Liberia:UP Expels Pres. Sirleaf

[Observer] The UP is revoking the membership of its Standard Bearer Emeritus, President Sirleaf, on claims that she supported the opposition candidate, George Weah of the Coalition for Democratic Change. She has consistently denied the claim and still considers herself a member of the Unity Party.

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Ethiopia:Ambitious Plan to Restore Forest Landscape Revealed

[Ethiopian Herald] ADDIS ABABA — Ethiopia has planned ambitious programs of forest landscape restoration to resuscitate more than 20 million hectares of degraded forest landscapes within the next 20 years, The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change disclosed.

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Ethiopia:A Great Complement to Ethiopian’s Fleet

[Ethiopian Herald] Ethiopian Cargo and Logistics Services, a division of the Ethiopian Airlines Group , has committed to lease the first two Boeing 737-800 freighters (737-800SF) converted by Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. (AEI) from GECAS, with the first delivery expected in June of 2018, followed by a second in January of 2019.

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Sierra Leone:Police Boss Assures Robust Security for 2018 Elections

[Concord] The new Inspector General of Police has assured the public that they are in a position to provide robust security for the conduct of the 2018 multitier elections, adding that his men are ready to put modalities in place to ensure the conduct peaceful, free, fair and credible elections.

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Africa:UN Urges Comprehensive Approach to Sexuality Education

[IPS] Paris -Close to 10 years after its first edition, a fully updated International Technical Guidance on Sexuality Education published today by UNESCO advocates quality comprehensive sexuality education to promote health and well-being, respect for human rights and gender equality, and empowers children and young people to lead healthy, safe and productive lives.

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Zimbabwe:Country Urgently Needs a New Land Administration System

[The Conversation Africa] Zimbabwe urgently needs a new system of land administration to harness development in the agricultural sector. The country’s land use and ownership have been significantly reconfigured by the fast-track land reform programme undertaken during Robert Mugabe’s rule.

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Burundi:Do Global Actors Have What It Takes to Help Burundi?

[ISS] Since Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza announced that he would run for a third term in early 2015, political instability across the country has tested the limits of global conflict prevention responses. This instability has included a failed coup d’├ętat, violent clashes between government and opposition forces, increasing suppression of the media and civil society, as well as targeted assassinations.

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