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As Guineans experiment with their new democracy, the opposition and the government are again in another standoff, with another mass anti government protest being called for Monday.
Rape and domestic violence are said to be on the rise in Mauritania.
According to a demography health survey, large percentage of the female population in the country is being married before the age15.
Officials of Nigeria’s State Security Service and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs have denied over 60 journalists reporting from the Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos, the country's commercial capital, access to their press center and working tools.
The Gambia is said to have made great strides in the fight against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), but more challenges lie ahead, said the Executive Director of the Gambia Committee Against Harmful Traditional Practices (GAMCOTRAP), Dr. Isatou Tourey
Ghana’s President John Atta Mills has again rejected calls from Western countries and the United Nations for African states to legalize homosexuality.
UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé has called on African governments to take on a greater share of AIDS investments in their own countries and across the region.
A strike action called by Senegal’s Transport unions has left many travelers stranded on the Senegal-Gambia border and in other parts of the country.
By Frank Sainworla, Jr/WADR News
The head of a US-based rights group has said America must pay reparations to Liberia for masterminding the Charles Taylor-led fatricidal civil war, after confirmation that the country’s ex-President Taylor was a CIA spy.
In the wake of an upsurge in deadly attacks by the Islamist sect, Boko Haram, Human Rights Watch is calling on the Nigerian government to put a halt to the campaign of terror and bring the perpetrators to justice.
Human Rights Watch says Africa’s leaders “deploy violence and curtail rights” during and after elections to hold on to power, though polls in sub-Saharan Africa signal “growing formal commitment to democratic rule.”