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2012-02-21 16:12:02 Major Breakthrough in the Case of Conakry Stadium Massacre [FIDH] Our organisations welcome the indictment of Lieutenant-Colonel Moussa Tiegboro Camara for his suspected role in the serious Human Rights violations committed on 28 September 2009 in the Conakry Stadium. Lieutenant-Colonel Camara, who holds a ministerial position and is presently Director of the National Agency for fighting drug trafficking, organised crime and terrorism, testified at length today by the examining magistrates in charge of the case.

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Tuesday, 01-27-15, 17:43Burkina Faso - Hopes for New Beginnings[AfricaFocus]"Over the next year, the transition away from the Compaoré era [in Burkina Faso] will be full of uncertainties. The opposition leaders are focused on new elections, which they clearly hope to win. Others, closer to the activist networks, are also pushing for more fundamental changes: to improve people's economic and social conditions, root out corruption, reform state institutions, and bring to justice the worst criminals of the ancien régime." - Ernest Harsch
Tuesday, 01-27-15, 15:51Western Sahara, Core Issue On AU Agenda - Zimbabwe Foreign Minister[SPS]Addis Ababa -Zimbabwe Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Simbarashe Mumbengegwi, on Monday underlined that Western Sahara remains "core issue" on agenda of the African Union (AU) and a "big responsibility" on its shoulders.
Tuesday, 01-27-15, 15:29DRA Members Attend Workshop On Transitional Justice[Unamid]On 21 and 22 January 2015, UNAMID's Human Rights Section and the Justice Committee, Justice, Truth and Reconciliation Commission of the Darfur Regional Authority (DRA) jointly organized a two-day workshop in Khartoum on justice as a pillar of transitional justice mechanisms.
Tuesday, 01-27-15, 15:27Welcome ECOWAS[Daily Observer]We wish to welcome the leadership of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) for their support to their Gambian counterpart in the quest to quash terrorism and promote global peace.
Tuesday, 01-27-15, 14:43Kenyan, South African Entrepreneurs Picked for Program to Fight Climate Change[CIO]The Green Pioneer Accelerator, a business accelerator that seeks to support social enterprises with innovative products and services mitigating the effects of climate change, has selected 11 entrepreneurs for the program in Kenya and 12 entrepreneurs for the program in South Africa.

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