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ICC upholds acquittal of ex-Ivorian president Gbagbo

Gbagbo’s trial started in January 2016, but three years later judges said they had found that prosecutors had “failed to satisfy the burden of proof to the requisite standard.” It was one of the ICC’s biggest failures since it was set up in 2002 as the world’s only permanent war crimes court. Prosecutors then appealed, focusing on what they said was a procedural error when judges in 2019 initially handed down the decision orally, and did not issue a full written judgement until months later. But the ICC dismissed the…

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Tanzania: Sacked ports boss arrested for embezzlement

– – The dismissed Director-General of Tanzania Ports Authority (TPA), Deusdedit Kakoko has been arrested by authorities. He is accused of embezzling 3.6bn Tanzanian shillings ($1.5m). Deusdedit Kakoko was this week suspended by the new President, Samia Suluhu Hassan after an audit report showed embezzlement of government funds at the state corporation. This was the new president’s first key decision since assuming office after the death of John Magafuli. She has expressed concern that the ports authority had not accounted for about four billion Tanzanian shillings ($1.8m). – – President…

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Nigerian man killed with body parts missing in Ghana

– – Police in central part of Ghana are investigating the circumstances under which a Nigerian man was killed in a town called Kasoa. According to police officials the 30-year-old Nigerian popularly known as God’s power was murdered this month. Residents in the Gomoa Bantama community where he was found dead said he was staying with two other Nigerian friends. Police found the lifeless body of the deceased in a pool of blood Sunday, March 21 with parts of his body reportedly missing. Roommates of the victim who are all…

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Kenya: Street hawker dragged on road for not giving bribe

– – A street hawker in Kenya who sells fruits was dragged along the road by local officials in western Kisumu county for refusing to give a bribe. Officials were caught on video abusing the female seller, sparking outrage among Kenyans. Beatrice Atieno, 39, was left with injuries after the incident, according to local media reporting. Local officials said the woman was selling oranges and lemons on a pavement in the city where hawking is prohibited. The woman told journalists that one of the officials seated at the back of…

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REVEALED: What John Magufuli did before taking his last breath

– – Days after his death was made public, details are emerging about what Former President of Tanzania John Magufuli did before taking his last breath. He led prayers with doctors and his care givers at the hospital before he took his last breath. These details were revealed by family spokesperson, Ngusa Samike over the weekend. The late president, according to the government died of heart attack at a local hospital in Dar es Salaam. Magufuli was however reported to have contracted Covid-19 and was not seen in public for…

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Tanzanians pay respects to late President John Magufuli

– – Tanzania’s President Samia Suluhu Hassan on Saturday led mourners in paying their last respects to her predecessor John Magufuli, who died suddenly this week after an illness shrouded in mystery. Mourners lined the streets of Dar es Salaam to bid farewell to the late President, some of them weeping and throwing flower petals as the casket, towed on a gun carriage by a military vehicle, was transferred from a church to Uhuru Stadium to lie in state. “Before I saw the coffin, I didn’t believe our president was…

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South Africa’s Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini buried

– – South Africa’s Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini who died this month at the age of 72 has been buried at a private ceremony on Thursday in KwaZulu-Natal He died after staying in hospital for weeks due to a problem with his blood glucose levels. His health took a turn for the worst, the royal house said leading to his death. Many mourners have visited the palace to pay their respect ahead of his burial. His funeral has been relatively low-key due to the coronavirus pandemic. South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa…

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Meet Tanzania’s first female President Samia Hassan Suluhu

Tanzania now has its first female President with the ascension of Samia Hassan Suluhu to the high office. Until Wednesday night, she was the vice president of the country that has been led for the past five years by John Magufuli. Following the death of President Magufuli, which was announced by Suluhu, she now becomes the country’s first female president and also the first in East Africa. BREAKING: Tanzanian President John Pombe Magufuli is dead. Vice president Samia Suluhu says Magufuli succumbed to heart disease in Dar Es Salaam #RIPMagufuli…

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Germany detains Gambian driver of Jammeh’s ‘hit-squad unit’

– – A Gambian man has been detained in Germany for alleged role in some killings under ex-president Yahya Jammeh. The man Bai L, according to German police is suspected of participating in crimes against humanity while serving as driver for the feared paramilitary unit of Jammeh. He is accused of driving officers from the paramilitary unit known as the Junglers to carry out treacherous acts. The Junglers unit has been described as a hit squad for Mr Jammeh, executing several killings of his opponents under is orders. Among some…

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Here are Africa’s 10 Most Forward-Thinking Countries

– – Countries around the world have the responsibility to look out for the interest of their citizens. That requires forward thinking, related to anticipating change and helping to ensure security in people’s daily lives. Every year countries around the world are ranked based on how best they are doing in foreseeing the future and enabling people to adapt quickly to change. Today when change occurs at the speed of a tweet, the global tech race has allowed nations to compete with each other for futuristic technology. CEOWORLD magazine has…

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