Category Archives: Legal Matters

WFP: Hundreds of Thousands of Haitians on the Verge of Famine

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The World Food Program warns Haiti is approaching famine like conditions, with more than 1 in 3 people in the country of 11 million in need of urgent assistance.

A food assessment …

‘Lost Boy’ of Sudan Wins New York State District Councilor Seat

WASHINGTON – He was once called a Lost Boy but today, his official title is Councilor-Elect.

Chol Majok won the 3rd District Common Council seat in Syracuse, New York, this week, becoming the first former …

International Criminal Court Sentences Ntaganda to 30 Years

The International Criminal Court sentenced former Congolese rebel leader Bosco Ntaganda to 30 years in prison Thursday for war crimes and crimes against humanity.

ICC judges found Ntaganda guilty of 18 counts in July, including …

Thousands of Algerians Turn Out for 37th Consecutive Friday Protest

CAIRO – Thousands of people turned out Friday in the center of the Algerian capital, Algiers, as well as other towns and cities, for the 37th consecutive weekly protest against the government, according to Arab …

Rights Groups Demand Release of 4 Burundi Journalists

NAIROBI – Reporters Without Borders (RSF) on Thursday called for the release of four journalists and their driver who were arrested while covering a deadly clash between Burundi security forces and rebels from neighboring Democratic …

Amnesty: Possible War Crimes in Fighting for Libya’s Capital

CAIRO – A leading rights group says it has evidence of potential war crimes by Libyan factions fighting a months-long battle for the capital, Tripoli.

A report by Amnesty International released Tuesday said warring parties …

Female Boxers Fight to Survive in Ugandan Capital Slum

KAMPALA – In African slums, boxing clubs are seen as a good way to keep young men off the streets, let them take out their frustrations through sport rather than crime, and provide a way …