Crime

Cameroon Court Sentences Opposition Leader to 25 Years in Prison

A military court in Cameroon sentenced an opposition leader on Monday to 25 years in prison, his lawyer and Amnesty International said and denounced the trial as politically motivated. The court convicted Aboubakar Siddiki, the president of northern Cameroon’s main opposition party, of hostility against the homeland as well as revolution and contempt of the […]

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Zimbabwe: Man axes friend to death for leaving him at a bar

A 34-year old man in Zimbabwe has killed his drinking friend, axing him five times, for leaving him behind at a bar, says a report. According to the state-owned newspaper, Antony Ndlovu, was arrested after brutally attacking Tapiwanashe Mutakaya, 43, with an axe, causing his instant death. Witnesses were quoted as saying that Ndlovu had confronted […]

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Gambia police probing dozens of forced disappearances

Gambian police said on Tuesday they were working on more than 30 cases of individuals who disappeared in custody under Yahya Jammeh’s former regime, as investigators uncover secret burial sites. Crime management co-ordinator Babucarr Sarr told media that 33 case files had been opened since January, with several more expected, and 10 people were in […]

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Man gets 16 years for raping, infecting 12 year old girl with HIV

A MAN from the Jambezi area in Hwange has been slapped with an effective 16 years’ imprisonment after he raped a 12-year-old girl and infected her with HIV before indecently assaulting another nine-year-old child. The 25-year-old man, who cannot be named to protect the identity of the children, who are his nieces, pleaded not guilty […]

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