Category Archives: Legal Matters

Malawi Lawyers Protest Government’s Role in Judiciary

Lawyers in major cities throughout Malawi took to the streets Wednesday, protesting what they call government interference in the judiciary for nullifying last May’s elections. The demonstrations were in reaction to the government’s decision to force the country’s chief justice, Andrew Nyirenda, to go on leave pending his retirement. John Suzi Banda, former president of

Nigerians Mass Online to Demand Justice for Abuses

The rallying cries #JusticeForUwa, #JusticeForTina and #JusticeForJennifer have reverberated among internet users in the country as celebrities have joined virtual campaigns drawing inspiration from Black Lives Matter protests in the United States.   The latest outpouring of anger has been unleashed by the cases of three women and girls who were killed or raped in

Rwandan Genocide Suspect Appears Before Paris Court

The United Nations has hailed the arrest of a wanted Rwandan genocide suspect, Felicien Kabuga, who appeared before a Paris court under heavy police protection on Tuesday. Kabuga’s court appearance came three days after French police arrested the 84-year-old at his apartment in the Paris suburb of Asnieres-sur-Seine, where officials say he had been living under a false identity.

ICC Rules Against Compensation for Congo’s Bemba

The International Criminal Court ruled Monday that ex-Congolese vice president and militia leader Jean-Pierre Bemba is not entitled to damages after his successful appeal of a war crimes conviction. Bemba’s lawyers failed to convince the court that their client must be compensated for the nearly $75 million they claimed he lost because of his imprisonment,

Soldiers Occupy Guinea-Bissau Supreme Court Grounds Judges Say

BISSAU GUINEA BISSAU – A dozen soldiers have occupied the grounds of Guinea-Bissau’s Supreme Court the court said Tuesday deepening a post-election crisis that has resulted in the appointment of rival presidents and the silencing of state media. The We…

After Taliban, Will Al-Shabab Negotiate?

The Taliban and the United States have reached an unlikely agreement which will allow some U.S. troops to leave Afghanistan, and pave the way for a dialogue with the Afghan government for what could be a historic process to solve the country’s long-run…

US Warns of Possible Terrorist Attack in Nairobi

The United States warned Thursday of a possible terrorist attack on a hotel in Nairobi, Kenya. The U.S. Embassy in Nairobi said terrorist groups may be plotting an attack against a major hotel in the capital. The embassy did not disclose the name of th…

Rains Bring Relief as Water Again Flows Through Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls

VICTORIA FALLS, ZIMBABWE – After a long and unsettling dry spell, the water at Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls is flowing again, fed by rains upstream in Angola and Namibia. But experts say global warming is having a huge impact across Africa, and the contin…