Tag Archives: Crimes / investigations

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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Two soldiers and a Cameroonian official killed by separatists ~ #AFP:

Two soldiers were killed Friday in southwestern Cameroon by separatists fighting the army and demanding independence for the part of the country populated by the English-speaking minority, a prefect told AFP on Saturday. An official of the Ministry of the Economy “traveling” in the region was also assassinated, and five …

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Paris denounces an attack of “incredible savagery” ~ #AFP:

“The tragedy that took place in Burkina Faso on the night of June 4-5 has led to an unspeakable carnage of unprecedented savagery,” French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian told the National Assembly. . “These are innocent victims of a terrorist cowardice,” added the head of French diplomacy who is …

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Boko Haram leader dead, ISIS says ~ #REUTERS:

The number of students kidnapped Sunday in a private Muslim school in central Nigeria, stands at 136, according to a report by the authorities, who are struggling to stem the kidnappings of schoolchildren and students in the region. “The government of the State of Niger (Center-West) confirms that the number …

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Attack kills 100 civilians in Faso ~ #AFP:

A hundred civilians were killed in northern Burkina Faso, in Solhan, the deadliest attack recorded in this country since the start of jihadist violence in 2015, we learned from security and local sources on Saturday. “During the night from Friday to Saturday, armed individuals carried out a deadly incursion in …

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Former senior FDLR commander arrested in eastern DRC ~ #REUTERS:

“Augustin Nshimiyimana, former deputy head of intelligence of the FDLR / FOCA was arrested last Sunday in a church in Ngungu in the territory of Masisi”, a spokesperson for this rebel movement told AFP. M. Nshimiyimana “participated in a baptismal ceremony for children” in this city where he lived with …

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at least 8 dead including 3 gendarmes ~ #AFP:

At least three gendarmes and five civilian auxiliaries engaged in the anti-jihadist fight were killed Monday evening in an attack on mixed units in eastern Burkina Faso, AFP learned from security and civilian sources on Tuesday. “Mixed units of gendarmes and volunteers for the defense of the homeland suffered an …

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Former FC Barcelona president Bartomeu released ~ #AFP:

Arrested Monday and suspected of breach of trust and corruption, Josep Maria Bartomeu and his former right-hand man Jaume Masferrer spent the night in a police station before being transferred to the Barcelona courthouse to be heard. After refusing to speak during their hearing, they were granted “provisional freedom” by …

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The attempt to arrest a Chadian opponent turns to tragedy: 2 dead ~ #REUTERS:

At least two people were killed and five others injured on Sunday in the Chadian capital N’Djamena in crossfire during an attempt to arrest a declared opponent of the April 11 presidential candidate, the government said. in a press release. “There were two dead and five injured, including three among …

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Rwanda admits financing the flight that brought Paul Rusesabagina back to Kigali ~ #AFP:

The government of Rwanda admitted on Friday to having “facilitated” the trip to Kigali, where he was arrested, of the hero of the film “Hotel Rwanda”, the Minister of Justice specifying in an interview that the authorities had financed this operation. Ex-manager of the Hôtel des Mille Collines in Kigali, …

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Liberia hosts first trial for civil war crimes ~ #AFP:

The Finnish court which judges Gibril Massaquoi in Finland has moved to Liberia for ten days to visit certain places of the alleged crimes and, from this Tuesday, to start several weeks of hearing witnesses, in Monrovia rather than ‘in Finland for practical reasons, including the Covid-19 pandemic. The questioning …

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heavy sentence for a former prefect of Algiers, close to Bouteflika ~ #AFP:

Prosecuted in three cases, Mr. Zoukh was sentenced Sunday to two times four years and five years in prison by the court of Tipaza, west of Algiers, according to the official APS agency. He will only serve the longest sentence because of the non-accumulation of sentences. The prosecution had requested …

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