Category Archives: Legal Matters

Court Postpones Hearing 8th Time For Tanzanian Journalist

A Tanzanian court on Wednesday postponed the hearing for the eighth time of a

prominent Tanzanian journalist arrested in July in a case his lawyers and rights group say is politically motivated.

Police arrested Dar …

US May Remove Sudan From List of State Sponsors of Terrorism, Official Says

The United States no longer has an adversarial relationship with the Sudanese government and is working with its counterparts on the possibility of removing it from a list of state sponsors of terrorism, a senior …

Somalia Struggles After Worst Flooding in Recent History

MOGADISHU, SOMALIA – Ahmed Sabrie woke up to find his house half-submerged in fast-rising flood waters.

Frightened and confused, he herded sleepy family members onto the roof of their home in central Somalia as scores …

UN: Al-Shabab Remains ‘Potent Threat’ in Somalia and Region

Al-Shabab extremists in Somalia remain “a potent threat” to regional peace and are now manufacturing home-made explosives, expanding their revenue sources and infiltrating government institutions, U.N. experts say.

The panel of experts’ report to the …

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 …