Category Archives: Legal Matters

US Military Downgrades Efforts Against Extremists in Sahel

JOHANNESBURG – The U.S. military has switched from trying to degrade Islamic extremist groups in West Africa’s sprawling Sahel region to merely trying to contain them as their deadly threat increases, a new U.S. government …

Arrest Warrant Issued for Ex-South African President Jacob Zuma

An arrest warrant has been issued for former South African President Jacob Zuma after he failed to appear for a scheduled court appearance Tuesday on corruption charges.

Zuma is accused of accepting bribes from French …

Energy Giant Total Taken to French Court for Climate Inaction

PARIS – In a groundbreaking case in France, energy giant Total is being sued for allegedly failing to adequately fight climate change.

The lawsuit was filed on Tuesday by environmental groups and local authorities who …

High-Level UN Panel Seeks Solutions to Problems of Internal Displacement

GENEVA – More than 41 million people globally have been forcibly displaced within their own countries because of conflict, violence and violations of their human rights, according to U.N. estimates. Another 17 million people have …

Committee Urges Swift Formation of South Sudan Unity Government

JUBA – A committee formed to help resolve disputes over the boundaries and number of South Sudan states has turned the issue over to arbitration, adding the issue should not hold up formation of a …

Malawi to Probe Bribery Attempts in Alleged Poll Fraud Case

BLANTYRE, MALAWI – Malawi’s anti-graft body said Monday it probed alleged attempts to bribe judges tackling a case linked to a controversial election which handed President Peter Mutharika a second term.

The opposition Malawi Congress …

Malawi to Probe Bribery Attempts in Alleged Poll Fraud Case

BLANTYRE, MALAWI – Malawi’s anti-graft body said Monday it probed alleged attempts to bribe judges tackling a case linked to a controversial election which handed President Peter Mutharika a second term.

The opposition Malawi Congress …