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Somalia: Parliament elects new speaker after security standoff

By: News24Wire      28th April 2022 Somali lawmakers have elected a new parliamentary speaker after a tense standoff between African Union peacekeepers and police, underscoring bitter... 

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Nigeria outlaws ransom payments, kidnap now punishable by death

By: News24Wire      28th April 2022 The Nigerian Senate has passed a bill imposing jail terms of at least 15 years for paying a ransom to free someone who has been kidnapped, and made... 

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CAR war crimes trial postponed for second time

By: News24Wire      27th April 2022 The long-awaited first trial of a court established to prosecute war crimes in the Central African Republic’s drawn-out conflict has been postponed... 

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CAR: ‘Historic’ trial kicks off, but not without challenges

By: News24Wire      25th April 2022 After seven years of waiting, the Special Criminal Court of the Central African Republic is finally set to open its first trial in what could be a... 

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Jammeh ally on trial in Germany over role in Gambian death squad

By: News24Wire      25th April 2022 The trial of a Gambian man accused of being part of a death squad that assassinated opponents of former President Yahya Jammeh, including a... 

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Six months since coup, Sudan promises to keep up democracy fight

By: News24Wire      25th April 2022 Six months ago, Sudan’s military staged a coup that put an end to Sudan’s frail democratic transition that had begun with the removal of longtime... 

Kenya's former president Kibaki dies at 90

By: Reuters     22nd April 2022 Mwai Kibaki, who ushered in economic reforms and a new constitution but struggled to tackle widespread corruption as Kenya's third president from... 

Niger debates re-deployment of more European special forces from Mali

By: Reuters     22nd April 2022 Niger lawmakers started debating on Friday a bill to approve the presence of more European special forces to help stem a jihadist insurgency across... 

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