Young entrepreneurs to be honoured

first_imgUnder the theme “Building Bridges, Passing Batons”, Brand YOUth will on Thursday honour 40 young entrepreneurs at its inaugural Forty Under-40 Entrepreneurial Awards at the National Cultural Centre.The two-hour event gets started at 18:00h. Minister of State, Joseph Harmon; Minister of Public Telecommunications, Cathy Hughes; Minister of Public Affairs, Dawn Hastings-Williams; Opposition Member of Parliament Gail Teixeira, and Canadian High Commissioner Lilian Chatterjee will be among those in attendance.Brand YOUth, in a release, explained that it was a movement rooted in excellence, unity, community, and self-empowerment which grew out of Conversations with Selwyn (CWS). CWS is a New York-based webTV broadcast that was created by author, broadcaster, motivator and mentor Selwyn Collins in 2012. In 2015, he created a special platform and invited young people to appear on the programme every Sunday afternoon to share their stories. In 2016, a five-part series, Guyanese Youth in Business, and in late 2017, a seven-part series, Guyanese Youth in Review, had been produced. It is from those series that Brand YOUth evolved out of a vision to see an end to poverty in Guyana, while eliminating hunger, realising gender equality, and seeing Guyana rise to its full potential to become the bread-basket and ‘Silicon Valley’ of the Region. Most of those being honoured have appeared on the CWS platform.There will also be a signing ceremony to honour the memory of the late Guyanese entrepreneur Allison Butters Grant on Saturday, April 27, 2019, at the University of Guyana, from 10:00h to 11:30h.last_img read more

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District of Taylor holds groundbreaking ceremony for Jarvis Crescent

first_imgLocated along Spruce Street, this parcel is a 22-acre piece of District property that includes 50 lots for new single-family homes.The area for the Jarvis Crescent Subdivision is outlined in red. Source Google MapsIn April, the District awarded a $3.39 million contract to S. Young Enterprises to construct the subdivision, with Urban Systems being awarded a $128,000 direct award for project management services.Work is expected to begin this coming week, with completion expected sometime in 2020.Advertisement TAYLOR, B.C. – The District of Taylor held a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday for the Jarvis Crescent Subdivision.The new subdivision is in honour of Fred Jarvis, the late former Mayor of Taylor who passed away on December 2, 2018.Jarvis served 28 years as the Mayor of Taylor and 35 years of public service before he retired in 2014.- Advertisement -Mayor Rob Fraser says the new subdivision will serve Taylor’s growing housing needs and fits with the vision Jarvis had for the community.“We’ve hit a limit in Taylor with respect to residential homes, properties that are already serviced. We’ve hit a bit of a wall and for us to move to the next phase in Taylor’s development, as far as bringing in more people, we need another subdivision. The vision of this subdivision goes hand-in-hand with the vision that Fred had for our community. I’m excited to get this going and Fred’s legacy will last forever, really, in this community.”It was announced in February that the subdivision ‘Parcel Z’ would be named in honour of Jarvis.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Family histories on move

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champ“One of the primary aims of our organization is to maintain and expand a genealogical library,” said Hergesheimer, who graduated from Whittier College in 1954. “It is ideal for it to be located at the college … for the benefit of family history researchers in the Whittier area.” Wardman Library Director Katherine Gill said the WAGS collection complements the college library’s historical special collections, as well as the “values of heritage and diversity.” “In particular, I was impressed by the breadth of the collection, by the care that had clearly been exerted in curating it, and by the array of primary sources and tools it offers for historical research,” Gill said. For beginners, the collection has 63 “how-to” books to help get their search started, and there are more than 1,000 surname cards on file, WAGS officials said. There are also several histories of religious and cultural groups among American settlers, and works on Native Americans. “You never know what you’re going to get,” said WAGS member Miriam Benell, who spearheaded the volunteer effort to pack up the books. “We had a woman whose family came from Germany to America,” Benell said. “She found a book that had her whole family, after she’d been looking for years. She even found out what ship they came over on.” WAGS, which has about 250 members, held its first general meeting at Whittier College in 1981. It is one of the largest genealogical societies in Southern California, Benell said. The collection was moved Monday but it will take at least another day to get it organized at Whittier College, officials said. “I think this is a win-win situation,” said Hilary Keith, director of library and cultural services for the city of Santa Fe Springs. “It’s a great opportunity for the library and the genealogical society to better serve their constituents,” she said. “They get a new facility, and we get more space for books for residents.” For more information on the WAGS collection, call (562) 695-5431. tracy.garcia@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3051 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! • Photo Gallery: Moving Day • Video: Moving Day SANTA FE SPRINGS – The histories of thousands of families have packed up and moved to Whittier College, where an extensive collection of books and documents maintained by the Whittier Area Genealogical Society has found a new home. After spending 25 years in the Santa Fe Springs library, the special collection of research guides, biographies, family histories, atlases and other items was boxed up Monday and transported to the college’s Bonnie Bell Wardman Library. WAGS officials said they’ve known for years that the Santa Fe Springs library was running out of space – so moving the 3,000-item collection to Whittier College turned out to be “ideal,” said WAGS President John Hergesheimer. last_img read more

