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June 18, 2013
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Guinea has launched a national committee to manage its security sector reform programme.
President Alpha Conde, Guinea’s first democratically elected president, launched the committee at a workshop he chaired in the capital, Conakry.
The president of Guinea’s Transparency Association, Mamadou Taran Diallo, has expressed deep concern over the failure of the government of President Alpha Conde to promote good governance and the fight against corruption in the country.
Governments, private sector and midwives in West Africa have been urged to invest more in midwifery to make the profession more attractive so as to get more people drawn to it.
The second training course in long-term planning using the T21 model technique for the 15 ECOWAS Member states is underway in the Senegalese capital, Dakar.
Guinea’s President Alpha Conde on Wednesday described as “unacceptable” a major blood shortage, which has hit the country, forcing authorities to turn to Senegal and Burkina Faso for supplies.
Guinea is faced with the problem of street children, which is the challenge confronting various child protection and promotion programs in other countries in the West African sub-region.
Plans are underway to make Guinea self sufficient in food production within three years.This was disclosed in Conakry over the weekend during a visit by the Director General of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
Pressure is mounting on Guinean President Alpha Conde to hold parliamentary and local elections this year.
A symposium on the enforcement of judicial decisions by the ECOWAS court is underway in the Senegalese capital, Dakar.
ECOWAS citizens living in Liberia are appealing to relevant authorities of the sub-regional bloc to establish a harmonized structure for resident permit fees across member countries.