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Court halts Dr. Stella Nyanzi’s criminal trial

Kampala, Uganda |  GODFREY SSALI | Buganda Road Court has stayed the criminal trial of Makerere University Senior Reseacher Dr.Stella Nyanzi, accused of cyber harassment and offensive communication against the person of the president, until the Constitutional Court has disposed of and given guidance on the petition she filed last year. …

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Two sentenced in Nigeria over 2010 deadly bomb blasts

Abuja, Nigeria | AFP | A Nigerian court sentenced two men to life imprisonment on Wednesday over deadly twin bomb attacks which killed 12 people during the country’s 2010 Independence Day celebrations. Charles Okah and Obi Nwabueze were convicted for facilitating and financing the blasts during national celebrations in the capital …

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Burkina Faso coup trial suspended after defence walkout

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso | AFP | The landmark trial over a failed 2015 coup in Burkina Faso came to a dramatic halt on Tuesday just hours after it opened when defence lawyers staged a walkout. Eighty-four defendants including two former close allies of ousted president Blaise Campaore were facing a variety …

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Scores on trial over failed Burkina coup

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso | AFP | More than 80 people go on trial before a military court on Tuesday over the failed 2015 coup in Burkina Faso, including two top generals accused of masterminding the plot. The case is being seen as a test of the credibility of justice in …

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Former S.African soldier sentenced to death in S.Sudan

Juba, South Sudan | AFP | A former South African soldier was sentenced to death in South Sudan on Friday for attempting to overthrow the government. Ex-colonel William Endley, 55, was “sentenced to death by hanging” for espionage and conspiring to overthrow the government, said judge Lado Eriminio Sekwat at …

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