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Algerian protesters jailed

A court in Algeria sentenced 21 protesters to six months in jail for “undermining national unity”, official media reported, a month ahead of a...

Life sentences for Cameroon separatist leaders

A Cameroonian court handed life sentences to 10 separatist leaders after finding them guilty of charges including terrorism in their fight to break away...

Increasing number of journalists jailed for doing their jobs

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A near-record number of journalists around the world are behind bars for their work, including two Reuters reporters whose imprisonment in Myanmar has drawn...

Prison sentence for Egyptian poet

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An Egyptian military court sentenced a poet to three years in prison for publishing false news and insulting the military after he...

Cameroon Anglophone activists sentenced to jail

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A court in Cameroon convicted seven activists from the country's Anglophone minority of rebellion and acts of terrorism and gave them sentences...

Jail for Algerian blogger

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An Algerian blogger arrested last year over social media posts has been sentenced to 10 years in prison on espionage and other...

Former Liberian warlord gets 30 years in US prison

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A former Liberian warlord known as "Jungle Jabbah" was sentenced to 30 years in prison for gaining US asylum by lying about...

Tanzanian opposition leaders charged with sedition

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Tanzania charged six opposition leaders with sedition and incitement to violence, a move branded by critics of government as an effort to...

Ugandan court jails Muslim leader for life

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A Ugandan court sentenced a Muslim group leader and three associates to life in prison after their conviction on terrorism charges related...

Three years jail for 50 Egyptian police who went on strike

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An Egyptian court sentenced 50 policemen to three years in prison for organising a strike against working conditions in January, Egypt's official...

Ethiopian politician jailed for Facebook post

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An Ethiopian court sentenced an opposition politician to six and a half years in prison on Thursday over a series of anti-government...

Cameroon journalist jailed under anti-terrorism law

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A Cameroonian military tribunal sentenced a journalist to 10 years in prison on terrorism charges, including failing to report acts of terrorism...

Rwandan jailed for life for genocide crimes

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A Rwandan accused of leading and co-ordinating attacks on minority Tutsis during Rwanda's 1994 genocide was sentenced to life imprisonment for his...

Egyptian policeman jailed for beating man to death

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An Egyptian police officer was sentenced to seven years in jail and five other policemen to three years on Tuesday for beating...

Ivory Coast soldiers sentenced to life for killing ex-president

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A military tribunal in Ivory Coast on Thursday sentenced three senior military officials to life in prison for the 2002 murder of...

Egyptian policeman jailed for eight years, killed man in custody

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A police officer in Egypt's eastern city of Ismailia has been sentenced to eight years in jail for beating a man to...

Soldier jailed for murdering colleagues

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Sergeant Mpumelelo Hlubi (24) has been sentenced to 15 years behind bars by the Bethlehem Circuit Court for a double murder that...

Rhino poacher sentenced to 14 years in jail; 550 rhinos killed...

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Some reward for the sweat equity put in by rangers and soldiers during long and arduous hours of work in the bush...

Uganda jails two for World Cup bombing

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Two Ugandans have been jailed after pleading guilty to terrorism charges related to a coordinated bomb attack on the capital last year...

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