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Senegal’s Constitutional Court has validated the third term candidacy of incumbent President Abdoulaye Wade and cleared 13 other candidates to contest next month’s elections, but disqualified Senegalese international music star, Youssou N’dour.
Magistrates in Benin are due to end strike action at the weekend.
Beninese magistrates said they were staging the strike to demand a public apology from their hierarchy.
Some Nigerians have welcomed the Supreme Court’s sacking on Friday of five state governors whose tenure elapsed in May 2011.
Ahead of November’s presidential and general elections in Sierra Leone, voter registration begins on Monday in the West African state.
The government of Ivory Coast has launched a campaign to combat child rape in the country, following a recent upsurge in rape cases of children under five by men above age 30.
Ghana's President John Attah Mills has sacked the country’s Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Martin Amidu.
This week, a life imprisonment sentence was slapped on former Gambian Information Minister and three years jail term with hard labour for three others for distributing T-Shirts with critical slogans against the Yaya Jammeh government, but. the government has declined to comment on the sentences.
As the world awaits the verdict in the war crimes trial of former Liberian President Charles Taylor, the UN backed Sierra Leone Special Court has elected a new Presiding Judge.
As she prepares to take the solemn oath of office for a 2nd term after a bitterly fought election, President elect Ellen Johnson Sirleaf certainly has a daunting task over the next six years, while the main opposition party, CDC gives conflicting signals about whether their planned street protest will still go ahead on Monday.
Reports from Liberia say gay rights activists have begun facing threats from an angry public over their efforts to promote the passing of a bill legalizing homosexuality.