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Ukraine war: Russian soldier jailed for life over war crime

A court in Ukraine has jailed a Russian tank commander for life for killing a civilian at the first war crimes trial since the invasion. Captured soldier Sgt Vadim Shishimarin was convicted of killing Oleksandr Shelipov, 62, in the north-eastern village of Chupakhivka on 28 February. He admitted shooting Mr Shelipov but said he had been acting on orders and …

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Turtles freed in Tunisia with tracking monitor

Three rescued loggerhead turtles were released into the Mediterranean off Tunisia on Sunday, one with a tracking beacon glued to its shell to help researchers better protect the threatened species. The main risks to sea turtles in Tunisia are linked to fisheries, since they become entangled in nets — including the three that were released into the wild. The migratory …

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UNFPA to aid Nigeria to rehabilitate Chibok Girls

Dr. Natalia Kanem, Executive Director, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), says the body is prepared to help Nigeria to rehabilitate Chibok girls, who were kidnapped and abused by jihadists for years. She said the girls were still trapped in psychological trauma after their ordeal.She made the remark when together with other delegations from the UNFPA, UN and EU, joined the …

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George Floyd murder: Derek Chauvin sentenced to 22 years, 6months

The US white ex-police officer convicted of murdering African-American man George Floyd in Minneapolis in May last year has been sentenced to 22 years and six months in jail. The judge said Derek Chauvin’s sentence was based “on your abuse of a position of trust and authority, and also the particular cruelty shown” to Mr Floyd. Mr Floyd, 48, died …

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AU banks on Ghana’s Mahama to ease Somalia tensions

The African Union on Saturday named former Ghanaian president John Mahama its High Representative to Somalia to try and resolve a dire political crisis due to a dispute over delayed elections. Mahama’s aim would be “a mutually acceptable compromise towards an all-encompassing resolution for the holding of Somali elections in the shortest possible time,” the AU said in a statement. …

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Derek Chauvin found guilty of murder and manslaughter in death of George Floyd

Minneapolis April 20, CNN/GNA – The former Minneapolis Police officer who kneeled on George Floyd’s neck for over 9 minutes last year was found guilty of murder and manslaughter on Tuesday in one of the most consequential trials of the Black Lives Matter era. Derek Chauvin, 45, was convicted on charges of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. …

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Chad’s president Deby seeking sixth term amid boycotts of poll

N’Djamena, April 12, (dpa/GNA) – As polls closed in Chad on Sunday, the ruling party and opposition parties were divided on the question of voter turnout and what it means for the outcome of the election. Opposition parties claimed their calls to boycott the vote had proven successful. “Nowhere in the whole country were there any queue of voters waiting, …

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Germany: Reports say business confidence building back post-COVID

Reports say the confidence of German businesses are building back a year on post-COVID-19 pandemic which has brought untold economic pressure to Europe and the world over. Germany, which is touted as Europe’s largest economy is seeking to ensure that the virus doesn’t escalate further. The Munich-based Ifo institute said on Friday its closely-watched business climate index jumped to a …

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Poland records highest COVID infections three days running

Poland has revealed that it has recorded 35,143 new coronavirus cases on Friday, marking the third daily record of new cases in as many days. This data is coming from the Polish Health Ministry which revealed that another 443 fatalities were reported, bringing the overall death toll to 51,305. Nearly 27,800 people are now being treated for Covid-19 in Polish …

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Uganda polls: Museveni dismisses rigging claims

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has dismissed claims that the just-concluded presidential elections, in which he won a sixth term in office, was rigged in his favour. He warned the opposition that any attempt to disrupt social order will be dealt with decisively. In a speech that had no kind words for western nations, foreign media an unnamed neighbour and Ugandan …

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