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Vital Kamerhe has been sentenced to 20 years in prison and is disqualified from holding public office for a 10-year period on charges of “embezzlement” ... and “corruption”. The verdict marks the end of an unprecedented trial and has officially sidelined a key player in the country’s power structure.
Calls by African ambassadors at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva last week for a top–level investigation into racism and police brutality ... in the United States – as corporate apologias for links to the Transatlantic slave trade and demands for reparations multiply – show how the horrific police murder of George Floyd has resounded across the world.
Following a request by Egyptian authorities, a video-conference meeting between the 22 members of the Arab League is due to be held this week. ... Allied to Libya's Marshal Khalifa Haftar, Cairo is seeking Arab support for its peace plan.
Pierre Nkurunziza, Burundi’s football-loving president and self-proclaimed pastor, has died at the age of 55. By all accounts this death was ... most cruel. He was soon to hand over power to his handpicked successor, Major General Evariste Ndayishimiye.
For a prime minister so keen on proclaiming Britain’s world-beating status, whether in response to COVID-19 or in its post-Brexit future, Boris ... Johnson’s announcement of the closure of the Department for International Development (DfID) and its merger into a new Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office seemed strange.
According to an autopsy report, the judge presiding over the hearings of Vital Kamerhe’s trial died after receiving one or more blows to the ... head. However, there are several discrepancies in the case and Raphael Yanyi’s family does not believe the official version of events.