Vendredi 24 Novembre 2017
(The Associated Press 11/06/13)
JOHANNESBURG — The desk is spotless and books neatly line the shelves in Nelson Mandela's office at a Johannesburg-based foundation that carries his name, but the former South African president and anti-apartheid leader hasn't worked there for years. The meticulously preserved room is one of many tributes to the legacy of a former prisoner who became so revered for his efforts to reconcile a racially divided nation that many South Africans cannot bring themselves to speak openly about the possibility of his death. That reluctance is gradually eroding as the 94-year-old receives treatment for a recurring lung infection, spending a fourth day in a Pretoria hospital on Tuesday. President Jacob Zuma called Mandela's condition "very serious" but said he has...
(AFP (eng) 11/06/13)
JOHANNESBURG, June 11, 2013 (AFP) - Nelson Mandela was spending his fourth day in hospital Tuesday where he was being treated in intensive care for a lung infection. The 94-year-old former president was rushed to a Pretoria hospital early Saturday and was said to be in serious but stable condition. His latest health scare has been met with prayers and a growing acceptance among South Africans that their hero may be nearing the end of his life. "He is receiving intensive care treatment," presidential spokesman Mac Maharaj, who served jail time with Mandela, told AFP on Monday. He "remains in hospital, and his condition is unchanged," the presidency said after describing him as being in a "serious but stable" condition...
(Reuters (Eng) 04/06/13)
FREETOWN (Reuters) - A vaccination provider set up with money from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has put on hold some $6 million earmarked for Sierra Leone after an audit showed misuse of previous funds, a document seen by Reuters showed. The leaked letter from the GAVI Alliance dated November 15 2012 and addressed to Sierra Leone's health minister says an in-depth audit revealed "serious concerns of misuse of GAVI funds" totaling $1,099,640. The GAVI Alliance, which aims to improve access to immunization in the world's poorest countries, was launched in 2000 with a $750 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. It has disbursed more than $27 million to Sierra Leone's government since 2001. Sierra Leone's...
(The Patriotic Vanguard 21/05/13)
The recent rancorous confrontation between South African miners and the reckless Police officers in the American Platinum Mining Complex in Rustenburg Marikan mine sent shock waves and disseminated animosity among locals as well as condemnation across the international community when the Platinum industrial dispute was viciously settled by the used of arms and ammunitions against miners who legitimately demanded better work conditions. Some of the mine workers were shot dead in broad day light just because they tried to exercise their basic employment rights. The cruel and pernicious act was a clear contravention of international labour laws and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights enshrined in South Africa’s Laws. Given the appalling method applied to settle an industrial dispute in...
(Awareness Times 20/05/13)
His Excellency Dr Ernest Bai Koroma has confidently told the people of Magburaka that their township is on the rise. “Magburaka is rising again with paved roads, solar-lit streets. Magburaka is rising again, with employment opportunities opening up for its inhabitants; Magburaka is rising again, with renewed zeal, faith and action. And with the rise of this town, our school, the Government Secondary School Magburaka, will continue to sustain its heritage of producing sterling leaders for all fields of endeavours in our country”, he said. The president made this statement on the occasion of the 63rd Annual Speech Day, Award and Prize-Giving ceremony of the Magburaka Secondary School for Boys on Friday 17th May, 2013. President Koroma said that Magburaka...
(Reuters (Eng) 26/04/13)
Africa's brisk economic growth over the past decade has been consumer driven, a much-hyped trend that masks the uncomfortable fact that the region remains far too reliant on commodities. Sub-Saharan Africa's growth has been second only to Asia and cracked along at 5.8 percent last year, according to a World Bank estimate, if South Africa, the continent's biggest economy, is excluded. About two-thirds of growth in the past decade has been driven by domestic demand, which has been stoked by a number of factors including the continent's fast-growing and young population. Consumption has had multiplier effects into a range of services including banking and finance. Yet unlike in Asia, Africa's consumer boom has been financed mostly by income generated from...
(Google News 26/02/13)
The President of the ECOWAS Commission, His Excellency Kadré Désiré Ouédraogo has congratulated Sierra Leoneans for their commitment to democracy as demonstrated by the first post-war elections which was peaceful, transparent and credible elections and resulted in the re-election of President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma. Speaking to journalists in Freetown at the official inauguration of President Koroma in Freetown on Friday 22nd February 2013, President Ouédraogo said that by their peaceful and commendable conducts during the November 2012 polls conducted by Sierra Leoneans themselves after a decade of devastating civil war, the citizens had showed a strong determination to ensure that democracy is entrenched in their country. He also congratulated President Koroma describing his re-election as a renewal of confidence...

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