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Zambian’s treason trial a‘ploy to silence political opposition’ - Amnesty

The Zambian opposition leader charged with treason and the adjournment of his case is “persecution through prosecution”‚ according to Amnesty International.

Ethiopian court jails activist for over 6 years

An Ethiopian court jailed a former opposition spokesman for over six years Thursday as rights groups urged the UN to press for a probe into a crackdown on anti-government protests.

Sudan accuses Egypt of backing rebels ahead of foreign minister's trip

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir accused Egypt on Tuesday of supporting rebels at war with Khartoum, a week ahead of a visit to Cairo by Sudan's foreign minister that is aimed at easing tensions between the neighbouring states.

Latest bid to have refugee Rwandan general Nyamwasa booted out of SA

In 2010‚ former Rwandan army general Faustin Nyamwasa arrived in South Africa as a refugee‚ fleeing from his home following a disagreement with President Paul Kagame.

Three killed in Ivory Coast clashes between ex-rebels and police

Three people were killed when police clashed with former rebels who had blocked the road into Bouake, Ivory Coast's second biggest city, to demand government compensation payments, according to a media report.