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Daily News on the Issues Affecting Africa for February 26

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Continue reading for news including stories on Amnesty International's accusation that the Ivorian army has violated the human rights of supporters of former President Gbagbo, the postponement of the ICC trial of four Kenyan suspects, including presidential candidate Uhuru Kenyatta, how the murder of a young Zimbabwean boy might be connected to the country's upcoming referendum, the current successes of AMISOM, and Paul Kagame's amendments to key cabinet positions.

Côte d'Ivoire : le rapport d'Amnesty qui accable les FRCI

In a report published on Tuesday, February 26, Amnesty International accused the Ivorian army of serious violations of human rights against actual or alleged supporters of former President Laurent Gbagbo, in response to a wave of attacks in 2012.
To read the full article, visit "Jeune Afrique" here

ICC accepts to adjourn Kenyan suspects trial

"International Criminal Court Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda has consented to a request that hearing of cases against four Kenyan suspects be [in] adjournment until August instead of April. Jubilee alliance presidential candidate Uhuru Kenyatta, his running mate William Ruto, Former head of public service Francis Muthaura and radio journalist Joshua Sang are facing charges of crimes against humanity at the ICC."
To read the full article, visit "The Standard" here

Zimbabwean boy killed in suspected political attack
"A 12-year-old boy was burnt to death in eastern Zimbabwe in a suspected case of political violence ahead of a referendum next month."
To read the full article, visit "Mail and Guardian" here

Somalia: Amisom Captures Two More Towns

"Somali government forces with the support of AMISOM troops have captured the towns of Dardan and Jirada-Kullow in Bay region in simultaneous dawn operations. The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission for Somalia, Ambassador Mahamet Saleh Annadif, said the latest operations would help alleviate the suffering of the Somali population."
To read the full article, visit "AllAfrica News" here

Kagame swears in new ministers

"Rwanda's President Paul Kagame on Monday made changes in the country's cabinet bringing in new faces in a reshuffle which saw the Governor of the Central Bank swap positions with the Minister of Finance and Economic Planning."
To read the full article, visit "The East African" here


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