Download logo The President of the ECOWAS Commission, Jean-Claude Kassi Brou and the Special Representative of the Secretary General of the United Nations for West Africa and the Sahel, (UNOWAS) Mohamed Ibn Chambas jointly undertook a two-day High-Level Solidarity mission to Nigeria from 29-30 October 2018 in preparations for the forthcoming February 2019, Nigerian general elections. The Joint Mission is part of the ECOWAS and UNOWAS sustained efforts to support the consolidation of democracy and good governance in Nigeria. The Joint Mission held consultations with key stakeholders, including the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Independent National Electoral Commission, the National Human Rights Commission, National Broadcasting Commission, the Nigeria Bar Association and the Civil Society Organisations. They were also received in audience by the Chair of ECOWAS and President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, His Excellency President Muhammadu Buhari. The two Senior … [Read more...] about Press release by H.E. Dr. Jean-Claude Kassi Brou President of the ECOWAS COMMISSION And H.E. Dr. Mohamed Ibn Chambas Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for West Africa and the Sahel
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Noel St. John/National Press Club Emilio Gutierrez Soto, a journalist who fled certain assassination in his native Mexico, has just been released from an immigrant detention center in Texas. He and his son Oscar were detained by ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) last December, two months after Emilio received an award from the National Press Club, where he publicly denounced the asylum process. Last week, a federal judge ordered both Emilio and Oscar released, noting that evidence suggested that Emilio was targeted by ICE for speaking out. Gutierrez Soto’s case is emblematic of the cruelty of President Donald Trump’s crackdown on immigrants and asylum-seekers, as well as Trump’s increasingly vitriolic disdain for the free press. In 2005, Emilio wrote a series of articles documenting corruption in the Mexican army in his home state of Chihuahua. He refused to stop reporting, and, in 2008, received an urgent call from a friend who had heard that Emilio … [Read more...] about Emilio Gutierrez Soto’s fight for asylum and a free press
HOUSTON, July 24, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LINN Energy, Inc. (OTCQB:LNGG) (“LINN” or the “Company”) announced today that its Board of Directors (the “Board”) has unanimously approved the previously announced spin-off of Riviera Resources, Inc. (“Riviera”) from LINN (the “Spin-Off”). Following the Spin-Off and the transactions contemplated thereby, for each share of LINN common stock held on the record date (as defined below), LINN stockholders will own one share each of: LINN (OTC:LNGG), which will own a 50% equity interest in Roan Resources LLC, which is focused on the accelerated development of the Merge/SCOOP/STACK play in Oklahoma; and Riviera (OTC:RVRA), which will be an independent oil and gas company with a strategic focus on efficiently operating its mature low-decline assets, developing its growth-oriented assets, and returning capital to shareholders. Riviera’s assets will initially consist of: … [Read more...] about LINN Energy Board of Directors Approves Spin-Off of Riviera Resources; Sets Record and Distribution Date for Spin-Off
NEW YORK, July 23, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- HC2 Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HCHC), a diversified holding company, announced today that it will release its financial results for the second quarter 2018 on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 after the market closes. The Company will host an earnings conference call reviewing these results and its operations the same day, beginning at 5:00 p.m. ET. Participating on the call will be Philip Falcone, the Company’s Chairman, President and CEO, Michael J. Sena, Chief Financial Officer and Andrew G. Backman, Managing Director of Investor Relations and Public Relations. www.hc2.com in the "Investor Relations" section. To listen to the live call, please go to the "Investor Relations" section of the Company's website at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the call to register and download any necessary audio software. For those who are not able to listen to the live broadcast, a replay will be available shortly after the call on the … [Read more...] about HC2 Holdings Sets Second Quarter 2018 Earnings Release Date and Webcast
Photo by Contributed Photo /Times Free Press. SUMMERVILLE, Ga. — Keeping in line with a statewide trend, lawyers had hoped to free a Chattooga County man today who is serving 30 years for selling less than a gram of cocaine. But now they're not so confident. As they have in 20 other successful cases, attorneys with the Southern Center for Human Rights filed a motion asking Judge Ralph Van Pelt Jr. to send William Henry Adams home, arguing that he received an unusually long prison sentence for a non-violent drug offense. In 1997, a jury convicted Adams, 55, of two counts of possession of cocaine and two counts of sale of cocaine. Because he had been convicted of three previous felonies, the prosecutor could demand that Adams receive the harshest possible punishment. That meant three decades in state prison without the possibility of parole. He is not scheduled for release until 2027. But in a filing last month, attorneys Jon Dennis, Atteyah Hollie and Kate Morris lobbied Van … [Read more...] about Judges across Georgia are releasing non-violent drug offenders. This judge said no.