Category Archives: Legal-Judicial

Malawi Police Arrest Former President’s Aide for Alleged Corruption

BLANTYRE – Police in Malawi have arrested a bodyguard of former President Peter Mutharika for allegedly helping him avoid nearly $7 million in import duties. Mutharika has denied knowledge of the scheme, which saw cement for construction of his private …

Killing of Musician in Ethiopia Highlights Deep Rooted Ethnic, Political Tension

NAIROBI – At least 80 people have died in protests this week in Ethiopia following the killing of popular singer Hachalu Hundessa. Known for his political songs, Hundessa’s death has heightened ethnic tensions in Ethiopia, as the protests spread to …

Seychelles’ main political parties urge citizens to register to vote in October election

The two main political parties in Seychelles, United Seychelles (US) and Linyon Demokratik Seselwa (LDS), are urging first-time voters to register and cast ballots in the presidential election in October.

Provisional dates announced by the Electoral Commission for the presidential …

Botswana’s COVID Border Checks Rile Truck Drivers 

GABORONE – Botswana’s strict COVID-19 border checks have riled truck drivers, who say they spend days waiting to be cleared. Botswana has so far confirmed only 35 COVID-19 cases and one death but began requiring the border testing amid rising …

Suriname’s Strongman Seeks 3rd Term

Suriname’s president Desi Bouterse is looking to win a third term despite being convicted of murder last year and a separate drug smuggling conviction from the Netherlands.

Voters went to the polls in the former South American Dutch colony Monday …