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The Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) army on Sunday said it quashed a coup attempt comprising of Congolese and international fighters against President Felix Tshikedi in the country’s capital, Kinshasa. In a message broadcast on DRC national television, the spokesperson for the Congolese army, General Ekenge affirmed that the Congolese army foiled this coup attempt. [...]

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The Special Criminal Court (SCC) announced on Tuesday an arrest warrant against the former president of the Central African Republic (CAR), François Bozizé. The arrest warrant was issued in February and alleged crimes against humanity, such as murder, enforced disappearances, torture and rape. The former president allegedly committed these crimes while acting as a superior [...]

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Without irony, Chef Jose Andres of World Central Kitchen (WCK) accused Israel of a “crime against humanity” in the recent accidental deaths of seven WCK volunteers by an Israeli air strike in Gaza. His accusation has generated a furious, and troubling discussion — focused on Israel’s culpability. US President Joe Biden claimed Israel has not [...]

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The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said on Tuesday over 8.5 million Sudanese have been forced to flee their homes in Sudan since April 2023, when the internal armed conflict began. Among the displaced, 1.8 million fled across the border to South Sudan, Chad, Central African Republic, Egypt, Ethiopia and Uganda. The internal armed [...]

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The International Criminal Court (ICC) ordered Dominic Ongwen, a former commander of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), to pay $56 million in reparations Wednesday to several thousand victims of crimes against humanity. Ongwen was charged with committing crimes against humanity and war crimes in Northern Uganda between July 2002 and December 2005 as a commander [...]

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The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), a regional bloc in West Africa, announced on Saturday its decision to immediately lift sanctions imposed on Niger. This move aims to prevent the withdrawal of the junta-led nation from the bloc, considering the significant economic, financial and institutional implications for the country and the region. The [...]

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa announced Monday that South Africa will contribute a substantial force of 2,900 troops from the South African National Defense Force to combat armed groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). South Africa said that this deployment is crucial to fulfilling South Africa’s obligations to the Southern African Development Community [...]

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On August 15, 2021, Taliban forces seized Kabul, bringing an end to the era of the internationally sponsored Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (IRA), and reviving the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) in its place. While the Taliban’s approach to issues of rights remains unchanged, their control over Afghanistan is virtually unchallenged for now, fostering inevitable [...]

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