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OBITUARY NOTICES FOR TODAY – WEDNESDAY, JULY 27TH

first_imgMcGILLThe death has taken place of Paddy McGill, Carricknamohill , Killybegs Co.Donegal. Removal from the Harbour Lights Nursing Home this evening at 6.30pm to the Church of St. Joseph and Conal, Bruckless  for 7pm. Funeral mass on Thursday morning at 11am. Burial afterwards in St. Marys Cemetery Killybegs. House private please. Family flowers only.LOVE The death has occurred at Letterkenny General Hospital of George Love, Meenadreen, Donegal Town. His remains are reposing at the family home. Removal  from there tomorrow, Thursday, at 1.30pm for 2pm funeral service in Donegal Parish Church, followed by burial in Glebe cemetery. Family flowers only please – Donations in lieu if desired to the Oncology Unit, Letterkenny General HospitalGORDONThe death has taken place at Brindley Manor Nursing Home, Convoy of Susan Gordon, Grahamsland, Castlefin. Removal from the nursing home this (Wed) evening at 6pm going to her late residence. Funeral from there on Friday morning at 10.30am going to St Mary’s Church, Castlefinn for Requiem Mass at 11am, followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery. Family time from 11pm to 10am. Family flowers only, donations in lieu if desired to Brindley Manor Patients Comfort Fund c/o any family member.GALLAGHER The death has occurred at the Harbour Lights Nursing Home in Killybegs of Maimie Roarty Gallagher, formerly of Meenahalla, Glenties. Removal this from the nursing home this (Wednesday) evening at 4PM going to St Conal’s Church in Glenties for 5PM. Funeral mass tomorrow, Thursday, at 1PM. Burial afterwards in the local cemetery.McGRATHThe death has taken place at Killybegs Community Hospital of Connie Mc Grath, Meenahalla, Glenties. Remains reposing at his late residence. Removal from there tomorrow morning, Thursday for 11am Requiem Mass in St Conal’s Church, Glenties, followed by burial in the local cemetery. No flowers please, donations in lieu if desired to Killybegs Community hospital – c/o Patrick Kennedy, Funeral Director or any family member.BOYLEThe death has occurred in London of Donald Boyle, formerly from Acres, Burtonport. His remains will repose at McGlynn’s Funeral Home today (Wed) from 5pm to 7.30pm and then going to St Columba’s Church, Acres for 8PM Funeral tomorrow (Thursday) at 11am and burial afterwards at Belcruit Cemetery. OBITUARY NOTICES FOR TODAY – WEDNESDAY, JULY 27TH was last modified: July 27th, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegal death noticesJuly 27thlast_img read more

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GALE WARNING FOR CHRISTMAS DAY – MET EIREANN

first_imgCURRENT forecasts from Met Eireann suggest another gale will hit Donegal – on Christmas Day.The good news (at this stage anyway) is that winds forecast for Sunday might not get above 70km/hr.So there shouldn’t be gusts to bring down power lines – and wreck your Turkey dinner…..or so they say!  © 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.  Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.com GALE WARNING FOR CHRISTMAS DAY – MET EIREANN was last modified: December 18th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:christmas day gale warningdonegal weatherlast_img read more

