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Colombia’s Congress on Monday passed the extension of war-related legislation that provides a legal framework for the government to engage in peace talks with rebel groups.

As Sri Lanka commemorated the Day of the Disappeared last week, many of those who have no clue where their loved ones are continued to push for answers.

The Bosnian state prosecution on Friday charged Josip Relota, a former member of the Nikola Subic-Zrinski Brigade of the Croatian Defence Council, with killing three Bosniak civilians in a house in Busovaca and severely wounding one other person in January 1993.

“After having left the house, Relota threw a bomb through the window. The bomb exploded inside the house,” the prosecution said.

Relota, who lives in Busovaca, has not been remanded in custody, and has both Bosnian and Croatian citizenship.

The indictment has been sent to the state court for confirmation.

The Judiciary will within the next three years, complete the construction of a High Court in Wajir and Marsabit, and establish a magistrate’s court in Mandera.

South Sudan's president, Salva Kiir, has recalled the government delegation currently taking part in negotiations in Ethiopia with the country's armed opposition group under the leadership of former vice-president Riek Machar, accusing the latter of seeking a military solution to the more than 10-month-long conflict.

Eleven victims of Colombia’s armed conflict arrived in Cuba on Saturday to negotiate how victims will be treated in the event the Colombian government and leftist FARC rebels agree to end 50 years of violence. One victim will be taking part from a prison in Colombia.

Nine organisations of victims of the armed conflict have urged the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to ensure participation of conflict victims in formation of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and the Commission for the Inquiry of the Disappeared Persons (CIDP).

A dozen local rights groups released a joint statement on Sunday with proposed recommendations for an upcoming review of Egypt's human rights by the UN Human Rights Council in Switzerland.

The bodies of 150 Sunni tribesmen who fought against Isis have allegedly been discovered in a mass grave outside Ramadi in central Iraq, just under 70 miles from the capital Baghdad.

Tunisia’s election board confirmed on Wednesday night that the secular party Nidaa Tounes had won a decisive victory in the country’s parliamentary elections, securing 85 seats and knocking the Islamist party Ennahda into second place, with 69 seats.

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