July 16, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
South African politician Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma on Monday was elected the first female leader of the African Union (AU). Dlamini-Zuma, 63, is the South African Minister of Home Affairs. She was voted into office on Sunday evening after she successfully challenged the incumbent candidate, Jean ...[read more]
November 9, 2010
by Sarah Posner
The French Court of Cassation ruled Tuesday that an investigation into assets obtained in France by three African leaders can proceed. The initial complaint in the case, filed by anti-corruption groups Transparency International (TI) and SHERPA, accused the late Omar Bongo of Gabon, Denis Sassou- ...[read more]
June 25, 2010
by Ann Riley
Gabon police arrested Rwandan doctor Jean-Chrysostome Ndindabahizi on charges of conspiracy to commit genocide, crimes against humanity and murder in connection to the 1994 Rwandan genocide, according to Rwandan National Public Prosecution Authority spokesperson Augustin Nkusi on Thursday. ...[read more]
October 29, 2009
by Megan McKee
The Paris Court of Appeals on Thursday refused to hear an embezzlement case brought by the anti-corruption group Transparency International (TI) against the late president of Gabon, the president of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and the president of Equatorial Guinea. The complaint ...[read more]
October 13, 2009
by Jay Carmella
The Constitutional Court of Gabon upheld on Monday the presidential election victory of Ali Ben Bongo Ondimba. Bongo, former minister of defence and foreign affairs and of son of long-time Gabonese president Omar Bongo, received over 40 percent of the vote, but was accused of fraud by his ...[read more]
May 21, 2008
by Mike Rosen-Molina
The 47-member UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) held elections for 15 open seats Wednesday, with four seats going to countries that have been harshly criticized by human rights groups. In a report to the UNHRC, Freedom House and UN Watch previously condemned the human rights records of new electees ...[read more]
September 30, 2005
by Jeannie Shawl
Joseph Serugendo, the former technical director of a Rwandan radio station that promoted the 1994 Rwandan genocide, pleaded not guilty Friday to five counts of genocide and crimes against humanity at the UN-backed International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. ICTR prosecutors allege that Serugendo... ...[read more]
September 26, 2005
by Sara R. Parsowith
Joseph Serugendo, the former Technical Chief of Rwanda's Radio Tlvision Libre des Milles Collines (RTLM), nicknamed “Radio Machete” for inciting its listeners to commit murder, has been transferred to a United Nations detention facility in Tanzania after being arrested... ...[read more]

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