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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 […]

Tackling Gender Based Violence – We Are Far From Getting This Menace Settled

Tackling Gender Based Violence – We Are Far From Getting This Menace Settled

 Three women became the latest statistics in gender-based violence last week. One man attacked a friend of his girlfriend with a machete, slashing her hands and thighs, before he proceeded to knock down his girlfriend leaving her unconscious. The third woman was raped and then had her throat sliced by a male friend, who had […]

Women Do Not Possess Their Land Because They Are Oblivious Of The Law

Women Do Not Possess Their Land Because They Are Oblivious Of The Law

 Many women in Kenya do not know that the constitution promises to eliminate gender discrimination in law, customs and practices related to property, leaving thousands at risk of homelessness Less than 2 percent of title deeds issued in Kenya since 2013 went to women, campaigners said on Tuesday, dashing hopes raised by constitutional reform granting […]

It Is Still Very Difficult For Women To Access Justice

It Is Still Very Difficult For Women To Access Justice

IT started like any other normal day for Emily Tuyishime but little did she know it would turn into a black Saturday in her life. On that fateful Saturday afternoon, her four-year-old son was involved in an accident that left him in a coma after sustaining grave injuries on the head. Tuyishime tried to seek […]

Paedophiles Should Be Castrated

Paedophiles Should Be Castrated

Dismissing, two years ago, an appeal against sentence by Sikunda Dube (57) who is serving a 20-year jail term for raping and impregnating his neighbour’s 16-year-old daughter, High Court judge Justice Francis Bere called for the enactment of a law that approves castration as punishment for paedophiles. According to the English dictionary, paedophile means a […]

Buhari Orders Arrest, Trial Of Herdsmen With Illegal Arms

Buhari Orders Arrest, Trial Of Herdsmen With Illegal Arms

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday ordered security operatives to arrest and prosecute anyone found with illegal arms in the country. Buhari, who lamented the spate of reckless killings of innocent citizens across the nation, said “all attacks by suspected herdsmen will no longer be tolerated in north central and elsewhere in Nigeria.” He gave the order […]

Eight-Month-Old Girl Raped In Delhi

Eight-Month-Old Girl Raped In Delhi

An eight-month-old Indian girl was Tuesday recovering in hospital after she was raped at her home in Delhi, the latest such case in a country notorious for high levels of sexual violence. The girl’s parents rushed her to hospital after discovering her bed covered in blood when they returned from work on Sunday. She later […]

Gas Flaring Law Error Cost Nigeria Billions of Dollars

Gas Flaring Law Error Cost Nigeria Billions of Dollars

Africa’s top oil producer plans to make gas flaring more costly for companies that have escaped the payment of billions of dollars despite being fined, Nigeria’s Finance Minister Kemi Adeosun said. In the “legal framework for the gas-flaring penalty, it was drafted as a charge. A charge is tax-deductible” Adeosun said in a January 23 […]

Human Trafficking Suspect Nabbed In Cape Town, Two Women Freed

Human Trafficking Suspect Nabbed In Cape Town, Two Women Freed

The case against a Milnerton man, who faces charges involving human trafficking, has been postponed. Chibuike Innocent Nwosu, 39, made a brief appearance in the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court on Monday, following his arrest last Thursday. Hawks spokesperson Captain Lloyd Ramovha said Nwosu was nabbed while they were following up on information regarding an apparent […]