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2012-02-28 08:24:43 UN Agency Funds Farming Improvement Projects [UN News] A new initiative aimed at improving food security in Sudan will provide the country's smallholder farmers with improved seeds and soil to fight the threat of drought, the United Nations fund tasked with promoting rural development has announced.

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Monday, 07-06-15, 15:24Finance Ministry 'Hooked' in the Management of Over U.S.$ 200 Million in GAC Audit Report[Heritage] The just released audit of the Government of Liberia (GOL) Consolidated Fund Financial Statements by the General Auditing Commission (GAC) says, overall, the activities undertaken by the authorities of the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP) in the management of the GoL Consolidated Funds were 'marred with a number of irregularities and internal control deficiencies'.
Monday, 07-06-15, 15:24New World Bank Country Director for Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone[Heritage] In this position, his top three priorities will be to: (i) work closely with the three partner countries to provide innovative products and services that respond to their diverse development challenges and contribute to achieving sustainable economic growth and poverty reduction, with a specific emphasis on post-Ebola recovery; (ii) manage the Accra office and lead and support staff and the country management team, working closely with internal and external partners, to enhance results; and (iii) contribut
Monday, 07-06-15, 15:12UK Troops Make Significant Contribution to Ebola Fight[PR Newswire] London -This weekend saw the return of 105 UK and Canadian military personnel from Sierra Leone.
Monday, 07-06-15, 15:08Jammeh Pardons 85 Prisoners[The Point] President Yahya Jammeh has pardoned 85 prisoners in respect of the month of Ramadan, according to a statement aired by the state TV at the weekend.
Monday, 07-06-15, 15:08Compassionate Appeal for Jailed Gambian Lady in UK[The Point] The Point has learnt that an urgent 'compassionate appeal' is currently ongoing for 'clemency for removal' of a Gambian lady who was recently arrested, detained and subsequently jailed for 'involvement in a planned sham marriage.'

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