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DR Congo ex-warlord gets life term for war crimes

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A former militia leader in the Democratic Republic of Congo was sentenced Monday to life in prison for war crimes and mass rape, a decision...
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Mali militant chief, 14 others sentenced to death

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A court in Mali’s capital Bamako sentenced an Islamist militant leader and 14 other people to death on Friday for jihadist activity in the south...
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‘Islamist ADF rebels’ free 900 inmates in DRC jail break

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More than 900 prisoners have escaped from a jail in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo’s Beni city after suspected Islamist rebels attacked the facility, officials...
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More than 50 prisoners starve to death in east Congo prison

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Fifty-two inmates at a prison in the northeastern Congo city of Bunia have starved to death this year because of insufficient government funding, the United...
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Rwanda genocide convict dies in Senegalese prison

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The former deputy chairman of Rwanda’s ruling party during the 1994 genocide has died in a Senegalese prison, where he was serving a life sentence...
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Egyptian security forces arrest Muslim brotherhood leader in Cairo – Interior ministry

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Egypt’s National Security Agency has detained an interim leader of the Muslim Brotherhood (terrorist organisation, outlawed both in Egypt and Russia), Mahmoud Ezzat, in Cairo’s...
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Trial of Sudan’s ousted Omar al-Bashir over 1989 military coup resumes today

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The trial of Sudan’s ousted ex-president Omar al-Bashir, over the military coup that brought him to power in 1989, is to resume Tuesday, his lawyer...
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Senior Muslim Brotherhood leader dies in Egypt prison

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A senior leader of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood died Thursday in an Egyptian prison where he was serving multiple sentences including on terror-related charges, his...
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Nigeria convicts first pirates under new maritime law

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Reuters A Nigerian court made the first convictions under a new anti-piracy law, giving hope to the world’s shipping fleets that legal reforms will help...