Darfur militia leader appears before ICC
19 June 2020 | 2:40 pm
Former Sudanese commander Ali Kushayb, charged with over 50 crimes against humanity, has appeared before the ICC. The Darfur war crimes suspect says the charges against him are "untrue". Also, dozens are killed in new attacks in northeast Nigeria. The violence is the latest in a spike of violence by the group known as the Islamic State West Africa Province. And Burundi's new president will be sworn in this week in a fast-tracked inauguration following the death of incumbent Pierre Nkurunziza. We hear from Burundian refugees who fled unrest under Nkurunziza and are now hoping to return home.
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