Cote d’Ivoire’s Continued Struggle for Justice and Reconciliation

On January 15, 2019, victims of the 2010-2011 post-election violence in Côte d’Ivoire were shocked again. In a majority decision, the Chamber decided that the prosecution failed to provide sufficient evidence upon which a Trial Chamber could convict the accused. The Court further decided that the prosecution failed to reveal key elements that would establish a “common plan,” including the targeting the civilian population in pursuit of state policy aimed at ensuring Gbagbo remained in power.

Nobel peace prize winner calls on Congolese government to quit

Dr Denis Mukwege hits out at violence and failure to protect women in his home country Dr Denis Mukwege talks to the media after his Nobel peace prize win, at the Panzi hospital in Bukavu, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Photograph: Reuters The Congolese doctor named the joint winner of this year’s Nobel peace prize Read more about Nobel peace prize winner calls on Congolese government to quit[…]

Mauritanian presidential hopeful arrested amid fears of political foul play

Campaigners voice concern over imprisonment of anti-slavery activist Biram Dah Abeid on eve of legislative elections A prominent Mauritanian anti-slavery activist has been taken into custody before legislative elections next month in what rights groups fear is a politically-motivated move to silence opposition. Biram Dah Abeid, who heads Mauritania’s Initiative for the Resurgence of the Read more about Mauritanian presidential hopeful arrested amid fears of political foul play[…]

Tunisian ministers have to declare property under anti-corruption law

By Youssef Chahed Senior officials in the public sector, banks, judges, security forces, journalists and unions are also subject to anti-enrichment measure    File photo of anti-corruption protest in Tunis, 13 May 2017 (AFP) (Libera does not own this picture)   The Tunisian parliament on Tuesday approved a law to combat illicit enrichment, a step designed Read more about Tunisian ministers have to declare property under anti-corruption law[…]