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An opposition political figure in Senegal has been sentenced to two years in prison.
Malick Noel Seck, leader of the Socialist Convergence Movement, which is a wing of the former ruling Senegalese Socialist party, was given the two-year jail term on Thursday for offending the Magistrate and death threats.
The Palace du justice, the main courthouse in the Senegalese capital, Dakar has seen the appearance of an official of the Socialist Convergence of the former ruling Socialist Party, Malick Seck.
"We will pay close attention to the actions and statements of the political class, and in particular to the presidential candidates, including after the elections. Resorting to violence will not be tolerated," says the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in a warning to potential trouble makers in Liberia.
The chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court Luis Moreno-Ocampo is in the Ivory Coast to investigate the country's post-election violence.
In Sierra Leone, an ex-combatant who is now a member of the presidential guard is among seven other who appeared in a Freetown court on Thursday, in connection with the recent violence in the southern city of Bo.
Three opposition parties in Sierra Leone have called on the government of Ernest Bai Koroma to "fully and immediately implement" the findings of the Shears-Moses Commission on recent violence in Bo, the country’s second largest city.
Nigeria is caught between new policies aimed at reform and power and influence of the political heavyweights. And one of the political heavyweights is no doubt Bola Tinubu—a former Governor of Lagos state, who is now Senator in the Nigeria’s National Assembly.
Liberian police say they have arrested a man in connection with the alleged shooting to death of a member of the country’s presidential security guard.
Amnesty International says conditions in some of Liberia’s prisons are appalling and violate basic human rights of inmates.
In a new report, Amnesty said inmates are crowded into "dirty cells without adequate food, water or healthcare."
Liberia’s Supreme Court has issued a stay order, halting all electoral activities, pending investigations into a law suit filed against the National elections Commission (NEC) for allegedly violating the constitution, with presidential and legislative elections just three weeks away.