ECOWAS court awards police officer $250,000 for wrongful dismissal
The Court also ordered the reinstatement of the dismissed officer into Sierra Leone Police Force.
Al Jazeera demands release of its two detained Nigerian journalists
“Al Jazeera calls on the authorities to end this matter swiftly by returning all their equipment and releasing both men without conditions.”
Obasanjo holds crucial talks with Gambian President, Yahya Jammeh
The former Nigerian President says Gambia can be West Africa’s Switzerland
Elections: ECOWAS visits Buhari, deploys 250 observers to Nigeria
ECOWAS says Nigeria’s elections are special.
Sierra Leone fails to account for Ebola funds — Report
A report indicates that bad governance might have hindered the battle against the epidemic.
After 25 years, former Chadian dictator, Hissene Habre, to face trial in Senegal for mass killing and torture
The judgement came after 22 years of campaign by victims of his brutality. His victims have welcomed the announcement of his prosecution with satisfaction.
Ebola Outbreak: Sierra Leone to reopen schools in March
Parents say the government should have waited until the country is Ebola free.
ECOWAS Parliament to get enhanced legislative powers in 2016
The Extraordinary Session of the parliament will end on February 7.
Sierra Leone lifts Ebola quarantine measures amid progress
There are indications that there is a sharp drop in transmission.
First Ebola centre for pregnant women opens in Freetown
Sierra Leone has recorded over 3,000 deaths from the virus.
Gambia radio station censored, director harassed after foiled coup
“The arbitrary censorship of Taranga FM is the latest attempt to restrict independent voices in Gambia,” says Peter Nkanga, CPJ’s West Africa representative.
Ebola slows in Sierra Leone as community records zero infection for weeks
Sierra Leone has recorded 8,356 cases of Ebola.
Gambia Approves Life Sentence for ‘Aggravated Homosexuality’
Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch say the new law threatens the LGBTI Community in the small West African country
Ebola: Chinese team arrives Liberia to man $41 million clinic
China, Africa’s biggest trade partner, had come under fire for the level of its response to the Ebola crisis.
ECOWAS heads of government agree on immediate elections in Burkina Faso
Lingering political crisis in Burkina Faso saw the resignation of the country’s former president and the dissolution of his government.
President Jonathan, other ECOWAS leaders head to Burkina Faso for crisis talks
President Goodluck Jonathan will travel to Ouagadougou tomorrow as a member of the three-man delegation of Heads of State and Government raised by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to facilitate the rapid resolution of the current political crisis in Burkina Faso. Other members of the delegation of ECOWAS leaders are President Macky […]
NLC urges Nigerian Govt to help Ebola-hit Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea
The devastation caused by Ebola to Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, the NLC says, is endangering Nigeria.
Nigerian soldiers in Liberia free of Ebola – Military
The Nigerian troops serving in Liberia have been quarantined for observation.
West Africa may lose $32.6 bn if Ebola remains beyond December — World Bank
The World Bank is currently mobilizing $400 million emergency financing for worst affected countries.