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Libya force frees prisoners in reconciliation gesture

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Forces in Zawiya in western Libya on Wednesday released more than 100 captives taken from Khalifa Haftar’s eastern-based Libyan National Army (LNA) to solidify...

Uganda says 219 prisoners escape, some with guns and ammunition

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Prisoners in a Ugandan jail overpowered their guards and 219 of them escaped with at least 15 guns, but two were killed after security...

DR Congo prisoners starve to death

Fifty-two inmates of a prison in north-eastern DR Congo city Bunia starved to death this year because of insufficient government funding, according to the...

Lock up or release? Coronavirus, prisoner quandary

The rapid spread of coronavirus is piling pressure on criminal justice systems globally and seen a flood of prisoner releases, with the US, Canada...

Houthi prisoners freed

A Saudi-led military coalition said it freed 200 prisoners from the Iran-aligned Houthi movement in a move that could further efforts to end the...

Sisi pardons 560 prisoners

Egypt President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi pardoned 560 prisoners, the majority accused of supporting the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, two judicial sources said. Of those pardoned, 482...

LNA fighters taken prisoner in Tripoli

An offensive by eastern forces on Libyan capital Tripoli stalled in the face of strong resistance and the internationally recognised government said it took...

Sisi pardons thousands ahead of Eid

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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi pardoned 3477 prisoners before the Eid al-Fitr holiday, many of them imprisoned for debt, the interior ministry...

Seven hundred plus prisoners pardoned in Egypt

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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi pardoned 712 prisoners, the state news agency MENA said with security sources saying many of those freed...

More than 300 prisoners pardoned in Egypt

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Egypt President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi pardoned more than 330 people, many of them youths jailed for demonstrating in recent years. He told...

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SANDF missing the communication target

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Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...