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Boko Haram: ICC may open war crime investigations in Nigeria next year

The International Criminal Court (ICC) may open investigations into alleged rights abuses in the decade-long Boko Haram insurgency in northeast Nigeria, Netsanet Belay, Amnesty International’s Research and Advocacy Director, has said.
Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko and his associates were accused of conspiracy to commit corruption, failure to comply with laws related to procurement, unlawful acquisition of public property and laundering the proceeds of crime.

Kenya arrests gold-loving Nairobi governor on suspicion of corruption

Kenyan police arrested the Nairobi County governor, known for his chunky gold jewelry and impromptu raps, Friday on corruption charges, a high profile move in the government’s much trumpeted anti-graft push.

AGF: Impunity has no place in Nigeria

The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, has said that acts of impunity had no place and would never be tolerated in Nigeria.
Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara

Ivory Coast president says he will run in 2020 election if former leaders run

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara said on Saturday he would run for a third term if his predecessors decided to compete in the 2020 election, a vote seen as a major test of stability for the country after two civil wars this century.
President Muhammadu Buhari and Prime Minister Mark Rutte 4

President Buhari: Nigeria a very attractive investments destination

President Muhammadu Buhari said on Tuesday Nigeria is an attractive investment destination as the country offers one of the highest returns on investments in the world.

CSO: Social media, hate speech bills add no value to society

A civic group, Resource Centre for Human Rights and Civic Education, has said the proposed bills on social media regulation and hate speech would not add any value to the nation.

ICC to examine claims of British war crimes in Iraq, Afghanistan

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has said it would examine claims in a BBC documentary that British soldiers might have committed war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Bayelsa/Kogi elections: SERAP seeks ICC probe of APC, PDP officials over violence

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked the International Criminal Court (ICC) “to investigate whether the persistent crimes of corruption, violence, and killings during elections in Nigeria, most recently in Bayelsa and Kogi states, and the repeated failure of the Nigerian authorities to address the crimes amount to violence against Nigerians and crimes against humanity within the jurisdiction of the ICC.”
Government spokesman Zaw Htay said at a Friday night press conference that Myanmar stood by its position that the Netherlands-based court has no jurisdiction over its actions.

Myanmar rejects international court’s jurisdiction

Myanmar's government has rejected the International Criminal Court's decision to allow prosecutors to open an investigation into crimes committed against the country's Rohingya Muslim minority.
Sudan’s former president Omar al-Bashir is due to go on trial today for corruption allegations, which brought down his 30-year rule.

Sudan verdict in Omar Bashir graft trial on December 14

The verdict in the corruption trial of Sudan’s ousted president Omar al-Bashir is to be delivered on December 14, a judge announced Saturday, as his supporters staged a protest outside the court.

Lawyers who prosecuted retired judge demand N164 million legal fee

The Federal Ministry of Justice owes private lawyers engaged to prosecute a retired judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Adeniyi Ademola, and two former co-defendants, to the tune of N164m, the private legal practitioners have alleged.
Bosco Ntaganda, a Congo militia leader

Former Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda bags 30 years imprisonment

The International Criminal Court on Thursday sentenced former Congolese warlord, Bosco Ntaganda, to 30 years imprisonment.
Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok said Monday his government was working toward bringing peace to war-torn Darfur as he met hundreds of victims of the conflict who demanded swift justice.

Sudan premier talks of peace on maiden trip to Darfur

Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok said Monday his government was working toward bringing peace to war-torn Darfur as he met hundreds of victims of the conflict who demanded swift justice.

ICC urged to investigate security forces, Boko Haram’s atrocities in Northeast Nigeria

Amnesty International has again asked the International Criminal Court to open investigations into alleged atrocities committed by the Nigerian security forces and Boko Haram in North East.
Nigeria can become a stronger and more prosperous nation if states have more powers, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN.

VP Osinbajo: Federal government cooperating with ICC on Northeast insurgency

The Federal Government is cooperating with the International Criminal Court on the preliminary examination into issues related to insurgency in the North-East, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said on Monday.
Rwandan police say 19 attackers have been killed and others are on the run after their assault on a popular tourist area killed at least 14 people over the weekend.

Rwanda parades ‘attackers’ from Hutu militia based in DRC

Rwandan authorities have paraded five suspects in a deadly weekend attack who told journalists they were from the FDLR Hutu militia based in neighbouring DR Congo.
Mayor of Johannesburg Herman Mashaba has said it “was not necessary” for South Africa to apologise to Nigeria for the recent xenophobic attacks.

Xenophobia: No need to apologise Nigeria – Jo’burg mayor

Mayor of Johannesburg Herman Mashaba has said it “was not necessary” for South Africa to apologise to Nigeria for the recent xenophobic attacks.
Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo

ICC prosecutor appeals acquittal of Ivory Coast’s Gbagbo

The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court appealed on Monday against the shock acquittal of former Ivory Coast leader Laurent Gbagbo over post-electoral violence that killed around 3,000 people.

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Caretaker premier Saad Hariri on Thursday made phone calls to World Bank president David Malpass and IMF managing director Kristalina Georgieva, his office said.

Lebanon premier asks World Bank, IMF help with economic rescue plan

Lebanon’s caretaker prime minister Thursday asked international funding bodies for support in drawing up an emergency rescue plan for his protest-wracked country.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Yuletide: Army advises Nigerians to be security conscious

Maj.-Gen. Usman Yakubu, Commander Corps of Artillery, Kontagora has called on Nigerians to be more security conscious before, during and after the Christmas and New year festivities.

Insecurity: General Buratai tasks non-commissioned officers

The Chief Of Army Staff, Lt-Gen Tukur Buratai, has called Senior Non-Commissioned Officers (SNCOs) to display fresh innovations in tackling security challenges facing the country.
The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Richard Adeniyi Adebayo, has said the Federal Government will welcome long-term agribusiness activities coming from Russia to Nigeria.

Minister harvests sugarcane at N64 billion Sunti sugar estates

The Minister of Industry Trade and Investment, Niyi Adebayo, has commended the Sunti Golden Sugar Estates for the level of investment made in the sugar sector in Nigeria.
FILE - Protesters attend a Human Rights Day march, organized by the Civil Human Rights Front, in Hong Kong, Dec. 8, 2019.

Reuters’ distributor blocked company’s Hong Kong protest news

As anti-government demonstrations engulfed Hong Kong in August, Reuters broke a sensitive story: Beijing had rejected a secret proposal by city leader Carrie Lam to meet several of the protesters' demands in a bid to defuse the unrest.