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Trial Of 9 Over 576kg Of Hard Drugs Hidden In Noodles Commences

Trial Of 9 Over 576kg Of Hard Drugs Hidden In Noodles Commences

The trial of nine drug traffickers, who allegedly hid 266 kilogrammes of Methamphetamine and 310 kilogrammes of Ephedrine, banned substances suspected to be cocaine, heroin and LSD, in cartons of noodles and jerry cans, has commenced. The defendants are Ubah Harris Alaekwe, also known as Etochukwu Alaekwe Weuba, Eto Uba, Eto and Toscani. Others are […]

Communities Team Up Against Early Marriages

Communities Team Up Against Early Marriages

AT long last the multicultural communities of Mbuguni ward in Arusha region’s Arumeru have embraced the idea of waging war against early marriages and pregnancies. Speaking at huge World Vision organised festival at Mbuguni Primary School grounds here, stakeholders appreciated the importance of the campaign to root out the rot. Pupils from preschool to secondary […]

Woman Tortured And Killed By Her Boyfriend In Namibia

Woman Tortured And Killed By Her Boyfriend In Namibia

 A 34-year-old woman tragically died on Sunday morning in the Erongo Region after she was tortured and sprayed with goat tick/flea medicine, allegedly by her 36-year-old boyfriend. The woman, who was identified as Magdelenda Ganes, was severely beaten with thorn-tree branches by her boyfriend after he beat her up using his fists. The couple, parents […]

Senate Moves To Approve Birth Via In-Vitro Fertilization

Senate Moves To Approve Birth Via In-Vitro Fertilization

MOVES by the Senate to approve birth through in- vitro fertilization, yesterday got a boost as it passed for a second reading, the Bill for an Act for the regulation of In-Vitro Fertilization, IVF, by establishing IVF authority to make provision in respect of children born of the process. The bill, sponsored by Senator Barau […]

Man Seeks Divorce Over Wife’s Failure To Cook

Man Seeks Divorce Over Wife’s Failure To Cook

A man has petitioned court seeking to terminate a six-year-old marriage after accusing his wife of cruelty and failing or refusing to cook for him. Mr Geoffrey Matovu, who filed the divorce case in the Family Division of the High Court last Thursday, accuses Ms Tryphena Nakiyingi of being abusive and disrespectful to him, which […]

Village Head Gets Seven Years for Attempted Sex With 13 Year-Old Granddaughter

Village Head Gets Seven Years for Attempted Sex With 13 Year-Old Granddaughter

Liwonde First Grade Magistrate court this week convicted and sentenced Lucious Katuli aged 47 who was a village head and a church elder to seven years imprisonment for attempting to have sex with his granddaughter. Presenting facts in court, prosecutor, Inspector Richard Kandeya told the court that the victim is 13 years old and his […]

Liberia’s Amended Rape Law Sparks Protest At Capitol Hill In Monrovia

Liberia’s Amended Rape Law Sparks Protest At Capitol Hill In Monrovia

A group of young advocates under the banner Concern Citizens of Liberia yesterday stormed the Capitol Building where they called on the Senate to establish a fast track to handle rape cases rather than amending the rape law by making it bailable. The Liberian Senate on Wednesday voted in favor of making rape a bailable […]

When Anti-Terrorism Laws Are Used To Sacrifice Free Speech

When Anti-Terrorism Laws Are Used To Sacrifice Free Speech

Anti-terrorism laws are sometimes used to muzzle the media. Journalists Denis Nkwebo in Cameroon and Mohanad El Sangary in Egypt detail the challenges they and their colleagues face in trying to navigate deliberately opaque laws and not land in prison. Anti-terrorism laws were enacted in 2013 in Egypt and in 2014 in Cameroon. And one […]

First Female SAN, Solanke, Cautions Lawyers Against Corruption

First Female SAN, Solanke, Cautions Lawyers Against Corruption

 Nigeria’s first female Senior Advocate of Nigeria, (SAN), Mrs. Folanke Solanke, has cautioned lawyers against indulging in corruption. She gave the warning at the weekend at a lecture, “The vocation and the capacity of a lawyer,” to the law students of the Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti. She said the corruption at the bar and […]

Kenya : Gender Rule Case Back In Court

Kenya : Gender Rule Case Back In Court

The gender principle, which was frustrated by members of the eleventh Parliament is back court. This time two non-governmental organisations want the next Parliament forced enact legislation to comply with the principle, before conducting any other business. Centre for Rights Education and Awareness (CREW) and Community Advocacy and Awareness Trust (Crawn Trust) filed an urgent […]

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