Ex-dictator’s corruption charges are the first step in an anti-corruption process built on democratic institutions and respect for human rights.
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Algeria’s former finance minister Karim appeared before the Supreme Court to face questions about corruption accusations, state television reported.
Popular Zimbabwean movements seem to understand the difficulty of mobilizing disaffected citizens outside of the channels established by the parties and labour unions that dominate politics.
Civil disobedience campaign in Sudanese capital Khartoum is impeding aid from flowing to flood-stricken victims in the northern Darfur region.
Sudan’s ruling military council has acknowledged it ordered the June 3 attack on protesters in Khartoum that left dozens of people dead.
South Sudan’s high court in Juba sentenced a prominent peace activist and economist to two years in prison after he was accused of inciting an uprising.
Supporters of press freedom in Malawi are denouncing a government order suspending all radio and television call-in programs.
Sudan’s opposition leaders have agreed to end their campaign of civil disobedience and strikes and resume talks with the country’s military rulers .
Cameroon has detained hundreds more supporters of opposition leader Maurice Kamto, who is facing treason charges after leading protests.
Sudanese police fired tear gas to disperse protesters in Sudan’s capital Khartoum during a civil disobedience campaign to demand civilian rule.