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Congo Republic opposition leader’s appeal against jail term fails

A court in Congo Republic on Tuesday threw out a challenge to opposition leader Paulin Makaya's prison sentence for his role in protests against a third term for President Denis Sassou Nguesso. Makaya...

Ugandan bails traditional leader detained on terrorism charges

Government officials accuse Mumbere, a traditional leader of the Bakonzo people, of seeking to create a separate state.

Gambia court frees prominent lawyer

Darboe appeared thin in a long blue robe but grinned broadly as he hugged family members and friends in the courtroom.

Pistorius moved to different prison for better rehabilitation

"The issue is about access to rehabilitation programmes," department for correctional services spokesman Manelisi Wolela said.

Ivory Coast police arrest anti-constitution demonstrators

Police in riot gear broke up the planned march in the commercial capital Abidjan as demonstrators were gathering early on Thursday.

Ethiopian activists demand news of jailed leaders after massive fire

The government has said 21 inmates died in the blaze that ripped through the Qilinto complex on Saturday.

Ghana president orders early release for men who threatened judges

The case was part of a bid by authorities to ensure stability ahead of a presidential election in December and protect Ghana's image.