West Africe Democracy Radio - Promoting DialogueListen Live
May 25, 2013
WADR on TwitterFollow us
Search in Archive
News in 'Media' section
Most countries in West Africa have performed poorly in fighting against money laundering and terrorist financing, said GIABA, the Inter Governmental Action Group against money laundering and terrorist financing.
‘’One of the first victims of war is the health-care system itself, said Marco Baldan, the chief war surgeon of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).
It is to highlight the scale of this rising danger and find urgent solution to the problem that the ICRC is on Monday beginning a big international conference of all stakeholders in Senegal’s capital, Dakar.
Sierra Leone’s Independent Media Commission (IMC) has begun visits to media outlets ahead of November’s elections, cautioning media practitioners against making inflammatory statements that could trigger violence.
Amnesty International has spoken of “increasing repression" amid last Thursday's military coup in Guinea Bissau.In a statement, Amnesty said “growing restrictions on protesters, the media and freedom of movement are fuelling fear and insecurity in the wake of the military coup in Guinea Bissau.”
Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has now indicated that she will not veto any legislationl legalizing or criminalizing homosexuality in Liberia, after media reports saying she was homophobic.
By Frank Sainworla, Jr/WADR News
A Liberian ex-warlord deported from the US for his role in the his country’s civil war, Dr. George Boley has dismissed allegations that he and his defunct rebel group committed atrocities during the 14 years civil war, which ended in 2003.
The former Liberian warlord, who was recently deported from the United States for his role in the country’s civil war, Dr. George Boley has now arrived home.
The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has condemned what it said are attacks and threats against several journalists in Mali, in the aftermath of last week’s military coup that ousted President Amadou Toumani Touré.
In Ghana, deadlines have come and gone for mobile phone subscribers to register their sim cards, but some 15% of the 18 million cell phone users have not yet done so.
Campaigning closes by mid night Friday, ahead of Senegal’s second round presidential election between incumbent President Abdoulaye Wade and his former Prime Minister Macky Sall.