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Liberian leader Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has submitted an Act establishing a Constitution Review Commission to the Liberian Senate for enactment.
The Act speaks of the need to review the Constitution that was promulgated in 1986, succeeding the first organic law of the country adopted in 1847.
By the time Liberia’s former robust Auditor-General John Morlu’s contract was not renewed by President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf last year, there were a number of audit reports pointing to widespread corruption in various government ministries and agencies.
In the count-down to Senegal’s March 25 second round presidential election contest between incumbent President Abdoulaye Wade and his former Prime Minister Macky Sall, some 300,000 voter cards are yet to be collected.
In its 1st verdict, the International Criminal Court, ICC has found former Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) rebel leader, Thomas Lubanga guilty of recruiting and using child soldiers,
Operatives of Nigeria’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and other anti-graft agencies are set to take part in a three-week investigative public hearings at the House of Representatives on the activities of the Capital Market.
Sexual offences are said to be on the rise in Sierra Leone in recent times, with a number of teenagers allegedly being raped either by strangers or their own family members.
A court in Conakry on Friday freed 17 people arrested for allegedly being linked to last year’s armed attack on the residence of President Alpha Conde in the capital, which left one bodyguard dead and a few others wounded.
Judges of the UN-backed Sierra Leone war crimes court in The Hague have dismissed a request by lawyers of former Liberian President Charles Taylor to postpone the April 26 date set to hand down the verdict in Taylor's trial in The Hague.
In an earlier motion, Taylor's lead defense lawyer Courtney Griffiths requested that the court change the judgement date from April 26, 2012 to May 1, 2012 "or any suitable date thereafter."
Nigeria’s Supreme Court has upheld the victories of Emmanuel Oduaghan and Rochas Okorocha, the governors of Delta and Imo States, in South-South and South-eastern Nigeria respectively.
For the first time, Ghana is introducing the use a biometric registration and verification in its parliamentary and presidential elections slated for December this year.