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2012-03-16 11:49:24 President Obiang and Kleptocrats in Africa [Fahamu] Africa's greedy rulers have looted the immense resources of their own countries, leaving the people poor and desperate. The continent's people must rise up and hold the rulers to account through proper governance mechanisms that will ensure transparent management of national resources.

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Tuesday, 07-22-14, 11:34Mahama's Lamentations Over Donor Deafness[Ghanaian Chronicle]President John Dramani Mahama has taken his disappointment with the donor community or our development partners to the National House of Chiefs.
Tuesday, 07-22-14, 11:32Defamation No Longer Criminal[The Herald]The Constitutional Court has removed from the statutes Section 31 (a) (iii) of theCriminal Law (Codification and Reform Act), which criminalised defamation. This means defamation is no longer a criminal offence.
Tuesday, 07-22-14, 11:27Targeting CAR's Predators[IRIN]Bangui -The UN sanctions committee unveiled a report on 11 July detailing the alleged involvement of named individuals and armed groups in major human rights violations in the Central African Republic (CAR). The report by a panel of experts on CAR also presents evidence on the groups' sources of funding and weapons, and names individuals believed to be involved in trafficking natural resources, and funding, organizing and mani
Tuesday, 07-22-14, 11:22Why Inclusive Dialogue Matters in CAR[African Arguments]Last June, when I first arrived in the Central African Republic (CAR), one of the resident ex-pats suggested I visit 'Cinq Kilo' - Bangui's largest market. 'It's rowdy, but fun.' He said. 'Take someone local with you; it's famous for pickpockets too.' I liked the market, and soon felt confident enough to take one of the shared yellow public taxis back there alone. Speaking Arabic helped me bargain, as the vast majority of traders in Cinq Kilo were Muslim.
Tuesday, 07-22-14, 11:18SPLM-in Opposition - Visit to Uganda Is Historical and a Peace Mission to Stabilize the Region[SSNA]As the IGAD led peace talks enters a critical stage, the leadership of SPLM/A takes the opportunity of extending its visitation to Uganda. Uganda is one of the principal members of East African community, IGAD and a major player in the great lakes region. Since the beginning of the crisis in South Sudan communication barrier had been our major problem and this is unacceptable considering the historical ties that the two countries share.

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