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Ghana: Academics upset as judges question lecturer for not wearing suit

– – Some academics in Ghana are upset over a development that took place in the country’s Supreme Court hearing a petition against the conduct of the December 7, 2020 presidential election. After the cross examination of the second witness for the petitioner, the ex-president John Mahama, some of the judges at the apex court questioned Dr. Kpesa Whyte who… Read More
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Malawi’s top court suspends wearing of wigs and gowns

Soaring temperature levels in Malawi has forced the country’s constitutional court to suspend the wearing of traditional white wigs and black robes in the courtroom. Malawi is among several African countries that continue to hold on to a practice of lawyers and judges wearing white wigs and black robes in the courtroom. But heatwave has been sweeping through Malawi, according to… Read More
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The Moroccan journalist jailed for ‘having abortion’

A Moroccan journalist Hajar Raissouni has been jailed for a year by a court for allegedly having an “illegal” abortion. Raissouni, 28 was also accused of having sexual relations outside of her marriage, Al Jazeera reported. Her Sudanese fiance and gynaecologist have also been jailed one and two-years, respectively over the issue. But an anaesthetist and medical assistance who were… Read More
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South Africa: Top court rules against spanking children

South Africa’s Constitutional Court has ruled that smacking children amounts to abusing their rights. It said the use of corporal punishment at home violates children’s rights. The court has ruled that it is unconstitutional to resort to “reasonable and moderate chastisement” of children as a form of physical discipline. The ruling was arrived at after an earlier High Court ruled… Read More
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Brother and sister to marry after 10 years of court battle

A New Jersey brother and sister have won the right to marry after a landmark ruling by the Supreme Court of the United States. In a 5-to-4 ruling, five judges unanimously granted the appeal by James Banes, 41, and Victoria Banes, 38, today after a ten-year-long battle. The overjoyed pair said they did it for the ‘millions of Americans who… Read More
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Nigeria: Court grants Shia leader medical leave in India

A court in Nigeria’s Kaduna State on Monday granted the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, and his wife Zeenatu Zakzaky bail for medical leave in india. He and his wife are to seek the medical treatment at the Mandeta Hospital, located in New Delhi, India. Ibrahim Zakzaky was arrested and detained in 2015 during a security… Read More
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Nigeria declares Shiite Muslim group a terrorist organisation

Nigeria has now declared the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) also referred to as “Shiites” a terrorist organisation. A court in Nigeria on Friday gave the government the approval to label the group as a terrorist organization after series of deadly protest by its members. The protests last week also resulted in the death of a senior police officer in… Read More
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South Africa: Top anti-graft official accused of lying

South Africa’s top court on Monday ruled that the country’s top anti-corruption official lied under oath and acted in bad faith. The court has ruled that the public protector, Busisiwe Mkwebane did not tell the truth in relation to an investigation into an apartheid-era bank bailout. The constitutional court said “This court upholds the High Court’s finding that the public… Read More

Revolution sneaks up on you one small step at a time

By Jennifer Fierberg Rwandan gospel singer sentenced to ten years in prison Injustice inside Rwanda is not a new topic for journalists who cover the region. It is a subject matter that is written about so frequently that it becomes part of the narrative when broaching the subject of the legal system in Rwanda. Sadly, today is not different. The… Read More


APRIL 18, 2013  Kigali  April 17 2013 Mrs Ingabire appeals to the Supreme Court to quash the sentence passed by the High Court because it was based on matters that were not brought before the court by the Prosecution.  On Wednesday 17th April 2013 Mrs Ingabire Umuhoza, made submission to the Supreme Court, asking the Supreme Court to quash the… Read More