Eye on Africa

Suspected Central African militia leaders plead not guilty to war crimes

EYE ON AFRICA
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By: Georja Calvin-Smith Follow | Laura DI BIASIO
14 min

A former Central African Republic football boss and a lawmaker nicknamed Rambo deny war crime charges in The Hague. The pair are accused of heading up militia groups that terrorised communities during the country's 2013-2014 civil war. Also, the G5 Sahel summit wraps up with African leaders vowing to press on with crackdowns on terrorist groups in the region and Chad announcing the deployment of troops between Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso. Finally, visitors to Nairobi's main airport are met with a robotic response as Kenya tries to minimise the risk of exposure to Covid-19.