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Bo, Sierra Leone

in a municipal election that is held every four years.` Like virtually all parts of the Southern Province, the city of Bo is a reliable political stronghold of the SLPP, the main opposition party in Sierra Leone. The SLPP had won every Sierra Leone presidential elections in the city and the rest of Bo District by an overwhelming majority. The SLPP had also won virtually every parliamentary, and Local government elections in Bo by an overwhelming majority, including the most recent Sierra Leone general elections held in November 2012. With assistance from the Revenue Development Foundation Bo City Council has started to collect property taxes. Geography and climate Like the rest of Sierra Leone, Bo has a tropical climate with a rainy season from May to October and a dry season from November to April. Average annual precipitation (precipitation (meteorology)) varies with up to 5,080 mm (200 inches) in the wettest parts. The prevailing winds are the SW Monsoon during the wet season and the northeastern Harmattan which is a dust laden wind from the Sahara Desert during the dry season. Average temperature ranges in Bo are from 21 degrees Celsius (73 degrees Fahrenheit) to 31 degrees Celsius (88 degrees Fahrenheit) all year. Links In 1981 Bo District formed 'One World Link' (OWL) http: www.oneworldlink.org.uk (see UKOWLA) with Warwick District and Leamington Spa in the UK. This was inspired by a desire for justice, equality, human understanding and mutual support. Over the years it has helped to strengthen both communities and their awareness of global and development issues. The many outcomes of the link include women's groups, school links, an online archive, an education programme http: www.oneworldlink.org.uk primary_1 index.html and the opening, in 2008, of a Community Centre in Bo city. Immediate plans include collaboration on a pilot environmental programme for the collection and disposal of waste. There is also a youth wing which has 20 registered youth groups, that serve over 1000 young people. http: www.oneworldlink.org.uk The Bo District Development Association (BODDA - UK) was formed in the United Kingdom on 7 September 2003 by a group of natives from Bo District in Sierra Leone. The primary purpose for the formation of this organization is for its membership to explore every possible lawful avenue to solicit generous donations in cash, food, clothing, educational and agricultural. Bo District Development Association has been involved in various projects including sponsorships in Sierra Leone and the UK, for example the introduction of the BODDA Civic Award in which the people of Bo are annually awarded for their contributions towards nation building and community development (this is an effort to encourage the people of Bo in national development and citizenship); donation of two hundred computers and other school materials to various schools in Bo in 2007; donation of medical equipment to the Bo Government Hospital and books to the Bo Regional library in January 2010. In August 2006, in partnership with the British Council Sierra Leone, they were able to facilitate a one month tour for six artists from Bo with the aim of promoting awareness of global issues through music and encouraging global citizenship through the linking of youth groups in the UK and Sierra Leone. The Organisation also awards scholarship to students from poor family backgrounds who are unable to meet their educational needs. Education As in most parts of Sierra Leone, the Krio language is widely spoken in the city Bo, although English (English language) is the official language spoken at schools and government places. The Mende language is also widely understood by the city's residents. Bo has one of the highest literacy rates in Sierra Leone. The city is home to Bo Teacher's College, and hence to many primary schools as well as several secondary schools, including one of the elite secondary schools in West Africa, The Bo Government Secondary School (Bo School) (commonly known as Bo School). Bo school was founded in 1906 by British (United Kingdom) educationist Leslie Probyn to educate the children of Bo Town. The school has a long history of producing the elite of Sierra Leone, especially the country's top politicians. It is situated on The town lies on the eastern shore of Sherbro Island, on the Sherbro River estuary, and was once larger than Freetown, but lack of roads to the mainland meant that the population has declined. Bonthe is about 60 miles south-west of Bo (Bo, Sierra Leone) and 187 miles south-east of Freetown. The inhabitants of the town belong mainly to the Sherbro (Sherbro people) ethnic group.


Ternopil

Law: All parties registered in Ukraine will be able to participate in local elections, ''Kyiv Post'' (August 30, 2010) ) was defeated by rivals Party of Regions in almost all Ukrainian regions, although it remained the main opposition force.


