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Pro Bono day attracts hundreds in West Nile

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Hundreds of people from different parts of West Nile rushed to seek free legal services as part of the Regional Pro Bono day activities held at Arua police grounds yesterday. The Regional Pro Bono day was initiated by the Uganda Law Society to increase …

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Seeking justice: the long hunt for Rwanda’s killers

  Kigali, Rwanda | AFP | The houses along the quiet tree-lined street look just like the normal homes found all across the Rwandan capital. But behind the walls of the three adjoining villas in Kigali are the headquarters of a global operation involving investigators and prosecutors who are working …

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Burundi acquits rights activists sentenced to 10-year terms

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | A Burundian court has acquitted three civil rights activists who had been handed 10-year jail terms for undermining state security, their organisation said Thursday. The decision is a rare victory for rights activists in the troubled nation. Emmanuel Nshimirimana, Aime Constant Gatore and Marius Nizigiyimana, …

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US judge rules Obamacare unconstitutional, Democrats vow to appeal

Washington, United States | AFP | A federal judge in Texas ruled Friday that the US health care law known as Obamacare is unconstitutional — a ruling that opposition Democrats vowed to appeal. US District Judge Reed O’Connor’s ruling came in a lawsuit filed by several Republican state attorneys general and …

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Ex-FBI director Comey grilled again in US Congress

Washington, United States | AFP | Former FBI director James Comey, sacked by President Donald Trump in 2017, testified Friday before US lawmakers for the first time in over a year, but this time out of the camera glare. The hours-long Capitol Hill grilling comes amid turbulence at the White …

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Canada top court rules against journalist protecting source

Ottawa, Canada | AFP |  Canada’s top court on Friday effectively ruled against journalists protecting their sources, in a case in which police sought a Vice reporter’s communications with an alleged jihadist for use in his prosecution. In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court said society’s interest in investigating and …

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Two sons of former Panama president Martinelli arrested in US

Panama City, Panama | AFP | Two sons of former Panamanian president Ricardo Martinelli, who is accused of collecting bribes worth millions in the wide-ranging Odebrecht scandal, were arrested in the United States, officials said Wednesday. “US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrested unlawfully present Panamanian nationals Luis Martinelli-Linares and …

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