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Minority Rights Group International, a global rights organization has launched the State of the World’s Minorities and Indigenous Peoples 2011.
An official of the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) says the International Criminal Court (ICC) arrest warrant for Libyan leader Col Moammar Gadhafi could have serious implications for ending the civil war by peace talks.
The government of Benin and representatives of trade unions on Friday ended negotiations with an agreement to set up a committee to look into the demands of the civil servants, who have been striking over a 25 per cent salary increment, which had paralyzed 22 of 26 administrative departments in the country.
There are mixed reactions to the United Nations recent endorsement of gay or homosexuals’ rights, with people in Sierra Leone speaking out.
The debate over gays and lesbian rights in Ghana is heating up, with both the ruling party, National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the main opposition National Patriotic Party (NPP) are calling for the holding of a stakeholders conference on the issue.
On 17 June 2011, the United Nations, for the first time, endorsed gay or homosexuals’ rights. This means gays and lesbians are now recognized by the world body as having the right to engage in their activities.
The months of bloody post election dispute in the Ivory Coast further divided an already divided nation, who had attempted to leap out of years of violent conflict dating back to the 2002 civil war.
The president of Guinea’s Transparency Association, Mamadou Taran Diallo, has expressed deep concern over the failure of the government of President Alpha Conde to promote good governance and the fight against corruption in the country.
The coalition of Ivorian civil society for peace and democracy, (COSOPCI) has hailed the move by Ivorian authorities to release members of former leader Laurent Gbagbo.
After a period of research, the sub-regional human rights group, RADDHO and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stitfung organization have come up with a report on the state of human rights in 15 African countries.