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President John Atta Mills has challenged the UK's threat to cut aid if he refuses to legalize homosexuality.
The federal Government of Nigeria has beefed up security over strategic points and installations in respond to the United States' security report of possible attacks on the capital Abuja by members of the Islamic Sect, Boko Haram.
Lawyers in Guinea are on strike, after few of their colleagues were briefly detained allegedly on orders of the Governor of Conakry, Sekou Resco Camara, during a visit with clients at the prison compound.
A prominent Liberian human rights lawyer, Dempster Brown has taken the sub-regional bloc, ECOWAS and incumbent President to task for insisting that the presidential runoff election goes ahead on November 8 without weighing the constititutional and political implications of a boycott by the main opposition CDC party.
Some Gays and Lesbians in Nigeria have openly criticized a Bill before parliament seeking to make same sex marriage a crime in the Country, while many other citizens continue deplore this sexual practice.
By William Selmah/WADR Correspondent
The Liberia Telecommunication Authority (LTA) has warned that it will take “effective and appropriate action” against any GSM company found liable of monitoring subscribers’ lines.
The chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court Luis Moreno-Ocampo is in the Ivory Coast to investigate the country's post-election violence.
The Women's Election Observer Group says it's in Liberia to observe mainly the gender aspect of the organization and conduct of Tuesday October 11 legislative and presidential elections.
At the peak of campaigning and just over one week to the Liberian presidential and legislative elections, President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf last week appointed one of her political allies, Alhaji Kromah as head of the state radio and TV network, LBS.
Another round of dialogue between the Guinean government of President Alpha Conde and a coalition of opposition parties is due to take place on Friday in Conakry.