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Ivory Coast’s ex-strongman Laurent Gbagbo goes to Belgium on exile

Belgium has agreed to take in former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo following his acquittal at the International Criminal Court in The Hague.

Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir extends ceasefire in two war zones

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Monday extended ceasefires in two conflict-hit states, official media reported, where protest leaders have pushed for anti-government rallies.
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir

Sudan president Omar al-Bashir vows to bring peace amid protests

President Omar al-Bashir vowed Monday to bring peace in the state of South Kordofan where Sudanese forces are fighting rebels, as protesters planned to hold anti-government rallies in the country’s conflict zones.
Employees of a cleaning company looks at damage one day after a gas explosion in the Jan van der Heijdenstraat in The Hague, the Netherlands, on January 28, 2019. (Photo by Lex van LIESHOUT - ANP - AFP) - Netherlands OUT

Nine injured in Dutch gas blast building collapse

A suspected gas explosion in The Hague has caused a home to partially collapse, injuring at least nine people including four who were plucked from the rubble, Dutch emergency services said Sunday.

Sudan’s president Omar al-Bashir to travel to Qatar amid protests

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir will visit Qatar, state media in the Gulf state said Monday, in what would be his first trip abroad since widespread protests began against his rule.

President al-Bashir: Sudan protests ‘will not change government’

Defiant Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir said Monday that ongoing protests will not lead to a change in government, as he addressed a rally of cheering supporters in war-torn Darfur.
Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May shelters from the rain under an umbrella after attending a church service near to her Maidenhead constituency, west of London on December 9, 2018. – Theresa May wants to go down in history as the prime minister who safely steered Britain out of Europe — a cause she did not believe in when the Brexit referendum was held. (Photo by Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP)

Theresa May tours Europe in bid to save Brexit deal

Embattled British Prime Minister Theresa May faced sympathy but firm refusals on a desperate tour of European capitals on Tuesday, with EU leaders ruling out any renegotiation of the Brexit deal.
Alfred Yekatom appears before the International Criminal Court in The Hague[Piroschka van de Wouw-Nasa-JPL-Cornell-Reuters]

CAR rebel leader complains of rights violations at ICC

A Central African Republican Militia Leader Alfred Yekatom, has complained at an appearance at the International Criminal Court on Friday that his rights have been violated.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani - AFP PHOTO - ALEX HALADA

US accuses Iran of failure to declare all chemical weapons to global agency

Iran has not declared all its chemical weapons capabilities to the global chemical weapons agency in The Hague in violation of an international non-proliferation convention, the U.S. ambassador to the organisation said on Thursday.

Prosecutors: War criminal who drank poison at UN tribunal acted alone

Prosecutors said there is no evidence that Bosnian Croat war criminal Slobodan Praljak had help in successfully carrying out his plan to commit suicide inside a UN courtroom.

Iran vows to overcome US economic sanctions

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Thursday vowed Iran will overcome U.S. economic sanctions against the country.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in May. (J. Scott Applewhite-AP)

Mike Pompeo: US terminating 1955 Treaty of Amity with Iran

The U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, said on Wednesday that the U.S. is terminating the 1955 Treaty of Amity with Iran.
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Ivory Coast’s Laurent Gbagbo opens freedom bid at ICC

Former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo will Monday ask the International Criminal Court to acquit him of crimes against humanity and free him after seven years in detention.
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Ivory Coast’s Laurent Gbagbo to open freedom bid at ICC

Former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo will on Monday ask the International Criminal Court to acquit him on all charges of crimes against humanity and release him after seven years in detention.

DR Congo unveils candidates for troubled vote

Election officials in Democratic Republic of Congo on Wednesday released an official list of candidates for December's presidential election, formally excluding two heavyweight opposition figures.

ICC confirms Jean-Pierre Bemba’s sentence for witness bribes

The International Criminal Court on Monday confirmed a one-year sentence against Congolese ex-vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba for bribing witnesses during an earlier trial, which saw him being excluded from running for president.

ICC dares US after Donald Trump’s NSA threatens sanctions

The International Criminal Court (ICC) said on Tuesday it would “continue to do its work undeterred” a day after U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton threatened sanctions if the tribunal investigated U.S. activities in Afghanistan.

Jordan defends decision not to Arrest Sudanese president

Jordan defended Monday its decision not to arrest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir during an Arab League summit last year, saying it was not obliged to detain and hand him over to the International Criminal Court.

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INEC distributes sensitive materials in Benue

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Elections: SARS allegedly arrest scores in Kogi communities

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AEK Athens handed suspended European competition ban

AEK Athens have been hit with a one-season ban from European competition after fan violence in a Champions League game against Ajax, but UEFA has suspended the punishment for two years.
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NBS: N298 billion generated from VAT in Q4 2018

The National Bureau of Statistics said Nigeria generated N298.01 billion from Value Added Tax in the fourth quarter, 2018.
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Elections: Security agencies urged to treat voters with utmost civility

The Centre for Transparency Advocacy (CTA), an accredited election observer group, has appealed to security agents deployed for the rescheduled general election to act according to the electoral act, exhibit neutrality and professionalism.