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MEND claims there is a plot to “poison” their leader

The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) has alleged there are plans by unnamed persons to poison its incarcerated leader Henry...
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MP accused of raping minor

The Forum of children's rights organisations in Togo (FODDET) on Tuesday accused Togolese parliamentarian Gabriel Ameyi of raping a 16-year-old girl pupil on 7...
Zuma meets Tsvangirai while Mugabe arrests ZEC officials

Zuma meets Tsvangirai while Mugabe arrests ZEC officials

South Africa’s African National Congress leader Jacob Zuma is desperate to mediate on the Zimbabwean political impasse. from our correspondent in Harare The...
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No press coverage for MEND leader’s trial

Journalists have been barred from the venue of the Thursday's arraignment of Nigerian militant leader Henry Okah and an accomplice, Edward Atatah in Jos,...
Nigeria probes another ex-official

Nigeria probes another ex-official

Nigeria's immediate past Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Sunday Ehindero, was grilled for over two hours by an anti-graft agency Wednesday over the management of...
If only London could become the French capital

If only London could become the French capital

The "official" reason behind French President, Nicolas Sarkozy’s visit last week to the banks of the Thames river was to rekindle Franco-British relations. ...
The Trial of the Templars

The Trial of the Templars

2nd Edition Malcolm Barber University of Reading Paperback The Templars fought against Islam in the crusader east for nearly two centuries. During that time the...
Moroccan journalists compared to “prisoners on parole”

Moroccan journalists compared to “prisoners on parole”

A press conference organised by Rachid Nini, editorial director of the moroccan daily, Al Massae, on Monday, March 31 in Casablanca, was marked by...
Kenya : Disabled want to be part of coalition gov’t

Kenya : Disabled want to be part of coalition gov’t

The community of people with disabilities said Friday it envisaged a grand coalition government with the clout to deal with disability issues. The disabled, who...
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Stiffer penalities for human traffickers in Mozambique

The Mozambican government favours stiffer penalties for criminals found guilty of trafficking in people, Justice Minister Benvinda Levi said Thursday. Levi was speaking at a...
6 month jail term for Egyptian editor

6 month jail term for Egyptian editor

Egypt's leading Editor Ibrahim Eissa has been sentenced to six months in prison over a series of articles published by his Al Dustour newspaper...
Preparatory work on poll fraud probe begins in Kenya

Preparatory work on poll fraud probe begins in Kenya

South African retired Judge Johann Kriegler, who is spearheading investigations into Kenya's flawed presidential polls, has embarked on preparatory work before tackling his first...
Diana wanted by two governments for crimes

Diana wanted by two governments for crimes

A team from the Mozambican Criminal Investigation Po lice (PIC) and the Attorney General's Office have arrived in South Africa to negotiate the extradition...
French police abuse African lawyer

French police abuse African lawyer

Several Mauritanian NGOs under the umbrella National Human Rights Forum (FONADH) have slammed "the violence and abuses" of the French police against lawyer Fatimata...
Egyptian editor faces trial

Egyptian editor faces trial

Leading Egyptian Editor Ibrahim Eissa is to appear in court on Wednesday to face charges of publishing "fake news about the President's health'' which,...
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Missing trial cash exhibit, ex drug baron charged

Nigeria's Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has recommended the trial of a former Chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement...
Chad kicks out its only foreign correspondent

Chad kicks out its only foreign correspondent

The Chadian government effectively forced the country's only permanent foreign correspondent to leave the country on Thursday after withdrawing her work permit without explanation,...
Editor on the run

Editor on the run

The founder and editor of the private bimonthly newspaper Umuco went into hiding last Tuesday, a day before a police raid on his residence...
Conjugal sex for Ugandan prison inmates

Conjugal sex for Ugandan prison inmates

Sex is an important issue bordering the development of Ugandan prisons. According to Dr. Johnson Byabasaija, Ugandan Prisons headquarters the Commissioner General, the government’s...
Former Egyptian presidential candidate will remain in prison

Former Egyptian presidential candidate will remain in prison

Egypt's highest court Monday turned down another bid by jailed opposition leader Ayman Nour to be released from prison, due to his medical condition. His...
Egypt : Appeals against shut down of 49 web sites

Egypt : Appeals against shut down of 49 web sites

An Egyptian judge is appealing a lower court's ruling that upheld the freedom of expression on the Internet. In the appeal, which begins 17 March,...
Billion dollar fraud charges levelled against defector

Billion dollar fraud charges levelled against defector

Dumiso Dabengwa, who defected from Mugabes's Zanu PF recently faces an investigation on abuse of billions of Zimbabwean dollars. from our...
Mozambique: ex-migrant workers storm labour ministry

Mozambique: ex-migrant workers storm labour ministry

Over a hundred Mozambicans, who had once been migrant workers in the now defunct German Democratic Republic (GDR), Wednesday burst into the Labour Ministry,...
Nigeria: Police win bloody fight against bank robbers

Nigeria: Police win bloody fight against bank robbers

The Nigeria police have foiled an attempt to rob a commercial bank in the economic capital city of Lagos, killing four and arresting five...
Kenya: South African judge to head poll fraud investigation

Kenya: South African judge to head poll fraud investigation

Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki has formally appointed a team of electoral experts to undertake investigations into the disputed Presidential elections that saw him re-elected...
Kenyan minister’s aide arrested over US$ 2,800 bribe

Kenyan minister’s aide arrested over US$ 2,800 bribe

The integrity of Kenya’s Minister for Local Government, Uhuru Kenyatta, was called into question Wednesday following the arrest of his aide, Mr. Justus Kariuki,...
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Rights group demands justice for 44 persons murdered in Gambia

Scores of human rights activists and families of some 44 Ghanaians and other nationals allegedly killed in the Gambia in July 2005 while trying...
Zimbabwe: Blacks and Government fight over White land

Zimbabwe: Blacks and Government fight over White land

Government’s controversial land redistribution policy has been put to the test in the southern province of Masvingo as former fighters for Zimbabwe’s liberation take...
Nigeria police dismiss 35 officers for corruption

Nigeria police dismiss 35 officers for corruption

The Nigerian police have dismissed 35 officers for corrupt practices, after they were summarily tried, the local press reported Saturday. The report quoted the Inspector-General...
Ethiopia: Committee to Protect Journalists condemns arrest

Ethiopia: Committee to Protect Journalists condemns arrest

A global media freedom body, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), has condemned the recent arrest and two-week imprisonment of three journalists from Ethiopia...