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UN court rejects Myanmar claims, will hear Rohingya case

Jul. 22, 2022 11:34 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Judges at the United Nations’ highest court on Friday dismissed preliminary objections by Myanmar to a case alleging the Southeast Asian nation is responsible for genocide against the Rohingya ethnic minority. The decision establishing the...

Gambia court sentences ex-spy chief to death for murder

Jul. 14, 2022 11:11 AM EDT

MBOUR, Senegal (AP) — A Gambian court has sentenced a former spy chief and four others to death Wednesday after finding them guilty of the 2016 murder of a political activist. Former director general of the defunct National Intelligence Agency, Yankuba Badjie, was convicted along...

Gambia to investigate fugitive ex-dictator Jammeh for abuses

May. 25, 2022 15:28 PM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Gambia’s government is setting up a special prosecutor's office to investigate for severe human rights violations and potentially charge former dictator Yahya Jammeh, who fled into exile in 2017 after 22 years in power. Wednesday's government announcement...