Kwadwo Appiagyei-Atua

Afrika News

The West and African leaders share the blame for slave trade reported in Libya. Serious human rights violations have been perpetrated against the youth of Africa: violation of their right to work, violation of their right to life, violation of their dignity, violation of their right to be protected against slavery and slave trade. This must stop.


Under unremitting pressure from the regional bloc ECOWAS, the African Union and the UN, Gambian strongman Yahya Jammeh fled into exile in Equatorial Guinea. There are credible allegations of serious human rights violations against him, covering his 22 years in power. Jammeh can run but cannot hide. Everything possible must be done to bring him to justice.


Yahya Jammeh has violated the constitution and subverted the electoral laws of The Gambia by refusing to hand over power to the winner of the December elections. His decision constitutes treason. It triggers the right and duty of the citizenry to rise up against him in defence of the constitution. Military intervention by ECOWAS is also justified.


The African Union and the Economic Community Of West African States should move swiftly to condemn the election hijack in Cote d’Ivoire and make sure they offer no legitimacy to Laurent Gbagbo, writes Kwadwo Appiagyei-Atua.

After surviving many coups d'Ètat, political assassination attempts, political upheavals and different political transitions and dispensations, Africa's political dinosaur finally bowed out last Saturday, February 5, 2005. General Gnassingbe Eyadema died, according to reports, of a heart attack while being flown abroad for medical treatment. What is intriguing about his death is not so much the fact that the last of the dominant francophone trio (Houphouet Boigny-Mobutu-Eyadema) is gone, more