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Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir in Turkey for Jerusalem meets despite ICC arrest warrant

Sudanese President, Omar al-Bashir, was in Turkey on Friday for a meeting of Muslim nations on Jerusalem and Palestine, defying an international arrest warrant against him.

Turkish FM: Israel’s massacres against Palestinians should be taken to ICC

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Thursday that all cases of massacres committed by Israel against the Palestinians should be brought to the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Justice Eboe-Osuji assures African leaders of fairness at ICC

The ICC President explained that his priority in office would be effective communication with all States Parties so as to avoid misinformation and misunderstanding.

Turkey expels Israeli Consul in spat over Gaza killings

Turkey’s foreign ministry has asked Israel’s Consul-General in Istanbul to leave the country “for some time”, after Israeli forces killed more than 60 Palestinians during protests in the Gaza Strip.

South Sudan accuses US of blocking path to country’s peace

South Sudan's government on Wednesday lashed out at the United States after the Trump administration threatened to cut off hundreds of millions of dollars in humanitarian aid amid the country's grinding civil war, calling the US "a real obstacle" toward achieving peace.

Benue groups to drag federal government before UN, ICC over killings

A coalition of socio-cultural groups in Benue State, comprising Mdgzou U Tiv, Idoma National Forum and Omi’Ngede, have said they are set to drag the Federal Government before the United Nations over the persistent killing of citizens of the state by suspected herdsmen.

Benue killings: CAN calls for President Buhari’s resignation

The Christian Association of Nigerian, CAN, has called for the immediate resignation of President Muhammadu Buhari over his inability to tackle the ceaseless herdsmen killings and security challenges confronting the country.

The Nigeria of our daydream

“Oga, this title is too long for me o,” he said and laughed again. On other occasions, he would joke that when he was born, there were no more names to give to children so they decided to be repeating names, hence “Imam Imam”.

Nigerian media under scrutiny over herder-farmer conflict

A photograph of a man with an assault rifle in front of cattle is frequently used to illustrate Nigerian media stories about bloody clashes between farmers and herders.

Philippines’ Rodrigo Duterte apologises to Aung San Suu Kyi for Myanmar ‘genocide’ remark

Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte apologized to Myanmar counterpart Aung San Suu Kyi on Friday for saying genocide was taking place in her country, saying his remark was a satirical barb at the West for not taking in Rohingya Muslims.

Myanmar jails soldiers involved in Rohingya massacre

Seven Myanmar soldiers have been sentenced to prison for their involvement in the massacre of 10 Rohingya men in Rakhine state last September, the army said on Tuesday.

Rwanda preaches truth at 24th commemoration of genocide

Rwanda on Saturday set alight the Flame of Hope at the 24th commemoration of genocide, where President Paul Kagame urged the preservation of the “truth” of the facts on genocide for future generations.

U.S. mourns 800,000 people killed in Rwandan genocide

The U.S. on Saturday commemorated the 24th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide in which estimated 800,000 people were killed.

Former Guatemala dictator Rios Montt passes on at 91

Former Guatemala dictator Rios Montt, accused of genocide, has died.

Rwanda auctions assets belonging to jailed critic of President Kagame

Rwandan authorities on Wednesday sold assets belonging to the family of a woman, who was barred from standing against President Paul Kagame at an election in 2017 and then jailed pending trial for alleged incitement to insurrection.

Afenifere urges United Nations to investigate alleged ethnic cleansing

Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, has urged the United Nations, UN, Special Rapporteur on genocide to investigate what it called the alleged ethnic cleansing by herdsmen in Nigeria.

2019: NHRC advocates against hate speeches

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Monday reiterated the need to shun hate speeches in the country, especially as the 2019 elections approach

Myanmar president Htin Kyaw resigns

Myanmar’s President Htin Kyaw resigned suddenly on Wednesday leaving the country’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi without a close confidant and political ally as she faces rising international opprobrium over the Rakhine crisis.

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