U.S. imposes sanctions on Sudan’s Central Reserve Police over protest crackdown

The United States on Monday imposed sanctions on Sudan’s Central Reserve Police, accusing it of using excessive force against peaceful protesters demonstrating against last October’s military coup. The U.S. Treasury Department said in a statement the Central Reserve Police, a division of the wider police force, has been at the forefront of the “violent response”… Read More U.S. imposes sanctions on Sudan’s Central Reserve Police over protest crackdown

South African court halts construction of Amazon new Africa HQ over sacred land dispute

A South African court has halted construction of Amazon’s new Africa headquarters after some descendants of the country’s earliest inhabitants said the land it would be built on was sacred. The Western Cape division of the High Court interdicted the project developer from continuing with works at the Cape Town site until there had been… Read More South African court halts construction of Amazon new Africa HQ over sacred land dispute

U.S. formally declares Myanmar army commited genocide against Rohingya minority

The United States formally determined that Myanmar’s army committed genocide and crimes against humanity in its violence against the Rohingya minority, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Monday, warning that as long as the junta was in power nobody in the country would be safe. Announcing the decision, Blinken said the attacks against… Read More U.S. formally declares Myanmar army commited genocide against Rohingya minority

Former Malian PM Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga dies on medical parole

Mali’s former prime minister Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga, arrested over corruption allegations last year, died of an undisclosed illness in hospital on Monday, one of his lawyers said. Maiga, 68, was detained in August over his suspected role in the purchase of a presidential plane during the rule of ex-president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, ousted in a… Read More Former Malian PM Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga dies on medical parole

Jailed Corsican nationalist Yvan Colonna dies following assault in prison

Yvan Colonna, a jailed Corsican nationalist who had become a symbol for the Mediterranean island’s tensions with mainland France, died on Monday, succumbing to injuries suffered after being attacked in prison, French media reported. Colonna’s death — the circumstances of which are yet to be clarified through a probe by France’s anti-terrorism prosecutors — comes… Read More Jailed Corsican nationalist Yvan Colonna dies following assault in prison

Russian court convicts Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny on fraud charges

A Russian court has found jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny guilty of large-scale fraud, the court said on Tuesday. Russian prosecutors are seeking to move Navalny to a maximum security penal colony for 13 years on charges of fraud and contempt of court. Navalny is already serving a two-and-a-half year sentence at a prison camp… Read More Russian court convicts Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny on fraud charges