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Court delays trial of Burkina Faso ex-leader for protest killings

Blaise Compaore.A court in Burkina Faso on Thursday postponed the trial of former leader Blaise Compaore and his cabinet for their alleged role in killing protesters during an uprising in October 2014 that overthrew his government.

   

Court upholds life sentence for former Chad ruler Habre

Hissene Habre.A special tribunal upheld the life sentence for Chad's former President Hissene Habre for war crimes and crimes against humanity in the final decision of a landmark case, a judge presiding over the court in Senegal said on Thursday.

   

Court refuses to dismiss Hilchilema treason charge

Court refuses to dismiss Hilchilema treason chargeA Zambian court refused to throw out treason charges against opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema, a case that has stoked political tensions months after contested elections.
   

Zambian opposition leader denies arson

Hilchilema treason trial in ZambiaZambia's main opposition party, whose leader has been arrested and charged with treason, accused government of trying to frame it for arson as an excuse for greater political suppression.
   

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