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Ghana: Party Youths Call for Sustainable Peace | allAfrica.com

The National Chairman of the Inter-Party Youth Committee (IPYC), Mr Ludwig Hlodze , has noted that the safety, security and survival of Ghana should be the paramount objective of all stakeholders in election 2012. Mr Hlodze said as everyone worked harder towards soliciting votes for their respective candidates, the safety, security and survival of the country should be the principal ...

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Half a million small arms still in private circulation | coastweek.com

The government intends to use the recommendations made in the report to plan further interventions in the area of peace and security in Kenya SPECIAL REPORT BY XINHUA CORRESPONDENT Christopher Omar and Chris Mgidu NAIROBI (Xinhua) — Kenya said on Wednesday that over 500,000 illicit small arms and light weapons are in the wrong hands mainly from Somalia which has ...

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SIERRA LEONE: Fighting for women’s right to land | IRIN Africa

Like many African countries, Sierra Leone has a dual land tenure system, with aspects from the colonial era and customary ownership varying in proportion, depending on location. This creates confusion regarding land rights for women, says Catherine Gatundu, natural resource rights coordinator at NGO ActionAid International. The 2007 Devolution of Estate Act criminalizes depriving a woman from inheriting her husband’s ...

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AFRICA: Donor fatigue forces WFP to cut refugee rations | IRIN Africa

JOHANNESBURG, 19 June 2012 (IRIN) – The UN World Food Programme (WFP) has halved food rations to refugees living in camps in at least four African countries citing a funding shortfall. The cuts have already affected 16,000 refugees in Malawi’s Dzaleka camp who have been on half rations since March, while a further 120,000 refugees in Uganda began receiving half ...

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Muslim Brotherhood warns Egypt’s generals | guardian.co.uk

Islamic group claims victory in elections and threatens to flood streets if military continues to ‘rebuild old regime’ by Jack Shenker and Abdel-Rahman Hussein in Cairo The Muslim Brotherhood has vowed to face down Egypt’s ruling generals in a “life or death” struggle over the country’s political future, after declaring that its candidate had won the presidential election and would ...

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Egypt’s generals act to negate outcome of presidential poll | guardian.co.uk

Constitutional declaration cements power of military as Brotherhood claims win in bitterly fought election by Jack Shenker in Cairo Egypt’s generals awarded themselves sweeping political powers in an 11th-hour constitutional declaration that tied the hands of the country’s incoming president and cemented military authority over the post-Mubarak era. The announcement on Sunday night came as early presidential election results put ...

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The True Face of Egypt’s Military | Counterpunch

Revolution 2.0 by ESAM AL-AMIN The masks dropped. The cards are shown. For over a year, Egyptians have wondered who was leading the efforts to frustrate and obliterate their nascent revolution, or what was dubbed in the local media as the “third party” or the “hidden bandit.” But the mystery is no more. It was none other than the Supreme ...

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Egyptians Stage March Protesting ‘Soft Military Coup’ | Voice of America

by Stephanie Figgins A small but passionate crowd of around 2,000 Egyptians marched Friday to Cairo’s Tahrir Square to express dissatisfaction with the two court rulings issued the day before dissolving the recently elected parliament and declaring Mubarak era official Ahmed Shafiq’s presidential bid constitutional. The court’s decisions cleared the way for the ruling military council to take over the ...

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