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BIKE HIRE COMPANY CLAIMS IT IS BEING PUT OUT OF BUSINESS BY VANDALS

first_imgThe owners of a Donegal bike hire company claims it is the victim of a campaign of intimidation and sabotage aimed at putting it out of business.BIKE IT is being forced out of business.Bike It, which is based in Dungloe, was set up last year to give tourists a chance to see The Rosses by bike.But the company claims there has been a “sustained campaign” to close them down. They claim that a number of expensive advertising signs have been pulled down and broken up while thousands of leaflets advertising the business have also gone missing.Owner Michael Connolly, who runs the business with his sons, says he is completed frustrated by what has happened.The matters have been reported to Gardai and he is asking whoever is responsible to stop.“My sons and I put a lot of time and effort into providing a service for tourists to the area and are extremely disappointed at the attitude and behaviour of some individuals whose only intention is to vandalise and destroy the efforts of others who are trying to make a contribution to the local community. “We were given permission by the local town committee to advertise our business from the local tourist office which we were very grateful for.“We erected a sign outside the door of the tourist office door which was well secured to the wall and within hours it was ripped down. Other signs have gone missing from various other locations also.“The matter is been investigated by the Gardai and I am appealing to the public for any information relating to this crime,” he said. BIKE HIRE COMPANY CLAIMS IT IS BEING PUT OUT OF BUSINESS BY VANDALS was last modified: July 30th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Bike Itdonegaldungloesabotagetourslast_img read more

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WHEN LETTERKENNY’S SWEETNESS TURNED SOUR – A PERSONAL STORY

first_imgOatfields is bulldozed to the ground this week.Former journalist Amy Rose Harte made a stunning radio documentary which captured the last days of the famous Oatfields Sweet Factory in Letterkenny.In this specially-commissioned piece for Donegal Daily, Amy reveals how she felt when she heard the news that the famous building had been pulled to the ground this week.Amy Rose Harte  This week Letterkenny said goodbye to one of the town’s most iconic landmarks with the demolition of Oatfield Sweet Factory.Local wisdom had it that the Oatfield rooftops could be seen from almost everywhere in Letterkenny, regardless of where one stood.But no more.Oatfields, a global success story, was a major employer of the town for many decades, often seeing different generations of the same family coming through the factory doors to boil sweets, churn chocolate or make toffee for a living. Eventually it grew to become Ireland’s oldest and largest confectionary manufacturer, and over time Oatfield Sweets simply became synonymous with Letterkenny.The once proud sweet factory.Such was its inherent place in our local community that for many years, a large siren that rang from the factory site at various points of the working day served as an alarm clock for people in the town.Many of its products – Orange Chocolates, Eskimo Mints, Winter Easers, Liquorice Bon-Bons – remain firm market favourites, while Irish Butter Toffees and Emeralds have never waned in popularity.Oatfield was one of the first manufacturing factories Letterkenny ever had. With its origins in 1927, it survived numerous recessions, and outlived facilities such as Fruit of the Loom, Hospira, and UNIFI, the Donegal Baking Company and many indigenous businesses.Within the industry itself, it was seen as a leader and a maverick, particularly during its heyday – the 60s and 70s. It was among the first manufacturers worldwide to introduce centres to boiled sweets, while its decision to introduce pre-packing equipment in 1968 is heralded as kick-starting the tradition of pre-packing sweets in Ireland.In recent years, Oatfield was still producing 30 varieties of sweets which were ‘‘pure’’, as the company’s motto suggested. Approximately five tonnes of high-boiled sweets, two tonnes of toffee, two tonnes of eclairs and 1.5 tonnes of Emerald toffees were being produced at the factory every day, with recipes largely the same as they were when the company was established by brothers Ira and Haddon McKinney in 1927. The company’s range of high boiled sweets – Eskimo mints, brandy balls and orange chocolates – were produced on Mondays and Tuesdays, while Emeralds, Irish butter toffees and eclairs were made on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Production in recent times was semi-automated, in comparison to years ago, when the sweets were handmade.In its last few years, while a considerable amount of production was being outsourced to the UK, activity at the factory was quite high, and the 52-strong workforce had their hands full. This was due to a major redesign of the company brand, and a recession-related boost in demand for sweets.But recent commercial pressures meant Oatfield’s days were numbered, and it was closed by current owners, Zed Candy, in May 2012.This week marked the final chapter in the charmed history of the sprawling brown-and-mustard edifice that will never be forgotten. Amy Rose Harte’s radio documentary, ‘Oatfields: A Short but Sweet History’ can be listened to here. Edited by Lochlainn Harte.Part 1: https://soundcloud.com/user2465491/oatfields-a-short-but-sweetPart 2: https://soundcloud.com/user2465491/oatfields-a-short-but-sweet-1WHEN LETTERKENNY’S SWEETNESS TURNED SOUR – A PERSONAL STORY was last modified: April 26th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Amy Rose HarteOatfieldslast_img read more

