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Clergymen, atheists and followers of traditional religion have urged Lagos residents to resist a new cremation law allowing people to continue burning their dead.
The Federal Government on Tuesday dropped the charges against eight out of the 15 Russian sailors charged with unlawful importation of arms into Nigeria. But the remaining seven sailors still face prosecution. Nigerian naval officers boarded the MV Myre Seadiver in October 2012. According to reports, at the time, the ship had left the Russian port Baltyisk in June and had been based in the Gulf of Aden before relocating to the Gulf of Guinea, entering the port of Lagos for repairs.
One of President Yahya Jammeh’s most senior advisers and political allies is reportedly now in detention days after being removed from his post.
The Liberia Refugee Repatriation and Resettlement Commission (LRRRC) says all is now set to confer Liberian citizenship on some 300 Sierra Leonean refugees living in Liberia in Liberia on World Refugee Day, June 20.
Pre-Trial Chamber 1 of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has adjourned the hearing on the confirmation of charges against former Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo. The Prosecutor’s evidence, viewed as a whole, left the Chamber with no choice but to decline to confirm the charges, the Chamber said.
African leaders have passed a resolution urging the International Criminal Court to end crimes against humanity cases against Kenya's top leaders at The Hague.
The President of The Gambian, His Excellency Sheikh Professor Dr. Alhaji Yahya Jammeh has sacked Attorney General and minister of Justice Lamin AMS Jobarteh with immediate effect.
Lawyers for former Chadian President, Hissene Habre, have filed a lawsuit in a regional human rights court to prevent Senegal from "illegally" prosecuting him for crimes against humanity.
Mr Djibrine is accused of torturing and killing hundreds of opposition activists in the 1980s. It is not clear whether he will be tried in Chad or in Senegal; where Mr Habre is due to go on trial after being held under house arrest there since 2005.