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Rwanda drops appeal against acquittal of dissident Rwigara

Rwanda’s government has withdrawn an appeal against the acquittal of dissident politician Diane Rwigara, who was tried on charges of inciting insurrection and forgery, prosecutors said Wednesday. Rwigara was found not guilty last month at the end of the high-profile trial that highlighted a crackdown on the opposition in…

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Rwanda drops appeal against acquittal of dissident Rwigara

Rwanda’s government has withdrawn an appeal against the acquittal of dissident politician Diane Rwigara, who was tried on charges of inciting insurrection and forgery, prosecutors said Wednesday. Rwigara was found not guilty last month at the end of the high-profile trial that highlighted a crackdown on the opposition in…

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Tokyo court rejects Ghosn’s long detention appeal

This courtroom sketch depicts former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn in a courtroom at the Tokyo District Court in Tokyo. (AP photo) The appeal by the lawyers of Carlos Ghosn, Nissan’s former chairman, against his prolonged detention since his arrest November 19 was rejected Wednesday by the Tokyo District Court. Ghosn’s lawyers filed the appeal a day earlier. Ghosn’s detention on…

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Tokyo court rejects Ghosn’s long detention appeal

This courtroom sketch depicts former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn in a courtroom at the Tokyo District Court in Tokyo. (AP photo) The appeal by the lawyers of Carlos Ghosn, Nissan’s former chairman, against his prolonged detention since his arrest November 19 was rejected Wednesday by the Tokyo District Court. Ghosn’s lawyers filed the appeal a day earlier. Ghosn’s detention on…

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Congo braces for election results after commission meets overnight

By Giulia Paravicini and Stanis Bujakera KINSHASA, Jan 9 (Reuters) – Democratic Republic of Congo’s electoral commission met all night and into Wednesday morning ahead of an announcement of results from the presidential election that could come later in the day. Riot police were deployed in front of the commission headquarters in the capital Kinshasa and along the city’s main ...

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