Nick Gribble


Mali: A New Government, But What Next?

Mali’s President, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, has appointed the former Minister of Finance Boubou Cisse to the position of Prime Minister and invited him to form government. This follows the resignation of Prime Minister Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga and his government on April 19, which was announced with no formal reason. However, […]


Recently Freed After War Crimes Conviction, Jean-Pierre Bemba Runs For Presidency in DRC

Jean-Pierre Bemba was welcomed home to the Congo this week by tens of thousands of cheering citizens. Mr Bemba, recently freed after a 2016 conviction for war crimes and crimes against humanity by the ICC, returned home to file his candidacy for President. The crowd was the DRC’s largest politically-related […]


ICC Overturns Its Conviction Of Jean-Pierre Bemba In Blow To Human Rights Regime

On June 8, 2018, the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court acquitted Jean-Pierre Bemba of the two counts of war crimes and three counts of crimes against humanity for which he was found guilty of in 2016. Bemba, former vice-president of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, had been […]


Rwanda: Former Presidential Hopeful Diane Rwigara Goes On Trial

Diane Rwigara, a former Rwandan Presidential hopeful, has gone on trial for “inciting insurrection or trouble among the population.” Ms. Rwigara was arrested last year along with her mother. Four more people (who are currently outside the country) are also wanted for allegedly assisting her. The trial is the latest […]


Departing Minister Says Saudi-Led Coalition Has Taken Sovereignty Away From Yemeni People

In his late March resignation, outgoing Yemeni Minister of State Salah al-Sayadi criticized Saudi-led coalition forces in Yemen as taking sovereignty away from the its people. These remarks follow his accusations that Saudi Arabia has been keeping Yemeni President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi under house arrest, preventing him from returning to […]