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President Sahle – Work Zewde Prioritises Peace And Democracy In Ethiopia

President Sahle – Work Zewde Prioritises  Peace And Democracy In Ethiopia

Ethiopia has broken new ground on gender parity by appointing its first female head of state in the country’s modern history. This came a week after the Horn of Africa nation awarded 50% of its 20-seat cabinet slots to women. On 25 October, Ethiopia’s Parliament unanimously elected Sahle-Work Zewde, a veteran diplomat and high-ranking UN […]

Governor Okoth Obado To Be Charged With Murder

Governor Okoth Obado  To Be Charged With Murder

Migori Governor Okoth Obado will be charged in court with the murder of Rongo University student Sharon Otieno on Monday. His lawyer Cliff Ombeta confirmed the charges yesterday saying the governor would spend the weekend in police custody. DNA REPORT Governor Obado’s arrest yesterday was the culmination of investigations by detectives, who earlier indicated he […]

Teenage Rape Survivor Seeks For Justice

Teenage Rape Survivor Seeks For Justice

Thousands have signed a petition to Morocco’s king in support of a rape survivor. Despite a new law to tackle violence against women, rights groups say few survivors “will be able to get protection from their abusers. As of Monday afternoon, more than 15,000 people had signed a petition to Moroccan King Mohammed VI to […]

Nairobi Bar Owner Found Guilty of Murdering Woman Who Declined Night Out

Nairobi Bar Owner Found Guilty of Murdering Woman Who Declined Night Out

A Nairobi bar owner, who shot dead a 27-year-old woman for declining to join him for a night out, has been found guilty of murder. Mr Erastus Ngura Odhiambo alias Baba Billy was convicted by Lady Justice Stellah Mutuku on Thursday. Mr Odhiambo was found guilty of shooting dead Linda Wanjiku Irungu in the wee […]

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 […]

Victory At Last For Hissene Habre Victims

Victory At Last For Hissene Habre Victims

 HUMAN rights groups believe the African Union’s adoption of a trust fund for victims of former Chadian dictator, Hissène Habré, is a major step towards justice. The trust fund will now be able to start collecting and disbursing reparations for victims of Habré regime that ruled between 1982 and 1990. Victims requested reparations for serious […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Hunting The Hunter

LOUD WHISPERS: Hunting The Hunter

I would like to first apologise for the delay in posting this week’s Loud Whispers. I usually finish the first draft of my articles by Saturday evening, then I give it a few more reads and make corrections till it is time to post on Sunday night. I was very pleased with myself that I […]

Zuma May Face Graft Charges After South Africa Court Ruling

Zuma May Face Graft Charges After South Africa Court Ruling

South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeal opened the way for the reinstatement of criminal charges against President Jacob Zuma by upholding a lower court’s ruling that a decision by prosecutors to scrap them was “irrational.” Zuma’s lawyers conceded in a Sept. 14 hearing at the High Court that the National Prosecuting Authority’s reasoning in dropping […]

Kenyan President Says Supreme Court Election Ruling Was “Coup”

Kenyan President Says Supreme Court Election Ruling Was “Coup”

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta said on Thursday the country’s Supreme Court staged a “coup” against the will of the people when it annulled his win in last month’s presidential election, his toughest rhetoric yet in the wake of the Aug. 8 vote. His remarks came on the same day that the election board announced the […]

Kenya Plunges Into Uncertainty as Court Annuls Presidential Vote

Kenya Plunges Into Uncertainty as Court Annuls Presidential Vote

Kenya faces an extended period of uncertainty after the Supreme Court tossed out the results of last month’s presidential election in a stunning decision that’s unprecedented in Africa. The judges ordered a new vote to be held within 60 days, opening an intense campaign at risk of being marred by violence. The news sparked celebrations […]

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