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Seeking Justice in Nimule, South Sudan
Rachel Ibreck reports on the challenges to obtaining justice in South Sudan. ‘There is no law in South Sudan’, a resident of the town of Nimule, Eastern Equatoria, explained: ‘You see the police cell there is for those who are very poor. You will never see a rich person in that prison for the rest of your life. Trust me, […]

The collapse of Uhuru Kenyatta’s case could be a potential deathblow to the International Criminal Court
As the ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda drops all charges against Kenya’s leader, LSE’s Fiona Mungai and Yusuf Kiranda argue that it is time for African countries to strengthen their judicial institutions. The recent collapse of the International Criminal Court (ICC) case against Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta does not come as a surprise. The turn of events was perhaps expected owing […]

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Nigeria: Preventing Urban Epidemics Through Community Buy-In
[allAfrica]Abuja -Okechukwu Ndaguba sits at a table in a noisy conference room at the Jades Hotel in Nigeria’s capital city, summoning strength for the last day of a planning session about a new health insurance scheme.

Africa: Illicit Outflow of Money Rises to Record Levels
[OSIWA]Washington -A record US$991.2 billion in illicit capital flowed out of developing and emerging economies in 2012--facilitating crime, corruption, and tax evasion--according to the latest study released today by Global Financial Integrity (GFI), a Washington, DC-based research and advisory organization. The study is the first GFI analysis to include estimates of illicit financial flows for 2012.

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UN envoy condemns latest spate of attacks in Nigeria
The United Nations’ top official in West Africa has strongly condemned a series of attacks in north-eastern Nigeria which reportedly left over 30 people dead and resulted in the abduction of some 200 others.

Ebola: ‘Regrettable loss’ caused by warehouse fire in Guinea
A fire engulfed a United Nations warehouse in Guinea today that contained medicines and laboratory materials used for the fight against Ebola, causing no casualties but “a regrettable loss” in supplies, which the UN mission there vowed to quickly replace. An investigation into the fire was underway.

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