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Bodies continue to surface in Lake Victoria ferry accident
The death toll after a ferry capsized in Lake Victoria has risen to more than 170, a local deputy said Saturday, as rescue workers also managed to pull another survivor from the vessel. FRANCE 24's Julia Steers has the latest.



ICC sentences Congo's Bemba for witness tampering, says time served
The International Criminal Court on Monday sentenced Congolese politician Jean-Pierre Bemba to a 300,000 euro fine and a 12-month sentence for witness tampering, but his sentence was reduced to zero due to time served.



Rwanda frees jailed opposition leader Ingabire
Rwanda has decided to immediately free Victoire Ingabire, an opposition leader jailed for 15 years, after President Paul Kagame exercised his power to grant mercy, the justice minister said on Saturday.



Nigeria: the fight against Boko Haram
As Nigeria’s army continues its offensive against Boko Haram extremists, our reporters Catherine Norris-Trent and Jonathan Walsh travelled to the northeast of the country, still plagued by violence. For this special 26-minute documentary, they bring us rare eyewitness accounts from victims of the jihadist group, but also those who persecuted them. Security forces and ordinary citizens also speak out about the fight against Boko Haram and their hopes for reconciliation.



Egypt's new 'cyber crime' law accused of curbing online freedoms
A new bill to fight cyber crime in Egypt was signed into law by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on August 19. While it may help to provide a legal framework to govern an area that was lacking in regulation, the legislation is being criticised for also allowing authorities to legally crack down on online freedoms. Our correspondents report.



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