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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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Liberia: Senate Elections Held Despite Ebola Threat
[Deutsche Welle]Voters who turned out for senate elections in Liberia were met with health workers at the door of polling stations to check for Ebola. The elections had been delayed twice due to the outbreak.

Zambia: Ruling Party Agrees on Presidential Candidate
[Times of Zambia]PATRIOTIC Front (PF) presidential candidate Edgar Lungu yesterday successfully filed his nomination papers to contest the 2015 presidential elections, bringing an end to the differences that had characterised the ruling party in the last two months.

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In Guinea, as Ebola spread slows, Ban pledges UN support towards total eradication
Cautioning that much remains to be done to wipe out Ebola in Guinea, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today that joint national, regional and global efforts have “significantly” slowed the spread of the deadly virus, giving hope to thousands of people and providing space for communities to look ahead to socio-economic recovery.

Central African Republic: Security Council appeals to rebels to lay down arms
The United Nations Security Council has strongly condemned the recent resurgence of violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) and reiterated its appeal to all parties to the conflict to “immediately and permanently” lay down their arms, release all children from their ranks, and embark upon the path of dialogue as the only viable means towards achieving lasting peace.

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