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Buhari’s Sick Leave Re-energizes Nigeria’s Presidency

Buhari’s Sick Leave Re-energizes Nigeria’s Presidency

When protesters marched on Nigeria’s presidential villa earlier this month to complain about a biting recession, they were not repelled by baton-wielding policemen, the usual fate for anyone arriving uninvited at the gate of the country’s power centre. Instead, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who is standing in for the country’s sick leader, sent a vehicle […]

South African Police Disperse Anti-immigrant Protesters

South African Police Disperse Anti-immigrant Protesters

South African police fired tear gas, water cannon and rubber bullets to disperse rival marches by hundreds of citizens and non-nationals in the capital on Friday, following looting this week of stores believed to belong to immigrants. Anti-immigrant violence has flared sporadically in South Africa against a background of near-record unemployment, with foreigners being accused […]

South African Court Blocks Govt’s ICC Withdrawal Bid

South African Court Blocks Govt’s ICC Withdrawal Bid

South Africa’s High Court blocked the government’s attempt to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Wednesday, the latest blow to scandal-plagued President Jacob Zuma from an assertive post-apartheid judicial system. Justice Minister Michael Masutha said the government would press ahead with withdrawing from the Hague-based tribunal, noting that the ruling was based largely […]

Gaddafi Son’s Trial Unfair, Should Be Sent To ICC – UN

Gaddafi Son’s Trial Unfair, Should Be Sent To ICC – UN

The trial of Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, a son of the ousted Libyan leader sentenced to death in absentia, did not meet international standards and he should face murder charges at the International Criminal Court (ICC), the United Nations said on Tuesday. Since his father’s toppling in 2011, Saif has been held in Zintan, a mountainous […]

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe Says He Is People’s Choice For 2018 Election

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe Says He Is People’s Choice For 2018 Election

Zimbabwe’s people and the ruling ZANU-PF party see no viable alternative candidate to President Robert Mugabe for general elections in 2018, state media quoted him as saying on Sunday. “They want me to stand for elections, they want me to stand for elections everywhere in the party … The majority of the people feel that […]

Swedish Court Upholds Life Sentence In Rwanda Genocide Case

Swedish Court Upholds Life Sentence In Rwanda Genocide Case

A Swedish court of appeal on Wednesday upheld the life imprisonment verdict it gave to a man for genocide during the Rwanda conflict in 1994. The Svea court of appeal in Stockholm said Claver Berinkindi, a man in his early 60s who sought political asylum in the Nordic country in 2002 and became a citizen […]

U.N. Air Strikes In Central African Republic Kill Several: Militia

U.N. Air Strikes In Central African Republic Kill Several: Militia

A top militant and three others were killed in Central African Republic when a U.N. helicopter fired on fighters advancing towards the town of Bambari, a rebel group said on Sunday. The UN’s mission known as MINUSCA shot at fighters from the Popular Front for the Renaissance of Central African Republic (FPRC), on Saturday after […]

Angola’s President Orders Inquiry Into Stadium Stampede That Killed 17

Angola’s President Orders Inquiry Into Stadium Stampede That Killed 17

Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos has ordered an investigation into the cause of a stampede at a football match in which at least 17 people were killed. Scores of people were injured in the stampede at a stadium in the northern city of Uige on Friday when hundreds of supporters stormed the venue’s gates. […]

Angolan Rebels Call On Oil Region To Boycott Election

Angolan Rebels Call On Oil Region To Boycott Election

Separatist rebels have called on Angola’s oil region to boycott parliamentary elections in August that are likely to be the most closely watched in decades as President Jose Eduardo dos Santos ends 38 years in power. The Front for the Liberation of the Enclave of Cabinda (FLEC), which fought a low-level insurgency for four decades […]

Banks Bashed in Battle Over South African Financial System

Banks Bashed in Battle Over South African Financial System

  New allegations by President Jacob Zuma’s supporters that South Africa’s biggest banks are frustrating efforts to address racial inequality signal an escalation of a battle for control of the nation’s financial system including the Treasury. Protestors from the ruling African National Congress’s youth wing invaded a Barclays Africa Group Ltd. branch on Jan. 26. […]