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Ghana must work hard to maintain peace … Says former Liberian refugee.

Iso Paelay, a former Liberian refugee in Ghana, has pleaded with Ghanaians to eschew pride and rather work hard to maintain the peace in the country, explaining that laxity could disturb the country. Greed, accusations and counter-accusations, in addition to unguided utterances on the airwaves, ethnocentrism and trouble ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Three arrested in Kampala with a tonne of ivory.

A Liberian and two suspects from Guinea Bissau have been arrested in Kampala, Uganda's wildlife authority spokesman Simplicious Gessa told this reporter

- Daily Monitor - UG

UK Minister keeps it real with Kenyans on Brexit, AMISOM, Climate Change.

NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 18 - The word was out through the proverbial grapevine that a high ranking British official was in town this week, was it by any chance Boris Johnson who spent his Valentine's in Gambia before heading to Liberia followed by Ghana? No, it wasn't the British Secretary of State for Foreign and

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

UK Government to investigate claims war criminal Charles Taylor 'contacted allies' from UK prison.

Liberia's ex-President Taylor is serving a 50-year sentence in a UK prison for crimes against humanity.

- - UK

Sayon Town Journal: Living in Darkness, but Holding On to Hope in Liberia.

Liberians, 13 years after the civil war ended, are still trying to put back together the pieces that the war ripped apart. Electricity is one of those pieces.

- International NY Times - US

Liberia: Promoting humanitarian principles in law enforcement.

Article | The ICRC continues to help the Liberian authorities respond to humanitarian needs while also strengthening the capacities of institutions in international humanitarian law and international rules and standards in the country.


Africa in the news: Protests continue in English-speaking parts of Cameroon, AU summit concludes, and Liberian businesses strike.

Cameroon's government shuts down internet in the country's English-speaking region Two weeks ago, protests escalated when the Cameroonian government ordered the shutdown of the internet in Anglophone Cameroon, prompting the hashtag #BringBackOurInternet. The region—historically marginalized and discriminated against—has ...

- Brookings - US