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  • Liberian officials investigate border shooting

    Liberian Defence Minister Daniel Chea visited the Liberian-Sierra Leonean border yesterday in the wake of a boat shooting incident involving pro-Kabbah Kamajor militia, Monrovia’s independent...
  • Kampala awaiting summit outcome

    Uganda is awaiting the outcome of the planned Lusaka summit before committing itself to a troop withdrawal from the DRC, the semi-official ‘New Vision’ reported...
  • Military call-up registration underway

    Registration for military conscription began in Angola this week following an intensive media campaign, diplomatic sources in Luanda told IRIN on Wednesday. Over the last...
  • Government defends child rights record

    Regional instability has strongly impacted Guinea’s ability to promote and protect children’s rights, a government delegation told the UN Committee on the Rights of the...
  • Friction in Lusaka

    Meanwhile, Zambian officials said the gathering of regional defence and foreign ministers in Lusaka at the weekend was compromised by differences between the Rwandan and...
  • Relief supplies sent to Kambia

    Meanwhile, in New York, United Nations spokesman Fred Eckhard said on Friday that UN humanitarian workers in Guinea supplied medicines and other relief items to...
  • Relief supplies sent to Kambia

    Meanwhile, in New York, United Nations spokesman Fred Eckhard said on Friday that UN humanitarian workers in Guinea supplied medicines and other relief items to...
  • Thousands on brink of starvation

    WFP today appealed to the warring parties to observe an immediate ceasefire to allow aid agencies to assist hundreds of thousands of Freetown civilians trapped...
  • Wheat flour imports banned

    Nigeria has banned the importation of wheat flour, raising prospects of potential bread shortages on local markets, the Nigerian daily ‘The Guardian’ said yesterday. The...
  • Nigeria warns countries aiding rebels

    Nigeria’s Foreign Ministry warned Liberia and other countries yesterday to stop backing rebels in Sierra Leone, AFP reported. “It cannot be business as usual with...

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