Nigeria named as global destination for illegal waste trafficking
Illegal activities that involve the environment, biodiversity or natural resources are becoming lucrative and involve comparatively low risks for criminals. Among them is illegal waste trafficking, which Nigeria is one of the main destinations A new study has fingered Nigeria and 15 other countries in Africa and Asia as the main destination for Environmental crimes,…
ECONEC to build capacity of Guinea’s electoral body
The Economic Community of West African States Network of Electoral Commission (ECONEC) has pledged to build the capacity of the Guinea’s Territorial Administration...
Fresh protests in Guinea after disputed elections
Thousands of people demonstrated in central Conakry on Monday while in several other districts of the Guinean capital youths erected roadblocks and set fire to tyres, in the latest wave of unrest after disputed local elections.
Guinea appeals for calm after 7 killed in post-electoral violence
A Guinean minister and the international community appealed for calm on Wednesday after seven people were killed, including five young children, in violence linked to fraud allegations that marred local elections at the weekend.
Senegal extradites Guinean soldier wanted over massacre
A Guinean soldier wanted over the massacre of more than 150 people in a Conakry stadium has been extradited, ending years on the run in neighbouring Senegal and paving the way for his trial.
Guinea president sacks ministers following deadly protests
Guinean President Alpha Conde has sacked three ministers, including his education minister, in a reshuffle after a long strike by teachers and violent protests.
Gambians await Jammeh's exit after pledge to go
Gambians on Saturday anxiously awaited the departure of strongman Yahya Jammeh after he agreed to stand down following 11th-hour talks with west African leaders to head off a regional military intervention.
Guinean soldier implicated in 2009 massacre arrested
Guinea on Tuesday said that a key aide to the leader of a junta in the country has been arrested in neighbouring Senegal following a 2009 massacre in which both men were implicated.