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A Congo War Crimes Decision: What It Means for Universal Jurisdiction Litigation in Germany and Beyond

The German Federal Court of Justice (Bundesgerichtshof, BGH) in Karlsruhe recently announced in a press release its much-anticipated decision in a Congo War Crimes case. The BGH, Germany’s court of last resort in all matters of criminal and private law, partly overturned a 13-year prison sentence im


ICC should drop charges against Sudan's Bashir if … - Mo Ibrahim

The International Criminal Court, ICC, should drop charges of war crimes charges against embattled Sudanese president Omar Al-Bashir if he agrees to step down amid growing anti-government protests.


Mystery as Rwandan model, actress Alexia Mupende is stabbed to death by houseboy

KACUKIRO, Rwanda – A Rwandan model and actress was on Tuesday, January 8, killed by her domestic worker under unclear circumstance after a suspected brawl. Alexia Uwera Mupende, 35, was apparently stabbed to death by her 23-year-old house-boy, a one, Niyireba Antoine, at her father’s home Nyarugunga


Pasha 1: Car-free days in Nairobi

Terrible vehicle traffic makes Kenya’s capital city Nairobi one of the most congested in the world. It also brings air pollution which comes with serious health effects, including premature deaths and asthma. People who spend a lot of time on traffic-heavy roads are particularly at risk.


December in Africa: Ghanian healthcare drones and Cameroonian separatist cryptocurrency

December is an expensive month for anyone, and tech companies across Africa went on a fundraising spree in advance of the festive period last month. Companies from across the continent, in a variety of sectors, raised funding in December. Most notable was pan-African e-commerce company Jumia, which


Africa’s most exciting new openings for 2019

I’m going to go out on a limb here and say: Africa is the most exciting luxury destination in the world right now. The influx of investment in infrastructure, new flight routes, ground breaking conservation projects, and increased attention from the international media are putting the countries of E


Rwanda named best African country for business by World Bank

Rwanda has been named the best country for doing business in Africa by the 2019 World Bank Ease of Doing Business report in conjunction with Africa.com. According to Africa.com, investors can no longer expect blanket growth and interchangeable socio-political situations across the region; “it’s so i


Anglican priest apologises for 'deeply offensive' comments in which he likened offshore processing of asylum-seekers to the Holocaust

An Anglican priest apologised after he compared the offshore processing of asylum-seekers to the Holocaust. At the end of December Father Rod Bower erected a sign outside of Gosford Anglican Church which read 'Manus is how the Holocaust started'.


Nigeria FA boss to meet Victor Moses to discuss international retirement

Nigeria Football Federation president Amaju Pinnick is set to meet Victor Moses to discuss his international retirement. The 28-year-old Chelsea winger quit international duty in August to focus on his club career.


Rwandan miners want to scrap traceability fees, but are they justified?

Over 20 years ago, Rwanda suffered a deadly civil war and while the scars of war are still evident and border clashes still occasionally occur, the country has largely been at peace since.


Exiled Rwandan general Nyamwasa linked to rebels

PRETORIA – A United Nations report shows that the exiled former Rwandan general Kayumba Nyamwasa is becoming a big threat to Rwanda as he is recruiting fighters and gathering ammunition from Burundi, Uganda and DR Congo.


Chhetri passes Messi as India shock Thailand 4-1 at Asian Cup

Watched by the 12 Thai schoolboys rescued from a flooded jungle cave last year after being trapped for more than two weeks, the War Elephants had little answer to India's brimming energy in Abu Dhabi. — Chhetri moved past Argentine Messi's 65 international goals when he opened the scoring from the p


The Whispers of Doom Prophesies in Ghana, Part 2.

All too often, Ghanaians have been quoting the sanity and development in Rwanda and piling up praises to Paul Kagame, the president. The small country in East Africa has been fighting corruption vigorously to steer the country on the path of economic transformation. In doing so, it also became relev


Africa’s Biggest Conservation Success Was Once a Poachers’ Paradise

(Bloomberg) -- When Sarah Hall arrived to run Rwanda’s oldest national park in 2010, its rangers could barely cope with poachers who were trapping hippos in snares for food. The rhinos had vanished. The lions had been wiped out.


DRC polls: Brazzaville urges 'restraint' pending results

President of the Republic of the Congo has broken his silence over the presidential elections held in neighboring DR Congo. Denis Sassou Nguesso on Saturday called for “restraint” in this huge Central African nation.


Prominent Rwandan Model Killed by House Boy

Prominent Rwandan model and actress, Alexia Mupende, 35, was Tuesday evening killed at her father’s home in Nyarugunga Sector, Kicukiro District. Her sudden death first circulated on social media at around 9 p.m., Tuesday, with a message calling on members of the public to help arrest her alleged ki


A quarter of all Holocaust victims were killed in just THREE MONTHS - and the rate of murder by the Nazis only slowed down when they 'ran out of Jews to kill'

A quarter of all Holocaust victims were killed in a three-month mass murder operation that was the most intense period of human slaughter in the 20th century, new research suggests.


8 Reasons to visit Kigali, Rwanda

25 years after the genocide which devastated the hilly, wildlife-filled paradise of Rwanda, the country's capital is emerging as one of Africa's hippest destinations. Here's why the capital of Rwanda should be on your radar in 2019 and some of the top things to do in Kigali.


Rwanda opens first public coding school

Rwanda has opened its first public coding school where sixty selected students will begin their studies in software programming. The East African nation is pushing to establish itself as a regional tech hub and developing a new generation of skilled programmers is a key priority for the country. Now