Category Archives: Legal Matters

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 arms manufacturer Thales, which s…

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 feel it has potential global implic…

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 been forced to flee t…

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 unity government.After President Salva Kiir and opposit…

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 Party (MCP) and t…

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 Party (MCP) and t…

Pope Sends Special Christmas Message to South Sudanese Leaders

ROME – In his Christmas message to the city and to the world, Pope Francis had special thoughts for people forced to migrate due to injustices and for children who are abandoned and suffer violence. The pope also sent a special Christmas message to the…

ICC President Rejects Criticism That Court Targets Africans

WASHINGTON – As the International Criminal Court faces criticism in the U.S. and on the African continent, Judge Chile Eboe-Osuji, president of the ICC, said he is hopeful relationships can be repaired.In an interview with VOA, Eboe-Osuji urged the U.S…