Saturday, 10th June 2023


Hague court convicts Taylor of crimes in Sierra Leone

A United Nations-backed court convicted former Liberian president Charles Taylor of war crimes and crimes against humanity, the first time a head of state has been found guilty by an international tribunal since the Nazi trials at Nuremberg.
The first African leader to stand trial for war crimes, Taylor had been charged with 11 counts of murder,…

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Angola denies troops role in Bissau coup

Angola on Thursday denied its troops had any role in Guinea-Bissau's coup, as the parliament in Luanda agreed to the the recall of about 600 soldiers from the poor and unstable west African nation.
"The presence of Angolan troops in Guinea-Bissau was essentially based on a bilateral co-Angola, Guinea operation pact to train soldiers of the army,"…

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Swede held in CAR after 13 bodies found

The Swedish head of a safari company and 10 of his staff have been arrested after 13 miners were found murdered in the northeast of the country, police said on Wednesday.
Erik Mararv, a professional hunter who heads the Central African Wildlife Adventures company, and the 10 employees "were detained this month in Bakuma and Bangassu and taken to…

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Zim court acquits Israeli pilot of smuggling diamonds

A Zimbabwean Magistrates Court has acquitted an Israeli pilot, Shmuel Kainan Klein, accused of attempting to smuggle diamonds worth $2,4 million to South Africa.
Harare Regional magistrate Clever Tsikwa said the State had failed to prove Klein was not an agent of Israeli firm Masri Diamonds and authorised to possess the gems.
The Israeli had…

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Libya PM: NTC blocking polls efforts

Libya's interim prime minister accused the ruling National Transitional Council on Wednesday of hindering his government's efforts to hold elections for a constituent assembly on time.
"In this historic moment, we find ourselves shackled by members of the National Transitional Council who continue to attack the government and threaten to cast a no…

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