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ICC Prosecutor is given authorisation to open an investigation in Kenya

ICC Prosecutor is given authorisation to open an investigation in Kenya

The FIDH and its member organisation, the Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC), welcome the decision rendered yesterday by the judges of Pre-Trial Chamber II...
Payback time for Mugabe and cronies as White farmers grab properties

Payback time for Mugabe and cronies as White farmers grab properties

It’s pay back time for Robert Mugabe’s government in Zimbabwe. A group of white commercial farmers who watched in despair as Mugabe regime grabbed their...
Zimbabwe: Chinamasa under fire for “ridiculous” comments

Zimbabwe: Chinamasa under fire for “ridiculous” comments

The legal fraternity in Zimbabwe has condemned Justice and Legal Affairs Minister Patrick Chinamasa who claimed that “dismal and half baked’ lawyers are churned...
Africa: Make those homosexuals disappear!

Africa: Make those homosexuals disappear!

In Uganda, there is a burning desire to send them to the gallows. Woe betide those who dare "marry" in Malawi. In Zimbabwe, President...
Ethiopia: Authoritarian tendencies?

Ethiopia: Authoritarian tendencies?

Key U.S. lawmakers, both Democratic and Republican, have expressed concern for political conditions in Ethiopia, citing authoritarian tendencies by its government as well as...
Nigeria: Sharia law takes precedence over freedom of speech

Nigeria: Sharia law takes precedence over freedom of speech

Issues of civility, freedom of speech, and freedom of the press is splitting the Nigerian public as Nigerian Islamic court bans the debate on...
Sudan: ICC official describes Sudan polls as Hitler’s election

Sudan: ICC official describes Sudan polls as Hitler’s election

The International Criminal Court has described the likely reelection of Sudan’s president Mr. Omar al-Bashir as a Hitler election. The Sudanese legislative, regional and...
Uganda under pressure over Bashir’s attendance to key Africa meeting

Uganda under pressure over Bashir’s attendance to key Africa meeting

African heads of state are to deliberate more on maternal, infant and child health, and security matters in the coming AU heads of state...
Ugandan President invites critics to take him to ICC

Ugandan President invites critics to take him to ICC

Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni, has revealed that at least five Ugandan soldiers are executed through firing squad every year after being found guilty...
Zimbabwe death row inmates unsure of fate

Zimbabwe death row inmates unsure of fate

Fourty nine death row inmates in Zimbabwe’s jails live in perpetual fear as they have no clue when the executioner will show-up. All 49 of...
Abu-Jamal case generates support worldwide

Abu-Jamal case generates support worldwide

What makes people from Brazil to Berlin and beyond rally in support of a new trial for America’s most recognized death row inmate –...
Uganda police stop anti-gay demonstration

Uganda police stop anti-gay demonstration

Police in Uganda has stopped a demonstration, in support of the controversial Anti-Homosexuality Bill, which was supposed to take place tomorrow in Kampala...
Southern Sudan human rights abuses denounced

Southern Sudan human rights abuses denounced

An Independent human rights specialist, Muhammad Chande Osman, has revealed that the Southern Sudan government lacks the capacity to adequately protect it's citizens' human...
Ivory Coast at the threshold of a civil war?

Ivory Coast at the threshold of a civil war?

Tuesday, demonstrators burned down the prefecture of Vavoua, a town in central Côte d'Ivoire, to protest against attempts by the Ivorian Popular Front (Front...
Morocco: The sorry state of freedom

Morocco: The sorry state of freedom

The head of Le Journal Hebdomadaire, Aboubakeur Jamai, Wednesday announced his decision to go into exile in protest against the closure of his newspaper....
Nigeria: Justice Ministry declares sick President fit

Nigeria: Justice Ministry declares sick President fit

The Ministry of Justice has debunked popular outcry to allow Vice president Goodluck Jonathan take over presidential duties in the absence of the currently...
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United Kingdom-Iraq: Pride and Shame

Days before Tony Blair is due to testify before the Iraq Inquiry in London, Stefan Simanowitz comments on the performance of Alistair Campbell, one...
Nigeria: Rule of law versus tribal politics in Yar’Adua’s absence

Nigeria: Rule of law versus tribal politics in Yar’Adua’s absence

The Nigerian constitutional rule of law has been respected, against fears of tribal politics, as Judge appoints Nigeria's vice president, Goodluck Jonathan, to be...
Sierra Leone: Ban on lucrative logging industry

Sierra Leone: Ban on lucrative logging industry

The Sierra Leone forestry guard has warned of impending environmental hazards following the indiscriminate deforestation practices in the country. This warning has forced...
Uganda anti-gay bill author clarifies killing people over small issues

Uganda anti-gay bill author clarifies killing people over small issues

The author of the controversial anti-gay bill which was recently tabled in Uganda's parliament, David Bahati, has said that pro-gays in Uganda and the...
U.S.: Abdulmutallab trial begins

U.S.: Abdulmutallab trial begins

Nigerian born Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, facing charges in the United states for an attempted Christmas day massacre, refused to make any plea in his...
Uganda to withdraw anti-gay bill as economy nosedives

Uganda to withdraw anti-gay bill as economy nosedives

The controversial anti-gay bill which was recently tabled in Uganda's parliament could soon be withdrawn by Uganda's government. According to Uganda's minister of state...
U.S. counterfeit dollar dealers arrested in Zimbabwe and Zambia

U.S. counterfeit dollar dealers arrested in Zimbabwe and Zambia

Counterfeit United States Dollars are in huge calculation in most African countries as hardly a month passes by without arrests. Tuesday morning, both Zambian...
Egyptian authorities ignore four court orders calling for release of Blogger

Egyptian authorities ignore four court orders calling for release of Blogger

The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) condemned the Egyptian Interior Ministry for refusing to act on a release warrant issued on 14...
Ugandan officials say anti-homosexual law will be passed

Ugandan officials say anti-homosexual law will be passed

Groups of Christians today demonstrated in Uganda's capital Kampala against first world donor countries which are against the anti-homosexual bill which was recently tabled...
Uganda anti-homosexual bill: Christians threaten MPs

Uganda anti-homosexual bill: Christians threaten MPs

Christians in Uganda are organizing nationwide demonstrations and fasting to protest US President Barack Obama and growing international opposition to a proposed anti-homosexuality bill. They...
Liberia’s shady diamond deals and free war criminals

Liberia’s shady diamond deals and free war criminals

The Liberian government despite its post-conflict progress, has not frozen assets benefiting or owned by war criminals, the UN panel of experts monitoring Liberia...
International Criminal Court: Justice or racial double standards?

International Criminal Court: Justice or racial double standards?

The indictment by the International Criminal Court of Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir for war crimes and crimes against humanity allegedly committed by government forces...
Sudan: Omar al-Bashir still a very wanted man

Sudan: Omar al-Bashir still a very wanted man

Sudan's president Mr. Omar al-Bashir is still not welcomed by western nations for his alleged role in the Darfur genocide. France has relocated the...
Uganda: Gays, HIV+ people will be killed, sympathisers jailed

Uganda: Gays, HIV+ people will be killed, sympathisers jailed

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni is pushing a bill that would impose the death penalty on HIV positive gay men. The Anti-Homosexuality Bill 2009 seeks...