Charles Taylor to Appeal Sentence

Former Liberian president Charles Taylor plans to appeal his conviction for war crimes and crimes against humanity. The Special Court for Sierra Leone released a short statement Tuesday saying Taylor’s defense lawyers have filed notice of intention to appeal. The court sentenced Taylor to 50 years in prison last month for aiding rebels in Sierra […]

Italian Suspect dies in EFCC’s Custody

By Wilson Uwujaren-EFCC Media & Publicity Unit The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC regrets to announce the passing of 52 years old Italian, Mr. Mauro Zanin, a suspected fraudster two days before he was scheduled to appear in court. He was found motionless in the bathroom of the Commission’s detention facility in Abuja at […]

Violence in Nigeria’s North Taking New Turns?

By John Campbell  An apparently new jihadist group announced its establishment by video recently. Calling itself Jama’atu Ansarul Musilimina Fi Biladi Sudan, it states as its goal to protect Muslims in Africa. There is speculation that this new group may be a splinter of one of the apparently numerous groups that are collectively identified as […]


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