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49-yr-Old Father Of 9 Accused Of Dumping Daughter’s Corpse In Canal

49-yr-Old Father Of 9 Accused Of Dumping Daughter’s Corpse In Canal

A father of nine, Adekunle Adewusi, yesterday, appeared in an Ebute Meta chief magistrate’s court for allegedly disposing of his child’s remains inside a canal. The prosecutor, Sergeant Kehinde Omisakin, told the court that the 49-year-old man, who lives at Folorunaho Kuku Street, Opebi, Ikeja, committed the offences on February 7, at about 10p.m. Omisakin said […]

Fired For Defending What Is Right – Sally Yates

Fired For Defending What Is Right – Sally Yates

 As a young prosecutor in the late 1990s, Sally Q. Yates sat at a conference table with a former sheriff and began picking away at his story. With an F.B.I. agent watching, Ms. Yates soon had the lawman in knots about a deposition. “I watched him as she broke him down, and he confessed that […]

Standing Legacy : The Faith That Fights Injustice -Things About Martin Luther King

Standing Legacy : The Faith That Fights Injustice -Things About Martin Luther King

As a minister, leader, civil rights activist, and effective communicator, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. inspired many by his words of wisdom and life. He helped to change the mindset of generations with his challenge to live free.   But his life was also characterized by hardship and struggle, obstacles and trials. Though his life was […]

Africa’s Exit Threatens ICC

Africa’s Exit Threatens ICC

The International Criminal Court has begun investigating war crimes in Georgia, is looking into British soldiers accused of torture in Iraq and, in one of its most politically delicate missions yet, sent a team to Israel to discuss crimes in Gaza. But as the court tries to expand into new geography and investigate new types […]

Fatou Bensouda, The Woman Who Hunts Tyrants

Fatou Bensouda, The Woman Who Hunts Tyrants

he can’t quite explain it, but for the best part of five decades, since she was a very young schoolgirl growing up in the Gambia, Fatou Bensouda says she has felt powerfully driven by a sense of right and wrong. “The issue of justice and accountability seems to be … in my DNA.” She wiggles […]

Rwandan ex-mayors Face Trial In France Over 1994 Genocide

Rwandan ex-mayors Face Trial In France Over 1994 Genocide

Two former Rwandan mayors go on trial in France on Tuesday facing charges of crimes against humanity and genocide over the 1994 massacres in the central African country. As the second trial in Paris by a special court created to go after suspected Rwandan killers who fled to France, it is expected to lay bare […]

ANALYSIS: Dramatic Night in South Africa Leaves President Hanging On By a Thread

ANALYSIS: Dramatic Night in South Africa Leaves President Hanging On By a Thread

South African President Jacob Zuma apologised to his country on national television just before 8 in the evening after a dramatic 36 hours that ended with him hanging onto power by a thread. The day before his televised apology the country’s highest court, the Constitutional Court, ruled that Zuma had failed to “uphold, defend, respect” […]

Prioritize Protection, Justice

Prioritize Protection, Justice

The new president of the Central African Republic, Faustin-Archange Touadéra, should make security and justice for serious human rights abuses priorities for his government. Touadéra, a former prime minister, is to take office on March 30, 2016, after winning a runoff election on February 14. His new administration will replace a transition government that has […]

Rape in South Africa: why the system is failing women

Rape in South Africa: why the system is failing women

About 150 women report being raped to the police in South Africa daily. Fewer than 30 of the cases will be prosecuted, and no more than 10 will result in a conviction. This translates into an overall conviction rate of 4% – 8% of reported cases. In this edited extract from her new book, Rape […]

Pakistani women risking all to fight for their rights

Pakistani women risking all to fight for their rights

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Kainat Soomro was 13 years old and on her way to buy a toy for her newborn niece when three men kidnapped her, held her for several days and repeatedly raped her. Eight years later, she is still battling for justice. She sits on a steel-framed bed in her parents’ three-bedroom […]

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