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Drama as Nyanzi is charged in Court again

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There was drama in Buganda Road Grade One Magistrate Court  when Dr. Stella Nyanzi appeared for the formal charges to be read for her. The Buganda Road Grade One magistrate, Ester Nahilya charged Nyanzi with offensive communication and cyber harassment. Prosecution told Court that on …

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Court stops arrest of lawyer, Paul Wanyoto

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | High Court Judge, Lydia Mugambe issued an order stopping Police and the Directorate of Public Prosecution from arresting city lawyer, Paul Wanyoto. Wanyotto is wanted by the Anti-Corruption Court for allegedly kidnapping and defrauding two South Korean nationals Shillings 1.4billion. He is charged together with …

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El Chapo faces biggest US drugs trial

New York, United States | AFP | Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman goes on trial in New York on Monday, accused of running the world’s biggest drug cartel and spending a quarter of a century smuggling more than 155 tons of cocaine into the United States. The mammoth trial in Brooklyn, …

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Cameroon anglophone separatist in court for first appearance in months

Yaoundé, Cameroon | AFP | A Cameroonian anglophone separatist leader was in court Thursday, in his first public appearance since he was extradited from Nigeria in January, amid spiralling violence in English-speaking areas. Sisiku Ayuk Tabe, who wants Cameroon’s two anglophone regions to separate from the French-speaking part of the …

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Ethiopia appoints first woman to head supreme court

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | AFP |  Ethiopia’s parliament on Thursday appointed the country’s first female supreme court chief, the latest post in a trend of elevating women to high offices, a top official said. Meaza Ashenafi’s appointment as president of the highest court followed Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s moves last …

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India court sentences 16 police to life for killing 42 Muslims

New Delhi, India | AFP | An Indian court Wednesday sentenced 16 police officers to life imprisonment for rounding up and massacring dozens of unarmed Muslims during historic riots in the country’s north decades ago. The officers were found guilty of shooting 42 men and tossing their bodies into canals, …

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Opposition politician in Benin jailed for 20 years on drugs charges

Porto-Novo, Benin | AFP | A court in Benin on Thursday sentenced opposition politician Sebastien Ajavon to 20 years in prison on drugs charges and issued an international warrant for his arrest. The former presidential candidate was not at the hearing in the West African country’s administrative capital, Porto-Novo, which …

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Mali’s top court postpones elections to 2019

Bamako, Mali | AFP | Mali’s constitutional court delayed the country’s parliamentary elections until 2019 by extending the mandate of MPs for six months, as requested by the National Assembly on Monday, according to the two institutions. Citing “force majeure” the court said it “extends the mandate of representatives until the …

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