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One Terrorist Killed in Djebel Sammama, Others Injured

One Terrorist Killed in Djebel Sammama, Others Injured

Special units from the National Guard killed a terrorist on Sunday night and injured others in Djebel Sammama (governorate of Kasserine, said Media Relations Officer at the Interior Ministry Walid Loukani. Identification of the dead terrorist is underway, he told TAP on Monday. He said national guards in Kasserine ambushed the terrorist group hiding out […]

Bashir Keeps United Nations Guessing in Annual Ritual

Bashir Keeps United Nations Guessing in Annual Ritual

As part of a politically-amusing annual ritual, the guessing game is on at the United Nations: will he, or will he not, address the General Assembly, along with more than 150 heads of state who are due in New York next month? Sudan’s President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, who has been indicted on war crimes charges […]

Sierra Leone: Bogus Mutiny Claims

Sierra Leone: Bogus Mutiny Claims

They were arrested in August 2013, incarcerated at the Pademba Road Male Correctional Centre for over 8 months without being charged to court. They were subsequently charged with 8 counts, ranging from conspiracy to commit mutiny, mutiny and failure to suppress mutiny. However, Yesterday, 13 of the alleged mutineers finally breathed an air of freedom […]

Justice Mathilda Twomey Appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Seychelles

Justice Mathilda Twomey Appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Seychelles

President James A Michel has today, upon the unanimous recommendation of the Constitutional Appointments Authority, appointed Justice Mathilda Twomey, née Butler Payette, as the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Seychelles. Mrs Twomey has had an illustrious career in the legal profession, serving as a barrister first in the Ocean Gate […]

Will Hissène Habré Receive a Fair Trial?

Will Hissène Habré Receive a Fair Trial?

It is going to be a very busy few weeks for Senegalese lawyers Mbaye Sène, Mounirou Balane and Abdou Gniing. They have piles of documents – up to 16 gigabites of them, according to the Senegalese media – to go through before the trial of Chad’s former dictator Hissène Habré resumes in Dakar on 7 […]

Rwandan High Court Dissolves New Leadership of Lawyers’ Body

Rwandan High Court Dissolves New Leadership of Lawyers’ Body

The High Court, nullified the recent election of the leadership of Rwanda Bar Association (RBA) on grounds that the electoral process was characterised with malpractices. This follows a lawsuit by a senior member of the lawyers’ body, Richard Mugisha, calling for the cancellation of the elections in which Jean Marie Vianney Nduwamungu had been pronounced […]

Local Leader in Rwanda From Rwamagana On the Run Over Illicit Brew

Local Leader in Rwanda From Rwamagana On the Run Over Illicit Brew

Police have warned against cases of distilling illegal home-made brew locally known as Kanyanga, in the Eastern Province. This follows reports that a grassroots leader was found distilling Kanyanga in Muhazi Sector, Rwamagana District. Four people who worked for the local leader are currently detained at Kigabiro Police Station. Several litres of the illicit alcohol […]

Gambian Court Denies Taranga FM Manager Abdoulie Ceesay Bail

Gambian Court Denies Taranga FM Manager Abdoulie Ceesay Bail

The lower court in Banjul presided over by Principal Magistrate Momodou M.S. Jallow yesterday, 5th of August, 2015 refused bail to Abdoulie Ceesay, Managing Director of Taranga FM. Mr. Ceesay was arraigned on August 4 and charged with a single count of ‘Seditious intention’ contrary to section 51 (1) (d) of the Criminal Code, laws […]

Amnesty International Wants ICC to Intervene in Libya

Amnesty International Wants ICC to Intervene in Libya

Calling for an end to “an epidemic of kidnapping blighting” Libya, Amnesty International has faulted the International Criminal Court (ICC) for failing to undertake any investigations into crimes under international law committed by armed groups in the last four years. Amnesty, a global movement of more than 7 million people fighting injustice and defending human […]

Brazilian radio host famous for exposing corruption murdered while broadcasting live by two gunmen

Brazilian radio host famous for exposing corruption murdered while broadcasting live by two gunmen

A radio host who exposed corruption in a small town in the northeastern Brazilian state of Ceara was gunned down Thursday during a live broadcast, authorities said. Two assailants burst into the studio of Radio Liberdade FM in Camocim and fired three shots at Gleydson Carvalho before fleeing. The journalist died en route to a […]

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