Latest posts by Jennifer Brea from June, 2009
Togo's National Assembly voted on Tuesday to end the death penalty for all crimes, making it the 15th member of the African Union to abolish capital punishment.
Tensions are on the rise in Niger as President Mamadou Tandja moves forward with a referendum that, if passed, would allow the 71 year-old leader to modify the constitution and extend his 10-year rule.
Congopage [Fr] announces Dennis Sassou Nguesso‘s reelection campaign team. Nguesso has been president of the Republic of Congo (more or less) since 1979. Readers lament another sham election.
revedafrique, during a trip home to his village in Togo, was disappointed by the democratic spirit of the youth: “Some still believe, for example, that criticizing the government's policies can land you in prison” [Fr]