[Bemba Trial Website] The return of Jean-Pierre Bemba to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Wednesday has once again generated attention on the militia leader-turned-politician. His return is less than two months after judges at the International Criminal Court (ICC) acquitted him for the rape, murder, and pillage committed by troops in his Movement for the Liberation of Congo (MLC) in the Central African Republic (CAR). The legal aspects of his acquittal have been the subject of substantial discussion, with commentators
[Guardian] Kano -Deputy Governor of Kano State, Prof. Hafizu Abubakar has resigned his position.
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Former Lang’ata Women’s Prison beauty queen Ruth Kamande has been sentenced to death for killing her boyfriend, Farid Mohammed in 2015.
[This Day] Justice Tanko Muhammad of the Supreme Court has identified corruption as one of the major impediments to Nigeria’s development.
[Nation] On February 5, ivory trade investigator Esmond Bradley Martin’s body was found in his Karen home with stab wounds.
[CAJ News] Abuja -Two Nigerian men have been arrested on allegations of supplying fuel to the Boko Haram terrorists.
[The Herald] All 23 presidential contestants in the July 30 harmonised elections yesterday signed a high-level peace pledge committing themselves and their political parties to a peaceful campaign ahead of the polls. A few presidential candidates were represented by senior party members at the signing ceremony.
[New Zimbabwe] The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) says it will not distribute the voters’ roll with registrants’ photographs for security reasons.
[News24Wire] Universal health care may become a reality as Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi gears up to present two bills to the public on Thursday.
[News24Wire] Police have fired teargas and stun grenades at a crowd that gathered outside Chatsworth police station in Durban on Monday.