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Police spokesman Pierre Nkurikiye said an armed group appeared in the hills of western Bujumbura-Rural province last week and engaged in several clashes with police.

At least 22 ‘criminals’ killed in clash with Burundi police

At least 22 “armed criminals” and two police officers were killed in clashes between Burundi security forces and an unnamed armed group at the weekend, police said late Tuesday.

What does the surprise exit of Burundi’s Pierre Nkurunziza mean?

President Pierre Nkurunziza's decision not to run in Burundi's elections in May has come as a surprise.

Sudan says some soldiers mutinied against reforms

Gunfire was heard from military bases operated by the Sudanese intelligence Service in Khartoum as some members of the facility mutinied against various reforms, the military said.
Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana

Femi Falana: ICC has agreed to commence probe into IPOB, Shiite killings

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has concluded arrangement, according to Falana, to take over the prosecutorial responsibility, starting with preliminary investigations into the alleged extra-judicial killings of members of the Shiites movement and the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
At least 33 Boko Haram militants were killed by Nigerian troops in a gunfight on Sunday, according to military sources on Tuesday.

Group calls for prosecution of terrorists sponsors in Nigeria

The Save Humanity Advocacy Centre has called for the prosecution of terrorists sponsors over incessant attacks on humanitarian workers in Nigeria.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused the International Criminal Court of anti-Semitism on Sunday over its chief prosecutor’s plan to pursue a war crimes probe in the Palestinian Territories.

Israeli premier accuses ICC of anti-Semitism in pursuit of war crimes probe

“Pure anti-Semitism,” Netanyahu said, raising an argument likely to strike a chord with many Israelis who believe that criticism, especially in Europe, of Israeli policies toward the Palestinians has its roots in anti-Jewish sentiment.
Sudanese protesters wait at a train station in Khartoum to board a train to Atbara on December 19, 2019 to celebrate the one-year anniversary of their protest movement that brought down Omar al-Bashir last April after a thirty-year rule. – A year after demonstrations broke out in Sudan over soaring bread prices, celebrations are planned across the country to mark the uprising that brought down veteran autocrat Bashir. (Photo by ASHRAF SHAZLY / AFP)

Sudan marks anniversary of uprising that ousted Omar al-Bashir

A year after demonstrations broke out in Sudan over soaring bread prices, celebrations are planned across the country on Thursday to mark the uprising that brought down veteran autocrat Omar al-Bashir.
Ousted Sudan President, Omar al-Bashir, sits in a defendant's cage Saturday.

Former Sudan president Omar al-Bashir sentenced to two years in detention for corruption

A Sudanese court on Saturday convicted former president Omar al-Bashir on corruption charges and sentenced him to two years of detention in a reform facility, the first ruling against the ex-leader ousted by mass unrest.
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’s ex-president Omar al-Bashir convicted for corruption

A Sudanese court on Saturday convicted former president Omar al-Bashir on charges of corruption and illicit possession of foreign currency and sentenced him to two years of detention in a reform facility.
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’s Omar al-Bashir awaits his fate in corruption trial

A verdict in the corruption trial of Sudan's ex-president Omar al-Bashir is expected Saturday, eight months after the military deposed the strongman during unprecedented mass protests against his three-decade rule.

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.”

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Coronavirus: Nigeria urged to suspend flights from affected countries

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