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2013-02-11 13:08:50 Pres. Sirleaf Hailed for Executive Order Number 44 [Inquirer]In spite of the moratorium on Private Use Permits (PUP) to protect the nation's forests, the Assistant Managing Director for Administration and Finance at the Forestry Development Authority (FDA) Mr. P. Emmanuel Munyeneh has commended President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for the imposition of Executive Order #44 which he believes would help the process to reform the forestry sector.

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Thursday, 04-17-14, 13:56Journalists Protest in Cairo, Demand Protection During Coverage[Aswat Masriya]Cairo -Dozens of journalists held a vigil outside the Journalist's Syndicate on Thursday while carrying pens and cameras. They demanded protection against "being targeted during their coverage of news."
Thursday, 04-17-14, 13:42IPI Members Call for Court Review of South African Bill[IPI]Cape Town -Leading global journalists are urging South African President Jacob Zuma to send controversial legislation to the Constitutional Court for review amid concerns that the bill could block reporters' access to sensitive public information.
Thursday, 04-17-14, 13:40Ken Best Among 66 'World Press Freedom Heroes' in Cape Town This Weekend[Observer]"A Celebration of 20 Years of Freedom," exclaims a banner in bold, electric print on the website of the International Press Institute's 2014 World Congress opening up this weekend in Cape Town, South Africa.
Thursday, 04-17-14, 13:28Mugabe to Wield Axe[Financial Gazette]PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe is mulling a roots and branch shake-up of his Cabinet, informed in part by the poor performance of some of his lieutenants and lately the apparent lack of self-restraint and indiscipline by some of the so-called young Turks, the Financial Gazette can exclusively reveal. Last September, the ZANU-PF leader appointed a 26-member Cabinet comprising allies from his previous administration in which he shared power with Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, who
Thursday, 04-17-14, 12:58Public Confidence in Judiciary Plummets[IWPR]Recent dismissals further increase dissatisfaction with national justice system

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