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The UN backed Special Court for Sierra Leone in The Hague on Thursday declared former Liberian President Charles Taylor guilty of fuelling the civil war in neighboring Sierra Leone.
Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara has declared that his government would bring to justice perpetrators of the Duekoue massacre and other atrocities during the country’s armed conflict.
Nigeria plans to scrap both the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related Offences Commission.
The family members and friends of former Liberian President Charles Taylor say they are optimistic about the pending ruling in his 6-year war crimes trial, just days before Judges of the United Nations backed Sierra Leone Special Court are due to hand down the verdict on April 26.
A Ghanaian member of parliament from the main opposition National Patriotic Party (NPP) has made history by becoming the first person to be charged with terrorism in the country.
By William Selmah/WADR Correspondent
The Inter-Governmental Action Group Against Money Laundering (GIABA) has underscored the need for Liberia to enact laws criminalizing money laundering and terrorist financing.
The stage is set for ECOWAS encounter with another military junta, as a delegation from the sub-regional bloc arrives in Guinea Bissau on Monday, after the new military junta on Sunday announced the formation of a National Transitional Council (NTC).
Amid the precarious situation in Guinea Bissau, UN Secrtary General Ban Ki-moon and the Security Council have strongly condemned the military coup in the West African country and demanded immediate return to constitutional order.
With constitutional order now returned to Mali, political stakeholders and Captain Amadou Sanogo and leaders of the defunct junta are due to meet in Ouagadougou over the weekend.
--Democracy Institute sees exceptionally good signal
With Bamako on the verge of returning to constitutional order, the head of the Pretoria-based Institute for Democracy in Africa has said it sends a strong signal that “unconstitutional change of government is not acceptable anymore in Africa.”