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Famous Mali singer’s battle to stay out of jail

Famous Mali singer’s battle to stay out of jail

MALIAN singer Rokia Traore, arrested in Italy over three weeks ago due to an international child custody dispute, has appealed to EU judges to block an extradition request from Belgium, her lawyer informed Reuter. Reuters reports that Traore, 50, a renowned African vocalist and UNHCR goodwill ambassador, was apprehended on June 20 at Rome's Fiumicino airport under a European arrest warrant. She had received a two-year prison sentence in Belgium last October related to a child custody case. Since her arrest, Traore has been incarcerated in Civitavecchia, near Rome. She had travelled to Italy for a concert near the Colosseum.…
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Kenya’s suspected serial killer held for the murder of 42 women

Kenya’s suspected serial killer held for the murder of 42 women

A man suspected of being one of Kenya’s worst serial killers has been arrested for the murder of 42 women, including his wife. According to the Kenyan Police, 33-year-old Collins Jumaisi was arrested after the discovery of several bodies in Mukuru, south of Nairobi. The police said Jumaisi has confessed to killing 42 women since 2022, starting with his wife. The most recent murder allegedly took place on July 11, 2024. So far, nine bodies have been recovered from the quarry. Amin Mohamed, head of the Directorate of Criminal Investigations, described Jumaisi as a "psychopathic serial killer who has no…
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Norwegian citizen arrested for alleged spying for China, NTB agency reports

Norwegian citizen arrested for alleged spying for China, NTB agency reports

A Norwegian citizen was arrested on suspicion of espionage "that could benefit China", local news agency NTB reported, citing the Norwegian Police Security Service (PST). The individual, who was not named, will appear in front of an Oslo court at 1300 local time (1100 GMT), a PST spokesperson was quoted as saying. The individual is not a Chinese agent and is innocent, the individual's lawyer, Marius Dietrichson, told daily VG. Dietrichson, PST and the Chinese embassy in Oslo did not immediately reply to requests for comment.
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Dozens beaten, some arrested after Zimbabwe opposition leader denied bail

Dozens beaten, some arrested after Zimbabwe opposition leader denied bail

ZIMBABWEAN police beat dozens of opposition supporters and arrested several outside a court in the capital Harare, after Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) party members were denied bail following their arrests two weeks ago. A Harare magistrate denied bail to the party's interim leader Jameson Timba and 78 activists arrested on June 16 for holding a political gathering which authorities said was unauthorised. Timba took over as interim leader of the CCC after former leader Nelson Chamisa quit the party in January, alleging it had been hijacked by the ruling ZANU-PF party. Police anti-riot units guarded the entrance to the court and…
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Zimbabwe police arrest opposition leader and 80 youths, says lawyer

Zimbabwe police arrest opposition leader and 80 youths, says lawyer

ZIMBABWE police have arrested opposition leader Jameson Timba and 80 youths for holding a political gathering which authorities said was unauthorized, their lawyer said. Timba took over as interim leader of Citizens Coalition for Change after former leader Nelson Chamisa quit the party in January, alleging it had been hijacked by the ruling ZANU-PF party. The arrests were made on Sunday. "They are still in custody and we are working on their release. They are likely to be charged with maintenance of public order laws," lawyer Agency Gumbo told Reuters. CCC party spokesperson Promise Mkwananzi said the arrests were "regrettable" and showed…
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Turkish writer, son accused of fleeing after crash arrested in US

Turkish writer, son accused of fleeing after crash arrested in US

U.S. authorities arrested a Turkish author and her 16-year-old son wanted by Turkey on charges he was involved in a fatal car crash in Istanbul and then fled the country with the help of his mother. Turkish novelist and poet Eylem Tok and her son, Timur Cihantimur, were arrested under an extradition request from Turkey as they were about to tour an expensive private school in Boston, according to court papers. Their arrests were announced on the social media platform X by Turkish Justice Minister Yilmaz Tunc, who said they were "captured in the United States in line with our…
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South African minister Kodwa charged with corruption, announces resignation

South African minister Kodwa charged with corruption, announces resignation

SOUTH Africa's minister of sports, arts and culture Zizi Kodwa was arrested on corruption charges and later appeared in court before issuing a statement to announce his resignation. A spokesperson for Kodwa said in a statement that he strongly denied the charges against him. Kodwa was given the sports, arts and culture portfolio in President Cyril Ramaphosa's cabinet last year after being deputy minister of state security. He was spokesperson of the African National Congress (ANC) party from 2014 to 2017. After losing its majority in last week's parliamentary election, the ANC is leaning towards trying to form a government of…
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DRC quells a coup attempt by soldiers and “Americans”

DRC quells a coup attempt by soldiers and “Americans”

THE leader of an attempted coup in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been killed and some 50 people including three American citizens arrested, a spokesman for the Central African country's army told Reuters. Gunfire rang out around 4 a.m. in the capital Kinshasa, a Reuters reporter said. Armed men attacked the presidency in the city centre, according to spokesman Sylvain Ekenge. Another attack took place at the nearby home of Vital Kamerhe, a member of parliament who is tipped to become speaker, Kamerhe's spokesman, Michel Moto Muhima, and the Japanese ambassador said in posts on X. Moto Muhima…
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Former US Marine pilot arrested in Australia worked with Chinese hacker, lawyer says

Former US Marine pilot arrested in Australia worked with Chinese hacker, lawyer says

A former U.S. Marine pilot fighting extradition from Australia on U.S. charges of training Chinese military pilots to land on aircraft carriers unknowingly worked with a Chinese hacker, his lawyer said. Daniel Duggan, 55, a naturalised Australian citizen, feared requests by Western intelligence agencies for sensitive information were putting his family at risk, the lawyer said in a legal filing seen by Reuters. The lawyer's filing supports Reuters reporting linking Duggan to convicted Chinese defence hacker Su Bin. Duggan denies the allegations that he broke U.S. arms control laws. He has been in an Australian maximum security prison since his 2022 arrest after…
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Togolese opposition members arrested over campaign against new constitution

Togolese opposition members arrested over campaign against new constitution

NINE Togolese politicians who were running a campaign against a new constitution that could allow President Faure Gnassingbe to extend his 19-year rule have been arrested, a spokesperson for an opposition coalition said. Opposition voices are growing in the tiny phosphate-producing West African nation over constitutional reform that could change the way the president is elected. Some members of the opposition coalition were detained on Wednesday afternoon while they were campaigning against the constitution at a market in the suburbs of Togolese capital Lome, spokesperson Thomas Nsoukpoe said. Others were detained at night during a meeting at the house of a coalition…
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