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May 22, 2013
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Over 80 stakeholders from West and Central Africa are attending a Regional Consultation on National Security and Freedom of Information convening in the Senegalese capital, Dakar.
Advocacy groups Amnesty International and Greenpeace Netherlands have called for criminal investigation into the dumping of toxic waste in 2006 in Cote d’Ivoire by multi-national firm Trafigura.
Titled the “Toxic Truth”, the report released Tuesday is the result of a three-year investigation and provides an in-depth examination of the tragic litany of failures that created a medical, political and environmental disaster.
The Nigerian House of Representatives in Abuja has again threatened to start an impeachment proceeding against President Goodluck Jonathan, if he fails to fully implement the 2012 fiscal budget.
The leadership of the House, headed by Speaker Alhaji Aminu Tambowa, first issued the threat in July before the body went on two months recess.
Ghana's Parliament has passed a law banning smoking in public places such as restaurants, pubs, after nearly seven years of intense lobbying and agitation.
Armed, masked assailants abducted and beat a veteran journalist in Mali on Thursday, leaving him with a broken hand and other injuries. And the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has condemned “this brutal attack on Saouti Labass Haïdara and are deeply concerned that it comes in retaliation for L'Indépendant's critical reporting."
The Association of African French-speaking Judicial authorities has stressed the urgent need to tackle corruption in Africa.
Fighting corruption was at the center of an international colloquium, which has just ended in Cotonou, Benin, which was held under the theme, "The legal and judicial systems of the French-speaking space against the problem of corruption."
Nigeria’s National Environmental Standards, Regulatory and Enforcement Agency (NESREA) has shut down two construction companies for allegedly violating the country’s environmental laws.
By William Selmah/WADR Correspondent
A sub-regional meeting of human rights activists is underway in the Liberian capital, Monrovia, with participants expected to review activities and progress in human rights advocacies in Sierra Leone, Guinea, Ivory Coast and Liberia.
A new law has been passed in Ghana banning the use of mobile phone while driving, with authorities citing serious safety reasons.
The European Union Delegation to Liberia has identified social exclusion and discrimination as two issues that remain obstacles to Liberia’s pursuit of inclusive economic development and a likely source of future conflict unless adequately addressed, an EU press statement said in Monrovia on Tuesday..