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A high-level ECOWAS delegation, led by Commission President James Victor Gbeho, is in Abidjan for talks with officials of the Ivorian government.
A prominent advocate from the Niger Delta in Nigeria is calling on the Nigerian government to stop its joint venture with oil companies that have been polluting the region for the past three decades and protect the interest of its people.
Upset, disgust and outrage are words groups fighting against gender based violence in Senegal are using to condemn an upsurge in gang rape in recent times.
The Africa Freedom of Information Centre (AFIC) and the Mali Association of Human Rights (AMDH) have welcomed the Malian government’s commitment to support an action plan for the promotion of right to information in the country.
Some 36 Ivorian children separated by the post election violence have been reunited with their parents by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).
A United Nations report says oil giant Shell is responsible for unprecedented oil pollution in Nigeria.
The Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) has pledged to assist the Ivorian government and civil society organizations in Ivory Coast to tackle challenges in social justice, human rights and democracy.
Reports say tension is brewing between peasants from Saoro in the prefecture of Yomou in the forest region of Guinea and the Guinean Palm Oil and Rubber Company, following the destruction of the farmers’ rice fields.
Liberia’s ruling party has dismissed claims by the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) that the process leading to the August 23rd referendum was marred by flaws and constitutional breaches.
Friday 22 July is the 17th anniversary of the bloodless military coup that brought Gambian President, Yahya Jammeh to power but his human rights credential is being questioned.