Category Archives: Legal Matters

Did Italian Priest Father 2 African Sons, And Walk Away?

NAIROBI – Steven Lacchin grew up a fatherless boy, but he knew some very basic facts about the man who was his father.

He knew Lacchin, the name on his Kenyan birth certificate, was his …

US Ambassador ‘Horrified’ by Sentence for Zambia Gay Couple

LUSAKA, ZAMBIA – The United States ambassador to Zambia says local government officials have condemned him for saying he was “horrified” by the sentencing of a local gay couple to 15 years in prison.

Ambassador …

UN Tries to Cut Numbers at EU-funded Migrant Center in Libya

CAIRO – The U.N. refugee agency plans to cut the number of migrants staying at an overcrowded transit center in Libya’s capital, a spokesman said Saturday.

Libya is a major waypoint for migrants fleeing war …

The American Holiday Africa Has Adopted: Black Friday

JOHANNESBURG – Forget Thanksgiving. In Africa, consumers are forgoing the turkey dinner and family drama. Instead, they are, in huge numbers, celebrating the bonanza that comes the day after:

Marketing website Black Friday Global estimates …

Horses Aid in Therapy for Children With Disabilities in Zimbabwe

HARARE, ZIMBABWE – Once a week, a horse track in Harare invites children born with cerebral palsy, a neuromuscular disorder, to visit. But the children don’t simply watch the horses.

Trish Lillie of the Healing …

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 …