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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.”
As the ECOWAS Special envoy, Edem Kodjo was visiting Conakry at the weekend, Edem Kodjo Human Rights Watch (HRW) called on the Guinean government to investigate the role of two high-level officials in "the apparent illegal detention and intimidation" of members of a prominent Guinean human rights group.
Ghana’s Electoral Commission Chairman, Dr. Kwadwo Afari Gyan has confirmed that prisoners in the country will be allowed to vote in the 2012 presidential and general elections.
Police in Liberia are investigating what caused a fire that partly damaged one of Liberia’s oldest private radio stations, amidst suspicion that the blaze was deliberately started.
But the Manager of Radio ELWA, run by a Christian evangelical mission, SIM, said he believed Tuesday night fire was arson and the work of “the enemy”.
Lawyers in Guinea are on strike, after few of their colleagues were briefly detained allegedly on orders of the Governor of Conakry, Sekou Resco Camara, during a visit with clients at the prison compound.