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The Secretary General of Liberia’s main opposition Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) Acarious Gray says his recent incarceration by the Liberia National Police was at the orders of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.
Four people have been sentenced to one year in prison for obstructing the convoy of President Yaya Jammeh of the Gambia, Foraya news website has reported.
There are strong indications that not many people here on the continent have heard about or know the mission of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights, as only 26 out of the 54 African states have ratified the African Charter.
Frustrated by years of failure to bring Tthe killer(s) of his father to justice, the son of slain Gambian Journalist, Deyda Hydara says, “We feel that they (the government) haven’t done enough to find the killers and on numerous occasions they refused to conduct proper investigation. So we are just seeking justice really.”
The Open Society Foundations have named a new President.
The Foundations on Wednesday announced the appointment of Christopher Stone, who will take office in July 2012.
For almost three decades, the Open Society Foundations have been committed to promoting justice, human rights, health, and education around the world.
This week’s decision by the campaign group, Global Witness to pull out of the Kimberley international diamonds certification process, accusing governments around the world of lacking the political will to address the clear links between diamonds, violence and tyranny, has raised eyebrows.
After the Nigerian Senate passed a law making same sex marriage illegal, Britain has threatened to cut assistance to the country.
The senate’s law, which makes it a crime for a man to marry a man, and a woman to marry a woman, is being widely welcomed by Nigerians.
Former Ivorian President Laurent is due to make his first appearance before the International Criminal Court, ICC in The Hague today, Monday to answer charges of crimes against humanity, but current President Alassane Ouattara has no regrets for handing him over.
Amnesty International is calling on the governments of Ethiopia, Tanzania and Zambia to arrest former US President George W.Bush for alleged crimes under international law, during his current trip to the region this week.
“President Bush in his memoir admitted in fact to authorizing the technique known as water boarding against detainees who we know it was used against,” said Rob Freer, the US Researcher for Amnesty International in an interview with West Africa Democracy Radio (WADR).
The International Criminal Court (ICC) has now disclosed that former Ivorian President Laurent has been detained in the Hague on four charges
The charges are that the former Ivorian leader was an "indirect co-perpetrator" of murder, rape, persecution and other inhuman acts.