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LIVE: 2017 ACME lecture – Media and Politics in Africa

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Dr Willy Mutunga, the former Chief Justice of Kenya, has delivered the 4th ACME Annual Lecture. Theme is Media and Independence of the Judiciary. Mutunga is a lawyer, intellectual, reform activist, and has been the Commonwealth Special Envoy to the Maldives. According to the lecture organisers …

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Justice Owiny-Dollo Sworn in as new Deputy Chief Justice

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | President Yoweri Museveni has sworn in new Deputy Chief Justice, Alfonse Owiny Dollo, in a Saturday afternoon function at State House, Entebbe. Different stakeholders who included justices, members of the Judicial Service Commissioners, representatives of security agencies, the Minister of the Presidency Esther Mbayo and …

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Gambia pledges to abolish death penalty

Banjul, Gambia | AFP | The Gambia has pledged to abolish the death penalty in a clean break with the former regime of Yahya Jammeh, giving activists hope that more African states will follow its example. President Adama Barrow, elected in December 2016, signed a UN treaty on the abolition of …

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Kenya president slams annulled poll as judicial ‘coup’

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said Thursday that a Supreme Court ruling annulling his recent election victory was a “coup” that stole democracy from the people. In an angry televised address, Kenyatta railed against “a coup in Kenya carried out by four people in the court.” …

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Kenya’s chief justice condemns threats against judiciary

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  Kenya’s chief justice on Tuesday hit out at political leaders and their supporters over a wave of threats against his court, which annulled last month’s presidential election over widespread irregularities. Scores of supporters of President Uhuru Kenyatta gathered outside the Supreme Court to demand he …

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ANALYSIS: Annulling an election

ANALYSIS: What made Kenya’s Supreme Court ruling possible. Why it cannot happen in Uganda Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | Minutes after the historic Supreme Court ruling in Kenya that nullified the Aug. 8 presidential election, someone tweeted a quick thought, “It is not an understatement to say that Kenya’s Supreme Court has taught …

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