‘My brother shot dead, bullet lodged in my leg’ – witness testifies against President Gbagbo

By Sanna Camara An Ivorian national serving as prosecution witness in the trial against Laurent Gbagbo at the Hague yesterday told judges that his younger brother was shot dead and a bullet lodged in his own leg as a result of shots fired at peaceful protesters in 2010 post-election violence in Abidjan. Under ICC regulations,… Continue reading ‘My brother shot dead, bullet lodged in my leg’ – witness testifies against President Gbagbo

‘Gambia should reconsider withdrawal from the ICC’ – says ‘disappointed’ prosecutor

By Sanna Camara Hassan Bubacarr Jallow, Gambian ex-prosecutor for the International criminal Tribuanl, has expressed disappointment at his country’s declaration of intent to withdraw from the ICC, urging Banjul to reconsider its position. The government of Gambia announced on October 25th that it will withdraw from the ICC due to what it says was warranted… Continue reading ‘Gambia should reconsider withdrawal from the ICC’ – says ‘disappointed’ prosecutor

Ecowas youth council decry new fees imposed on Nigerian businesses in Ghana

by Sanna Camara Representing the voice of the sub regional youth community, ECOWAS Youth Council has decried the new $1 million fees imposed on each of the Nigerian businesses operating in Ghana, describing it as inimical to bilateral and regional trade among member states of ECOWAS. In addition to “huge sum requested to process the… Continue reading Ecowas youth council decry new fees imposed on Nigerian businesses in Ghana