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Nigerian politician jailed for $3.2m theft

Joshua Dariye, pictured in 2004, was first charged in 2007 A former Nigerian governor has been sentenced to 14 years in jail after “diverting” $3.2m (2.4m) meant for his state’s ecological fund during his time in office. Joshua Dariye, who is currently a senator, was found guilty of corruption while …

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Poll: Egypt ‘safer’ than UK and US

Egypt has struggled recently with terror attacks, but people still feel safe Egypt has been ranked the safest country in Africa – coming higher than both the UK and US – according to a new poll. The Gallup Global Law and Order report placed the North African country at 16 …

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Push for Bemba’s ‘immediate release’

Lawyers representing Democratic Republic of Congo politician Jean-Pierre Bemba will today ask judges at the International Criminal Court ( ICC) for his immediate release, news agency AFP reports. An appeals court last week overturned his conviction for war crimes and crimes against humanity, saying he had been “erroneously” convicted. Bemba …

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Nigeria marks 20 years since Abacha died

Today marks 20 years since the death of Gen Sani Abacha, considered one of Nigeria??s most brutal leaders. His regime was marked by human rights abuses, attacks on the press and the jailing of political opponents, including Moshood Abiola who is believed to have won the annulled 1993 election. The …

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