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June 19, 2013
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Road Traffic accident is one of the leading causes of death in Ghana today.
Statistics reveal the loss of lives and properties worth several millions of dollars, with 22% of all road accidents caused by disabled or abandoned vehicles on the roads.
The Independent National Human Rights Commission (INHRC) in Liberia has said it would soon begin implementing recommendations of the defunct Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC).
Guinea’s Criminal court opened at the weekend in the capital, Conakry, with some 70 cases on its docket to rule on.
The head of a new Non-Governmental Organization set up to promote migration and development has said that the lack of capacity and coordination among stakeholders are constraints to sub-regional integration in West Africa.
Supporters of Senegal’s M23 coalition of some opposition and civil society groups on Wednesday clashed with riot police, who used tear gas in the capital, Dakar.
But WADR's reporter covering the demonstration said there were no injuries. The protestors chanted anti government slogans.
A Ghanaian business tycoon, Alfred Woyome who was last week arrested for allegedly defrauding the government to the tune of over US$30m, has been granted bail by the country’s High court.
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.
Age and long tenure are two of the issues opponents continue to raise in their avalanche of criticisms directed at the 85-year-old Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade, in his bid to get a third term mandate in this month’s polls.
In an interview with West Africa Democracy Radio (WADR) on Tuesday, President Wade acknowledged that he’s an old man but said some opposition actors are older than him, dismissing criticisms that he’s too old to run for another term.
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
In Ghana, men who have failed to formalize their relationships with their fiancés or girlfriends could soon see their properties shared with such women, even if they fail to formally marry them.