Tag Archives: Law & order

03 May 21

Covid-19 Lockdowns Escalate Police brutality in East Africa

At least 30 Kenyans have died due to injuries sustained from police beatings between March 2020 and June this year. Ugandan law enforcement agencies are also using excessive force to police its citizens after a heavily disputed election. While the
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28 January 20

Wining the fight against fuel smuggling in Southern and Eastern Africa

The Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) has called in no less than forty-two local fuel companies as part of an investigation into the smuggling of fuel from Zimbabwe to South Africa, Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Now, the
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11 April 18

Sudan: President orders release of all political prisoners

Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir has ordered the release of all political prisoners in the country, according to state media.

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06 March 18

Burundi: Two officials arrested after president ‘roughed up’ during amateur football match

Two officials in Burundi have been arrested after President Pierre Nkurunziza was “roughed up” by players for their town’s football team during an amateur match.

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05 March 18

Rwanda closes 700 churches over noise pollution, building regulations

Rwanda has closed around 700 churches and one mosque for failing to comply with building regulations and creating noise pollution.

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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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