Weekly Africa Update#8-
Weekly Africa Update#8-
African Union (AU):-
Ten members of the African Parliament (MAPs) would first see how the UK conducts its general elections, and then proceed to an inspection of the central vote-
The objective of this exercise is to learn lessons ahead of a potential pan-
Still on the African Union, the Peace and Security Council of the AU has upheld sanctions against Mauritania for reneging to hold general elections. The ambassador of Benin to the AU, Edouard Aho-
The Mauritanian army toppled the country’s first freely-
Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS ):-
Held in the Gambian capital of Banjul, the meeting was attended by anti-
The responsibility of the new body is to ensure inter-
Still in ECOWAS, the region now has a legal mechanism for protecting and assisting victims of human trafficking. According to the communiqué issued at the end of an ECOWAS meeting on a regional policy for the rehabilitation of victims of human trafficking in West Africa, “it is a holistic mechanism for protecting trafficked persons by providing assistance that will equip them with relevant and appropriate tools for effective integration into their various communities.”
East African Community (EAC)-
As in other regional blocs on the continent, the youth in EAC constitute the largest population of EAC.
The Extradition Convention governs the measures countries shall take and the procedures they follow in the extradition of persons involved or suspected of being involved in a crime to neighbouring states upon the latter's request. As regards the Mutual Legal Assistance Convention, it provides, among other things, for the mechanism and procedure by which evidence is transferred between neighbouring countries.
If ratified and implemented, the two conventions could serve to deter crime, as leaving a country for a neighbouring state after committing a crime, would not be safe for those who wish to embark on such activity, a statement said.
Responding to newsmen in Swaziland, Ravolmanana said he went to Swaziland because His Majesty the King, is the chairman of the SADC TROIKA organ.
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