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Why ex-combatants pose a threat to Côte d’Ivoire’s stability

Dissatisfied ex-combatants who aren’t serving in Côte d’Ivoire’s formal military structures pose the biggest long-term threat to the stability of the country. This is particularly true in regions where groups of these men were present during the civil wars. At least 42,564 ex-combatants emerged out of Côte d’Ivoire’s first civil war

Ghana Court Rejects Resettlement of Guantánamo Bay Detainees

By NANA BOAKYE-YIADOM ACCRA, Ghana — The Supreme Court of Ghana ruled Thursday that thegovernment’s decision to allow two former Guantánamo Bay detainees to live in the country was unconstitutional. Last year, Ghana signed an agreement with the United States to allow the two detainees, Khalid Mohammed Salih al-Dhuby and Mahmmoud Omar Mohammed Bin

Apprehension over emergence of new Islamist militant leader

Before Ibrahim Malam Dicko became Burkina Faso’s first-ever Islamist militant leader, his sermons were so popular that listeners thronged to the radio station that broadcast them to obtain the recordings. Today, the mosque in northern Djibo province where the slight, unimposing man used to preach is closed, and the mud-brick walls

Ebonyi state commended for proscribing female genital mutilation

...Babatunde Opalana  A Non-Governmental organisation, African Youth Initiative on Population, Health and Development (AfrYPoD) has commended the people Izzi clan comprising of 26 communities and three Local Government Areas (Abakaliki, Ebonyi and Izzi) in Ebonyi State for proscribing the age-long practice of female genital mutilation. The President of AfrYPoD, Dr. Laz Ude Eze, in