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Kenyans await Supreme Court verdict on disputed presidential election

– – Kenyans are anxiously waiting for the country’s Supreme Court to deliver its verdict on Monday on a presidential election petition. The court will rule whether to uphold or nullify the result of last month’s presidential election. The ruling will be delivered by a seven-member panel chaired by a female Chief Justice Martha Koome. Opposition leader Raila Odinga who… Read More
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Kenya’s top court begins hearing presidential election petition

– – The presidential election petition challenging the outcome of Kenya’s August 9 presidential poll results has started. The full hearing opened on Wednesday with lawyers representing opposition presidential candidates Raila Odinga first presenting their case. The lawyers are seeking to nullify the declaration of William Ruto as president-elect. The judges gave them six hours to argue their case. Mr… Read More
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Kenya: Raila Odinga files legal challenge to election results

– – Kenya’s opposition leader Raila Odinga on Monday filed a legal challenge to results of this month’s presidential election in the Supreme Court. He rejected the presidential election results announced last week by election officials. The country’s deputy President William Ruto was declared winner of the country’s presidential election held on August 9. Kenya’s top election official announced that William Ruto… Read More
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Ghana: Court dismisses petition challenging re-election of Akufo-Addo

– – Ghana’s Supreme Court has dismissed a petition filed by Ghana’s former President, John Mahama challenging the re-election of incumbent President Nana Akufo-Addo. Mr. Mahama was challenging the credibility of the results declared by the Electoral commission alleging that they were flawed. But after over 42 days of trial, the court said there was no evidence to proof the… 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

Rwanda Supreme Court hearing on Constitutional Change Regarding Lifting of Presidential Term Limits has commenced.

Before the Supreme Court Judges Rwanda’s Supreme Court has today, the 29th of July 2015, started hearing, the petition against the change of the Rwandan Constitution, especially Article 101, regarding lifting of Presidential term limits, filed by the Democratic Green Party of Rwanda. The Court process, started with the acceptance of the Amicus Curiae, filled by the Centre for Human… Read More

A New Hope, Victoire Ingabire

Rwandan opposition politician, Victoire Ingabire, wins a partial victory in the first round in her fight against the country’s laws governing genocide ideology. High Court judges in Rwanda have partially suspended the trial of opposition leader Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza until the country’s Supreme Court rules on the constitutionality of the genocide ideology laws she is challenging–laws that allow for the… Read More