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The Prosecutor of the UN backed Special Court for Sierra Leone has ended a mission to Liberia, less than two weeks after ex-President Charles Taylor was sentenced to 50 years in prison for aiding and abetting war crimes and crimes against humanity in that neighbouring country.
Nigeria’s House of Representatives has been rocked by a US$3million bribery scandal, with some embittered lawmakers on Wednesday distancing themselves the Chairman of the fuel subsidy probe committee.
Latest reports say Egypt's supreme court has caused outrage by calling for the dissolution of the lower house of parliament.
--A new study shows
Finding from a study just released show that there is little or no appetite for public disclosure of assets by Liberian political parties and politicians as required by the country’s constitution.
Amnesty International says there’s an urgent need for governments around the world to agree on a comprehensive Arms Trade Treaty, when final negotiations take place at the UN in July.
---Sierra Leone women campaign against denial
A conference on women’s rights to Land and justice has ended in Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown, with the launch of a nationwide campaign on Land rights, and a threat to withhold their crucial votes in the November elections if authorities fail to heed a key demand.
The Sierra Leone Special courtroom in Freetown will on Monday, June 11 be the venue of a contempt trial former RUF rebel member accused of attempting to tamper with prosecution witnesses, who testified against convicted former Liberian President Charles Taylor.
By William Selmah/WADR Correspondent
A program marking the official presentation of a book on ‘Strategies and Techniques of Prosecuting Economic and Financial Crimes’ has taken place in Abuja, Nigeria, with a call for concerted effort to combat economic and financial crimes.
The former Defense Minister under former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo, Moise Lida Kouassi is on Thursday facing interrogation in the main city, Abidjan after his extradition from Togo on Wednesday.
By Kofi Agyepong/WADR Correspondent
Ghana’s police say they have seized a big quantity of weapons entering the country from neighbouring Ivory Coast.
A statement from Ghana police service today said the weapons include AK-47 rifles and other dangerous weapons, which were on board a truck.