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Sis defends death penalty

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi defended the death penalty at a summit between Arab and European states, saying the regions had “two different cultures”. Rights...

Death sentence for former Kenya police officer

A Kenyan court sentenced a former senior police officer to death for killing a detainee in his custody, one of the harshest punishments over...

Prison sentence in absentia for Benin businessman on drugs charge

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Prominent Benin businessman and former presidential candidate Sebastien Ajavon was sentenced in absentia to 20 years in prison in connection with a...

UN appeals to Egypt to overturn mass death sentences

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United Nations human rights chief Michelle Bachelet urged Egypt's appeals court to overturn mass death sentences handed down by a lower court...

Anti-Egypt Facebook post earns jail sentence

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A Lebanese tourist arrested for posting a video on Facebook complaining of sexual harassment and conditions in Egypt was sentenced to eight...

South Sudan rebel spokesman sentenced to death

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A spokesman for South Sudanese rebel leader Riek Machar was sentenced to death on charges of treason and incitement against government. James Gatdet...

Death sentence handed down in Somali military court

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A Somali military court sentenced to death a man convicted of driving a truck bomb as part of a deadly attack that...

Niger opposition leader convicted of inciting coup

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A court in Niger handed an opposition leader a three-month suspended sentence for agitating for the overthrow of government, a move his...

Dutch timber trader sentenced for Liberian crimes

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Dutch timber trader Guus Kouwenhoven was convicted as an accessory to war crimes for selling weapons to Liberia's then President Charles Taylor...

Somaliland sentences journalist to two years jail

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A court in Somalia's breakaway region of Somaliland sentenced a reporter to two years in jail for what it said was endangering...

ICC adds a year to Bemba’s conviction for attempted bribery of...

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The United Nations-backed International Criminal Court (ICC) this week sentenced former Congolese Vice-President, Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo, to another year in prison and...

Guinea Bissau ex-navy chief sentenced in US drug case

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A former navy chief of Guinea-Bissau who was arrested three years ago in a US drug sting off the West African coast...

Egyptian court hands ex-president Mursi a second life sentence

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Egypt's former president Mohamed Mursi was handed another life sentence on Saturday, after a court found him guilty of espionage and leaking...

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