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Naomi Campbell’s blood diamond testimony crucial for justice

Naomi Campbell’s blood diamond testimony crucial for justice

New developments emerge as the date set by The Special Court for Sierra Leone's decision to allow top model Naomi Campbell and actress Mia...
Uganda-Rwanda: Genocide pastor to face prosecution in Tanzania

Uganda-Rwanda: Genocide pastor to face prosecution in Tanzania

One of the most wanted promoters of the genocide that took place in Rwanda in 1994 has been arrested in Uganda. The former pastor...
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Tanzania-Rwanda: Munyakazi Sentenced to 25 Years Imprisonment

On 30 June 2010, Yussuf Munyakazi, a former businessman in Bugarama, Cyangugu was sentenced ...
Sudan: PCP appeal for Al Turabi’s release or trail

Sudan: PCP appeal for Al Turabi’s release or trail

The Popular Congress Party (PCP) yesterday went to the Sudanese Constitutional court to appeal for the release of it's leader, Dr Abdallah Turabi. "We have...
Gambia: President accused of locking up rivals

Gambia: President accused of locking up rivals

Former heads of the navy and army have been charged with plotting to overthrow Gambian President Yahya Jammeh, but the president has been accused...
Ethiopia: Opposition coalition reject Supreme Court decision over election results

Ethiopia: Opposition coalition reject Supreme Court decision over election results

Ethiopian opposition coalition, Medrek’s Executive Committee has decided to go to the Cassation Bench after the Federal Supreme Court rejected their request for an...
Guinea: The military won’t go unpunished

Guinea: The military won’t go unpunished

Nouhou Thiam, Chief of General Staff of the Guinean Army announced Wednesday that all soldiers must be held responsible for their acts, especially for...
Sudan-ICC: Surrendered Darfur rebels to appear in court

Sudan-ICC: Surrendered Darfur rebels to appear in court

Sudan rebel leaders wanted for war crimes in connection with the deaths of 12 African Union peacekeepers in 2007 have voluntarily surrendered to the...
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UN Secretary-general welcomes outcome of first review conference of International Criminal Court, historic agreement on definition of crime of aggression

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon: The Secretary-General welcomes the outcome of the First Review Conference of...
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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LDF Again Defends the Constitutionality of the Voting Rights Act on Behalf of African-American Voters

The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) has moved to intervene in a lawsuit filed by Shelby County, Alabama, which seeks to...
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U.S. Justice Department Settles Lawsuit Alleging Racial Discrimination by the Township of Green Brook, New Jersey

The Justice Department today announced that it has reached a consent decree with the township of Green Brook, N.J., that, if approved by the...
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Switzerland: No hiding place for stolen African assets

Switzerland does not want stolen assets from corrupt individuals or governments in its banks and wants to give them back to those populations who...
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...
Rwanda: Jailed US genocide denialist lawyer charged on another count

Rwanda: Jailed US genocide denialist lawyer charged on another count

A U.S. law professor, jailed upon arrival in Rwanda -- where he was to help with the legal defence of an opposition leader charged...
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...
Zimbabwe veterans vow to fight homosexuals

Zimbabwe veterans vow to fight homosexuals

Zimbabwe's ageing liberation fighters have made a vow : “there will be no room for gays in Zimbabwe". They say it is against what...
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...
Malawi could lose millions in aid after gay verdict

Malawi could lose millions in aid after gay verdict

Malawi risks forfeiting its annual aid donations from the United Kingdom and other western partners if it does not reverse the court verdict of...
Zimbabwe: MDC and ZANU-PF to answer for unconstitutional acts in court

Zimbabwe: MDC and ZANU-PF to answer for unconstitutional acts in court

A political pressure group in Zimbabwe, The Voice for Democracy Trust has dragged President Robert Mugabe and Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai to court for...
Malawi gay sentence attracts international condemnation

Malawi gay sentence attracts international condemnation

Malawi has attracted international criticism after a court slapped a black gay couple with a 14 year jail sentence with hard labour. The two men,...
Naomi Campbell refuses to testify against former Liberian leader?

Naomi Campbell refuses to testify against former Liberian leader?

English supermodel Naomi Campbell would not testify in The Hague trial of former Liberian leader, Charles Taylor, for fear of endangering her family. Ms....
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Zimbabwe: Minister files criminal defamation charges against journalist

Golden Maunganidze the editor of The Masvingo Mirror was on 10 May 2010 summoned to Harare Central Police Station where he was interrogated for...
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US Federal Judge Assists Retaliation Against Whistle-Blowers

Exactly two years after three men won a historic $10-million verdict – the largest ever for a discrimination lawsuit against the Philadelphia Police Department...
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Sudanese man facing execution in Saudi Arabia over ‘sorcery’ charges

Amnesty International today urged the Saudi Arabian authorities to intervene to halt the possibly imminent execution of a Sudanese man who was sentenced to...
Zimbabwe: Mugabe’s men to take Roy Bennett case further

Zimbabwe: Mugabe’s men to take Roy Bennett case further

The recently acquitted Roy Bennett of the Movement for Democratic Change run inns with the courts is far from being over. The state has...
Sudan: Darfur unrest returns

Sudan: Darfur unrest returns

The fragile peace achieved in Darfur region of Sudan is under threat as the main rebel group in the region promises an “all-out war"...
Zimbabwe: Roy Bennett treason charge dismissed by court

Zimbabwe: Roy Bennett treason charge dismissed by court

A Zimbabwe judge on Monday morning threw out a treason charge against Robert Mugabe’s longstanding enemy Roy Bennett as the court failed...