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Five die in northern Ghana ethnic fight

Five die in northern Ghana ethnic fight

The death toll in ethnic clashes at Bawku in the north-eastern corner of Ghana has risen to five, Interior Minister Kwamena Bartel said on...
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Nigeria : Armed thieves dismember policemen

Armed robbers in Nigeria seem to have grown from killing policemen to amputating them, going by the revelations made by Nigeria police boss Sunday...
Archbishop Ncube’s lover dies

Archbishop Ncube’s lover dies

ROSEMARY Sibanda, the woman at the centre of the infidelity storm that engulfed the then Archbishop Pius Ncube, and eventually forced him to quit,...
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Liberian court rules on treason cases

Liberia's Criminal court in Monrovia on Friday acquitted two senior soldiers of the defunct Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) after being found not guilty...
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Cameroonian suicide in Belgium sparks riots at detention facility

A young Cameroonian asylum seeker in Belgium has committed suicide by hanging himself in the toilet of a detention centre in Merksplas, Belgium, with...
Twin babies sold for US dollars

Twin babies sold for US dollars

The Nigeria police have paraded a 26-year-old woman and her accomplices in the commercial city of Lagos after she allegedly sold her twin boys...
Ghanaians resort to mob justice as courts get clogged

Ghanaians resort to mob justice as courts get clogged

When Naa Adorkor’s 15 year-old daughter was raped by a 45 year-old neighbour she vowed no expense would be spared in prosecuting the man....
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Crime on the rise in Mozambique

Crime in Mozambique is on the increase, according to Attorney-General Augusto Paulino. In his annual report Tuesday to the country's parliament, Paulino said the...
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Liberia to make armed robbery, rape, terrorism… capital offenses

In a move to check violent crimes in the country, the Liberian legislature on Wednesday began debating a draft bill aimed at making armed...
Nigerian university lecturers go on strike

Nigerian university lecturers go on strike

Nigerian University teachers Monday began a one-week warning strike, to renew their demand for the reinstatement of their sacked 49 colleagues at the University...
Murderer changes journalist killing story and blames another

Murderer changes journalist killing story and blames another

The man who led the death squad that murdered Mozambique's foremost investigative journalist, Carlos Cardoso, in November 2000, Monday changed his story and claimed...
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Libya helps free Nur Missuari in the Philippines

Nur Missuari, President of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF), was liberated Friday evening, in Manila, the capital of the Philippines, by the Kadhafi...
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‘Justice for Darfur’ calls for the arrest of Sudan gov’t officials

Rights groups numbering more than 2,000 and under the banner "Global NGO Coalition on International Criminal Court (CICC)" Friday launched a campaign dubbed "Justice...
Ghana court decides Liberian refugees should go back home

Ghana court decides Liberian refugees should go back home

An Accra Fast Track High Court on Thursday dealt a blow to the hopes of 23 Liberian refugees in Ghana when it ordered their...
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Nigerian senator’s financial scam draws attention from lawyer and senate

A Lagos lawyer, Mr. Festus Keyamo, Wednesday called on the Nigeria's anti-graft body, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), to declare Senator Iyabo...
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DR Congo detains teachers accused of planning to attack Rwanda

Twelve Congolese teachers serving in Rwanda have bee n detained at the National Intelligence Agency (ANR) in Bukavu, the South Kivu province in the...
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Belgian journalist held in Congo

A Congolese human rights group, Voice of the Voiceless (VSV), has denounced the arrest of a Belgian independent journalist M. Collin in Bas-Congo province...
Swedish EUFOR colonel sacked for protecting french torturers

Swedish EUFOR colonel sacked for protecting french torturers

Swedish Col. Hans Am, who has been serving in the European Force in Chad and the Central African Republic (EUFOR), has been relieved of...
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Rwanda : arrest warrants for presumed genocide perpetrators

Rwanda has issued international arrest warrants against Burundians presumed to have been involved in the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi ethnic community of this...
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Cop ‘toasting’ Journalist beaten, bailed and charged

Chinyeke Tembo, a Malawian freelance journalist who was arrested Thursday for calling a lady police officer 'beautiful', was Friday charged with 'insulting the modesty...
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AU to set up single Court of Justice and Human Rights

The African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights and the Court of Justice of the African Union (AU) are to be merged in a...
South Africa : Racist video students not charged

South Africa : Racist video students not charged

The criminal investigation of four former students of the University of the Free State’s Reitz hostel is being hampered by their refusal to co-operate...
Egypt jails 25 members of Muslim Brotherhood

Egypt jails 25 members of Muslim Brotherhood

An Egyptian military tribunal Wednesday sentenced 25 leading members of the country's powerful Muslim Brotherhood to jail terms ranging from 18 months to 10...
Nigerian gorvenor loses his job by court order

Nigerian gorvenor loses his job by court order

The Appeal Court sitting in Port Harcourt, capital of Nigeria's oil-rich Rivers state, Tuesday nullified the election of Timipre Sylva of the neighbouring Bayelsa...
Four American filmmakers under arrest in Nigeria

Four American filmmakers under arrest in Nigeria

Four American documentary filmmakers and a Nigerian citizen were arrested by the Nigerian military in Delta State on April 12. The Seattle-based film crew...
US actively involved in the search for genocide suspects

US actively involved in the search for genocide suspects

The US is strongly committed to contributing to the arrest of 96 Rwandan genocide suspects who have taken refuge in several Western countries, US...
Tsvangirai sets conditions for run-off as strike set to begin

Tsvangirai sets conditions for run-off as strike set to begin

The Zimbabwean opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, has softened his party's stance, for now, on boycotting a run-off presidential vote by setting conditions on participation. ...
Zimbabwe : Court order to release results could be rejected by Mugabe

Zimbabwe : Court order to release results could be rejected by Mugabe

The High Court in Zimbabwe was Monday expected to make an eagerly-awaited ruling on an opposition petition to force the country's electoral body to...
Zimbabwean women protest to ask for release of election results

Zimbabwean women protest to ask for release of election results

A group of about 800 women under the banner of Women of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA) Wednesday took to the streets of Bulawayo, demanding the...
Nigerian oficials charged with corruption

Nigerian oficials charged with corruption

Nigeria's anti-graft Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has charged two former ministers, the daughter of former President Olusegun Obasanjo and nine others with...