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A history of the African National Congress

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A glance at the history of South Africa’s governing African National Congress political party: — -1912: Founding of South African Native National Congress, precursor to the ANC. -1923: Name changed to African National Congress. -1955: The Congress Alliance – of the ANC and Indian, mixed-race and white …

Thin and fragile, America’s public enemy No 1 in court – Americas – World – The Independent

Bradley Manning challenges prosecution for allegedly divulging secrets to WikiLeaks The legal plight of the former US Army intelligence analyst Bradley Manning was again under the spotlight yesterday as defence lawyers, in a pre-trial hearing at Fort Meade in Maryland, sought to challenge the case against him for allegedly leaking …

Life for Comrade Duch, a milestone for international justice | Mark Vlasic | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk

A UN-backed Cambodian court’s sentencing of the notorious Khmer Rouge executioner cracks criminals’ culture of impunity As many eyes in the world are turned towards the crisis in Syria, without much notice, Cambodia‘s UN-backed war crimes tribunal ended its first major trial, issuing a life sentence to 69-year-old Kain Guek …