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25 Nov
The billionaire daughter of Angola's ex-president is now the subject of an international arrest warrant for alleged corruption. In an interview with DW, Isabel dos Santos denied she was trying to escape the law.
23 Oct
Hu Jintao, who was succeeded by the current president Xi Jinping, appeared unwilling to leave the stage at the Communist Party Congress.
18 Jul
Sri Lankan lawmakers met to begin the process of choosing a new leader amid tightened security. They are set to hear nominations Tuesday to replace former President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who resigned earlier this week.
20 May
In an interview with FRANCE 24, former Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko expressed concern over the fate of the Ukrainian soldiers evacuated from the besieged Azovstal steel plant in the eastern city of Mariupol, saying that Russian President Vladimir Putin should "never" be trusted. Ukrainian authorities say the fighters have been taken to areas under the control of Russian forces or pro-Russian rebels and will be exchanged at a later date for Russian prisoners.
1 May
The imprisonment and political exclusion of former President Lula da Silva was a violation of his rights, the UN has said. Lula is currently leading in polls for October's presidential election.
15 Apr
Last month, the Honduras Supreme Court backed the extradition of Juan Orlando Hernandez to the United States to face charges of drug trafficking. If convicted, the former president could face a life sentence.
7 Apr
Burkina Faso's former president Blaise Compaore was sentenced in absentia to life imprisonment for complicity in the 1987 murder of his predecessor Thomas Sankara in a coup, a military tribunal ruled on Wednesday, April 6.
3 Apr
The Honduras Supreme Court has backed the extradition of former President Juan Orlando Hernandez to the US to face charges of drug trafficking. If convicted, Hernandez could face a life sentence.
1 Jan
Park Geun-hye was due to serve 24 years for corruption and abuse of power following her impeachment in 2017. The current president said her pardon was in the interest of "national harmony."
27 Dec 2021
A commission in Gambia has suggested that former President Yahya Jammeh be brought before an international tribunal for crimes committed during his 22-year dictatorship.
22 Dec 2021
A video has been widely shared in pro-Bolsonaro circles on Brazilian social media. It claims to show Brazil's former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva being insulted by Parisian students during a Batucada performance, while on the French leg of his European tour. We explore how the performance was hijacked and twisted by rival political supporters.
30 Nov 2021
Opposition leader and former president Mikheil Saakashvili says charges against him for his role in suppressing a 2007 protest are "trumped up." Amnesty International called his arrest "political revenge."

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