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Habre, African leaders and justice

Dakar, Senegal | AFP | A special court in Senegal sentenced former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre to life in jail Monday for war crimes and crimes against humanity, an unprecedented conviction seen as a warning to repressive rulers worldwide. The verdict brings long-awaited closure for relatives of the up to …

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Chad ex-dictator Habre sentenced to life in prison

Dakar, Senegal | AFP | Chad ex-dictator Hissene Habre has been found guilty of crimes against humanity, war crimes. Habre was sentenced to life in prison. Earlier, court stated that he was guilty of raping a woman, the first conviction in several charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity. The …

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Uganda 2010 bombing mastermind found guilty

Kampala, Uganda | AFP | The Ugandan ringleader of a 2010 bombing by the Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab that killed 76 people in Kampala was found guilty along with six accomplices on Thursday of masterminding one of the region’s worst attacks in decades. Twin suicide blasts claimed by Somalia’s Shebab targeted football …

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African cities agree on need for better planning

  Full house here at the Victoria Ballroom. 600 delegates from 45 countries deliberate on how to #UrbaniseAfrica — KCCA (@KCCAUG) May 24, 2016 Experts in urbanisation have called on African countries to invest in planning if they are to have efficient cities that work for their people. “If …

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ELECTIONS: At least one killed in Kenya protests

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Kenyan police used tear gas and water cannon on Monday to disperse opposition supporters demanding a change of leadership at the electoral commission ahead of a vote due next year. Local media reported at least one killed in Kisumu in the west of the country, …

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