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South Sudan hunts activists after UN Security Council visit

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  Civil society activists who met with UN Security Council diplomats during last week’s visit to South Sudan are fleeing a government crackdown, groups said Friday. Around a dozen activists met with the UN delegation when it visited South Sudan to push for peace after an …

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Shock video shows black motorist shot dead by US police

Saint Paul, United States | AFP | A black motorist was shot at close range and seen bleeding to death in a distressingly graphic video viewed online by two million people Thursday, the second case of racism-tinged police violence to rock America in as many days. A four-year-old girl witnessed …

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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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