Source: mgafrica.com - ONE of the more notable things about Burundi’s political crisis has been the absence of the voice of its intellectuals in steadying the listing ship.
The political debate in the country has been dominated by regime loyalists, and militant opponents, with neutral voices such as those of independent media having been muzzled.
Camara's rule is best remembered for a massacre in September 2009 when security forces opened fire on a crowd protesting the junta, leaving 157 dead and horrific scenes of sexual violence.
Source: starrfmonline.com - A plane has landed at Ghana’s Kotoka International Airport (KIA) carrying the former junta chief of Guinea, Moussa Dadis Camara.
Camara was heading back to Conakry to campaign for his presidential bid in October but authorities in Ivory Coast, where he was supposed to make a layover, denied him landing rights and had to divert to Ghana Wednesday.
Source: Daily Graphic Ghana - One hundred and seventy police personnel selected from the Formed Police Unit (FPU) of the Ghana Police Service (GPS) have been deployed for United Nation’s (UN) peacekeeping mission in South Sudan.
Among them are six officers, including doctors.
They would in the main help to protect civilians, sheltering them from violent attacks and also ensure peace and security in South Sudan to help promote the development of that country.
Source: GNA - The African continent recorded 55.8 million International arrivals in 2014 and generated an income of US$ 36.4 billion.
African tourism Ministers were excited about the contribution of the tourism sector to the socio-economic development of their respective countries and that of the continent.
Source: GNA - President John Dramani Mahama on Monday appealed to professional brand experts in Africa, to effectively package and promote the tourists sites of the continent to the international world.
He said: "Marketing and media consultants in the continent need to change the narrative about the continent by painting a favourable picture…to the international world."
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