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Botswana court summons ex-president over firearms

GABORONE— A court in Botswana has summoned former President Ian Khama to appear before it on multiple criminal charges, including possession of firearms.The “unprecedented” charge sheet showed that Khama was accused alongside ex-intelligence chief Isaa…

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Maintaining a Coalition in Support of Ukraine at the UN

On 24 March, the UN General Assembly passed its second resolution on Russia’s war with Ukraine. Its first resolution, condemning Moscow’s aggression, passed with the support of 141 member states on 2 March. The second text, which again condemned Russia…

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Important Step Toward Justice in DR Congo?

The Congolese human rights minister launched national consultations on a new transitional justice initiative that, if implemented, would help the Democratic Republic of Congo emerge from conflict, address grave human rights violations, and institute ne…

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Lebanon, Algeria Ink Deals On Criminals Extradition, Judicial Cooperation

BEIRUT– Lebanon and Algeria signed yesterday, two legal agreements, on the extradition of criminals and judicial cooperation in the criminal field.The agreements constitute “a fruitful beginning of cooperation, to boost ties between the two countries,”…

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Extreme weather and climate events heighten humanitarian needs in Madagascar and around the world

ANTANANARIVO – Tropical Cyclone Emnati that made landfall in Madagascar on Wednesday, the fourth tropical storm in as many weeks to hit one of Africa’s most storm-prone countries, threatens food security and is an example of how weather extremes will t…

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ICJ Orders Uganda to Pay $325 Million to DR Congo

The International Court of Justice on Wednesday ordered Uganda to pay $325 million to the Democratic Republic of Congo, as reparations for Uganda’s invasion of the DRC in the late 1990s.Seven years ago, the court ruled Uganda must compensate the DRC fo…

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ICJ Orders Uganda to Pay $325 Million to DR Congo

The International Court of Justice on Wednesday ordered Uganda to pay $325 million to the Democratic Republic of Congo, as reparations for Uganda’s invasion of the DRC in the late 1990s.Seven years ago, the court ruled Uganda must compensate the DRC fo…

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UN Grants $150 Million in Aid for 13 Underfunded Crises

GENEVA — The United Nations is allocating $150 million from its Central Emergency Response Fund to support seriously underfunded humanitarian operations in 13 countries in Africa, the Americas, Asia and the Middle East.Topping the list of underfunded c…

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