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Media rights activists and other pro democracy groups are on Wednesday holding various activities across the world to mark the freedom of information day.
Senegalese are today, September 26, remembering the day the nation was plunged into deep mourning in 2002, when the ferry, Le Joola sank in the Atlantic Ocean en route from the southern region of Casamance.
World Bank President Robert Zoellick has said the world economy cannot meet its full growth potential, if it fails to advance the prospects of women.
He said empowering women is not only the right thing to do, but it’s also "smart economics".
Whenever Guinea Bissau is mentioned in the media, especially the Western media, it is almost always for the wrong reasons.
From repeated coup attempts to high level political assassinations and poverty to drugs, the tiny West African country was always portrayed as a top example of a failed state.
Amnesty International says conditions in some of Liberia’s prisons are appalling and violate basic human rights of inmates.
In a new report, Amnesty said inmates are crowded into "dirty cells without adequate food, water or healthcare."
The verdict in the treason trial of Kpatcha Gnassingbe and five others accused of plotting to overthrow President Faure Gnassingbe in an alleged attempted coup in April 2009, will be given on Thursday.
Togo’s Attorney General wants life imprisonment for Kpatcha Gnassingbe and five others over an alleged attempted coup in April 2009 to topple President Faure Gnassingbe.
Rights groups in Guinea have denounced the action of security forces against the inhabitants of a village more than one hundred kilometers south of the capital, Conakry.
Togo’s Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission has opened its first public session in the capital, Lomé and in the country’s other five economic regions.
A high-level ECOWAS delegation, led by Commission President James Victor Gbeho, is in Abidjan for talks with officials of the Ivorian government.