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A UK court Thursday ordered Swiss multi-national commodity trading and mining firm Glencore to pay a £280 million ($400 million) fine after a UK Serious Fraud Office (SFO) investigation revealed the company paid over $29 million in bribes to gain preferential access to oil in Africa. Glencore pleaded guilty to seven counts of bribery in [...]

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A military court in Burkina Faso Monday began the trial of 14 people, including prior president Blaise Compaore, accused of plotting the assassination of the country’s former president Thomas Sankara. The trial takes place 34 years after a hit squad gunned down Sankara is one of the most infamous killings in modern African history. On [...]

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The US Supreme Court on Thursday reversed a ruling that allowed several individuals to sue food corporations Nestlé USA and Cargill over child slavery claims, limiting corporate liability under the Alien Tort Statute. The case which the Supreme Court decided was Nestlé USA, Inc. v. Doe I, consolidated with Cargill, Inc. v. Doe I. In [...]

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On 29th April, Côte d’Ivoire announced its withdrawal from the special declaration of jurisdiction provided under Article 34(6) of the ‘Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights on the Establishment of an African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights’. Article 34(6) of the Protocol reads that “the State shall make a declaration [...]

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The Ivory Coast withdrew from the African Human Rights and Peoples Court on Wednesday following an order from that court to suspend an arrest warrant against presidential hopeful Guillaume Soro. Soro was convicted in absentia of money laundering and embezzlement on Tuesday. He faces a 20 year prison sentence that will prevent him from running [...]

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The transitional government of Sudan said Tuesday that it would hand over ex-president Omar al-Bashir to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague to stand trial on charges of genocide and war crimes. The ICC issued two arrest warrants for al-Bashir, one in 2009 on two counts of war crimes and five counts of [...]

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