West Africa: West Africa Issues a Wake-Up Call to Tyrants
Last week's decision by the Appeals Chamber of the Extraordinary African Chambers (EAC) in the courts of Senegal to uphold the conviction and life sentence of former Chadian… Read more »
Africa: Who Is the New African Union Chief?
The new AUC chairperson will focus on peace and security issues, but what about ensuring free and fair elections? Read more »
June 01, 2016
Chad: Habré Guilty As Charged
There were loud cheers, ululation and sighs of relief in the courtroom of the Extraordinary African Chambers (EAC) in Senegal on Monday 30 May after Burkinabe judge, Gberdao… Read more »
April 21, 2016
Africa: Switch Off the Lights, We're Voting
Cameroonian journalist Richard Onanena's recent trip to neighbouring Chad to cover the first round of elections on 10 April was a harrowing experience. Due to the restrictions on… Read more »
March 31, 2016
Senegal: A Referendum of Contention
On 20 March, Senegalese citizens went to the polls to vote on a constitutional referendum initiated by President Macky Sall. Participants had to vote either 'yes' or 'no' on the… Read more »
November 17, 2015
Senegal: How Can Govt Combat Illegal Fishing?
The Senegalese coastline is one of Africa's richest fishing grounds. Generations of communities have depended on fishing to make a living, but more recently, these once-abundant… Read more »
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