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Sweden declines case against Eritrea for journalist jailing
Swedish prosecutors said Tuesday they would not pursue a case against top Eritrean officials over the two-decade-long imprisonment of a Swedish-Eritrean journalist, arguing an effective…
Witness remembers ‘model’ Nuremberg trials, 75 years on
He looked Hermann Goering and Rudolf Hess in the eyes and saw them plead “not guilty”, without so much as blinking. And three-quarters of a…
US voices disgust at China boast of Uighur population control
A US official voiced disgust Friday after China’s embassy took to social media to laud how women of the mostly Muslim Uighur community were no…
Uganda opposition leader seeks ICC probe
Ugandan opposition leader Bobi Wine said Thursday he would call on the International Criminal Court to probe murder, torture and other abuses in the country,…
Opposition in troubled I.Coast to take part in elections
Opposition parties in Ivory Coast announced Thursday they would take part in legislative elections on March 6, a move that further eases political tensions after…
DR Congo’s Nobel laureate Mukwege hails militia chief’s arrest
Nobel Peace laureate Denis Mukwege has hailed the arrest in France of a former militia chief in his country, the Democratic Republic of Congo, describing…
Blood and tears: Central African Republic timeline
The Central African Republic (CAR) has lurched from crisis to crisis since it gained independence from France in 1960. An overview of its recent history:…
France arrests ex-DR Congo rebel chief: prosecutors
French anti-terror prosecutors said Monday that police had arrested the former head of a rebel group in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on charges…
Former French premier to open archives over Rwanda genocide
Former French premier Edouard Balladur said Monday that he would grant public access to archives concerning his government’s actions during the 1994 genocide in Rwanda,…
DRCongo army says lost two soldiers, killed 14 rebels
The army said Saturday it lost two soldiers but killed at least 14 militiamen while dislodging them from a village in the eastern Democratic Republic…
At least 25 killed in east DR Congo, ADF militia blamed
At least 25 people have been killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s troubled east, local officials said Friday, blaming the attack on the notorious…
Myanmar armed group releases abducted members of Suu Kyi’s party
An armed group in Myanmar’s conflict-wracked Rakhine state released on Friday three members of Aung San Suu Kyi’s ruling party, who they had kidnapped ahead…
At least 25 killed in east DR Congo, ADF militia blamed
At least 25 civilians have been killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s troubled east, local officials said Friday, blaming the attack on the notorious…
C.Africa president Touadera heading to election victory, says party
Central African Republic (CAR) President Faustin Archange Touadera is on track to win last weekend’s elections, his party said on Thursday, a day after the…
Sudan: key dates in Darfur war
The United Nations and African Union’s long-running peacekeeping mission in Darfur came to an end Thursday, under a peace deal signed by Sudan’s government and…
Darfur war: where celebrities campaigned for peace
From George Clooney to J. K. Rowling and Angelina Jolie, the brutal civil war in Sudan’s vast Darfur region prompted A-list celebrities to speak out…
Prominent I. Coast opposition figure released
Prominent Ivory Coast opposition politician Pascal Affi N’Guessan, who was detained following the country’s presidential election, has been released under judicial supervision, his lawyer said…
Germany following Assange proceedings with ‘concern’
The German government on Wednesday expressed unease over extradition proceedings against Julian Assange, urging authorities to consider the WikiLeaks founder’s physical and mental health. “I…
Trump’s Blackwater pardons ‘an affront to justice’: UN experts
US President Donald Trump’s pardons of four Blackwater contractors convicted of killing civilians in a 2007 Baghdad massacre is a violation of US obligations under…