Somaliland

macro-regions. In the case of the later Transitional Federal Government, a new interim judicial structure was formed through various international conferences. '''Presidential elections''' in Somaliland, a ''de facto'' state that is claimed in whole by Somalia, were held on 14 April 2003. Results show that president Dahir Riyale Kahin won by the slightest of margins were released on April 19. Initially rejected by the main opposition, this led


Djibouti

foundation in 1979 (the party currently rules as a part of the Union for a Presidential Majority, which holds all seats). Opposition parties are allowed limited freedom, but the main opposition party, the Union for National Salvation, boycotted the 2005 and 2008 elections, citing government control of the media and repression of the opposition candidates. The government is dominated by the Somali Issa (Issa (clan)) Dir (Dir (clan)) clan, who enjoy the support of the Somali clans, especially the Isaaq (the clan of the current president's wife and many ministers & government officials) and the Gadabuursi Dir (who are the third most prominent Somali clan in Djibouti politics). The country emerged from a decade-long civil war (Djiboutian Civil War) at the end of the 1990s, with the government and the Front for the Restoration of Unity and Democracy (FRUD) signing a peace treaty in 2000. Two FRUD members subsequently joined the cabinet, and beginning with the presidential elections of 1999 (Djiboutian presidential election, 1999), the FRUD has campaigned in support of the RPP. Djibouti's current president, Guelleh, succeeded Hassan Gouled Aptidon in office in 1999.


Guinea-Bissau

of voting. A runoff election was held in September 2007, and Ernest Bai Koroma, the candidate of the main opposition APC, was elected president. By 2007, there had been an increase in the number of drug cartels, many from Colombia, using Sierra Leone as a base to ship drugs on to Europe. It was feared that this might lead to increased corruption and violence and turn the country, like neighbouring Guinea-Bissau, into a narco state. However, the new government of president Koroma quickly amended the laws against drug trafficking in the country, updating the existing legislation from those inherited at independence in 1961, to address the international concerns, increasing punishment for offenders both in terms of higher, if not prohibitive, fines, lengthier prison terms and provision for possible extradition of offenders wanted elsewhere, including to the United States. By 2007, there had been an increase in the number of drug cartels, many from Colombia, using Sierra Leone as a base to ship drugs on to Europe. It was feared that this might lead to increased corruption and violence and turn the country, like neighbouring Guinea-Bissau, into a narco state. However, the new government of president Ernest Bai Koroma quickly amended the laws against drug trafficking in the country, updating the existing legislation from those inherited at independence in 1961, to address the international concerns, increasing punishment for offenders both in terms of higher, if not prohibitive, fines, lengthier prison terms and provision for possible extradition of offenders wanted elsewhere, including to the United States. There is an increase in the number of drug cartels, many from Colombia, who are starting to use Sierra Leone as a base to ship drugs on to Europe. It is feared that this may lead to increased corruption and violence and may turn the country, like neighbouring Guinea-Bissau, into a narco state. In 2008, an aircraft carrying almost 700 kg of cocaine was caught at Freetown’s airport and 19 people, including customs officials, were arrested, and the minister for transport is still suspended. *1961 – The world's first retractable-dome stadium, the Civic Arena (Civic Arena (Pittsburgh)), opens in Pittsburgh. *1974 – Bangladesh, Grenada and Guinea-Bissau join the United Nations. *1976 – The first Space Shuttle, Enterprise (Space Shuttle Enterprise), is unveiled by NASA. *1972 – The United States suffers its first loss of an international basketball game in a disputed match against the Soviet Union at Munich, Germany. *1974 – Guinea-Bissau gains independence from Portugal. *1976 – A British Airways Hawker Siddeley Trident and an Inex-Adria (Adria Airways) DC-9 (McDonnell Douglas DC-9) collide near Zagreb, Yugoslavia (Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia), killing 176. * 1968 – Swaziland joins the United Nations. *1973 – Guinea-Bissau declares its independence from Portugal. *1979 – Compu-Serve (CompuServe) launches the first consumer internet service, which features the first public electronic mail service. *Heritage Day (South Africa). *Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Guinea-Bissau from Portugal in 1973. *Mahidol Day (Public holidays in Thailand) (Thailand) *Oceania: Timor-Leste, Cook Islands, Samoa, Tonga, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Federated States of Micronesia, Vanuatu *Africa: Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Chad, Sudan, Eritrea, Djibouti, Somalia, Ethiopia, Central African Republic, Cameroon, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Benin, Togo, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Senegal, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Republic of Congo, DR Congo, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Madagascar, Seychelles, Mauritius, Comoros, Botswana, Namibia, Lesotho. The UNCCD has '''194''' country Parties: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, The Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burma, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, the People's Republic of China, Colombia, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Côte d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, European Union, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, The Gambia, Georgia (Georgia (country)), Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, the Republic of Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, South Korea, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia (Republic of Macedonia), Provisionally referred to as the "former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia"; see Macedonia naming dispute. Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Federated States of Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, São Tomé and Príncipe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Thailand, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe The full lists are as follows: :'''List A''' (94 members): Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, China (People's Republic of China), Comoros, Congo (Republic of Congo), Côte d'Ivoire, DR Congo (Democratic Republic of the Congo), Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, North Korea (Democratic People's Republic of Korea), South Korea (Republic of Korea), Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos (Lao People's Democratic Republic), Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Qatar, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Tunisia, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Tanzania, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe. - Guinea-Bissau Bissau - ** Kosovo War: In the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, three Chinese embassy workers were killed and 20 others wounded (U.S. bombing of the Chinese embassy in Belgrade) when a NATO B-2 aircraft (Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit) mistakenly bombed a Chinese Embassy in Belgrade. ** In Guinea-Bissau, President João Bernardo Vieira is ousted in a military coup. * May 8 – Nancy Mace becomes the first female cadet to graduate from The Military College of South Carolina (The Citadel (Military College)). * Former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto was assassinated at an election rally in Rawalpindi on December 27, 2007, by a bomb blast (Assassination of Benazir Bhutto). The assassination attempt killed also at least 20 other people. * The President (List of heads of state of Guinea-Bissau) of Guinea-Bissau, João Bernardo Vieira, was assassinated on March 2, 2009, during an armed attack on his residence in Bissau. * Anti-abortion extremist (Extremism) Gibbs N (2009). "Tiller's murder: The logic of extremism on abortion". ''TIME (Time (magazine))''. Retrieved February 9, 2010. Scott Roeder assassinates (Murder of George Tiller) George Tiller, a pro-choice advocate and late-term abortion provider, on May 31, 2009, at Tiller's church in Wichita, Kansas. March * March 2 – The President (List of heads of state of Guinea-Bissau) of Guinea-Bissau, João Bernardo Vieira, is assassinated during an armed attack on his residence in Bissau.


