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A report by Human Rights Watch (HRW) says 22 people have allegedly been murdered in central Ivory Coast, during attacks on passengers travelling on motorbikes or in commercial vehicles, since December 2011.
The long awaited judgment in the war crimes trial of former Liberian President Charles Taylor will be delivered on 26 April 2012, in line with a Scheduling Order issued Thursday by the UN backed Special Court for Sierra Leone.
Justice Philip Waki, a prominent Kenyan jurist, has been sworn in as an alternate judge of the Appeals Chambers of the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL), which is yet to hand down verdict in the trial of former Liberian President Charles Taylor.
The Pre-Trial Chamber III of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has decided to expand its authorisation for the investigation in Côte d’Ivoire to include crimes within the jurisdiction of the Court allegedly committed from September 2002 to November 2010.
A yearly survey conducted by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) shows that local censorship has gone global and the world’s media are under siege, with the watchdog role of a free press being publicly tarnished and critical reporting deemed anti-patriotic.
The Independent National Human Rights Commission (INHRC) in Liberia has said it would soon begin implementing recommendations of the defunct Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC).
Amnesty International has described the ongoing fighting in northern Mali as the worst human rights crisis there for 20 years.
Supporters of Senegal’s M23 coalition of some opposition and civil society groups on Wednesday clashed with riot police, who used tear gas in the capital, Dakar.
But WADR's reporter covering the demonstration said there were no injuries. The protestors chanted anti government slogans.
The Guinean government has said the opposition’s call for mass stay home action was not heeded on Monday.
A top United Nations official and the Secretary General of International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL), Ronald Noble, have agreed to work jointly against transnational crimes in West Africa.