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West Pointers Await Samukai’s Apology in Township

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first_imgDefense Minister Brownie J. Samukai, Jr., Wednesday told the nation he was sorry for the tragic loss of Shaki Kamara, 16, and the shooting of Titus Nuah, but their families want Samukai to deliver the apology in the township in person.  Kamara was shot during the August 20 attempt by the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) and other security personnel to enforce the quarantine which the government imposed on the   West Point Township to arrest the spread of Ebola virus there and elsewhere in the greater Monrovia area. Shaki died of his wounds and Titus Nuah, who was shot in the stomach, was rushed to a local hospital where was treated and discharged.Shaki’s grandmother, Eva Nah, told the Daily Observer yesterday that she had heard that Minister Samukai had apologized to the nation. “But we want him to come to West Point to tell us he is sorry for what happened to Shaki.”  Madam Nah regretted that after President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf visited the family on two occasions, “Nothing much has happened to assist the family, as was recommended by the board of enquiry.”  A board of enquiry comprising members of the Independent National Commission on Human Rights, (INCHR) was set up on the orders of President Sirleaf to find out what happened in West Point that led to the shooting incident.  The Commission found Armed Forces of Liberia, (AFL) culpable, and among other things, recommended monetary compensation, counseling sessions by GOL, NGOs, and help for youth to cope with anger ‘brought on them by frustration, poverty, ignorance and stigmatization to offer them hope.” “The Liberian government,” Madam Nah said, “has done none of the things that were recommended to assist us and the community.” As a result, the township’s frustration and disappointment fester deeply.  Titus Nuah, 18, who survived his injury, told the Daily Observer that the government had abandoned him.  He said INCHR’s recommendation of a health center in memory of Shaki Kamara has faded in the memory of the government.  “Look at me,” he told the Daily Observer yesterday, “I can’t hustle like before, because doctors told me I should not do hard work.” To hustle, he clarified, “means for me to sell and bring money to help my family.” Mr. Kissi Johnson, father of Nuah, expressed his disappointment with how the government has turned its back on them since his son was shot.  “It’s been six months since the incident took place,” he said, “and the government has done nothing to help my son.”  Young Nuah added, “Doctors told me not to work hard and to eat special kinds of food as well as sleep in a special kind of place.  “But without help, I’m sleeping in areas that doctors told me not to sleep and eating the foods they told me to avoid because I have no choice.”  He said: “School is about to re-open and without support I don’t know how I’m going to go to school.”  Asked if he had heard the apology extended by Minister Samukai during the Armed Forces Day program on Wednesday, when the Minister said the AFL is sorry for Nuah’s injury, Nuah said, “Somebody told me about it.”  He added, “If Minister Samukai is sincere; if he is really sorry, then he must make sure that all the recommendations made to assist me, and Shaki Kamara’s parents must happen.”  “I want Minister Samukai to come to West Point to tell us that he is sorry for the pain that the AFL inflicted on us,” Nuah said.  He told this newspaper he is doing much better after surgery performed in a local hospital and a trip to Ghana’s Korle Bu Hospital.  How he was able to get to Korle Bu Hospital is another story, he said.  His father Johnson explained that through Frank Jericho Nagbe, former coach of the national soccer team, Lone Star, word reached Ambassador George Weah.  He said: “One month, after a visit by one of his office staff, I received a check for US$2,000.  “I could not believe it, but all the same I received the check, and traveled to Ghana to make sure that the surgery performed on my son was ok.”  He said he had not found words to express his gratitude to Ambassador George Weah, who was reported to have promised to solicit financial support for Nuah from members of his political party, Congress for Democratic Change, (CDC), both at home and abroad.  Atty. Samuel Kofi Woods, delivering the Keynote Address during the AFL’s 58th anniversary Wednesday, called on them to return to West Point to engage in civilian-friendly projects.  “Undertake road construction, build schools, build homes, and assist our people when they are victims of any form of disaster…,” Woods advised.  Many West Point residents interviewed yesterday commended Atty. Woods for his inspiring speech, and hoped that the AFL would translate its meaning into concrete action for the common good of Liberia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Saab Grintek buys SA avionics firm

