[New Republic]19 citizens of Grand Gedeh County indicted by the Liberian government on multiple criminal charges for their alleged roles in the Liberian-Ivorian cross border attack that left seven peace-keepers from Niger and four Ivorian citizens dead are to be tried in four different courts at the Temple of Justice.
[AfricaFocus]"Don't tell lies. Fight lies when they are told. Don't disguise difficulties, errors, and failures. Do not trust in easy victories nor in appearances. ... Practice and defend the truth, always the truth, to militants, leaders, and the people, whatever the difficulties the knowledge of the truth can create." - Amilcar Cabral, 1965
[African Arguments]Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Chairperson of the African Union, congratulated G8 countries for taking issues of tax and transparency seriously, particularly with reference to African countries. However, she questioned why such discussion "always take placed at the end of the G8" suggesting that the issue warrants a more central focus. This had seemed likely when British Prime Minister David Cameron made the '3 Ts' - Trade, Tax and Transparency - the theme of this year's meeting.
[African Arguments]If you fight for or sympathise with the SPLM-North and the Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF), you might argue almost any place in South Kordofan is a legitimate military target, Kadugli included. You might say the SPLM-N's shelling of the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) logistics base and Joint Border Verification and Monitoring Mission (JBVMM) headquarters, which resulted in the death of a female Ethiopian peacekeeper and the injury of two others, was regrettable, but part of war.
[NEWS]It is now apparent that the continuous absence simultaneously from the country by President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf and Vice President Joseph N. Boakai has finally drawn the attention of members of the Liberian Senate with some senators accentuating that their absence is tantamount to 'security imbalance'.