Ghana: Govt Acts on Illegal Chinese Miners

On 5 June 2013, 169 Chinese miners were arrested in Ghana’s gold-mining Ashanti region. These arrests followed Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama’s decision to put an end to illegal mining by foreigners. Illegal mining is the driving factor behind a raft of problems in Ghana: it pits citizens against one another and against Chinese More...

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

Benin — Gov. Adams Oshiomhole of Edo said he would sign the death warrants of convicts who killed their victims. Oshiomhole gave this assurance in Benin on Thursday when members of the Conference of Non-Governmental More...

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Liberia: Children in the Fight Against Corruption

I remember the first time I stared corruption in the face. It was 2010, and I was chairwoman of a Liberian government committee responsible for reforming the awarding of international scholarships. We discovered More...

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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. This was disclosed More...

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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 More...

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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. Mokhtar Belmokhtar’s Al-Mulathameen Brigade announced on Thursday that it had merged More...

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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. The FPA boss refused food brought into the prison More...

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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 More...

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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 More...

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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, More...