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Zimbabwe: Editor released but “dark times are back”

Zimbabwe: Editor released but “dark times are back”

After a 24 hour detention in Harare's Rhodesville police station, a Zimbabwean court has ordered the release of Nevanji Madanhire, editor of a privately...
Uganda: A pastor’s quest for the blacklisting of gays

Uganda: A pastor’s quest for the blacklisting of gays

Already a sensitive issue, homosexuality in Uganda is becoming a taboo subject. In recent months, many organizations have sprung up to stop what they...
Female circumcision and Ugandan politics

Female circumcision and Ugandan politics

Although Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM) has been condemned by international bodies as an abuse of human rights, a vast majority of people from the...
Zimbabwe: Tsvangirai to take Mugabe to court over GPA abuse

Zimbabwe: Tsvangirai to take Mugabe to court over GPA abuse

Zimbabwe’s Prime Minister has expressed his frustration with what he has described as President Mugabe’s arrogance and announced that his party will "consider taking...
Rwanda: Hotel Rwanda hero accused of supporting rebellion

Rwanda: Hotel Rwanda hero accused of supporting rebellion

Hotel Rwanda hero, Paul Rusesabagina, renowned for saving Tutsi targets from Hutu extremist during the 1994 Rwanda genocide, has been accused of supporting a...
Homophobia:  The violence of intolerance

Homophobia: The violence of intolerance

Seth Walsh was thirteen years old when he walked into the garden of the home he shared with his family in Tehachapi, California last...
Ethiopia: Top official nabbed over corruption

Ethiopia: Top official nabbed over corruption

The Ethiopian Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) has arrested a top sergeant of the Federal Police for allegedly accusing an Ethiopian woman of involvement...
Uganda: Kiiza Besigye, still a thorn in Yoweri Museveni’s side

Uganda: Kiiza Besigye, still a thorn in Yoweri Museveni’s side

Uganda constitutional court Tuesday finally made a decisive ruling in a treason case involving opposition leader Dr Kiiza Besigye. The case was filed against...
Nigeria: Group to take Rivers State to court for Police crackdown

Nigeria: Group to take Rivers State to court for Police crackdown

The Nigerian Joint Task Force operating in the troubled Niger Delta region opened fires on protesters without provocation, reports have claimed. The demonstrators were...
Uganda court says dowry for brides is legal

Uganda court says dowry for brides is legal

Uganda supreme court has ruled that bride price should stay after an appeal by MIFUMI, an NGO based in eastern Uganda. MIFUMI went to court...
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NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Wins Injunction in Post-Katrina Housing Discrimination Case

Today the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia issued an injunction protecting funds from the Road Home Program so that...
Algeria: A disturbing trial of Christians over Islamic Ramadan fast

Algeria: A disturbing trial of Christians over Islamic Ramadan fast

Two Christian construction workers appeared in court for not observing the Ramadan, the month of Muslim fast, on August 13. While most are dumbfounded,...
2 more Kenyans  charged with al-Shabab Uganda blasts

2 more Kenyans charged with al-Shabab Uganda blasts

The number of Kenyans so far charged with being involved in the July 11th 2011 bomb blasts in Kampala in which over 70...
Rape in Mecca: Algerians seethe with anger

Rape in Mecca: Algerians seethe with anger

The alleged rape and murder of a young Franco-Algerian girl in Mecca has set Algerian public opinion ablaze. An investigation was opened on Thursday...
Western Sahara: Morocco to be sent to court by injured Spanish activists

Western Sahara: Morocco to be sent to court by injured Spanish activists

To the utter dismay of the Spanish Government eleven Spanish activists were arrested Saturday in El-Aaiún, the capital of Western Sahara, by the Moroccan...
Uganda’s sedition law scrapped

Uganda’s sedition law scrapped

A sedition law in Uganda under which many journalists have been arrested and prosecuted is no more. The outdated sedition law was scrapped, Wednesday, by...
More charged with Uganda bombings

More charged with Uganda bombings

A court in Uganda has today remanded 32 people suspected to have been involved in the July 11 twin bomb blasts in Kampala, perpetrated by...
A call for sex workers’ rights in Africa

A call for sex workers’ rights in Africa

African governments must reconsider their legal and policy posture towards sex work in order to respect and uphold African sex workers’ human rights. ...
Zimbabwe: Mugabe’s amnesty plea for criminals condemned

Zimbabwe: Mugabe’s amnesty plea for criminals condemned

The Movement for Democratic Change and human rights activists in Zimbabwe have expressed outrage at President Mugabe's call for amnesty to perpetrators of politically...
Ex South African police chief gets prison term

Ex South African police chief gets prison term

Former South Africa national police commissioner and president of Interpol Jackie Selebi was on Tuesday slapped with a 15 year jail term by Judge...
Zimbabwe judiciary remains precarious

Zimbabwe judiciary remains precarious

Zimbabwe’s judiciary system is being kept under President Mugabe’s wraps through financial inducements and threats of physical harm with the new coalition government doing...
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The African Union defies the International Criminal Court…

The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) together with its Sudanese member organizations, the African Center for Justice and Peace Studies (ACJPS) and the...
U.K. faces law suit over DR Congo resource-war

U.K. faces law suit over DR Congo resource-war

The British government is to face charges over its failure to surrender British companies and individuals trading directly or indirectly in conflict minerals and...
Zimbabwe: Mugabe’s Zanu-PF to face ICC

Zimbabwe: Mugabe’s Zanu-PF to face ICC

A United States based Aids advocacy group is planning in August to hand over what it says is evidence on politically motivated rapes committed...
Guinea: Court keeps electoral process in check

Guinea: Court keeps electoral process in check

Guinean court has stood firm in its coordination of national elections after it rejected votes from five districts due to severe irregularities feared to...
Zimbabwean authorities distance themselves from Mugabe’s killer aide

Zimbabwean authorities distance themselves from Mugabe’s killer aide

A policeman tasked with protecting Zimbabwe’s First Lady Grace Mugabe shot his wife nine times at the weekend citing infidelity. However, Zimbabwean authorities have...
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Trial Chamber I order the release of Thomas Lubanga Dyilo – implementation of the decision is pending

Following its decision, dated 8 July, 2010, imposing an unconditional stay on the proceedings of the case The Prosecutor v. Thomas Lubanga Dyilo, Trial...
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Sudan: ICC Warrant for Al-Bashir on Genocide

The International Criminal Court (ICC) issued an arrest warrant on July 12, 2010, for President Omar al-Bashir of Sudan for genocide committed in Darfur....
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Ethiopia: President Song ends a 2 days visit to Addis Ababa

On Friday, 9 July, 2010, Judge Sang-Hyun Song, President of the International Criminal Court (ICC), ended a two day visit to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia,...
Sudan: Darfur chants victory over Bashir genocide charges

Sudan: Darfur chants victory over Bashir genocide charges

Genocide charges brought against Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir by the International Criminal Court (ICC) have been dismissed by Khartoum as a "political" decision by...