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South Sudan attack ‘could hinder aid deliveries’

South Sudan attack ‘could hinder aid deliveries’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Aid agencies are re-evaluating risks in light of the weekend attack Aid agencies say the “shocking” killing of six aid workers in South Sudan on Saturday is causing them to re-assess how and when they can deliver supplies. The victims were ambushed by unknown attackers when travelling between Juba and […]

Violette Uwamahoro: Rwanda court releases UK woman

Violette Uwamahoro: Rwanda court releases UK woman

Image caption Violette Uwamahoro (R) was arrested on 14 February A Rwandan court has released a pregnant woman from the United Kingdom who was accused of involvement in a plot against Rwanda’s government. Violette Uwamahoro appeared last week in court in Rwanda’s capital Kigali, charged with spreading state secrets. A judge said there was no […]

South Sudan attack ‘could delay aid deliveries’

South Sudan attack ‘could delay aid deliveries’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Aid agencies are re-evaluating risks in light of the weekend attack Aid agencies say the “shocking” killing of six aid workers in South Sudan on Saturday is causing them to re-assess how and when they can deliver supplies. The victims were ambushed by unknown attackers when travelling between Juba and […]

Tanzania rapper Nay wa Mitego freed after Magufuli criticism

Tanzania rapper Nay wa Mitego freed after Magufuli criticism

Image caption Nay wa Mitego (l) was greeted by well-wishers and relatives on his release Tanzanian rapper Emmanuel Elibariki, known as Nay wa Mitego, has been released just a day after he was arrested for releasing a song deemed insulting to the government. The song emerged last week and has been widely shared on social […]

South Sudan ambush leaves six aid workers dead, UN says

South Sudan ambush leaves six aid workers dead, UN says

Image copyright AFP Image caption South Sudan is in a state of crisis after more than three years of civil war Six aid workers have been killed in an ambush in South Sudan, the UN says, in the deadliest single incident for humanitarians since the country’s civil war began. The “heinous murder” occurred on Saturday, […]

ICC orders Congo warlord Germain Katanga to pay victims

ICC orders Congo warlord Germain Katanga to pay victims

Image copyright AFP Image caption Germain Katanga is serving a 12-year prison sentence The International Criminal Court (ICC) has for the first time ordered a war criminal to pay reparations to victims of his atrocities. Germain Katanga, an ex-militia leader in the Democratic Republic of Congo, should pay $1m (£800,000) to villagers targeted in 2003, […]

Gambia to set up truth commission to probe Jammeh’s rule

Gambia to set up truth commission to probe Jammeh’s rule

Image copyright AFP Image caption Yahya Jammeh first seized power in a coup in 1994 The Gambia will set up a Truth and Reconciliation Commission to investigate abuses committed during ex-President Yahya Jammeh’s rule, the justice minister has said. The finances of Mr Jammeh would also be investigated, Abubacarr Tambadou added. People would be encouraged […]

Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak freed after six years in detention

Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak freed after six years in detention

Image copyright AP Image caption Mubarak was tried, convicted and cleared on various charges several times Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has been freed from detention, six years after being overthrown. Mr Mubarak left a military hospital in southern Cairo and went to his home in the northern suburb of Heliopolis, his lawyer said. He […]

Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak freed after six years in detention

Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak freed after six years in detention

Image copyright AP Image caption Mubarak was tried, convicted and cleared on various charges several times Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has been freed from detention, six years after being overthrown. Mr Mubarak left a military hospital in southern Cairo and went to his home in the northern suburb of Heliopolis, his lawyer said. He […]

Gambia to set up truth commission to probe Jammeh’s rule

Gambia to set up truth commission to probe Jammeh’s rule

Image copyright AFP Image caption Yahya Jammeh first seized power in a coup in 1994 The Gambia will set up a Truth and Reconciliation Commission to investigate abuses committed during ex-President Yahya Jammeh’s rule, the justice minister has said. The finances of Mr Jammeh would also be investigated, Abubacarr Tambadou added. People would be encouraged […]

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