Leaders of Egypt’s Journalists’ Syndicate referred to trial
Egypt was second worst jailer of journalists worldwide on December 1, 2015, according to CPJ’s most recent annual prison census.
Former Chadian dictator, Hissene Habre, jailed for life for rape, human rights abuses
A total of 69 victims, 23 witnesses and 10 expert witnesses testified during the trial which opened on July 20, 2015.
Iranian pilgrims may not attend 2016 Hajj, Saudi Arabia warns
Saudi Arabia says it rejects attempts to politicise Hajj rituals.
Nigeria, Niger Republic to deepen agricultural cooperation – Buhari
The president received the special envoy of Nigerien president on Friday.
Senegalese court set to give judgement in ex-Chadian dictator’s case
Mr. Habré’s government of political murder and systematic torture of 40,000 people.
Azerbaijani reporter Khadija Ismayilova ordered released on suspended sentence
The Baku Court of Serious Crimes in September 2015 sentenced Ismayilova to seven-and-a-half years in prison on tax evasion and embezzlement
Child rapists face castration, death sentence in Indonesia
“The decree also allows judges to hand down life sentences or death sentences to people convicted of child rape.”
Afghan Taliban appoints new leader after Mansour’s death
Taliban spokesman says all shura members have pledged allegiance to Sheikh Haibatullah in a safe place in Afghanistan.
Human remains point to blast on Egyptair flight MS804
Egyptian authorities are still investigating the incident.
ECOWAS Parliament urges Liberia to reconsider proposal on becoming Christian state
A representative says it is unlikely the bill will pass.
Egyptair jet crashes with 66 aboard amid terror suspicion
An Egyptian official suggested that the MS804 flight might have crashed due to a terrorist act.
59 passengers, 10 crew members missing as EgyptAir flight disappears from radar
The plane was travelling at 37,000 feet when it disappeared from radar.
Another U.S. whistleblower gets N995Million reward for exposing SEC violations
“Since the inception of the whistleblower programme in 2011, the SEC has awarded more than $67 million to 29 whistleblowers.”
Somalia: 8 Simple Steps to Bury Your Own Country, By Abukar Arman
“Direly needed in Somalia are leaders who can resist instant gratification, seductive lure of power, who are willing to put their seats on the line.”
Belgian scientists say three new earth-like planets can sustain life
One of the researchers says his team cooperated with colleagues from the U.S. and Britain
U.S whistleblower earns $3.5 million award for aiding investigation
Whistleblower awards can range from 10 to 30 percent of the money collected when the monetary sanctions exceed $1 million.
Tanzania cuts live parliamentary coverage, ending vital news source for citizens
Live broadcasts of parliamentary proceedings are popular in Tanzania.
Brazilian President, Dilma Rousseff, suspended for ‘lying about country’s budget’
Vice President Michel Temer is to act for the period of the trial.
Ugandan minister warns media not to cover opposition protests
“Any media house that continues to cover them risks having their license revoked,” Ugandan authorities say.
#PanamaPapers: South African govt. opens public registers for beneficial ownership of companies
The country says public registers will act as check for corrupt politicians, tax evaders and terrorists who intentionally conceal their identities.
Turkish Prime Minister to resign amidst rift with president
President Erdogan’s son is tipped as a replacement.