June 28, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
Argentine federal judge Ariel Lijo on Friday charged Amado Boudou with bribery and abusing his position in negotiations with the objective of obtaining benefits for himself and others. Boudou is accused of conducting business incompatible with Articles 256, 258 and 265 of the Argentine penal code. ...[read more]
May 9, 2014
by William Helbling
Both sides in the South Sudan conflict are committing gross human rights violations, according to a UN report released Thursday. The UN Mission in South Sudan's (UNMISS) issued the report after compiling evidence from interviews with more than 900 civilians who were victims of and witnesses to ...[read more]
April 21, 2014
by Benjamin Minegar
The UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) on Monday alleged that armed rebels engaged in ethnically targeted killings during a raid on the northern city of Bentiu last week, resulting in more than 200 civilian deaths and 400 injuries. Rebels loyal to deposed vice president Riek Marchar reportedly ...[read more]
April 18, 2014
by Dominic Yobbi
The International Criminal Court on Thursday granted the prosecution's request to subpoena eight Kenyan witnesses in the trial of Kenyan Vice President William Ruto. The witnesses are no longer cooperating and are not willing to testify against Ruto, which caused the court to urge the government ...[read more]
March 17, 2014
by Addison Morris
El Salvador's Supreme Electoral Tribunal on Sunday confirmed the presidential victory of former Marxist rebel Salvador Sanchez Ceren, denying conservative candidate Norman Quijano's call for annulment. Sanchez Ceren received a narrow 50.11 percent of the votes in the run-off election, making him ...[read more]
February 23, 2014
by Benjamin Minegar
US Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday threatened targeted sanctions against the Ukrainian officials responsible for violence against civilian protesters. Biden urged Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich to remove security forces from Kiev and to take "immediate and tangible steps" toward ending ...[read more]
January 29, 2014
by Daniel Mullen
Paulino Winawilla Unago, the minister of justice in South Sudan announced that a group of political leaders, including former Vice President Riek Machar, could face treason charges for their role in an alleged coup in December. Speaking to a group of reporters on Tuesday, the justice minister ...[read more]
December 27, 2013
by Laura Klein Mullen
The government of South Sudan on Friday offered to immediately cease fighting with the rebels, but warned that its forces would not hesitate to defend themselves in the event of an attack. Violence began after ethnic Dinka, loyal to President Salva Kiir, and Nuer soldiers, following former vice ...[read more]
December 26, 2013
by Nicholas Tomsho
African leaders met Thursday in South Sudan for closed-door talks about ending the fighting that began in the country earlier this month. Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta and Ethiopia Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn met with South Sudan President Salva Kiir in the capital city of Juba with a ...[read more]
October 26, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
An Egyptian court on Saturday threw out charges against former vice president Mohamed ElBaradei. ElBaradei, who served as vice president in the government set up by the military, stepped down in protest of the violence directed at protesters. It was this abandonment of his post that gave rise to ...[read more]

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