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Two top figures in Nigeria are being indicted for allegedly being involved in corrupt activities running into tens of millions of Naira.
The Cellou Dalein Diallo-led opposition in Guinea and the government of President Alpha Conde may be set for a collision course.
The opposition coalition has announced that it will stage regular street demonstrations, starting this Thursday.
The medical doctors’ strike in Nigeria’s commercial capital, Lagos has created lots of controversy across the country.
Liberia’s House of Representatives has unanimously voted for the re-negotiation of all of the country’s oil contracts.
Just over one month after taking office, Senegal’s President Macky Sall has declared his assets.
Declaration of assets by Senegal’s leaders is a requirement contained in the country’s constitution.
It is all over. Ghana’s biometric voter registration for December’s presidential and parliamentary elections came to a close on Sunday across the country, after months of wrangling over the newly introduced process.
The former head of the West African Civil Society Forum (WACSOF), Prof Oumar Ndongo has said former Liberian President Charles Taylor is likely to receive a lighter sentence, because many of his alleged accomplices were not called for trial, stressing the need for “equity” in international justice.
Prosecutors in the trial of former Liberian president Charles Taylor are calling for a prison sentence of 80 years, after his war crimes conviction in The Hague last week.
The prosecutors told the UN backed Sierra Special Court the "extreme magnitude" of the crimes he committed warranted the long-term sentence.
By Frank Sainworla,Jr/WADR News
The head of the US State Department’s office of global criminal justice, Ambassador Stephen Rapp has said the conviction of former Liberian President Charles Taylor of war crimes and crimes against humanity “isn’t the end” of efforts to pursue perpetrators of atrocities.
Celebrations of the 2012 annual May Day or International Workers Day took place on Tuesday in countries across the sub-region, against the backdrop of a new report by the International Labour Organization (ILO) of a huge increase in joblessness amid the global economic crisis.