Written by HANNAH GIBSON
The latest in a succession of scandals in the UK House of Lords is a reminder that oversight and restraint are crucial ingredients of strong democratic institutions.
Written by SOUTHERN AFRICAN LITIGATION CENTRE
LUSAKA (SALC) – The Lusaka Magistrate’s Court ruled today (June 5) that the criminal case against HIV activist Paul Kasonkomona should be transferred to the High Court for a hearing on the constitutional issues raised by the defence around the freedom of expression.
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NAIROBI (CPJ) -- Ugandan police surrounded the Kampala offices of two private newspapers for seven hours on Monday, barring access to the premises, disabling printing presses, and effectively halting publication indefinitely, according to news reports. The police said they had search warrants to find documents related to a letter written by an army official that described an assassination plot.
Written by THOMSON REUTERS FOUNDATION
NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A long-awaited report into historical injustices in Kenya has called for hundreds of thousands of illegally and irregularly acquired plots of land to be recovered.
However, campaigners cast doubt on any action being taken given that the president's father and Kenya's first president, Jomo Kenyatta, was named one of the main culprits.
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Written by AFRICANSEER
NAIROBI (Africanseer) — Twenty two civil society groups are up in arms over the hefty pay demands by Members of the National Assembly saying they are misguided.