Tag Archives: Crimes / investigations

#REUTERS. | Three former Malian ministers, targeted by an arrest warrant, ready to appear in court

Minusma, the UN force in Mali, recognized “dysfunctions” concerning the mission of these Ivorian soldiers. The process to obtain the release of 49 Ivorian soldiers detained in Bamako for three weeks “may be long”, admitted Wednesday in Abidjan the spokesman of the Ivorian government. “Côte d’Ivoire favored dialogue” to obtain …

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#VOA. | Former Guinean Prime Minister Ibrahima Kassory Fofana prosecuted for “embezzlement” of Covid funds

Three leaders of a collective in Guinea were charged and imprisoned Thursday for “contempt of court” before a trial scheduled for Friday in Conakry, where their supporters defied the junta’s ban on demonstrations, protesting against their arrest. These demonstrations, which began Tuesday evening, are among the first since the military …

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#VOA. | Equatorial Guinea’s top magistrate sacked over alleged bribes

The UN Security Council on Tuesday unanimously adopted a resolution to intensify the fight against piracy in the Gulf of Guinea, a black spot for shipowners and which would cost the region nearly two billion dollars a year. Drafted by Norway and Ghana, non-permanent members of the Council, the resolution …

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#REUTERS. | Three dead in Iowa church parking lot shooting

A man shot and killed two women in the parking lot of a church in the US state of Iowa on Thursday, before turning the gun on himself, police said, in what constitutes a another deadly shooting in the United States. The incident came shortly after US President Joe Biden …

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#REUTERS. | Biden announces he will travel to Texas in the coming days

US President Joe Biden announced on Wednesday that he would travel in the coming days with his wife to Uvalde, Texas, to console the families of the victims of a shooting at an elementary school in the city. Speaking at the White House to introduce an executive order for police …

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#VOA. | An Italian family and a Togolese kidnapped by “armed men” in Mali

The news that Mali had foiled a Western-backed coup has sent waves through an already troubled country, especially as someone close to the ruling junta has been named among the suspected plotters. Even in a country that lives to the rhythm of resounding announcements, the military took Malians by surprise …

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#VOA. | A police officer who remained passive during the murder of George Floyd pleads guilty

One of the three police officers who remained passive in the murder of George Floyd in 2020 pleaded guilty on Wednesday to complicity in manslaughter and will avoid a trial which is due to open in June, Minnesota justice announced. Thomas Lane “has accepted responsibility for his role in the …

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#REUTERS. | At least 8 dead in suicide bombing on Christmas Day in Beni

A suicide bomber set off his bomb on Christmas Day in Beni, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), killing seven people and injuring 20, authorities said. The first official report on Saturday reported five people killed in the explosion caused by the suicide bomber in a restaurant in central Beni, …

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#VOA. | Kenya football federation official arrested

He was arrested by police at a Nairobi hotel the day after the Kenyan government’s decision to appoint an interim committee to run the federation after an investigation found it had embezzled government and other funds sponsors, which the FKF denies. Directed by Nick Mwendwa, 41, since 2016, the FKF …

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#REUTERS. | at least 69 dead in a jihadist attack near Mali

At least 69 villagers members of self-defense militias were killed in Niger in an attack near the border with Mali, in the region of Tillabéri (west), the scene since the beginning of the year of murderous actions by suspected jihadists. The attack happened on Tuesday, but was not confirmed until …

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Spectacular fire in the center of Bukavu ~ #AFP:

A spectacular fire destroyed in the night of Tuesday to Wednesday in the center of Bukavu, capital of South Kivu in the east of the DRC, a large building which housed in particular the regional station of the Congolese official television, noted an AFP correspondent. There is no victim, but …

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man arrested butchering live calf in garage ~ #AFP:

World leaders continue to condemn the attack in Kabul which left at least 85 dead and more than 160 injured. For the UN, the perpetrators of the murderous attack at Kabul airport must be “brought to justice”, condemning an “heinous” act against civilians. China, a neighbor of Afghanistan, “strongly condemned” …

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Algiers files a complaint against Reporters Without Borders ~ #AFP:

Algiers lodged a complaint Friday for “defamation” with the French courts against the NGO Reporters Without Borders (RSF) which accused Algeria of having used Israeli software Pegasus for espionage purposes, before returning to these assertions. The complaint filed by Algiers targets statements by RSF published on July 19 on its …

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Jacob Zuma before the South African Constitutional Court ~ #AFP:

South Africa’s highest court, the Constitutional Court, is due to reconsider Monday the 15-month prison sentence it imposed on former President Jacob Zuma for contempt of justice. Zuma’s lawyers wrote to the court on Wednesday asking it to suspend Mr. Zuma’s arrest, to wait for a court to rule on …

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Ramaphosa cleared by the Constitutional Court ~ #AFP:

In a report published in 2019, the Mediator of the Republic Busisiwe Mkhwebane, in charge of the fight against corruption, had accused Mr. Ramaphosa of having deliberately misled the National Assembly in his response to a question from a deputy of ‘opposition. She also said she had evidence of money …

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