ICC orders Congo warlord Germain Katanga to pay victims

ICC orders Congo warlord Germain Katanga to pay victims

Image copyright AFP Image caption Germain Katanga is serving a 12-year prison sentence The International Criminal Court (ICC) has for the first time ordered a war criminal to pay reparations to victims of his atrocities. Germain Katanga, an ex-militia leader in the Democratic Republic of Congo, should pay $1m (£800,000) to villagers targeted in 2003, […]

Gambia to set up truth commission to probe Jammeh’s rule

Gambia to set up truth commission to probe Jammeh’s rule

Image copyright AFP Image caption Yahya Jammeh first seized power in a coup in 1994 The Gambia will set up a Truth and Reconciliation Commission to investigate abuses committed during ex-President Yahya Jammeh’s rule, the justice minister has said. The finances of Mr Jammeh would also be investigated, Abubacarr Tambadou added. People would be encouraged […]

South Africa police warn of taxi rape gang in Johannesburg

South Africa police warn of taxi rape gang in Johannesburg

Image copyright AFP Image caption Minibus taxis are widely used form of public transport in South Africa A boy of 10 was forced to lie face down while his mother was subjected to a four-hour rape ordeal in a Johannesburg taxi, reports from South Africa say. He and his mother were allegedly tricked into boarding […]

Africa health: Rotavirus vaccine could save 500,000 children a year

Africa health: Rotavirus vaccine could save 500,000 children a year

Image copyright Reuters Image caption A new vaccine could save half a million children a year. Pictured: A Somali child being treated in a ward dedicated to diarrhoea patients Hopes are growing for a new, inexpensive, heat-proof vaccine to protect against a disease which kills 1,300 children a day following a successful trial in Niger. […]

Kenya starts selling bonds via mobile phones

Kenya starts selling bonds via mobile phones

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Kenya’s government is initially seeking to raise $1.5m (£1.2m) from the mobile bonds Kenya has become the first country to exclusively sell government bonds to citizens via their mobile phones, as it seeks new ways of raising money. The country is already a pioneer in the use of mobile […]

British woman denies plotting against Rwanda’s Kagame

British woman denies plotting against Rwanda’s Kagame

Image caption Violette Uwamahoro (R) was arrested on 14 February A pregnant woman from the United Kingdom has appeared in court in Rwanda on charges of spreading state secrets to undermine President Paul Kagame. Violette Uwamahoro, a Rwandan-British youth worker, pleaded not guilty. Her husband who is an opposition activist says she is being made […]

London attack: World leaders show solidarity

London attack: World leaders show solidarity

Image copyright EPA Image caption Emergency response workers continued to work at the scene into the evening Leaders of countries affected by recent terror attacks have voiced solidarity with the UK after the deadly attack near the Houses of Parliament. A lone attacker was shot dead after he used a car to run down pedestrians, […]

Senegal’s Touba TV blames ‘satanic trick’ for porn gaffe

Senegal’s Touba TV blames ‘satanic trick’ for porn gaffe

Image copyright YouTube Image caption The privately run TV channel has distanced itself from the pornographic material shown on air earlier this week A religious TV channel in Senegal has blamed an unidentified saboteur for the “satanic trick” that led to a hardcore porn film being shown on air. Touba TV’s viewers were shocked when […]

Uganda manhunt for police who shot dead girl of three

Uganda manhunt for police who shot dead girl of three

Image copyright Uganda Police Image caption An official statement says police officers must be held to high standards and that killing is treated seriously Ugandan police have launched a manhunt for four Flying Squad officers accused of shooting dead a three-year-old girl. They allegedly wounded the girl’s mother and a man at a village in […]

Kenya Revenue Authority ‘lost $39m to hacker’

Kenya Revenue Authority ‘lost $39m to hacker’

Image copyright Daily Nation Image caption Alex Mutuku’s lawyers want him to be released on bail An IT expert has been charged with hacking into Kenya’s Revenue Authority and stealing $39m (£31m). Alex Mutungi Mutuku, 28, is accused of electronic fraud but he denies any wrongdoing. The prosecution says he is part of a wider […]

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