West Africa

Ghana: Govt Acts on Illegal Chinese Miners

On 5 June 2013, 169 Chinese miners were arrested in Ghana's gold-mining Ashanti region. ...

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Nigeria: I’ll Sign Death Warrants of Convicts Who Killed Their Victims – Oshiomhole

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Liberia: Children in the Fight Against Corruption

I remember the first time I stared corruption in the face. ...

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Nigeria: ICAO Certifies Nigeria’s Airspace as Safe

The International Civil Aviation Organisation has listed Nigeria as one of the 14 countries in Africa that have achieved effective air safety implementation above the global average of 61 per cent. ...

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Sierra Leone: Disaster Hits Govt Wharf – Shanty Dwellings Swept Away By Tides

As residents in the central district of the capital Freetown are yet to fully recover from the shock that followed the collapse of the King Jimmy bridge that claimed over 10 fatalities, people hibernating in the Government Wharf area and its environs were rudely woken up in the early hours of Wednesday by strong and uncompromising winds that swept away some shanty dwellings built along the coastal area, including Suzan's Bay. ...

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Mali: Jihadist Groups Unite, Threaten France Over Mali Offensive

Two African-based jihadist groups say they have joined forces to take revenge on France for its military offensive in Mali. ...

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Liberia: Imprisoned Journalist Begins Hunger Strike

The managing editor of the FrontPageAfrica newspaper has spent his second night in jail following his incarceration by the civil law court of the temple of justice. ...

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Guinea: Presidential Security On Rampage Against Media

Four days after attacking and closing down a radio station for covering a presidential rally, soldiers belonging to the security detail of President Alpha Conde, have attacked and brutalized a number of journalists belonging to privately-owned media organizations. ...

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Guinea: Conde’s Men Attack Journalists

Four days after attacking and closing down a radio station for covering a presidential rally, soldiers belonging to the security detail of President Alpha Conde, have attacked and brutalized a number of journalists belonging to privately-owned media organizations. ...

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Liberia: ‘Rampant Corruption’ in Liberia National Police Exposed

Barlely a month after the release of the Transparency International corruption barometer on Liberia highlighting entrenched corruption in Liberia, a new report released in Monrovia on Thursday, August 22, 2013, by Human Rights Watch reveals that the Liberian National Police is riddled with Corruption, lack of professionalism and accountability. ...

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