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The verdict in the treason trial of Kpatcha Gnassingbe and five others accused of plotting to overthrow President Faure Gnassingbe in an alleged attempted coup in April 2009, will be given on Thursday.
There have been heated debates in several quarters in Liberia since news began circulating that President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf is on the verge of bringing in troops from Nigeria to help keep the peace and discourage any violence during the October polls.
Togo’s Attorney General wants life imprisonment for Kpatcha Gnassingbe and five others over an alleged attempted coup in April 2009 to topple President Faure Gnassingbe.
Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf and 15 other presidential candidates have been qualified to contest the October 11 polls by the country’s National Elections Commission (NEC), as it issued the final list of candidates on Friday.
The governments of Senegal and Mali have expressed readiness to exchange nearly 170 prisoners being held in their respective prisons.
Rights groups in Guinea have denounced the action of security forces against the inhabitants of a village more than one hundred kilometers south of the capital, Conakry.
Togo’s Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission has opened its first public session in the capital, Lomé and in the country’s other five economic regions.
The political stakes in Liberia is getting higher, with one controversy after the other ahead of next month’s polls.
“My fellow MPs, the long awaited law against corruption has been finally passed, but the law alone will not be enough to eradicate corruption from our country…it needs to be strongly implemented,” this was how the Chairman of Benin’s National Assembly announced the passage of the country’s first anti graft law.
The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana has described as “illogical and unfortunate”, assertions made by the country’s attorney general on homosexual acts, while a government official has urged the country to reject donors “rotten wealth” if it promotes the practice.