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Up to 500 people - including women, children and babies - were killed in clashes near the Nigerian city of Jos on Sunday. Three mainly Christian villages near Jos were attacked from nearby hills by people with machetes.

The attacks are said to have been in revenge for the killing of several hundred Muslims around Jos in January. But Archbishop John Olorunfemi Onaiyekan of Abuja says it’s not a religious conflict:

“This is...between herdsmen and farmers, only the Fulani are all Muslims and the Berom all Christians,” he told Vatican Radio.

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10 March 2010 by -

Prominent Kenyans organised and financed post-election attacks against civilians in 2008, the International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor told judges last week.

By Thijs Bouwknegt, The Hague

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10 March 2010 by -

Radovan Karadzic opened his defence at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) on March 1st – four months later than scheduled – only to have the trial postponed once again two days later.

By Hermione Gee

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10 March 2010 by -

Former Bosnian president Ejup Ganic will remain in jail in London while his application for bail is considered. Ganic was arrested at Heathrow Airport on March 1st at the request of Serbia, where he is wanted on war crimes charges.

A Muslim member of Bosnia’s presidency during the 1992-1995 war and former president of the Muslim-Croat Federation of Bosnia and Hercegovina, Ganic is being held in Wandsworth prison in south London.

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10 March 2010 by Stijntje Blankendaal

Brazil has established a National Truth Commission (NTC) to investigate the country’s military dictatorship of 1964-1985, Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva told the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva last week. But opposition groups have yet to be convinced.

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10 March 2010 by Thijs Bouwknegt

The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) is scheduled to close at the end of February 2014 and its president, Patrick Robinson, is starting to lay the foundations for the tribunal’s legacy. Judge Robinson spoke to the IJT about what he is doing to preserve the legacy of the court.

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10 March 2010 by Thijs Bouwknegt

Sixteen years after the assassination of former Rwandan president Juvénal Habyarimana, his widow Agathe Kanziga Habyarimana is facing seven counts of genocide and the possibility of being extradited to Rwanda. She was arrested on March 2nd in the Parisian suburb of Courcouronnes, where she had been living for the last twelve years.

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10 March 2010 by Elles van Gelder

South African president Jacob Zuma must consult with victims before issuing any pardons for prisoners convicted of politically motivated crimes during the apartheid era. That’s according to a ruling by the country’s constitutional court.

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10 March 2010

Madame Agathe arrested

Sixteen years after the assassination of former Rwandan president Juvénal Habyarimana, his widow Agathe Kanziga Habyarimana is facing seven counts of genocide and the possibility of being extradited to Rwanda. She was arrested on March 2nd in the Parisian suburb of Courcouronnes, where she had been living for the last twelve years. 

Brazil prepares to confront its past

Brazil has established a National Truth Commission (NTC) to investigate the country’s military dictatorship of 1964-1985, Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva told the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva last week. But opposition groups have yet to be convinced. 

Victory for Apartheid-era victims

South African president Jacob Zuma must consult with victims before issuing any pardons for prisoners convicted of politically motivated crimes during the apartheid era. That’s according to a ruling by the country’s constitutional court. 

Interview: "Thinking about legacy"

The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) is scheduled to close its doors at the end of February 2014. ICTY President Judge Patrick Robinson spoke to the IJT about what he is doing to preserve the legacy of the court.

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