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first_img8 December 2005Afro-Swedish firm Saab Grintek is buying Aerospace Monitoring and Systems (AMS) in a R30-million deal that will give South Africa’s avionics and defence industry increased global exposure while continuing Saab’s expansion into the South African and African markets.AMS, based in Midrand, Johannesburg, focuses on proprietary aircraft monitoring and recording systems for the global aerospace and defence market. The company boasts a turnover of R58-million, 95% of which is generated by exports – and employs 75 people.Saab Grintek, a partnership between Kunene Bros Holdings (29.7%) and Saab AB (70.3%), is a high technology group specialising in telecommunications and selected niche opportunities within industrial and defence electronics.On completion of the deal, AMS will be part of Saab Avitronics, a Saab business unit focusing on avionics and electronic warfare systems, which already has operations in both Sweden and South Africa.Saab Avitronics announced on Tuesday that it had signed an agreement to acquire AMS, adding that the acquisition, still subject to approval by the regulatory authorities, was likely to be effective by April 2006.“AMS’s product portfolio and markets fit very well into our avionics business,” Saab Avitronics president Bjorn Erman said in a statement. “Especially in the areas of safety, monitoring and digital recording systems, where together we will be a significant global player.”AMS CEO Christo Weder said his company was “excited about the excellent strategic fit between our products, markets and cultures, and [we] look forward to expanding our business under the Saab brand”.Like Saab Avitronics’ current electronic warfare operations in South Africa, AMS will, from a legal point of view, be part of Saab Grintek Defence (Pty) Ltd, which is jointly owned by Saab Grintek (Pty) Ltd and Saab AB.Saab is one of the world’s leading high technology companies, with its main operations focusing on defense, aviation and space.SouthAfrica.info reporterlast_img read more

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BBC opens pan-Africa office in Joburg

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first_img2 September 2013British public broadcaster the BBC is opening a new pan-Africa Business Unit in Johannesburg this month, Peter Horrocks, the director of BBC Global News, announced at the Highway Africa Conference in Grahamstown, South Africa on Sunday.Reporting on the announcement on Monday, the BBC’s media centre said the unit would contribute business news from Africa to a wide range of BBC outlets, including the broadcaster’s World Service radio and BBC World News’ daily World Business Report.The unit will produce a new flagship weekly TV programme, Africa Business Report, with South African presenter Lerato Mbele, which will start transmission on BBC World News TV in October.Horrocks said the opening of the new business unit displayed the BBC’s continuing commitment to Africa.“With a weekly audience of 96-million people around the continent and a network of 150 reporters and producers in 46 countries, the BBC is uniquely positioned to tell the African story,” Horrocks said.“A key part of this story is business. Despite many problems, the continent is thriving. The new African Business Unit means we will step up our coverage of African business, bringing impartial, objective coverage to audiences across Africa and beyond.”The unit will commission business stories from across the continent, including key business hubs in west and east Africa.The BBC said the unit would be led by Adrienne Murray, supported by locally hired producers, and would use correspondents such as Tomi Oladipo in Lagos, Nigeria and and newly appointed business reporter for east Africa Catherine Byaruhanga.Africa Business Report will begin transmission on BBC World News on Friday, 4 October at 1840 GMT.It will be broadcast at the following times: Fridays 1840 GMT; Saturdays 1010 GMT and 2010 GMT; Sundays 0010 GMT. From 8 November, it will be broadcast at: Fridays 1940 GMT; Saturdays 1010 GMT and 1810 GMT; Sundays 0010 GMT.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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Red-hot Alab torches lowly Formosa for 8th straight win

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first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Miguel Alab Pilipinas couldn’t be stopped as it ran roughshod over Formosa Dreamers, 117-93, for its eighth straight victory in the 2018 ASEAN Basketball League at Sta. Rosa Multipurpose Complex in Laguna.The hottest team in the league banked on its versatile imports to improve to 11-4 in the standings.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ View comments John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES Familiarity helped Meralco’s Ballesteros in career game vs Ginebra NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Justin Brownlee was as lethal as ever, firing 27 points and scattering 13 rebounds, five assists, four blocks, and two steals to stuff the stat sheets in the rout.Renaldo Balkman also registered another double-double of 21 markers and 14 boards that went with six dimes, and five rejections, while Lawrence Domingo fired a season-high 16 points and seven rebounds.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBobby Ray Parks Jr. also shone as he helped Alab break away for good in the third quarter, where he unloaded eight of his 15 points that triggered a 19-7 tear for a decisive 79-62 lead. The reigning Local MVP also got three rebounds, two assists, and two steals.The tailspin continued for the Dreamers, who have now lost 12 games in a row and stayed at the cellar with a 1-14 slate.center_img AFP official booed out of forum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Cameron Forte topped Formosa with 29 points and 21 rebounds, Ronnie Aguilar had 20 markers and 11 boards, and local Wu Sung Wei got 18 points and five assists off the bench.The scores:SAN MIGUEL ALAB PILIPINAS 117 — Brownlee 27, Balkman 21, Domingo 16, Parks 15, Hontiveros 11, Sumalinog 11, Urbiztondo 9, Raymundo 3, Alabanza 2, Javelona 2, Celiz 0.FORMOSA DREAMERS 93 — Forte 29, Aguilar 20, Wu 18, Chen 10, Chien 7, Chou 4, Barratt 3, Yang 2, Cheng 0, Li C 0, Li P 0, Tsai 0.Quarters: 28-19, 52-38, 79-66, 117-93.ADVERTISEMENT Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Read Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon Citylast_img read more

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