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‘Compassionate and Decisive Leader’

first_imgLiberia’s Ambassador to Nigeria, Dr. Al-Hassan Conteh, Wednesday, April 22, led the diplomatic staff at the Abuja Mission in signing the Book of Condolence for the late Chairman of the National Transitional Government of Liberia, Mr. Charles Gyude Bryant.The former Chairman died on April 16, 2014, at the John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital in Monrovia after a period of illness.Ambassador Conteh noted that Chairman Bryant served Liberia from October 17, 2003 to January 16, 2006 during a very difficult time, when the fate of the nation was at stake.The Liberian envoy described Chairman Bryant as a compassionate and decisive leader who served diligently and believed strongly in affirmative action, justice, fair-play and inclusiveness.Ambassador Conteh recalled that Chairman Bryant never wavered in his stance on meritorious issues under tough circumstances while negotiating with opposing groups and warring factions under a power-sharing government. “He had to implement a delicate balance in implementing the various terms of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement, including the allocation of government posts.”   Ambassador Conteh was appointed President of the University of Liberia by the late Chairman Bryant, who was then the Visitor of the University.  He served at the state run University from 2004 to 2008.The Liberian diplomat recalled the pivotal role Chairman Bryant played in restoring peace to Liberia through his work with the warring factions, the United Nations and others in the international community for the implementation of the Disarmament, Demobilization, Rehabilitation and Reintegration (DDRR) process that paved the way for the 2005 presidential elections that brought Africa’s first democratically elected female President, Mrs. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, to power.Ambassador Conteh prayed for God to grant the soul of the late Chairman peaceful rest, and expressed his deepest and heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family for the untimely loss of this illustrious son to them and the Liberian nation.Members of the diplomatic corps in Abuja have started signing the Book of Condolence opened at the Abuja Mission for the late Chairman, a process that will continue throughout the 15-day national mourning period announced by the Government 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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Four Donegal places named among Ireland’s ‘most magical’

first_imgFEATURES: Four Donegal places have been named amongst a list of Ireland’s ‘most magical’ places to visit. Popular website, ‘Before You Die Ireland’ reviewed the 21 ‘most magical’ places to visit in the entire country.Donegal has consistently featured in the websites reviews of the best places to see, beaches to visit, pubs to drink and restaurants to eat in. The websites latest offering showcases what they describe as the ‘most magical’ places to visit, and no less than four Donegal places make the list.Below are the four places named among the most magical in Ireland:Glenevin Waterfall: The walk up Glenevein Valley to the Glenevin Waterfall in Clonmany, County Donegal, takes the rambler on a safe, well sign -posted route.Newly installed picnic areas blend easily into the natural landscape. Footbridges are dotted along the track as visitors criss cross the stream using the stepping stones. (Pic by Adam Rory Porter)Slieve League Cliffs:Ranked Number 1 attraction on tripadvisor for County Donegal. Climbing to this point on Slieve League Cliffs in County Donegal is a truly memorable experience.The views are fantastic! Highly recommended to add this place to the list of places to visit!Portsalon Beach: A very extensive sandy beach on the shores of Lough Swilly. It gently slopes towards the Atlantic ocean and is located in a Natural Heritage Area.The beach at Portsalon can be reached by travelling north east in the R246 from Carrowkeel to Portsalon.Glenveagh National Park:Glenveagh National Park is one of six national parks in Ireland. Situated in the Northwest of Co. Donegal, Glenveagh encompasses some 16,000 hectares in the heart of the Derryveagh Mountains. Such a great wilderness is the haunt of many interesting plants and animals. These lands were managed as a private deer forest before becoming a national park in 1975.With the completion of public facilities Glenveagh National Park was officially opened to the public in 1986.Four Donegal places named among Ireland’s ‘most magical’ was last modified: September 22nd, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:BeautyBefore you DiedonegalFeaturesMost Magicalnewslast_img read more