Thursday, 11-27-14, 13:21Country Prepares to Mark the First Anniversary of Mandela's Death[SAnews.gov.za]Cape Town -Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini has called on all sectors of society to use the first anniversary of the passing of former President Nelson Mandela to keep his memory alive and to promote social cohesion.
Thursday, 11-27-14, 12:10Govt Bans Beach-Going Over Ebola Fears[FrontPageAfrica]For the first time in years Liberians will have to do without the beaches on what is unarguably the biggest holiday in the Ebola-hit post-war nation. November 29 is the birth anniversary of Liberia's18th and longest serving president, William V.S. Tubman, which is observed as a national holiday. But this year, the Liberian government ordered all beaches operating across the country closed on November 29.
Thursday, 11-27-14, 12:10Trial Shows Need to Combat Female Genital Mutilation[HRW]Beirut -Egyptian authorities need to take clear action to end the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) following the country's first trial on the crime ending in acquittals, Human Rights Watch said today.
Thursday, 11-27-14, 12:10UN Crisis Response Mission Opens New Office[UN News]The newest outpost of the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) became operational today, while a new head of its Guinea office was named and the World Health Organization reported that the number of cases had stabilized in Guinea, had stabilized or declined in Liberia but may still be on rise in Sierra Leone.