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French court orders sending Central African Republic war crimes suspect to ICC


PARIS: A French court has authorised Central Africa Republic soccer executive and alleged militia leader Patrice-Edouard Ngaissona to be handed over to the Hague war crimes tribunal, a judicial source said on Monday.

Ngaissona, who has been described by prosecutors as the “senior leader” of the anti-balaka militia that carried out systematic attacks on the Muslim population in 2013-2014, was arrested in France on Dec. 12.

The International Criminal Court (ICC) says Ngaissona is suspected of war crimes and crimes against humanity including murder, extermination, deportation, persecution, torture, attacking civilians, and recruiting child soldiers.

Ngaissona, who was elected as a top executive of Africa’s football governing body CAF, has denied the charges.

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French Court Orders Sending Central African Republic War Crimes Suspect to ICC | World News


PARIS (Reuters) – A French court has authorized Central Africa Republic soccer executive and alleged militia leader Patrice-Edouard Ngaissona to be handed over to the Hague war crimes tribunal, a judicial source said on Monday.

Ngaissona, who has been described by prosecutors as the “senior leader” of the anti-balaka militia that carried out systematic attacks on the Muslim population in 2013-2014, was arrested in France on Dec. 12.

The International Criminal Court (ICC) says Ngaissona is suspected of war crimes and crimes against humanity including murder, extermination, deportation, persecution, torture, attacking civilians, and recruiting child soldiers.

Ngaissona, who was elected as a top executive of Africa’s football governing body CAF, has denied the charges.

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France to extradite African football chief to war crimes tribunal


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France will transfer Patrice-Edouard Ngaissona, a member of Africa’s top footballing body, to the International Criminal Court in The Hague where he faces war crimes charges, a court ruled Monday.

Ngaissona, who is from the Central African Republic and sits on the board of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), has been in a jail near Paris since his arrest on December 12.

The one-time sports minister, who is head of the Central African Republic’s football association, was controversially elected to the executive board of the CAF general assembly in February.

The International Criminal Court (ICC) issued a warrant in December for Ngaissona for allegedly…

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Winning the War Against Poverty and Perception


“Knowledge without wisdom is like water in the sand,” this African proverb sends one fundamental message – to knowledge, always add wisdom – or better, knowledge in and of itself, is not enough.

The globe is at its most enlightened, with the rate of information exchange & explosion of new ideas at its highest. World changing innovations are occurring in Africa just as they do in other parts of the globe. From the financial sector, with the world beating “Mpesa” mobile money innovation in Kenya, to medicine, with innovations like the “biomedical jacket,” or the “touchscreen Cardio Pad” in Cameroon to transportation with “robot traffic wardens,” to 3D printing, naming but a few, Africa is leveraging and making use of the information age. This shows that Africa is…

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World War 3 fears as Putin plans to move supersonic nuclear bombers to base near US | World | News


Russia plans to send supersonic nuclear-warhead bombers to a military base it is developing in the Caribbean. The Kremlin unveiled plans to establish a covert military base on islands belonging to Venezuela. This would mark Russia’s first military base involvement that close to the US since the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis.

Venezuela’s president Nicolas Maduro has confirmed that he accepted the proposals to host Russian nuclear bombers.

Russia will develop an already existing airstrip at the island of La Orchila into a naval facility and military airfield.

The Tu-160 supersonic bombers – nicknamed White Swans – are capable of carrying short-range nuclear missiles and can fly over 7,500 miles without refuelling.

Russian military Colonel Eduard Rodyukov said the move was a response to US…

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U.S. seeks to use Africa as pawn in war of influence against China and Russia


U.S. seeks to use Africa as pawn in war of influence against China and Russia

By Jehron Muhammad | Last updated: Dec 25, 2018 – 5:10:33 PM


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In a speech unveiling U.S. strategy to counter Chinese and Russian influence in Africa, National Security Advisor John Bolton, a “notorious hawk who advocates the unilateral wielding of U.S. might,” accused Beijing and Moscow of  “deliberately and aggressively targeting their investments in the region to gain…

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