The commander of the Liberian President’s motorcade has been arrested for allegedly smuggling 300kg of cannabis.
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Friday 08 January 2010
If the trial of the Nigerian Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab for attempting to blow up a plane over Detroit draws some attention to his country of origin it can only be for the better. For more than a month now one of Africa's richest and most important states has been without an effective leadership, as its president Umaru Yar'Adua, has disappeared abroad, reportedly to a hospital in Saud Arabia where he lies virtually incommunicado.
Saturday 26 December 2009
"Photography is dead in its traditional form," says Tim Hetherington. With the proliferation of digital culture, his view is that authenticity is now more important than style. "Many people can take pictures as good as mine but mine are more authentic because of my experience."
Saturday 28 November 2009
Friday 20 November 2009
Sunday 25 October 2009
Thursday 15 October 2009
Tuesday 06 October 2009
Last week I was in Sierra Leone, where I met Aisata Jabbie, an 18 year old mother in agony after complications during a home birth. She couldn't afford to give birth in the local hospital.
Monday 05 October 2009
More than than a million newborn babies are dying needlessly every year around the world because of lack of care in their first month of their life, according to research.
Friday 02 October 2009
Wednesday 30 September 2009
Last Night's Television - True Stories: Pray the Devil Back to Hell, more4; How Not to Live Your Life, BBC3
Wednesday 23 September 2009
Friday 14 August 2009
In Liberia, Hillary Clinton brought out the crowds despite torrential rain.
Friday 31 July 2009
When, on 16 January 2006, I spoke to the nation, I recognised that the vote for me was a vote for change. More than that, it was a vote for peace, security and stability; a vote for individual and national prosperity; a vote for healing and leadership. I expressed humility in the enormity of the challenges that lay ahead – to heal our nation's wounds, redefine and strengthen its purpose, make democracy a living and effective experiment, promote economic growth, create jobs, revitalise our health and education facilities and services, and quicken the pace of social progress and individual prosperity in our country.
Sunday 26 July 2009
A refugee girl aged eight who was gang-raped in a shed by four boys from her homeland, Liberia, has been shunned by her family.
Monday 20 July 2009
Former Liberian president Charles Taylor has told a war crimes court in The Hague that he played no part in forming the guerrilla force that invaded Sierra Leone in the early 1990s.
Katie Hopkins continues campaign to become Britain's most hated talking head with poorly timed Bob Crow tweet
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Tony Benn was entirely ineffectual - and usually wrong
Europeans have ‘got whiter’ due to natural selection in past 5,000 years, scientists say
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