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Gabon’s ailing president returns for government swearing-in

Gabon's President Ali Bongo Ondimba, who has been out of the country for health reasons since October, has returned for the swearing-in of his new government.
Azali Assoumani

Senior Comoros opposition figures handed life sentences

The security court in Comoros has handed down life sentences with hard labour to four senior opposition figures and lengthy jail terms to several others for plotting against the state.

Turkey charges Fethullah Gulen, 27 others over Russian envoy’s killing

A Turkish prosecutor on Friday charged 28 suspects including US-based Muslim preacher Fethullah Gulen, blamed by Ankara for a 2016 failed coup, over the murder of the Russian ambassador later in the same year.
Michelle Bachelet

UN rights chief urges Egypt to overturn mass death sentences

The UN's human rights chief, Michele Bachelet, has asked Egypt to overturn mass death sentences handed down to members of the opposition, including senior members of the Muslim Brotherhood.
Frank Amaku

Two Nigerians jailed for life in South Africa for human trafficking

South Gauteng High Court in South Africa has handed three life sentences and an additional hundred and six years imprisonment to two Nigerians for human trafficking.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on June 24, 2018 Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrives to deliver a speech in Istanbul, after initial results of Turkey's presidential and parliamentary elections. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will on July 9, 2018 be sworn in for a second mandate as Turkey's head of state after his election triumph last month, assuming sweeping powers granted under a new constitution, a presidential source said. / AFP PHOTO / BULENT KILIC

Turkey jails 31 for life over role in failed coup

Former soldiers were among 31 people sentenced to life in prison by an Ankara court on Tuesday in a case related to the July 2016 failed military coup, bringing the total number of life sentences in related cases to more than 100 in a week.

Palestinian gets four life sentences for killing Israeli family

A Palestinian youth was granted four life sentences by an Israeli military court on Thursday for murdering three family members in a West Bank settlement last July.

Convicted terrorist gets 48-hour holiday from jail

A convicted terrorist was given a 48-hour holiday from jail in Greece despite being "unrepentant" over his crimes.

Convictions upheld for Israelis in murder of Palestinian teen

Israel’s supreme court on Thursday rejected an appeal by three members of a Jewish gang convicted of kidnapping, beating and burning alive a Palestinian teenager in 2014.

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UK teen who joined IS has given birth in Syria

A runaway teenager who has divided British opinion after joining the Islamic State group in Syria but now wants to return home, has given birth, her family said on Sunday.

Bayelsa stakeholders allege unfairness in graduate recruitment

Stakeholders from Nembe Local Government Area, Bayelsa State, at the weekend accused the state’s Civil Service Commission of shortchanging their council in the just concluded recruitment of 1000 graduates into the civil service.

Police rescue 3 from kidnappers in Niger

The Police in Niger State over the weekend rescued three cattle rearers from unknown kidnappers in Zungeru, Wushishi Local Government Area of the state after a gun duel.

NAMA: Airports operated 24 hours on February 15 to distribute INEC materials

The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) on Sunday said that it ensured a 24-hour operation at all Nigerian airports on Feb. 15 to facilitate the transportation of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) materials nationwide.
Paris Saint-Germain’s Brazilian forward Neymar (C) attends the French L1 football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and FC Girondins de Bordeaux at the Parc des Princes stadium, in Paris, on February 9, 2019. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE - AFP)

Neymar’s father denies any contact with Barca over return

Neymar’s father reiterated on Sunday that there has been no attempt to contact Barcelona over a possible return to Spain for the world’s most expensive player.