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The Supreme Court of Kenya Monday dismissed a challenge to the victory of Kenya’s president-elect William Ruto. The ruling puts an end to a tough electioneering period and paves the way for the president-elect’s swearing-in next week. Following the declaration of the presidential results by the electoral commission on August 15, the court received a [...]

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The application for leave to appeal by Jacob Zuma, seeking to have the prosecutor in his corruption trial removed from the case, was dismissed Wednesday. Judge Pief Koeman dismissed the application because he said it lacked reasonable prospects for success. The recently rejected application stems from an earlier judgment issued by the same court on [...]

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A new report published Saturday by the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC) described extensive human rights and war crimes violations allegedly committed in July and August this year in the regions of Amhara and Afar in connection to the ongoing Tigray crisis.  The report was based on investigations conducted between August 28, 2021 and September [...]

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The UN Security Council called Friday for an end to the hostilities in Ethiopia and advocated for the implementation of a permanent ceasefire. This statement is the Security Council’s second statement on the crisis in one year, following its earlier statement in April. The 15-member body expressed its “deep concern” over the increased military actions in the [...]

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The office of the public prosecutor (OTP) and the government of Colombia entered into a cooperation agreement Thursday, effectively closing the ICC’s 17 year-long preliminary investigations into Colombia’s alleged war crimes. The agreement, which was concluded by the prosecutor, Mr. Karim A. A khan QC and president Iván Duque Márquez is centered around the complementarity principle [...]

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Human Rights Watch (HRW) called on Kuwait to end its suppression of the LGBTQ community in a report published on Thursday, following the conviction and imprisonment of Maha-al-Mutairi, a transgender woman. She was charged with allegedly violating telecommunication laws by “imitating the opposite sex” online. These claims were brought under Article 70 of the Communication and Information technology [...]

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The Grand national assembly of Turkey ratified Wednesday the Paris agreement on climate change, a move coming nearly six years after it originally signed the agreement. However, as the last G20 country to ratify the agreement, Turkey is still dissatisfied with its classification as a developed country under the agreement. Despite signing the agreement in 2016, [...]

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A forensic spatial analysis released by Amnesty International (AI) on Thursday revealed a suspected illegal pushback of Afghan asylum seekers by Poland late in August. The analysis further indicates that the 32 Afghans are presently living in deplorable conditions. Through photogrammetry and other spatial modelling techniques, AI’s crisis evidence lab analyzed various satellite imagery and [...]

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Amnesty International (AI) released a statement Thursday detailing cases of at least 50 people who were arbitrarily banned from traveling out of Tunisia over the last month. AI records showed that president Kai Saied has made extensive use of travel bans in the first month since he assumed exceptional powers. AI stated that the number [...]

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