis Ababa, 24 Jan 2013: Ministers of Foreign Affairs and other ministers designated by the governments of AU Member States, who constitute the Executive Council of the African Union, started their 25th Ordinary session on

The Attitudinal and Behavioural Change (ABC) Secretariat stormed at least two schools and an Ataya Base in Makeni on Tuesday 22nd January 2013 to lecture on civic-rights and responsibilities.  (Photo: Programme Manager Mr. Ishmeal Cole

Statement to the Permanent Representatives’ Committee of the African Union by Zainab Hawa Bangura, United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict 23 January 2013 Excellencies, I wish to thank you for the opportunity

Hon. Dr. Samura Mathew Wilson Kamara, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (in photo) is attending the 22nd Ordinary Session of the Executive Council which is underway in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The confab will be

Executive Director and National Coordinator cum Second-in-Command at the Attitudinal and Behavioural Change (ABC) Secretariat, Dr. Ivan Ajibola Thomas and Madam Nanette Thomas respectively have delivered educative and interesting lectures in Makeni City on democracy,

DAVOS, January 24, 2013 – The Director General of the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Kandeh K. Yumkella, is playing a leading role in the 43rd annual meeting of the World Economic Forum taking place

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Addis Ababa, 23rd January 2013 – Mrs Fatima Haram Acyl, African Union Commissioner for Trade and Industry, held a press briefing on 22 January 2013 at the margins of the 20th AU Summit to update

When Sierra Leoneans voted for President Koroma and his APC , 2007 and the recent one in late 2012 they did so aspiring for a government based on the essential values of human rights, equality,

Addis Ababa, 23rd January 2013 – Dr Aisha Laraba Abdulahi, African Union (AU) Commissioner for Political Affairs briefed the media attending the 20th AU Summit on the just concluded Year of Shared Values. “Shared Values

Addis Ababa, 23 January 2013 – AUC’s Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture Mrs Rhoda Peace Tumusiime (in photo), has reiterated that commendable progress has been achieved in the agricultural sector on the continent. Addressing the

“Leading through adversity”, “The Economic Malaise and its Perils”, “Creating Economic Dynamism” – these are some of the panels taking place here in Davos at this year’s World Economic Forum.  (Photo: Guy Ryder, author) For many

The outgoing deputy minister of Social Welfare Gender and Children’s Affairs, Madam Rosaline Oya Sankoh (in photo) is alleged to have vandalized her office while leaving following her dismissal from that office in a new

The newly appointed Minister of Trade and Industry, Alhaji Usman Boie Kamara, has taken office after swearing the oath of office administered by His Excellency, President Ernest Bai Koroma at State House on Monday 21