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The Liberia Refugee Repatriation and Resettlement Commission (LRRRC) says all is now set to confer Liberian citizenship on some 300 Sierra Leonean refugees living in Liberia in Liberia on World Refugee Day, June 20.
Ghana's media is divided by calls on them to take an anti-gay stance against gays and lesbians in their reportage. The call was made by Affail Monney, president of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA).
Pre-Trial Chamber 1 of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has adjourned the hearing on the confirmation of charges against former Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo. The Prosecutor’s evidence, viewed as a whole, left the Chamber with no choice but to decline to confirm the charges, the Chamber said.
Libya said on Sunday it will appeal to the International Criminal Court to reverse its decision to prosecute Seif al-Islam, a son of slain dictator Gaddafi.
Nigerian lawmakers approved a bill banning same-sex marriage, setting jail terms of up to 14 years for offenders.
Uganda's government ordered police Thursday to allow journalists back into the main independent newspaper after a 10-day blockade that has sparked widespread criticism, but another paper remains shut.
At least six people have been killed in an attack by Somali militants on police posts over the Kenyan border, the Kenyan police said.
Niger President Mahamadou Issoufou has said that suicide bombers who attacked two targets in his country last week came from southern Libya.
US Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday accused Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir of repressing the people of the South Kordofan and Blue Nile regions and trying to impose Islamic rule on them.
Clashes have ensued between the Rebels from the M23 movement and the Army, just two days before UN chief, Ban Ki-moon, was due to visit the troubled eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.