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ICC Upholds Convictions of Former Congolese Warlord

The International Criminal Court upheld the convictions and a prison sentence of a former Congolese warlord Tuesday, dismissing his lawyers’ arguments that legal errors tainted his original trial. Bosco Ntaganda was sentenced to 30 years in prison aft…

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Suez Canal Authority says Ship ’80 percent’ Refloated

Officials with the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) said Monday they have succeeded in moving the massive container ship Ever Given “80 percent” in the right direction, signaling the six-day blockage of the crucial waterway may be coming to an end.Officials …

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Suez Canal Authority says Ship ’80 percent’ Refloated

Officials with the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) said Monday they have succeeded in moving the massive container ship Ever Given “80 percent” in the right direction, signaling the six-day blockage of the crucial waterway may be coming to an end.Officials …

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UN Court Opens Maritime Dispute Hearing Without Kenya

PARIS – Kenya has refused to attend a weeklong hearing by the United Nations’ highest court over a long-running maritime dispute with Somalia.In a letter last week to The Hague-based International Court of Justice, or ICJ, the Kenyan government cited a…

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Journalist’s Home Set Ablaze Amid Niger Violence

The home of a Radio France International (RFI) reporter was burned down Thursday during post-election violence in Niger’s capital, Niamey. RFI correspondent Moussa Kaka and his family were not harmed in the attack, but their house was badly damaged. Th…

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COVID-19 Kills Two Malawian Cabinet Members; President Declares State of National Disaster

Two ministers in the cabinet of Malawi’s President Lazarus Chakwera died Tuesday from COVID-19. The southern African country is dealing with a steep rise in cases, and in a televised address the president urged Malawians to take protective measures.Spe…

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Rwandan Genocide Suspect Pleads Not Guilty at First Court Appearance

A Rwandan war crimes suspect charged with helping to orchestrate the country’s 1994 genocide and arming militias, was granted not guilty pleas during his first court appearance at the Hague Wednesday. Félicien Kabuga, who arrived at court in a wheelcha…

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Assistant Secretary Natali visits New York, delivers remarks at UN Peacebuilding Commission Session on Burkina Faso

Assistant Secretary for Conflict and Stabilization Operations (CSO) Denise Natali will address a meeting of the United Nations Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) concerning stabilization efforts in Burkina Faso on March 5. While in New York, Assistant Secr…

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