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Man With Disabilities Jailed For Raping 65-Year-Old Woman

Man With Disabilities Jailed For Raping 65-Year-Old Woman

 A High Court Judge in Luweero District has sentenced a 19-year-old man with disabilities to a seven year jail term for assaulting and raping a 65-year- old woman. By Dan Wandera Moses Ssekito, committed the crime at Bukatira Village, Kito Sub-county, Nakaseke District in 2015. Justice Olive Karazarwe on Thursday said she handed a light […]

Liberian Women Form United Front To Ensure Passage of Domestic Violence Bill

Liberian Women Form United Front To Ensure Passage of Domestic Violence Bill

 A group of Liberian women with backings from the Women Legislative Caucus of Liberia and other partners have resolved to launch a robust awareness campaign on the Domestic Violence Bill with the aim of garnering more support to ensure its passage into law. Speaking to reporters after a roundtable discussion with stakeholders on the passage […]

Mistreated Women Turn ‘Lawyers’ To Win Divorce, Child Custody In Kenya’s Courts

Mistreated Women Turn ‘Lawyers’ To Win Divorce, Child Custody In Kenya’s Courts

Standing before a judge in a courtroom can be daunting for anyone – let alone someone with zero legal know-how who is representing themselves against a more powerful adversary. But that is exactly what 44-year-old Kenyan Yvonne did after her businessman husband left her for another woman. For years he ignored her pleas for a […]

Minority Students Facing The Pain In Law Schools

Minority Students Facing The Pain In Law Schools

Law school applications are up this year in what some are calling a “Trump Bump,” since around a third of applicants were inspired to apply by Trump’s election. Nearly half of them identify themselves as members of a minority group. They’ve seen lawyers fighting Trump administration policies that discriminate against their communities and want to […]

FG Sets Up Family Courts To Prosecute Child Offenders

FG Sets Up Family Courts To Prosecute Child Offenders

The Federal Government has called on States to set up family courts to try child offenders, prosecuting them in accordance with the child Rights Act of Nigeria. The Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Senator Aisha Jummai Allhassan made this disclosure on Friday in Abuja in a press briefing and inauguration of the 6th […]

Woman Flogged For ‘Unauthorised Marriage’

Woman Flogged For ‘Unauthorised Marriage’

 A sentence of flogging was carried out by Omdurman Criminal Court on Tuesday against a woman who married without the consent of her father and brothers, even though her marriage was authorised and witnessed. The defence lawyer said the flogging sentence was carried out after the woman and her child completed more than eight months […]

Regional Court To Judge Schools Ban For Pregnant Girls

Regional Court To Judge Schools Ban For Pregnant Girls

Sierra Leone introduced the ban in 2015 after a rise in rape, abuse and poverty during the deadly Ebola outbreak. A West African court is to examine a ban on pregnant girls going to school in Sierra Leone in a landmark case that campaigners say could strengthen girls’ rights across the region. Sierra Leone introduced […]

Man Impersonates Late Father, To Secure N40m Loan

Man Impersonates Late Father, To Secure N40m Loan

A 55-year-old man was docked on Thursday, before an Ikeja Chief Magistrate Court, for allegedly forging land documents of his late father to secure N40 million loan from a bank. The accused, Mukaila Kosebinu, who resides at No. 9, Sule-Aleja St., Aga, Ikorodu in Lagos State, is facing a four-count charge bordering on conspiracy, forgery […]

Association Of Female Lawyers Of Liberia (AFELL) Mediates Over 500 Cases

Association Of Female Lawyers Of Liberia (AFELL)  Mediates Over 500 Cases

The Association of Female Lawyers of Liberia (AFELL) said it has resolved 545 cases through mediation. The Association’s president Attorney Vivian D. Neal made the disclosure over the weekend in Bentol City, Montserrado County, at the start of a two-day retreat and mediation training of female lawyers, indicating that they achieved success in covering the […]

Chief Magistrate Jailed Three Years For Bribe

Chief Magistrate Jailed Three Years For  Bribe

A Chief Magistrate, Mohammed Balogun, has been sentenced to three years in jail by an Abuja High Court for demanding a bribe of N100, 000 from a litigant for the purpose of giving him favourable judgment. He was, however, given the option of paying a fine of N500,000.  Balogun was charged before Justice Ishaq Bello […]

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