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Ghana officials corroborate Ivorian stowaways’ story against Chinese vessel

Ghana officials corroborate Ivorian stowaways’ story against Chinese vessel

Ghanaian officials have corroborated the story of three Ivorian stowaways who were thrown into the sea on Saturday night after being discovered in the...
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African-American Leaders Reduce Inner-City Violence

On June 17, 2010, four college-educated African-American male leaders -- Xavier Ramey, Antonio Gross, Willie Chatman and Kemarius Lee -- will return to North...
Sudan: U.S pressures Sudan in diplomat’s murderers’ escape

Sudan: U.S pressures Sudan in diplomat’s murderers’ escape

The United States has demanded the Sudanese government find and put to death four Sudanese who killed an American diplomat and his driver in...
Drug cartels losing ground in African drug war?

Drug cartels losing ground in African drug war?

Security authorities in The Gambia have seized about $1bn worth of cocaine on transit from South America to Europe. The authorities also seized large...
Uganda airport fights increasing drug trafficking

Uganda airport fights increasing drug trafficking

One German national, a Kenyan, a Nigerian and one Ugandan are being held by police in Uganda after being arrested at Entebbe international airport in...
South Sudan police hunt WFP employee killers

South Sudan police hunt WFP employee killers

Police in Southern Sudan are hunting for four unknown gunmen who on Saturday reportedly killed a World Food Programme (WFP) worker. The four also...
DR Congo: Police suspected of killing top human rights activist

DR Congo: Police suspected of killing top human rights activist

Human rights groups have linked the death of Congo’s top human rights activist to the Congolese police. The Voice for the Voiceless rights group...
Uganda President applauds Obama administration for anti-LRA law

Uganda President applauds Obama administration for anti-LRA law

Uganda's president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni Wednesday thanked the United States and in particular president Barack Obama for signing a law meant to deal...
Dutch Oil Company in the dock for Ivory Coast disaster

Dutch Oil Company in the dock for Ivory Coast disaster

Dutch oil firm, Trafigura alleged of dumping toxic waste in The Ivory Coast is facing prosecution in The Netherlands. Prosecutors said Trafigura had broken...
Ban Ki-Moon renews calls for Bashir and Kony arrest

Ban Ki-Moon renews calls for Bashir and Kony arrest

United Nations Secretary, Ban Ki-Moon Tuesday urged African leaders to convince the President of Sudan, Omar Bashir and Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) rebel leaders...
Uganda summit to assess ICC effectiveness

Uganda summit to assess ICC effectiveness

Representatives from more than 100 countries are meeting in Kampala, Uganda to assess the achievements of the International Criminal Court (ICC), and push forward...
The Review Conference in Kampala will plan the future of international criminal justice

The Review Conference in Kampala will plan the future of international criminal justice

In 1998, near the end of a century marred by unspeakable atrocities, representatives of 160 States gathered in Rome to create the world’s first...
Sudanese police gang rape Kenyan girls

Sudanese police gang rape Kenyan girls

Police in southern Sudan has arrested four of it's police officers for reportedly gang raping two Kenyan girls. The four policemen were working at Torit, in...
Nigeria: End of the road for politician drug smuggler?

Nigeria: End of the road for politician drug smuggler?

A Nigerian politician seeking to fund his election campaign swallowed over two kilograms of cocaine (4.4 lbs) to be traded in Germany, has confessed...
Uganda to seek permission from foreign countries to pursue LRA rebels

Uganda to seek permission from foreign countries to pursue LRA rebels

The government of Uganda will continue hunting for Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) rebels and their leader Joseph Kony, wherever they are, until they are...
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The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) Condemns Assassination of Veteran Journalist in Mogadishu

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) today condemned the mindless and merciless targeted assassination of veteran journalist, Sheik Nur Mohamed Abkey, in Mogadishu,...
Nigeria: Ex-whistleblower vindicated of corruption charges

Nigeria: Ex-whistleblower vindicated of corruption charges

Former head of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) under former President Olusegun Obasanjo, has been cleared of all charges labeled against him...
South African official denies 10 000 policemen in jail

South African official denies 10 000 policemen in jail

South Africa’s National police commissioner General Bheki Cele has caused panic in the country by revealing that more than 10 000 policemen were serving...
11 Somali pirates could face life behind bars in the US

11 Somali pirates could face life behind bars in the US

11 Somali men are being held for trial in a U.S. federal court on charges of piracy in the Gulf of Aden, where piracy...
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Lord’s Resistance Army: A Regional Strategy beyond Killing Joseph Kony

To make an end of the brutal Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) once and for all, national armies, the UN and civilians need to pool...
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Nigeria: Three journalists killed in a single day

Reporters Without Borders is deeply shocked to learn that three journalists were killed in two separate incidents on 24 April. Edo Sule Ugbagwu, a...
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Three journalists killed in Nigeria

Three Nigerian journalists were killed in two separate incidents over the weekend. Muslim rioters killed two reporters working with a local Christian newspaper on...
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Global Witness welcomes Dutch court decision to retry timber baron Guus Kouwenhoven for crimes committed during Liberian war

The Dutch Supreme Court has overturned a 2008 ruling by the Court of Appeal which cleared businessman Guus Kouwenhoven of charges of involvement in...
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US-Egypt: Congressional Members Urge State Department to Address Forced Marriage, Forced Conversion of Coptic Women and Girls in Egypt

Eighteen Members of Congress, from both parties, expressed "concern over continuing reports of abductions, forced marriages, and exploitation of Coptic women and girls in...
Sudan: SPLM reports election anomalies amid NCP complaints

Sudan: SPLM reports election anomalies amid NCP complaints

Southern Sudan ruling party, Sudan People's Liberation Movement has complained about anomalies that occurred during the recently held elections in Sudan. Thursday, National Congress...
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Democratic Republic of the Congo: ICRC confirms release of eight staff members in South Kivu

The eight staff members of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) held since 9 April by an armed group operating in South...
Sudan: Arrests and killings of NCP members in the south confirmed

Sudan: Arrests and killings of NCP members in the south confirmed

Sudan's main political party, National Congress Party (NCP) has said that five of its members have been killed in Al Timsah locality of Raja...
Zimbabwe: Mugabe blamed for Ex-Zanu PF hatchet man’s death

Zimbabwe: Mugabe blamed for Ex-Zanu PF hatchet man’s death

A member of the dreaded Central Investigative Organization (CIO) who dared to publicly criticize President Mugabe was found dead in Zimbabwe on Monday. Innocent Makamure’s...
SA Police ready for Terre’Blanche trial

SA Police ready for Terre’Blanche trial

South African police on Tuesday said they have capacity to deal with any eventuality when two black men accused of murdering Eugene Terre'Blanche appear...
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Angola: Female journalists call for speed up in dealing with criminal cases

The Forum of Women Journalists for Gender Equality (FMJIG) urged for the need to speed up in handling of the criminal cases of individuals...