Defense lawyers again urge for the immediate release of ex Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo and ex-government minister from detention at the ICC.
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The International Criminal Court in a stunning decision on Tuesday acquitted former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo of war crimes charges.
The Museum of Black Civilizations in Senegal opened this month amid a global conversation about the ownership and legacy of African art.
Young female business owners in Guinea Bissau have banded together to increase their business knowledge. To them, the cooperation is increasing sales.
Born into slavery and kept as a servant for 30 years, Haby Mint Rabah is now running for parliament in Mauritania to fight for freedom.
Gambia’s police say the national police inspector general has resigned after two civilians were shot dead this week
France continues to be a major economic and political player in West Africa, especially in its former colonies
Sierra Leonean popstar has been a thorn in the side of successive governments over his 15-year career
Sierra Leone’s High Court ordered the electoral commission to halt preparations for March 27 presidential run-off
Sierra Leone has become one of the first countries to trial the use of blockchain technology during elections