News : Post-Conflict

Liberia: UNMIL Accuses Court Officials of Corruption

The United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) Human Rights and Protection Section Wednesday released a report in which it alleged that court officials in Liberia were corrupt. (AllAfrica)

Sierra Leone: The Truth About the TRC Recommendations

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) in Sierra Leone was established as a result of the Lome Peace Agreement (signed on 7 July 1999) between the Government of Sierra Leone (GoSL) and the Revolutionary United Front. (AllAfrica)

Congo-Kinshasa: UN Security Council Lifts Arms Embargo On Govt

With the adoption of resolution 1807 on Monday 31 March 2008, the United Nations Security Council decided that the arms embargo which it had imposed on all parties in the DRC by resolution 1493 (2003), would not apply any more to the DRC government. (AllAfrica)

Liberia: Charles Taylor's Defense Doubtful

The trial of former President Charles Taylor entered its second day yesterday following a two-week recess. Before then, several witnesses took the stand and testified against the former president, linking him to cannibalism and many other offenses. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Canadian University to Stage Genocide Memorial Conference

A Rwandan lecturer at the University de Montreal in Canada, Professor Josias Semujanga, is organizing a conference to take place from April 3-4 at Concordia University in Canada. (AllAfrica)

Liberia: Global Witness Warns Over Rush To Log Forest

Proceeds from Liberia's timber industry reportedly helped to fuel the Charles Taylor bush war that decimated the country and sent thousands to their unwanted graves. (AllAfrica)

Angola: Politicians, Religious Leaders Say Peace Meaningful to Independence

Political and religious entities of Ingombota municipality, Luanda province, considered Wednesday, that the peace achieved by Angolans on 4th April 2002 gave a new meaning to the national independence, proclaimed on 11th November, 1975. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Govt Pledges Support for DRC's Reconstruction

Deputy Foreign Minister Aziz Pahad has assured a visiting ministerial delegation from the DRC that South Africa and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) are committed to post-conflict reconstruction in that country. (AllAfrica)

Angola: Peace Enabled Socioeconomic, Political Stability in Angola

The leader of Angola's opposition FNLA party, Ngola Kabangu Wednesday here affirmed that the six years of peace allowed the country's socio-economic and political stability, as well as the improvement of the population living standard. (AllAfrica)

Angola: President's Commitment to Peace Highlighted

The deputy-chief of General Staff of the Angolan Armed Forces (FAA) for Social Sphere, General MaurÝcio Amado Zulu, Tuesday in Luanda highlighted the commitment of the Angolan Head of State, JosÚ Eduardo Santos, to the effective peace the country enjoys for six years. (AllAfrica)

Angola: Asturias Government Announces Plan for National Reconstruction

The Government of Asturias Principality (Spain) wants to establish an intense policy of cooperation with Angola in various dominions, with highlight to the national reconstruction process. (AllAfrica)

Gambia: Ecomog Field Commander Spills the Beans After Ten Years of Silence (Part 2)

We have been focusing on politics, in general, and Gambian politics, in particular. In the last edition, we have followed the narration of events as they unfolded during the civil war of the West African Nation of Liberia. (AllAfrica)

Burundi: UN-Assisted Refugee Returns to Hits 300,000 Mark

The number of Burundians that have returned to their homeland from neighbouring Tanzania with the help of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reached the 300,000 mark last month, the agency reported today. (AllAfrica)

Burundi: Demobilisation of Ex-Armed Forces Marked By Protests

There were protests today as the government was trying to demobilise more than 900 troops. Candidates to the demobilisation gathered this morning on the football pitch of Muha camp located in Bujumbura. Only about 200 volunteers to the demobilisation accepted to go to the demobilisation centre of Gitega. Others refused to go there on the ground that this demobilisation is spangled with irregularities. 18 officers and 169 sub-officers are part of this first group of candidates to the demobilisation composed of 916 troops. (AllAfrica)

