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WORLD: ICC permits Ex President Laurent Gbagbo to leave Belgium

WORLD: ICC permits Ex President Laurent Gbagbo to leave Belgium

CRIME, international criminal court, WORLD
The International Criminal Court on Thursday said former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo can leave Belgium under certain conditions following his acquittal last year over post-electoral violence that killed 3,000 people. Gbagbo and his deputy Charles Ble Goude were both cleared of crimes against humanity a year ago, eight years after the former West African strongman’s arrest and transfer to the Hague-based court. Belgium agreed to host Gbagbo, 73, after he was released in February last year under strict conditions including that he would return to court for a prosecution appeal against his acquittal. An ICC spokesman said Gbagbo could travel provided if the country he was going to agreed to receive him. Gbagbo’s return to Ivory Coast, where his Ivorian Popular Front Part...
INTERNATIONAL: How Fake News awarded Ugandan politician ‘most arrested’ World Record

INTERNATIONAL: How Fake News awarded Ugandan politician ‘most arrested’ World Record

INTERNATIONAL, UGANDA
For as long as purveyors of fake news continue to ply their trade, fact-checking must also be a constant surveyor in the news delivery arena. Social media has proven an even bigger facilitator of ‘fake news’ as far as to beguiling unsuspecting members of conventional media into getting aboard the fake news wagon. As part of our News Analysis slot on Africanews, we traced what was reported to be a world record awarded to Ugandan opposition leader and former presidential aspirant, Kizza Besigye. Our verdict is that a false claim had gone as far as ‘fooling’ some conventional media outlets to carry the story. We look at the claim, its origin, journey and eventual destination as 2020’s biggest fake news this far. Claim A fast spreading piece of news hit the internet...
RWANDA: Genocide commission calls for arrest of Rwanda militia leader roaming in Europe

RWANDA: Genocide commission calls for arrest of Rwanda militia leader roaming in Europe

AFRICA
The National Commission for the Fight against Genocide (CNLG) has called for the arrest and prosecution of political leaders of Rwandan militia groups who continue to threaten regional security. While many of the armed militia groups are based in DR Congo, their political leaders, many of them are convicted Genocide fugitives, live in different European countries. One such person, the Commission noted in a press release on Tuesday, is Marcel Sebatware, a “notorious genocidaire” who is also commissioner of the FDU-Inkingi and one of the leaders in the P5 coalition. Led by Kayumba Nyamwasa, a Rwandan dissident based in South Africa,  P5 is a coalition of anti-Rwanda groups controlling millitias basesd in DR Congo. Sebatware, according to CNLG, is one of th...
NIGERIA:  Breaking News, Boko Haram executes CAN chairman, Lawan Andimi

NIGERIA: Breaking News, Boko Haram executes CAN chairman, Lawan Andimi

AFRICA
The Boko Haram sect has reportedly executed Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Michika Local Government Area of Adamawa State, Lawan Andimi. This was made known on Tuesday by Ahmed Salkida, a journalist known to have access to Boko Haram. He tweeted: “To break some news items can traumatize. I’m battling with one of such. Reverend Andimi, abducted by Boko Haram was executed yesterday. Rev. Andimi was a church leader, a father to his children and the community he served. My condolences go to his family.” Andimi’s disappearance followed a foiled attack on Michika Local Government Area in Adamawa by Boko Haram. In a video, Andimi, while pleading with the authorities commended his captors for treating him well. He urged his family members to pray for...
NIGERIA: Boko Haram cuts off Maiduguri from Nigeria’s national power grid

NIGERIA: Boko Haram cuts off Maiduguri from Nigeria’s national power grid

AFRICA
Maiduguri, capital of Nigeria’s northeastern Borno State is without electricity after Boko Haram insurgents cut off power supply from the national electricity grid. The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), confirmed in a statement on Monday, that the insurgents had damaged the electricity equipment serving the state capital and its environs. Ndidi Mbah, TCH spokesperson said the agency was making efforts to restore electricity supply in the area as soon as possible. “The Transmission Company of Nigeria hereby inform the public that Maiduguri and its environs have been cut off from the National Grid since January 17, 2020, due to damages to TCN’s equipment by insurgents,” Mbah said. “The incident affected the 330kV transmission line between Maiduguri and Damaturu. A...