Society for Democratic Initiative (SDI) has said the restriction on the freedom of association creates a chilling effect on people and limits their ability to exercise their Right to freedom of peaceful assembly. There is a justifiable culture of fear in Sierra Leone because people know that if they come out to protest.
The African Union (AU) has suspended Sudan’s membership after the military launched a brutal crackdown on protesters that killed dozens of people.
The response of the Nigerian government to growing levels of insecurity has increasingly been to use the military. Several peace and security conferences and commissions of inquiry have been instituted. But these yielded little or no result due to the lack of political will by the government to implement the recommendations.
The Office of Former President of Sierra Leone, Ernest Bai Koroma, made a public statement on Saturday that all state security attached to the former president have been withdrawn.
The International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda informed the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday that the fighting in Libya continues unabated and warned that the suffering of the Libyan people must stop
The African Union Commission Deputy Chairperson Amb. Kwesi Quartey receives the Japanese Foreign Minister, Mr. Taro Kono
The Japanese Foreign Minister, Taro Kono, has implored AU Commission to resume the High Level Policy Dialogue between the AU and Japan to discuss concrete measures to enhance cooperation between Africa and Japan.
Sudan’s President Omar al Bashir was overthrown in April following months of incessant countrywide protests. Less than two weeks earlier, protesters forced Algeria’s long-time President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to step down.