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ICC Acquits Former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has acquitted former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo of crimes against humanity after seven years of incarceration in The Hague. This comes as the West African Country prepares for her presidential elections next year. According to a report by Bloomberg, Gbagbo, 73, has been acquitted ‘because the

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Opposition Candidate Felix Tshisekedi Wins DR Congo Presidential Election

Opposition candidate Felix Tshisekedi has won DR Congo's presidential election, electoral officials say. The announcement, made overnight, sparked accusations of an "electoral coup" from runner-up Martin Fayulu. The Catholic Church said that the result did not match data collected by its election monitors. The ruling party, whose candidate finished third, has not yet

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Coup in Gabon as Military Takes Over Power

Juniors officers say they have seized power in oil-rich Gabon, where the ailing leader's family has ruled for 50 years. Soldiers in the west African country say they launched a coup "to restore democracy". They took control of the national radio station at 04:30 local time (03:30 GMT) to read a short

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Death Penalty: Global Abolition Closer as Record Number of Countries Vote to End Executions

After a record number of UN member states today supported at the final vote a key UN General Assembly resolution calling for a moratorium on executions with a view to abolishing the death penalty, Amnesty International’s Death Penalty Expert Chiara Sangiorgio said: “The fact that more countries than ever before have

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KENYA: Nairobi Governor Suspends Ban on Matatus from City Centre

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko Tuesday suspended a ban on matatus from the city centre. Sonko said the move is aimed at allowing further consultations among affected parties in order to find a lasting solution to the problem of congestion. “I have noted with deep concern the plight of Nairobi residents as a result

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Ugandan Startup KAINOafrica Launches New e-Learning Platform

Ugandan startup KAINOafrica is piloting its e-learning solution KAINOtab in three schools, offering teachers, students and parents access to online guides and textbooks, assessment tools and educational games both online and offline. The KAINOtab academic content hub is available via web and mobile apps, with the startup describing itself as an

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Cameroon Stripped of Hosting 2019 AFCON

Cameroon have been stripped of hosting next year's Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), says the Confederation of African Football. African football's governing body (Caf) says it is because of delays in the progress of Cameroon's preparation for the tournament, due to start in June. Officials made the decision at a meeting on

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How the President’s Initiative on Skilling the Girl Child is Transforming Communities

Namabozo Violet graduated with a diploma in architecture but failed to find a job. She joined a class of hundreds of thousands of Ugandan youths who are unable to find employment after studying. But there is a vulnerability side to the story. But a country with almost 51% of its population

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