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The Council for Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA), one of the continent’s leading think-tanks and an award winning research institution, has begun a course with a difference for young African researchers.
After years of bickering, Guinea has promised to hand over the small border town of Yenga to neighbouring Sierra Leone.
Yenga is the territory where Guinean troops have been occupying since the country took part in the sub-regional ECOMOG force to end Sierra Leone’s civil war in the 1990s .
Eleven years after the official declaration of the end of Sierra Leone’s civil war, Charles Ghankay Taylor was sentenced today to 50 years imprisonment by the Special Court for Sierra Leone sitting in The Hague. Taylor was unanimously found guilty on April 26 th , 2012 of all eleven counts of war crimes, crimes against humanity, and serious violations of international humanitarian law.
The former head of the West African Civil Society Forum (WACSOF), Prof Oumar Ndongo has said former Liberian President Charles Taylor is likely to receive a lighter sentence, because many of his alleged accomplices were not called for trial, stressing the need for “equity” in international justice.
Prosecutors in the trial of former Liberian president Charles Taylor are calling for a prison sentence of 80 years, after his war crimes conviction in The Hague last week.
The prosecutors told the UN backed Sierra Special Court the "extreme magnitude" of the crimes he committed warranted the long-term sentence.
Ghana has become the first African country to introduce pneumococcal and rotavirus vaccines in its national immunization programme.
A Ghanaian member of parliament from the main opposition National Patriotic Party (NPP) has made history by becoming the first person to be charged with terrorism in the country.
--Democracy Institute sees exceptionally good signal
With Bamako on the verge of returning to constitutional order, the head of the Pretoria-based Institute for Democracy in Africa has said it sends a strong signal that “unconstitutional change of government is not acceptable anymore in Africa.”
The people of Senegal are on Wednesday, April 4 celebrating their 52nd independence anniversary from French colonial rule.
How long will Sall’s honeymoon last?
A change of guard takes place on Monday at the presidential palace in Senegal’s capital, Dakar, as power shifts from President Abdoulaye Wade to incoming President Macky Sall, terminating the 85-year old Senegalese leader’s 12-year rule.