Africa West Africa World 

Detention of 21 LGBT activists in Ghana sparks protests in U.S

– – There have been protests outside the Ghana Embassy in the United States of America over the continuous detention of some 21 LGBTQ activists in the West African country. If follows the latest decision of a court in Ghana’s Volta Region to deny them bail for the fourth time. The court also ordered that the suspects be put into prison custody until their next appearance. Julia Selman Ayetey, a lawyer for the defendants has told journalists that no justification was given for their continuous detention. Update on #ReleaseThe21 The…

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Zimbabwe: 3 female political activists arrested for insulting police

– – Police in Zimbabwe have arrested three female opposition activists. Police said the trio was arrested on Monday after holding a demonstration outside a government building in the capital, Harare. They are also accused of using abusive and obscene language against police officers. In a statement, the Zimbabwean police confirmed the arrest of Joanna Mamombe [MP], Netsai Marova and Cecilia Chimbiri in Harare after a flash demonstration outside the New Government Complex. “The trio who were in a Toyota Fortuner without number plates followed a police vehicle with officers who…

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Who Is Afraid Of The Rwanda Regime?

By: David Himbara The building which houses the Rwandan High Commission in London belongs to president Paul Kagame. The Rwandan government rents it from him. This is one of the case studies of good governance that Rwanda should be praised for: centralisation of assets and revenues in one place. Contrary to what some would think, this is not a case of corruption. This is how Rwanda Inc. operates. Here we are in London, UK on March 19, 2015. We are at the Rwandan High Commission in London. Four of us…

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Rwanda: Acquitted but still not free

Rwanda gets plenty of applause for putting the genocide behind and creating a reconciled society focused on marching forward to a prosperous future. But is that so? In this article, we learn that former high-ranking officials who were acquitted of genocide charges by the international crimes tribunal in Arusha, or who served their sentences, are not welcome back home. In February 2014, Lead Counsel Chief Charles A. Taku and I (with our defence team) won the acquittal of our client, Major F.X. Nzuwonemeye, former Commander of the Reconnaissance Battalion, Rwandan…

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