Two years after President Yahya Jammeh left power in Gambia, truth commission probes into abuses carried out during his more than two decades in power.
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Journalists in Gambia launched a self-regulatory body they hope will offer legitimacy, and far more freedom, to media emerging from a dictatorship.
The Museum of Black Civilizations in Senegal opened this month amid a global conversation about the ownership and legacy of African art.
Journalists in Liberia sounded alarm on press freedom after two ministers mounted attack on a paper that ran an article about alleged top-level corruption.
CDD-Ghana recently released a recommendation assess how government and civil society can work to make its democracy more functional and inclusive.
Young female business owners in Guinea Bissau have banded together to increase their business knowledge. To them, the cooperation is increasing sales.
Authorities in Mauritania should promptly and safely release a blogger who remains in custody despite an appeals court’s decision one year ago.
Internet blackouts are a growing trend for Africa. Governments, like in Mali, claim to have shut down connections during elections and crisis periods on grounds of security. But rights groups and opposition dismiss these claims.
Malians voted in presidential runoff Sunday amid heavy security to thwart violence, to decide betweeen incumbent Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and Soumalia Cisse.
Malians will go to the polls in runoff presidential election on Sunday with threats of terror attacks on their minds just as during the first round.