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Lana Osei is a JURIST staff correspondent in Ghana and a recent graduate of the GIMPA (Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration) Faculty of Law. She files this dispatch from Accra.  Last Friday, September 15th, Ghana’s Armed Forces assured the country in an interview with the leadership of the Ghana Journalists Association that there [...]

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The EU issued a call on Wednesday for “more inclusive democratic procedures” in the Central African Republic (CAR) following a recent constitutional referendum that resulted in the extension of presidential term limits. EU foreign affairs spokesman Peter Stano commented, “The EU takes note of the results of the Constitutional Referendum in the Central African Republic. [...]

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Belarusian law students enrolled at European Humanities University are filing reports with JURIST on current circumstances in Belarus under the constitutionally-disputed presidency of Alexander Lukashenka. Katsiaryna Vasilionak files this dispatch from Vilnius, Lithuania.  During the period of June 23-24, the private military company Wagner, headed by Prigozhin, attempted an armed rebellion in Russia. Alexander Lukashenka [...]

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The UN announced Friday that a Tanzanian unit of peacekeeping forces deployed with the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) was removed after sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) allegations.  The UN said that eleven members of the unit were found to have credible allegations from four victims. The entire [...]

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President Faustin Archange Touadéra of the Central African Republic called for a constitutional referendum Tuesday that would allow him to seek a third term in office. This call was quickly followed by the Central African Republic’s Electoral Body decreeing that a vote on the proposed changes to the constitution would occur on July 30. The current [...]

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In the wake of a damning UN report linking Russian mercenaries to a Malian massacre, the US State Department has said the Wagner Group may be using Mali as a secret arms depot to bolster Russian forces in Ukraine.  The Wagner Group, led by Yevgeny Prigozhin, a Russian nationalist firebrand and longtime associate of President [...]

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The number of judicial executions recorded globally in 2022 reached the highest figure in five years, according to Amnesty International’s annual review of the death penalty, released Monday. Excluding the untold thousands believed to have taken place in China, a total of 883 executions were recorded across 20 countries, marking a 53% increase from the [...]

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