Liberia: French Film Producer Eyes Former Child Soldiers for Film Production

A French film producer Gus Pas has called on Liberians to see reason to forgive former children soldiers for their roles played in the Liberian civil conflicts. (AllAfrica)

Liberia: Joe Wylie - 'I'm Prepared to Testify'

Former military actor in the Liberian civil crisis, Joe Wylie, said he has asked the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) for him to appear before it. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Royal Family Yet to Agree On Distribution of Compensation - Govt

The members of the former Rwandan royal family kicked out of power some 40 years ago have already been compensated for property lost but the money is still in government accounts, it was heard on Tuesday. (AllAfrica)

Sierra Leone: Charles Taylor Trial Revisited

The Special Court for Sierra Leone observed a judicial recess from March 17 until Friday, March 28th. (AllAfrica)

Liberia: Chinese Peacekeeping Role Crucial in Country's Recovery

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) Madam Ellen Margrethe L°j has commended the Chinese Contingent of the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) for its contribution to the maintenance of peace and security in Liberia. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Revionists Deny Genocide

No one can talk about Rwanda's recent history and fail to acknowledge that 1994 was the bleakest moment in the country's life. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: I Don't Have Courage to Face My Father's Killers

Here is the story of Bernard, 30, who fled to Limuru from Kiambaa in Eldoret. (AllAfrica)

Liberia: A Road-Map to End Stand-Off Over Refugees

The Ghanaian government said it will stop deporting Liberian refugees and made an agreement with the Liberian government to work with the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) to draw up a roadmap to repatriate the 40,000 Liberian refugees currently living in Ghana. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Take Action On Poll Violence

The signing of a peace deal by the main political parties and the subsequent enactment of new laws to actualise it has set the stage for the county to have a hard look into the violence that rocked the country in the wake of last year's general election. (AllAfrica)

Angola: Cunene - Over 400 Landmines Destroyed

At least 175 anti-tank and 258 anti-personnel landmines were collected and destroyed from Janeiro of 2007 to February of 2008 in the districts of Cuvelai, Curoca, Kahama, Kwanhama, Namacunde and Ombandja, southern Cunene province. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: It Can Not Be Business As Usual for the Church Either

No doubt Kenya is healing. Slowly, we are emerging from the darkest period of our independent history. Everyone is talking peace - even notoriously hawkish politicians now strive to sound nice. Hopes are rising. There are great expectations of the new grand coalition government; a general feeling that the post-election carnage should become truly a turning point in our national life. (AllAfrica)

Liberia: LPC Dealt Blow to River Gee Villagers

It has been revealed by a victim that fighters of the defunct Liberia Peace Council (LPC) ordered a captive to eat human grease after they massacred scores of people in the town in Kanweaken, a witness recently told commissioners of Liberia's Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). (AllAfrica)

Liberia: DDRR Comes Under Spotlight

Disarmament, demobilization, rehabilitation and reintegration (DDRR) process has come and gone, but it did not end without contentions. Observers believed the process was marred by flaws and did not take into account basic standards. Whether this is true or not is a guess. (AllAfrica)

Ghana: Liberian Refugees Deserve Social Justice Too

According to BBC NEWS of March 18, 2008, as per a Ghanaian minister's decision, a group of Liberian women refugees who have held naked protests by the roadside are to be deported from Ghana. (AllAfrica)

Gambia: ECOMOG Field Commander Spills the Beans After Ten Years of Silence

We have been focusing on politics in general and Gambian politics in particular. In the last editions, we have followed the narration of events as they unfolded during the civil war of Liberia. (AllAfrica)

Liberia: Dogolea's Wife Reacts to TRC Hearings

The widow of former President Charles Taylor's first Vice President, Enoch Dogolea, has reacted to statements made during witnesses' testimonies before the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and the ongoing trial of Mr. Taylor in The Hague concerning her husbands death. (AllAfrica)

Liberia: Country Reaches HIPC Decision Point

Liberia over the weekend reached its decision point under the enhanced Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) initiative. (AllAfrica)