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Protesters Demand Justice on Second Anniversary of Deadly Crackdown

Thousands of Sudanese civilians held rallies in Khartoum on the second anniversary of the military’s bloody crackdown on a huge pro-democracy sit-in, demanding justice for their loved ones killed during and after the June 3, 2019, crackdown. Some said…

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ICC Opens Hearing on Militia Leader Accused of Darfur War Crimes

The International Criminal Court has begun hearing evidence against Sudanese para-military commander Ali Muhammad Ali Abd-Al-Rahman, also known as Ali Kushayb, the alleged leader of a notorious militia blamed for atrocities in Sudan’s Darfur region.The…

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Kenyan Court Lifts Ban on Donkey Slaughter

Kenya’s population of donkeys is under threat after the High Court lifted a 2020 ban on donkey slaughterhouses, allowing them to resume selling the meat and hides to Asian markets.The high price for donkey hides for use in Chinese medicine has led to d…

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No Court Decision on Suez Canal’s Claim Over Massive Vessel

An Egyptian appeals court on Sunday said it lacks jurisdiction to consider the Suez Canal Authority’s demands to uphold financial claims that led to the seizure of the massive Ever Given ship after it blocked the waterway in March. The authority and t…

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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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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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