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The armed conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia which was over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh had developed quite an interesting twist with Turkey projecting itself as a ‘big’ brother of Azerbaijan and throwing its weight behind Baku and sending Syrian mercenaries to fight in the conflict. Ankara’s involvement in the conflict of the Caucasus is [...]

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The Democratic Republic of Congo has deposited its instrument of ratification of the Protocol to the African Charter of Human and People’s Rights, which established the African Court on Human and People’s Rights. The instrument was deposited at the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Friday. It ratifies the establishment of the African Court [...]

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A military court in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) sentenced rebel leader Ntabo Ntaberi to life in prison for war crimes on Monday. Ntaberi led the rebal group Nduma Defense of Congo, operating in the province of North Kivu from 2010 to 2014. He orchestrated raids on villages, which led to the rape [...]

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A Burundi court on Friday rejected the appeal of four journalists convicted of undermining state security. In October 2019 Burundi police arrested four Iwacu journalists: Christine Kamikazi, Agnès Ndirubusa, Egide Harerimana and Térence Mpozenzi. Each journalist is facing a fine of $530 and two years and six months imprisonment. Their driver, arrested with them, was [...]

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The World Health Organization (WHO) declared Wednesday that the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is still a global public health concern. The WHO revised its normal risk assessment protocols and specified this risk as high at national and regional levels, and low at the global level. The WHO also specified measures [...]

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Amnesty International on Monday urged participants in a mining conference in South Africa to address human rights violations. African Mining Indaba, a conference centered on promoting the furtherance of the mining industry in Africa, is set to run from Monday through Thursday, but several civil organizations, including Amnesty, are holding their own conference for the [...]

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