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Liberia’s Supreme Court Chief Justice Johnnie Lewis has threatened to sack clerks of courts for tampering with jury
selection cross the West African nation.
“We don’t have a good jury system…we don’t have it,” Lewis declared.
As Sierra Leone prepares to reform outdated tax laws, the country’s economy is this year growing at 6% with prospects for more growth, said Finance and Economic Development Minister, Dr. Samura Kamara.
Reports from The Hague say former Liberian President Charles Taylor has accused the prosecution of paying witnesses to testify against him during his war crimes trial, which began in 2006.
Authorities in Nigeria’s commercial capital, Lagos has ordered the eviction of 788 striking doctors from their official residence, further deepening the crisis in the health sector.
By William Selmah/WADR Correspondent
In the wake of a high rate of road accident, an institution dedicated to enhancing road safety in Liberia has begun series of road safety sensitization activities, such as airing of radio and television jingles and circulation of posters.
--Amnesty Intl warns
Amnesty International has outlined a string of human rights violations allegedly committed Mali, mainly in the rebel-controlled north, including extra-judicial killings, rape of women and girls by armed men and arbitrary detentions.
“Citizens must have protection and have security,” a clarion call from a a 28-year-old Dafur refugee who simply identified himself as Maha.
--Prosecutor tells Sierra Leone people
The Prosecutor of the UN backed Sierra Leone Special Court, Brenda Hollis has been visiting the country to discuss the conviction of former Liberian President Charles Taylor.
Some 162 people have been killed in road accidents in Sierra Leone over the past four months, Sierra Leone’s police have said.
Guinean President Alpha Conde has asked the country’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to stop the ongoing revision of the national voters register.