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The UN Wednesday confirmed the discovery of 49 bodies, including six children, in two mass grave in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). These mass graves were found in the villages of Nyamamba and Mbogi in the Ituri area by the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of [...]

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Two men from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Tuesday pled guilty in federal court to charges of trafficking protected animal products from the DRC into the US. Herdade Lokua and Jospin Mujangi admitted before the US District Court for the Western District of Washington they had worked with a middleman since November 2019 to [...]

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Non-governmental organization Public Eye, along with the Platform to Protect Whistleblowers in Africa and the UNIS association, have filed a criminal complaint with the Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland against UBS, the largest Swiss bank. The complaint filed on Friday states that UBS allowed Belgian businessman Philippe de Moerloose to launder money by possibly [...]

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Russia’s unprovoked aggression against Ukraine has sparked a strong international reaction, with most states referring to the actions of the Russian army as war crimes. A number of parliaments and heads of states have recognized that yet another international crime—genocide—is being committed by the occupant’s troops. Poland’s parliament—the Sejm—was the first to pass a resolution [...]

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A subsidiary of Swiss multi-national commodity trading and mining firm Glencore Tuesday pleaded guilty in a UK court to seven counts of bribery. Glencore Energy (UK) Ltd admitted to bribing African oil officials to gain preferential access to oil. The charges were initially raised as a part of a joint investigation with UK, US and [...]

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The family of a Black man killed last week by Michigan police demanded Thursday that criminal charges be filed. Twenty-six-year-old Patrick Lyoya was stopped Monday, April 4, by Michigan police for an improper license plate. Grand Rapids police released striking dashcam video footage capturing the two-minute and 40-second interaction, which begins with the officer walking [...]

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Caleb Keraka is a Staff Correspondent for JURIST in Kenya and a fourth-year law student at the University of Nairobi School of Law.  On April 8th in Nairobi the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) formally joined the East African Community (EAC) bloc by signing the EAC Accession Treaty. This came after meeting the requisite conditions [...]

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