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Somali Pirates Face Trial in Seychelles: Justice Served on High Seas

The EU's anti-piracy naval mission, Operation ATALANTA, sent six suspected Somali pirates to Seychelles for trial over an attack on the Marshall Islands-flagged tanker Chrystal Arctic. The tanker was targeted in the Gulf of Aden on May 10, but the pirates were thwarted by the ship's security team's gunfire. Confirmation of the transfer came from Operation ATALANTA on Wednesday. The suspects are currently in custody, awaiting trial. Before the handover, a delegation including the Minister of Internal Affairs, a…

Pascaline Bongo Case: “Hopes for a Trial by the End of 2025”

Did Pascaline Bongo sell her influence when her brother, Ali Bongo, was Gabon's president? The Paris criminal court said no on Monday, but the National Financial Prosecutor's Office appealed. A second trial awaits. The Bongo family is also under French legal scrutiny in the "ill-gotten assets" case. This time, Ali Bongo himself might face charges. Sara Brimbeuf leads the fight against shady financial transactions at Transparency International.

warning of judges to renew it

In Guinea, the renewal of the Supreme Judicial Council is contrary to the appointment of one of its members. The Magistrates' Association criticizes "sneaky negotiations" that govern the election of some of its members. These pressures come from the…

producers and actors in the web series “Cirque noir”

In Senegal, the six defendants, the producers and the actors of the web series "Cirque noir" were heard on Friday, August 27, by a judge from the Dakar court, ten days after their arrest. They are prosecuted in prison for spreading images that run counter to good morals and general insult to decency. as reported from Dakar,…

arrests in the middle of the “bay”, a new one

One hundred arrests took place on Thursday in Kinshasa, the result of an anti-drug police operation against the "bulge", a drug made with catalyst residues from exhaust pipes. The operation was initiated following the concerns expressed by the authorities about the harmful effects of the consumption of this drug, which is mainly used by young people. Three Tunisian citizens were among those arrested.…

reactions between enthusiasm and alertness

Following the indictment and the commitments of former Malian Prime Minister Soumeylou Boubeye Maïga, and former Minister of Economy and Finance Bouaré Fily Sissoko, reactions are mixed in Mali. There are those who encourage this transparency effort by the Supreme Court, and those who condemn procedural irregularities, for fear of an instrumentalisation.…

in Mali shares the legal proceedings

In Mali, former Prime Minister Soumeylou Boubeye Maïga and former Minister of Economy Bouaré Fily Sissoko were arrested on Thursday in the case of the presidential plane bought during IBK's presidency. But the handling of the case by the Supreme Court, instead of the Supreme Court, the only one that is theoretically competent to judge the ministers, shares.…

The voice of the NGO Voiceless welcomes the new arrest

Transferred to Kinshasa, Doudou Ngoy Ilunga is heard at the military prosecutor's office. Rostin Manketa, CEO of Voice of the Voiceless, wonders about the resumption of the trial of the alleged murderers of Floribert Chebeya and Fidèle Bazana. Human rights defenders were killed at the police station on June 1, 2010. Their NGO fears possible interventions to prevent the trial from resuming. She also…

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