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GARDENING WITH GARETH – SPUDS FOR CHRISTMAS AND AN 18TH CENTURY DESIGNED LANDSCAPE

first_imgNew-potatoes-for-christmasYou can both show off a bit and create a crop of considerable value by growing your own new potatoes for Christmas.A nice crop can be easily achieved by growing a small amount in a pot, large bag or a bed.Take some seed from some of the early potatoes you’ve been harvesting, replant some tubers into a compost filled pot, bag or into freshly cultivated ground (6inches deep) – adding a handful of chicken pellets to the m2, then water thoroughly and leave the pot/bag in a sunny location in the garden. The potato will quickly launch into growth and in a few short weeks you’ll see the new shoots breaking through the surface. This lush fresh growth will be susceptible to late blight, so as they grow apply a routine anti-blight spray every fortnight during the later part of the summer , you will also need to protect the foliage from frost, so as the nights get cooler start covering the foliage over with fleece, or bring the pots/bags into the greenhouse or polytunnel to protect them.Don’t forget about watering, especially if you’re growing these in pots. Potatoes are thirsty plants and the number 1 reason why folks get small potatoes at harvest, is not enough water! So don’t be scared to give the bags a good drink (by a good drink I’m meaning 2 gallons a day when they are fully grown).When they flower remove these flowers by hand, these flowers serve no purpose other than to be pollinated by wind and produce a inedible fruit, by removing these you refocus any energy back into the storage roots (aka the potatoes). This might seem a little tedious, but it could improve your yield by 10%….use the appearance of the flowers as an indicator to start boosting your crop with a weekly feed of tomato food or comfry fertiliser.Ballyholey Farm Shop polytunnel sitting wide openTalking of Polytunnels, ventilation is critical as we work through August, a good steady supply of fresh air entering the tunnel is vital in controlling disease, pushing growth and assisting in pollination. As plants grow they take in carbon dioxide and they omit oxygen, so if the plants don’t get enough carbon dioxide the rate of growth decreases. The simply act of keeping the doors open on a tunnel allows carbon dioxide to enter the tunnel, and with this flow in and out it also dramatically reduces fungal diseases such as Botrytis. So get the doors (and vents) opened all day every day, a great way to ‘heat’ the soil during the evening is to place full bottles of water amongst your plants. The water heats up during the day and then releases some heat back into the soil as it cools during the evening.Sheep love poking their heads through the fence to get to the fresh bite the other side, and in the process can leave clumps of wool behind, and this my friend is great stuff for detracting slugs away from your plants. The sheeps wool is very wirey and oily and slugs hate the feeling of it. So next time your out walking take a plastic bag and pick some wool from the fences, take it home and then place it around your susceptible plants, such as your Hostas.Beach Hill beautyOne of the many features in the Beech Hill LandscapeOur garden of focus this week is the grounds of the Beech Hill Hotel, located in Ardmore just outside Derry City. The Beech Hill, was originally called Skipton Hall (first house built 1622 on the site), and has a fabulous designed landscape comprising waterfalls, bridges, a lime tree avenue, a ‘wilderness walk’ and large sways of Snowdrops in early Spring (much of this dates from the late 18th century).The landscape around the big house has changed dramatically over the years, with perhaps the greatest influence being the creation of Europe Base 1 by the US army in the second world war, within the BeechHill hotel there is a wonderful display of photos and images of this period. In the grounds of the hotel there are a number of walks (3 odd miles worth), which tell the story of both the designed landscape but also of the marines time there, with Nissen huts and names carved into trees giving a snapshot into our recent history. Within the grounds there are (as you’d expect by the name) some fabulous Beech Trees, many 200+ years old and there is a wonderful Oak tree which is around the 400 year old mark too. The Lime Avenue at the front of the house is a wonderful feature, which in the spring is covered in Snowdrops then Bluebells.Head Gardener Robert Peaker with Donegal ETB Horticulture StudentsThe walled garden is going through a wonderful renaissance, with hotel proprietor Patsy O’Kane taking a keen interest in the redevelopment of this area to a highly productive kitchen garden, under the care of Head Gardener Robert Peaker. Robert currently has around 1/5 of the garden under production with a couple of polytunnels, a glasshouse and lots of outdoor beds. The stone work within the walled garden is wonderful to see, with the south side being curved in both corners to catch as much light as possible.The walled gardens and grounds of the Beech Hill Hotel are open to the public 7 days a week, and families are encouraged to explore the 32 acres of woodland which surround the award winning hotel. The path network is excellent for buggies and stollers, although some of the smaller side paths have some steep drops to keep an eye on the toddlers! Details can be found on beech-hill.comNext Week….Sowing Shamrocks for St Patricks Day and growing plants that slug DON’T like!… Gareth AustinGareth Austin is resident Horticulturist with BBC Radio Foyle, a member of the Chartered Institute of Horticulturists and Horticultural Lecturer with the National Learning Network. For more see www.garethaustin.com or join Gareth on Twitter @GardenerGareth .GARDENING WITH GARETH – SPUDS FOR CHRISTMAS AND AN 18TH CENTURY DESIGNED LANDSCAPE was last modified: August 15th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalGardeningGareth Austinlast_img read more

