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ECOWAS Court holds 89 sessions, delivers 34 judgements in 2015/2016 legal year

“Between January 2001 when the judges were sworn in and January 2005, only two cases were filed.”

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Israel’s ex-prime minister Ehud Olmert has prison time extended

Ehud Olmert was convicted of bribe-taking and obstruction of justice.

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Former Israeli leader, Shimon Peres, dies at age 93

Peres’ body will lie in state at the Knesset on Thursday, and will be laid to rest in Jerusalem on Friday.

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Afghan soldiers kill 13 colleagues

Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack.

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Britain vows to oppose any idea of EU army

“Europe needs to step up to the challenges of terrorism and of migration.”

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Amnesty International commends ICC verdict on Al-Mahdi in Timbuktu destruction

“This positive development should not let us lose sight of the fact that hundreds of civilians were murdered.”

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ICC jails former Mali militant for destroying Timbuktu monuments

Al-Mahdi agreed not to appeal the sentence.

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are tightening their grips on the Democratic and Republican presidential nominations.

ANALYSIS: Confident Clinton rattles Trump in first US presidential debate

Mrs. Clinton walked onto the stage with a smile that exuded more confidence than that of her opponent, Donald Trump

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are tightening their grips on the Democratic and Republican presidential nominations.

First Trump-Clinton debate set to draw sky-high number of viewers

The high-stakes showdown IS expected to attract 100 million viewers.

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Saudi Arabia executes Ethiopian maid for killing child

Monday’s beheading brings to 119 the total number of executions so far this year.

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Greenpeace Africa gets new boss

“It is critical to find someone who embodies passion, activism and understands the context of environmental justice in Africa.”

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Jordanian writer murdered outside court

CPJ condemned the murder of Nahed Hattar

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Death toll in Egypt’s migrant boat tragedy climbs to 148

“Egypt’s state Radio reported that 163 people have been rescued.”

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Four former health ministers, 2 UN experts vie for top WHO post

WHO member states are to decide who will succeed Chan in May next year.

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Johnson-Sirleaf calls for speedy implementation of ECOWAS protocols

“One of the founding aspirations of ECOWAS was to create a community of people rather than a community of states.”

Protest against the military operation in Fallujah

U.S. announces new plans to fight terrorism globally

The first initiative involves a partnership with Turkey.

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Saraki urges ECOWAS to focus more on ending violent conflicts, poverty

Mr. Saraki made the call at the opening of the Second Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Parliament.

Khadega Khatab, one of the women on Egyptian TV being told to lose weight or she'll be fired.

Lose Weight or You’re Fired, Egyptian TV Presenters Told

The women have been suspended, and told to lose weight or they may lose their jobs.

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It’s time for Mugabe to go — Botswana President

Botswana, the world’s largest producer of diamonds, shares 800 km of border with Zimbabwe.

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Bomb experts accidentally detonate explosive device in New Jersey

No one was injured in the New Jersey blast, while the Chelsea bombing injured 29 people.

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29 injured in New York bomb explosion

‎”Whatever the cause, New Yorkers will not be intimidated.”

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MTN scraps mobile money business in South Africa

“The operating costs of providing a mobile money platform has become prohibitive,” MTN said.

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Burundian army officer dies after questioning by secret service

Police claimed the man blew himself with a grenade.

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Zimbabwe introduces bond notes to combat cash shortages

Zimbabwe replaced its worthless currency with the U.S. dollar in 2009.

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Investigators confirm Tanzania debris is part of missing MH370

Flight MH370, with 239 people on board, disappeared without a trace on March 8, 2014.