Gabriel Adonou, quoting Monsignor Nicodème Barrigah-Benissan, Bishop of Atakpamé and president of the Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission (CVJR) in Togo, writes [fr] in his blog,”I blog for life” [fr]: “By the 17th of last December, the commission had received a total of 18,571 depositions [...] According to evaluations performed by the United Nations, the commissions preceding the CVJR received between 7,000 and 20,000 testimonies or depositions.
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11 January 2011
After Tunisia, now Algeria has seen a week of riots and violent encounters between youths and the forces of order. The unrest is motivated by sharp increases in prices since January 1 on basic goods.
20 December 2010
In the scandal of the wealth accumulated by some African politicians, the French Supreme Court of Appeals reversed the verdict pronounced by Paris Court of Appeals a year ago. The court of appeal deemed that the claim of embezzlement filed by Transparency International against the leaders of RDC, Gabon and Equatorial Guinea and their entourage was valid. Bloggers discuss the implications of this wealth accumulated by African leaders in contrast with the poverty of the rest of the population.
6 December 2010
The news spread around the world in a matter of minutes. In a book released on November 23, Pope Benedict XVI declared that "in certain cases, when the intention is to reduce the risk of contamination, [the condom] can even be a first step toward opening the way to a more humane sexuality, lived differently." African bloggers respond to this announcement.