Guinea massacre was 'humanity crime,' says report
A NEW report into the killing of 157 protesters by the security forces in Guinea in September says it was a premeditated massacre. The report, by Human Rights Watch, says the killings were designed to silence opposition to military rule. The authors claimed Guinea's presidential guard fired into the crowd until they ran out of bullets. They said this was a crime against humanity, coming under the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court.
United Nations ends Congo's military operation
THE UN envoy to the Democratic Republic of Congo, Alan Doss, has announced that a joint military operation against rebels, which has become a subject of criticisms from human rights activists, will be concluded at the end of this month, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) claimed yesterday.
Mozambique 'to help hunt Rwanda genocide suspects'
MOZAMBIQUE will co-operate fully with Rwanda to hand over genocide suspects, the country's Foreign Minister Oldemiro Baloi has told the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). His comments coming after Rwandan accused Mozambique, Malawi and Zambia of being unwilling to help hunt those suspected of involvement in the 1994 killings.
Sudan heading towards 'violent breakup,' says ICG
"UNLESS the international community, notably the U.S. (United States), the UN (United Nations), the African Union Peace and Security Council and the Horn of Africa Inter-Government Authority on Development (IGAD), cooperate to support (peace deals), return to north-south war and escalation of conflict in Darfur are likely," International Crisis Group (ICG) warned yesterday in a report.
Jammeh threatens death to troublemakers
GAMBIAN President Yahya Jammeh has warned that anyone who sought to "destabilise" the tiny west African nation would be killed. " If you want to destabilise this country and bring trouble and suffering to my people, I will make sure that you are dead," Jammeh told state television.