Latest News February 13, 2016

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  • Kenya: ICC Appeals Chamber Rejects Use of Recanted Evidence in Ruto and Sang Case
    [The Hague Trials Kenya] Following the decision of the ICC Appeals Chamber not to allow prior recorded testimony in the Ruto and Sang case, The Hague Trials Kenya put a number of questions to Dov Jacobs, an assistant professor of law at Leiden University.
  • Rwanda: Kigali to Relocate Burundian Refugees
    [Al Jazeera] Rwanda’s government has said it plans to relocate Burundian refugees to other countries after being accused of involvement in “destabilising activities” in its crisis-hit neighbouring country.
  • Kenya: War Crimes Evidence Against V-P Ruto Thrown Out
    [Deutsche Welle] The International Criminal Court has ruled that key testimony against Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto cannot be used as evidence. Ruto is accused of committing crimes against humanity during post-election unrest.
  • South Sudan: Kiir Reappoints Rival Machar As Deputy
    [Al Jazeera] Salva Kiir, the South Sudan president, has reappointed his rival, the rebel leader Riek Machar, as first vice president in a possible government of national unity.
  • Gambia: The President and His Noble Stance Against Extremism
    [Daily Observer] President Jammeh and his Government have always stood firm against the menace of violence in the name of religion. The beauty of this stance is not only in its honesty and nobility but also in the consistency that has characterised our President’s insistence on the fact that Islam is a religion of peace and anyone who embraces violence cannot be a genuine Muslim.
  • Ghana: President Mahama, Please Open Your Eyes
    [Ghanaian Chronicle] The National Communication Authority (NCA) have come under a barrage of criticisms following the fraudulent manner figures were changed to favour one company, which has subsequently won the bid to operate the Interconnection Clearing House.
  • Ghana: Ghana Is Not an Extension of Niger
    [Ghanaian Chronicle] Two factions of the Zambarama community in Bolgatanga reportedly engaged each other in a free-for-all fight during the visit of a parliamentary candidate of the Tayara party in Niger, where the Zambarama people come from.
  • Ghana: Five Detained Over JB Danquah's Death
    [Ghanaian Chronicle] The once blissful and welcoming abode of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament (MP) for Abuakwa North, Joseph Boakye Danquah Adu, within a split second was transmogrified into an avenue of dirges and uncontrollable tears, after unknown assailants stabbed the generous MP to death at his East Legon residence in Accra, yesterday. The police had already picked 5 people for questioning.
  • Ghana: Trigger Happy Cops Kill Brothers
    [Ghanaian Chronicle] A TUTOR at the Mampong Midwifery Training College and his visiting brother lost their lives on Tuesday after being shot by Police, in what is believed to be a case of mistaken identity.

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