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ICC Investigates Guinea ‘Abuses’

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has opened an investigation into the Guinean military’s brutal suppression of an anti-government protest.
The Hague court says it is deciding whether the events of 28 September amount to crimes against humanity.
The prosecutors say there is evidence that women were “abused or otherwise brutalized” during the crackdown.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/8308420.stm

Tsvangirai Aide Back in Jail

A Zimbabwean court has ordered a senior official in the party of Morgan Tsvangirai, the Zimbabwean prime minister, back to jail to await trial on terrorism charges.
Authorities detained Roy Bennett, the treasurer of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), on Wednesday following orders from magistrate Lucy Mungwari.
“I commit the accused person to prison. If there is any defect in the process, the accused should raise it before the High Court,” Mungwari said.
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/africa/2009/10/2009101420304911779.html

Africa: Foreign Aid May Dry Up

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