Kathmandu

title Right-wing activists storm TV station over 'bias' accessdate 20 November 2009 work CNN date 20 November 2009 with his over two decade long experience in covering India’s main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its right wing Sangh Parivar organizations.


Minsk

candidate in the 2001 Presidential elections. archiveurl http: web.archive.org web 20061124002206 http: www.iht.com articles ap 2006 11 23 europe EU_GEN_Belarus_Opposition.php archivedate 2006-11-24 On November 29, 2006, government police detained Milinkevich at a Minsk airport after he returned from a NATO summit in Riga. He was accused of having a forged passport.


Malawi

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Belize

Party''' is one of two major political parties in the Central American country Belize, and the main opposition party. It is a Christian democratic (Christian democracy) party. The party leader is Francis Fonseca. The '''United Democratic Party''' (UDP) is one of the two major political parties in Belize, and currently the ruling party, having won the 2008 general elections (Belizean general election, 2008). A centre-right conservative party, it is currently led by Dean Barrow. Ecology The Nassau grouper lives in the sea, preferring to be near reefs; it is one of the largest fish to be found around Coral Reefs. It can be found anywhere from the shoreline to nearly water that are up to 100 m deep. The Nassau Grouper lives in the western Atlantic Ocean, from Bermuda, Florida and the Bahamas in the north to southern Brazil, but it is only found in a few places in the Gulf of Mexico, most notably along the coast of Belize.


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