Tag Archives: Law & order

23 November 17

Uganda: Foreign minister urged to quit over $500,000 bribe allegations

Uganda’s foreign affairs minister Sam Kutesa is facing calls to resign following accusations that he accepted a $500,000 bribe from Hong Kong’s former home affairs secretary, Chi Ping Patrick Ho.

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27 October 17

Burundi withdraws from the International Criminal Court

Burundi has become the first country to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC).

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06 May 17

Kenya: New law forces property developers to install solar panels

A new law in Kenya that forces property developers to install solar panels on certain buildings has taken effect.

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28 March 16

Uganda Minister Punches Female Journalist As He Leaves Courtroom

Ugandan minister without portfolio Abraham James Byandala, who is on trial for alleged corruption, appears to have punched a female journalist upon leaving court on Thursday.

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24 March 16

Kenya: Senate Orders Probe on County Governments’ Sh37bn Debt

Kenya’s Senate has ordered an audit of debts incurred by county governments over the least three years – to the sum of Sh37 billion ($364m).

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23 March 16

Rwanda: Genocide Suspect Ladislas Ntaganzwa Brought in for Trial

Rwanda genocide suspect Ladislas Ntaganzwa has been flown into the country from Democratic Republic of Congo to stand trial.

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23 March 16

ICC: Former Congolese Rebel Leader Guilty of War Crimes

Former Congolese vice-president and rebel leader Jean-Pierre Bemba has been found guilty of war crimes by the International Criminal Court (ICC).

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12 March 16

Kenya: IPOA Study Finds Police Cover Up Crimes to Protect Collegues

A report from the Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA) reveals police in Kenya regularly manipulate investigations and cover up crimes committed by officers and protect their colleagues.

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12 March 16

South Sudan: Journalist Kidnapped and Tortured Weeks After Release

A journalist in South Sudan has been abducted, tortured and dumped near a graveyard soon after being released by security forces for criticising the government.

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08 March 16

Sudan Journalists Agree to End Hunger Strike

A group of 30 journalists who had staged Sudan’s largest ever hunger protest have agreed to end their demonstration after the government pledged to defer their case to the Constitutional Court.

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