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Sierra Leone: First Network of Journalists to Combat Trafficking in Persons

Makeni City, Sierra Leone, March 16, 2019/ — Sierra Leone has been wracked by violence, civil war and Ebola in its recent history. Poverty is endemic. So is a high level of joblessness. Both feed a scourge: trafficking in forced labour. Advertisements


No Easy End to Stand-off Between al-Bashir and Sudan’s Protesters

h1>No easy end to stand-off between al-Bashir and Sudan’s protesters Sudanese protesters shout slogans during a rally against the government of President Omar al-Bashir in Sana’a. EPA-EFE/Yahya Arhab Andrew Edward Tchie, University of Essex March 2, 2019//-Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir continues to hold the country hostage. While his intelligence chief Salah Abdallah Gosh announced recently […]

Nigeria: No Voting Materials, Electoral Officers At Obasanjo’s Unit

February 23, 2019//Two hours into the commencement of the Presidential and National Assembly elections, former President Olusegun Obasanjo is yet to vote.

‘Ivory Queen’ Jailed in Tanzania

February 19, 2019//-Tanzania has sentenced Yang Fenglan, a Chinese businesswoman nicknamed the “Ivory Queen”, to 15 years in jail for smuggling hundreds of elephant tusks.

Postponement Fuels Lack of Trust in Nigeria’s Ability to Hold Fair Elections

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari holding a flag during a recent campaign rally. He is running for a second term in office. EPA-EFE/STR Fola Adeleke, University of the Witwatersrand February 18, 2019//-Nigeria has postponed its 2019 presidential elections. The presidential and parliamentary votes have been rescheduled for February 23rd and the gubernatorial, state assembly and federal […]

Nigeria Election 2019: Appeal for Calm After Shock Delay

February 16, 2019//-Nigeria’s president and leading opposition candidate have appealed for calm after the shock move to delay elections for a week.

Nigeria: Opposition Parties Lambast Delayed Presidential Poll

Abuja, Nigeria, February 16, 2019//- – Hours before Nigerians were due to head to the polls to choose their next president and parliamentary representatives, the country’s electoral commission pulled the plug, announcing a one-week delay.

Nigeria Elections Postponed by a Week

Abuja, Nigeria, February 16, 2019//- Presidential and parliamentary elections in Nigeria have been postponed by a week, five hours before the crunch vote was scheduled to take place.

Joint CDD-Ghana Delegation in Nigeria to Observe Nigeria’s Elections

February 15, 2019//-A joint delegation from the Ghana Center for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana) and the Coalition of Domestic Election Observers (CODEO) has arrived in Abuja, Nigeria for the Country’s February 16, 2019 Presidential and National Assembly Elections.

Atiku Remains Best Option, Nigerians In U.S. Insist

February 13, 2019//-Few days after endorsing Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Saturday’s presidential election, Nigerians in the United States of America said their decision was informed by the fact that Atiku remained the best option for Nigeria going forward.

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