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    21-Jan-2015 to 21:15

    Gambia: Rights group urges release of attackers' families

    APA-Banjul (The Gambia) — Amnesty International, a global human rights group has urged the Gambia government to charge or release the family members of the December 30 perpetrators, who were rounded up in the aftermath of the incident.

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    21-Jan-2015 to 17:40

    Cote d’Ivoire: 50 pro-Gbagbo elements freed

    APA-Abidjan (Cote d’Ivoire) — Some fifty Ivorians who had served under former head of state Laurent Gbagbo were released Wednesday, the country's justice department said in a statement.

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    21-Jan-2015 to 15:24

    Sierra Leone political parties’ regulator talks tough

    APA-Freetown (Sierra Leone) — The body responsible to regulate the operations of political parties in Sierra Leone, the Political Parties Registration Commission (PPRC), has vowed to send to the Supreme Court parties that fail to meet basic operating standards.

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    20-Jan-2015 to 13:44

    Burkina Faso updates electoral roll in readiness for end of transition

    APA-Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) — The updating of the electoral roll for the general elections which will end the transitional period in Burkina Faso, will begin on 27 February, the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) announced on Monday in Ouagadougou, at the opening of a meeting on development of the electoral calendar.

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    17-Jan-2015 to 16:24

    Guinea-Bissau losing to political instability-Army

    APA-Bissau-(Guinea-Bissau) — Guinea Bissau has lost tremendously due to frequency of coups and assassinations, General Biague Nantam, the country’s chief of staff, said on Saturday.

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    17-Jan-2015 to 15:37

    Nigeria mulls fresh voter registration

    APA-Abuja (Nigeria) — Nigeria is still considering fresh voter registration for eligible persons yet to register and for those with Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs) problem.

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    17-Jan-2015 to 14:36

    Nigeria: Electoral body accredits 88 observers for February elections

    APA-Abuja (Nigeria ) — Nigeria's Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has approved 88 observer groups to participate in the 2015 general elections.

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