Peace and Security Category

A Critical Review of the European Agenda on Migration for Third Countries and Key Considerations for Africa

With increasing numbers of refugees overwhelming European borders, the EU decided to put in place a strategy to ensure that lives are saved, rates of return to countries of origin are increased and migrants and refugees stay close to home and avoid taking dangerous journeys. Key targets to be achieved in this strategy include working with partners to improve the legislative and institutional framework for migration, assistance in capacity building on border and migration management, encouragement for voluntary return and support for reintegration and stemming of irregular flows while offering legal migration channels. 93/2836 words.

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Sierra Leone’s New Constitution

the abridged draft report (2016) has been produced to highlight the major recommendations from the CRC, for further consideration and validation by the people. Issues are sequenced into thematic areas that have been looked at during the two years inclusive process

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Why Sierra Leone Plummeted 10 years after Peace

Short Background In the last 12 months, the world has come hear more about Sierra Leone this time not about war but about Ebola. Between 1991-2002 Sierra Leone was in the for its brutal civil war. Later, it was it’s success in coming to peace. Elections were held and some resemblance of stability was recorded. Mr […]

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Politics of Ebola: Facing the Pandora

When the first stories of ebola was reported in the Kailahun areas in Sierra Leone, it was treated with disdain by the authorities in Freetown. Indeed the feeling carried out was that of  “this too will pass”. Indeed on national radio and television, some people attempted me say it was not true that the disease […]

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Powering Liberia through Generator Sets

Monrovia, Liberia June 2013. I arrived in the capital of one of the beautiful cities on west coast of Africa. I had previously visited Monrovia and was making my second and perhaps most important trip. I came to launch ACIPP West Africa, the organisation I work for. My house was in Paynesville, a suburb in […]

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CARL Calls for the Prosecution of former mercenary in the Sierra Leone Civil Conflict

Press Release from Centre for Accountability and Rule of Law (CARL), Sierra Leone: Press releaseContact: Ibrahim Tommy, Executive Director, CARL0023276 365 499 CARL Calls for the Prosecution of former mercenary in the Sierra Leone Civil ConflictFreetown, June 13 2012 – The Centre for Accountability and Rule of Law (CARL) today urged the Sierra Leone Government […]

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Week 1:Youth consultation on the experiences of youth when preparing to migrate

Following the positive experience of the 2011 WYR, the WYR 2013 will also be an online interactive publication (see www.unworldyouthreport.org for example). Starting January 15, 2013 the UN Focal Point on Youth will organize a number of interactive activities (i.e. survey and youth migration consultations, Google+Hangout with young people and experts, etc.) that will aim at allowing […]

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African Elections=Violence

Originally posted on Sossah's Ravings:
Africa’s disposition to juxtapose elections to violence is sickening. Sierra Leone holds elections and the main chorus is “Peace”; Ghana holds election and everyone says: “Peace”. What is wrong with us? It stands as if an election without violence or drama in Africa is not an election.In the case…

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NPP goes to media

NPP goes to media The Ghanaian opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) has today addressed the press in Ghana about what they claim are electoral irregularities regarding the December 7th elections. The NPP claims that the out party was cheated out of the election in favour of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) party. Read the […]

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African Elections=Violence

Africa’s disposition to juxtapose elections to violence is sickening. Sierra Leone holds elections and the main chorus is “Peace”; Ghana holds election and everyone says: “Peace”. What is wrong with us? It stands as if an election without violence or drama in Africa is not an election.In the case of Sierra Leone, more than a […]

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