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Monthly Archives: November, 2016

South Africa justice minister present bill to quit ICC to parliament

South Africa's justice minister presented a bill in parliament on Thursday to repeal the country's membership of the International Criminal Court (ICC) — which the government has said clashes with diplomatic immunity laws. Pretoria last year announced its intention...

Uproar in Kenya after UN blames General for South Sudan violence

Kenya’s U.N. ambassador said Thursday that the Kenyan general who was in charge of peacekeepers in South Sudan during a violent episode in July has been made a ‘scapegoat’ for systemic U.N. peacekeeping failures. Ambassador Macharia Kamau told reporters...

Nigeria borrows $600 million from African Development Bank

The African Development Bank is loaning Nigeria $600 million to help offset a budget deficit of $7 billion, a statement said Wednesday. The bank said another $400 million would be approved next year if the government implements reforms to...

Kenyan policeman gets 20 years jail term for raping 13-year-old girl he claimed as wife

A Kenyan police officer has been jailed for 20 years for raping a 13-year-old girl, despite saying they are now married, in a case campaigners heralded as a breakthrough in justice in a country where such convictions are rare....

Ghana’s Mole National Park nominated by UNESCO as world heritage site

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has nominated Ghana's Mole National Park as a World Heritage site, an official told local media late Tuesday. Oscar Mthimkhulu, an expert with the International Union for the Conservation of...

Kenyan woman rescued from Somali pirates reunites with family in Nairobi

A Kenyan woman rescued from Somali pirates days ago after about three years of captivity reunited with her family in the Kenyan capital Nairobi on Tuesday evening. Louis Njoki was flown from Mogadishu, capital of Somalia, to her home...

Mali Islamists dismiss reported ceasefire moves on with attacks

An al-Qaeda-linked militant group has said it is still waging war in Mali, dismissing a report that it had agreed to a ceasefire as “completely baseless.” Ansar Dine released a statement expressing its "utmost surprise" at the announcement by...

22 French officers accused of complicity in Rwanda 1994 genocide

Rwanda's government on Monday said 22 French senior military officers helped to plan and execute the 1994 genocide, in which more than 800,000 people were killed. The French officers were involved both as perpetrators and accomplices, Rwanda's National Commission...

French troops end mission to Central African Republic

France is ending its military peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic, the French defense minister said Monday on a visit here. Jean-Yves Le Drian, in the capital, Bangui, to mark the end of France's nearly three-year mission to help...
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HRW says Cameroon soldiers raped women in revenge raid

Human Rights Watch (HRW) says it has gathered evidence of a revenge attack nearly a year ago by Cameroonian...

Eight found dead in Liberia flat after a night party

A young lady celebrating her graduation from the university and seven others were found dead in an apartment in...

Uganda to US: Fix your own elections before lecturing us

Uganda government spokesman Ofwono Opondo, has urged the US should to "fix its own elections" rather than give "lectures"...
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