Category Archives: Judicial

Conde Seeks Controversial Third Term in Guinea Elections

Voters in Guinea went to the polls Sunday to cast ballots for a president, as incumbent Alpha Conde seeks a controversial third term.

Conde, a member of the Rally of the Guinean People party, was the country’s first democratically elected …

Protesters March on Nigerian Parliament After Army Threatens to Step In

LAGOS/ABUJA – Hundreds of protesters marched Thursday to the gates of Nigeria’s parliament, hours after the army said it was ready to step in and restore order after more than a week of demonstrations against police brutality.

The protest defied …

Sahel Very Close to Tipping Point, UN Humanitarian Chief Warns

UNITED NATIONS – The U.N. humanitarian chief warned Tuesday that daunting problems in Africa’s Sahel region are getting worse and the region “is very close to a tipping point — and so by extension are its African neighbors, Europe, and …

South Sudan Cattle Raiders Sentenced to Death by Hanging

BOR, SOUTH SUDAN – A judge in South Sudan’s Jonglei state has sentenced two men to death for stealing two cows and killing the man who owned the animals.

Officials say they hope the judge’s sentence will deter other cattle …

Ugandan Parliamentary Candidates Say Nomination Fee Too High

KAMPALA – Candidates in Uganda’s upcoming parliamentary elections have until Thursday to pay a nomination fee of a little more than $800 to the Electoral Commission. However, some don’t have the money, forcing political parties to appeal for support on …