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Soccer City one of world’s best: Blatter

first_img3 June 2010 South Africa’s majestic Soccer City Stadium, venue for both the opening and final match of the 2010 Fifa World Cup™, has won rave reviews from Fifa president Sepp Blatter, who described it as “a five-star stadium” and one of the most beautiful in the world. Speaking during the official stadium hand-over ceremony in Johannesburg on Wednesday morning, Blatter said Soccer City – which resembles an African calabash with its round shape and charming patchwork of colours – was “one of the best venues” in the world. “This is a great day for Fifa, to be here at this magnificent stadium,” Blatter said. “The minister of sport, Mr Stofile, said Soccer City is the flagship for South Africa and the African continent. I will go further and say this stadium is a flagship of the world. “It is one of the most beautiful stadiums; I can compare it with Wembley Stadium just outside London.”A job well done Blatter told South Africans that they should be proud of their efforts to make the World Cup a success. “Yes this is a Fifa World Cup, but the people who have done the homework and the hard work are South Africans. We would therefore want to express thanks to them. “What will happen at this stadium is part of history – you will have eight games played by some of the best teams. Some of the best players in the world are going to play in this venue. Now that the stadiums are ready, the whole world will now focus on South Africa. “The world is now going through emotions, waiting for the games to begin.” Blatter said that one of his wishes was to see Nelson Mandela at the opening game between hosts South Africa and Mexico on 11 June. “The biggest legacy of this World Cup will be the celebration of African humanity, and no one better represents that than Nelson Mandela. We hope that Madiba will be at the opening game here; this has been part of his legacy, and he has worked hard for this project.”Waiting for the world Speaking on behalf of the South African government, Sport and Recreation Minister Makhenkesi Stofile said he had no doubt that Africa’s first Fifa World Cup would be “like no other; it will be different in many ways. “We have travelled a long road to be where we are, we have experienced setbacks, but importantly, we have tasted many victories,” Stofile said. “This has been a unique journey for this country. Our stadiums are all ready, the road and infrastructure is in place. We are now waiting for the people to come and be part of this event.” Following the Soccer City handover, Blatter also opened the International Broadcast Centre – the hub of broadcast production for the World Cup – which is located next to the stadium. Source: 2010 Fifa World Cup South Africa Organising Committeelast_img read more

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AU prioritises peace, security in Africa

first_img1 February 2011The African Union emphasised the importance of peace and security on the continent as the pan-African bloc ended a summit that was dominated by discussions on Cote d’Ivoire, Somalia, Sudan, Tunisia and Egypt.The 16th African Union (AU) summit concluded late on Monday in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa after adopting a series of decisions and declarations concerning Africa’s development, peace and security.Major issues of concern for African leaders included the situation in Cote d’Ivoire, Somalia and Tunisia, according to a document situation adopted by AU leaders during the summit.On the situation in Cote d’Ivoire, the African leaders expressed their deep concern for the crisis, while encouraging the AU Commission and the Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas) to continue with their efforts to find a solution to the impasse.During the summit, AU’s Peace and Security Council decided to set up a panel to tackle the crisis in Cote d’Ivoire. The team comprises the presidents of Mauritania, South Africa, Burkina Faso, Tanzania and Chad, as well as the heads of the AU Commission and of Ecowas.The panel will evaluate the situation in the West African country, and is mandated to come up with a solution within one month.On Somalia, which is going through a crucial transitional period, the African leaders urged the country’s stakeholders to broaden and consolidate the reconciliation process, ensure greater cohesion within the Transitional Federal Institutions, and complete the outstanding transitional tasks, including the constitutional process.The war-torn Horn of Africa country has not had a functional central government for two decades. It is currently run by the internationally recognised Transitional Federal Government (TFG), which is protected by AU peacekeepers while facing deadly attacks by Islamist insurgent group of Al-Shabaab.The country is expected to end its transitional period on 20 August this year.Meanwhile, the African leaders appealed to all parties in Tunisia to “work together, in unity, peace, consensus and respect of legality, towards a peaceful and democratic transition,” according to the document.Source: BuaNews-Xinhualast_img read more

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