Cambodia: Opposition lawyer convicted of treason
14 June 2022 | 12:01 pm
US-Cambodian lawyer Theary Seng and other government critics have been sentenced to years in prison on charges of treason and incitement.
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Hun Sen, after almost 40 years in power, is set to win a landslide victory after banning opposition and stifling dissent.
Over two dozen opposition parties have set aside their differences and united to form an alliance to challenge Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party in parliamentary elections next year.
Hun Sen has ruled the Southeast Asian country for almost four decades. The move comes after his party was victorious in parliamentary elections.
Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga said on Tuesday Africa 'must take a stand' on the Russia Ukraine war. He was speaking as African leaders prepared to head to St Petersburg to attend the Russia-Africa summit on July 27-29, as Moscow and the West compete for influence in Africa.
Senegal's opposition leader Ousmane Sonko has been mired in a flurry of legal woes, which he says are a bid to keep him out of politics.
Protesters called on Prime Minister Hasina to step down and form a caretaker government to lead the country during next year's elections. Several Western countries have condemned Hasina's government over rights abuses.
Internal power struggles, lack of trust and cohesive unity have contributed to fragmentation of opposition outfits in some African nations. These challenges— according to political analysts— have made it difficult for most opposition parties to effectively promote democracy.
The amendments could see President Touadera seek a third term. The referendum was boycotted by civil rights groups and the main opposition, who decried the lack of an updated electoral register.
Niger's Junta said on Sunday they had gathered enough evidence to prosecute ousted President Mohamed Bazoum for high treason following his imprisonment last month and Niger's military subsequent dissolving of the elected government.
Niger's coup leaders say they will prosecute deposed President Mohamed Bazoum for "high treason." Earlier, they reportedly said they were willing to negotiate with the West African bloc ECOWAS.
The vote marks the end of an almost four-decades long rule of his father, Hun Sen. Major powers will watch to see if Cambodia change direction with Hun Manet in control.
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