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Armed Groups attack convoy in Burkina Faso

According to the Burkina Faso government, at least 10 people have been killed in an aid convoy ambushed. This attack brings the death toll from a string of attacks blamed on armed groups to at least 50. According to the statement, the ambush happened on Saturday near the northern town of Barsalogho. It further said […]

DRC: 40 People Killed in Latest Massacre

At least 40 people have been killed in the north-eastern region of Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). This is the latest grisly attack on civilians in the mountainous jungles near the Ugandan border. Fighters from the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) attacked Samboko village, about 100km southwest of the city of Bunia. Fighters from the […]

Ladislas Ntaganzwa, Ex Rwandan Mayor Sentenced to Life

Ladislas Ntaganzwa, a former mayor of Nyakizu in southern Rwanda has been sentenced to life imprisonment.  This is after he was found guilty of orchestrating the killing of thousands of people during the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Ladislas Ntaganzwa was indicted in 1996 by the Arusha, the Tanzania-based International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. His indictment was […]

Felicien Kabuga Denied Bail by French Court

A French court has rejected a request to release Rwandan genocide suspect Felicien Kabuga under court supervision. The court denied his lawyer’s argument that Felicien Kabuga should be released on bail because of poor health. The court believes that continued detention ensured he would not abscond. Kabuga can however appeal the decision. The genocide suspect, […]

Isabel dos Santos Challenges Assets Seizure

Angolan businesswoman Isabel dos Santos and her Congolese husband Sindika Dokolo have decided to challenge the freezing of their assets. Their asset was frozen in the context of an investigation for embezzlement of public funds. Isabel dos Santos is the daughter of former president Jose Eduardo dos Santos (1979-2017). Ms dos Santos and her husband […]

Hydroxychloroquine discontinued by WHO in the treatment of Covid-19

The WHO says it is temporarily halting its clinical trials that use hydroxychloroquine to treat Covid-19 patients. This is over published concerns that the drug may do more harm than good. The move comes after a medical journal (The Lancet) reported that patients getting hydroxychloroquine were dying at higher rates than other coronavirus patients. The WHO has about […]