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2012-03-16 09:47:40 ICC/ Lubanga - World Hails ICC Verdict On Child Soldiers [Hirondelle] Arusha - The United States and senior officials with European Union and United Nations have hailed the conviction of Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for enlisting and using child soldiers to fight in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in 2002 and 2003.

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Monday, 04-20-15, 15:25'Police Did'not Kill' - Deputy Police Chief Tells Motorcyclists[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Liberia's Deputy Police Director for Operations Col. Abraham Kromah has told motorcyclists at the ELWA Junction in Paynesville that the Police did not kill any motorcyclist as was reported last Wednesday in Duport Road Zubah Town. Violence broke out on Wednesday between the Police and commercial motorcyclists in Paynesville following reports that a Police officer killed a motorcyclist while in pursuit of the biker for traffic violation. The violence led to the burning of a Police station in the commercial
Monday, 04-20-15, 15:25World Bank Group New Financing to Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone[FrontPageAfrica] Washington -The World Bank Group (WBG) announced Friday that it would provide at least US$650 million during the next 12 to 18 months to help Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone recover from the devastating social and economic impact of the Ebola crisis and advance their longer-term development needs. The new WBG pledge brings the organization's total financing for Ebola response and recovery efforts to date to US$1.62 billion.
Monday, 04-20-15, 15:22Western Sahara - Messahel Reiterates Algeria's Position[Algerie Presse Service] Madrid -Minister for Maghreb and African Affairs Abdelkader Messahel underlined Algeria's position towards the issue of Western Sahara, emphasizing the support to the Sahrawi people's right to self-determination, in a two-day visit paid to Spain and ended on Friday.
Monday, 04-20-15, 15:04Messahel, Spanish Officials Discuss Crisis in Libya, Its Political Settlement[Algerie Presse Service] Madrid -The crisis in Libya and its political settlement were the main issues discussed by Minister for Maghreb and African Affairs Abdelkader Messahel with Spanish officials, during his two-day visit to Madrid.
Monday, 04-20-15, 15:03Prosecution to Appeal Mubarak-Era Minister's Acquittal in Gas Exportation to Israel Case[Aswat Masriya] Cairo -Egypt's top prosecutor will appeal a court ruling acquitting former president Hosni Mubarak's Petroleum Minister of the charge of exporting gas to Israel below market prices, he announced on Saturday.

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