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As former Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo is placed behind bars at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, reports from Abidjan say many Ivorians have expressed concern and outrage over the move, while others hail it.
The Mayor of the Sierra Leonean capital, Freetown has been arrested for alleged corruption and other related offenses by the country’s Anti Corruption Commission (ACC).
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says violence or “the mere threat of it, is one of the most significant barriers to women’s full equality.”
The Secretary General said this violence “is predominantly inflicted by men.”
Amidst local controversy which has been looming for months, 14 constitutional law experts from across the world, including America and France, say Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade is eligible to contest the upcoming February 2012 election, in line with the country’s current constitution.
The lawyers said they’ve reached this conclusion after examining the country’s current and past constitutions.
Nigerian civil aviation authority has fined two British airlines up to US$ 235 million in a dispute over ticket prices.
Youths from the ruling Senegalese Democratic Party (PDS) are said to have blocked the prison gate in the southeastern town of Tambacounda to prevent a high level socialist youth delegation from seeing their jailed colleague, Malick Noel Seck.
Liberia’s Criminal court has ordered the three private radio and TV stations shut down last week reopened, though the court said they were guilty of broadcasting hate messages.
Armed Liberian government police stormed three private media institutions in the Liberian capital, Monrovia---Love FM/TV, Power FM/TV and Kings FM/TV on the night on November 7, the eve of the presidential runoff election, which was boycotted by Winston Tubman’s CDC party.
The freeing of eight former members and supporters of the ousted regime of Laurent Gbagbo has been generating discussions in the Ivory Coast since the weekend.
But what does that signal? The eight freed were in a group of nine who were being investigated by the ruling authorities.
After winning over 90 percent of Tuesday's presidential runoff boycotted by her challenger Winston Tubman, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has invited her political opponents and other citizens to a national dialogue, in order to unite the country.
The Carter Center election observer mission to Liberia says the deadly clashes on the eve of the polls and the boycott by the opposition candidate “suggest a significant failure of the political process to resolve electoral disputes peacefully within the framework of the law.”