Category Archives: Legal

Uganda Court Orders Opposition Leader Released from House Arrest

KAMPALA – A high court in Uganda has ordered security forces to end the de facto house arrest of opposition leader Robert Kyagulanyi, better known as Bobi Wine, calling it unlawful and a violation of his rights.  Uganda’s high court on Monday ruled the security presence at the home of National Unity Platform party leader

ICC Arrests CAR War Crimes Suspect Said Abdel Kani

THE HAGUE – The International Criminal Court on Sunday said it had taken into custody a former Central African Republic commander of the Seleka faction suspected of war crimes and crimes against humanity. In a statement, the court said Mahamat Said Abdel Kani had surrendered to the court Sunday and had been arrested under a

Cameroon Man Arrested for Baby Trafficking Gives Stunning Details of Operation

YAOUNDE – Cameroon police said Saturday they have opened investigations into a network of traffickers who allegedly buy babies from the central African state to sell in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Some members of the network, believed to have illegally sold scores of children, were arrested Saturday in Cameroon’s capital, Yaoundé, with babies they

Cameroonian Soldiers Accused of Killing Women, Children Appear in Court

YAOUNDE, CAMEROON – A few civilians were at a military tribunal in Yaounde on Thursday to witness the trial of three soldiers accused in the February 14 Ngarr-buh massacre of women and children. Gabriel Foyong said he lost two family members and wanted to see justice served. “We are not asking for something much from

37 People Killed During Unrest in Uganda

Ugandan police said on Friday that at least 37 people have been killed during protests following the arrest of opposition presidential candidate Bobi Wine on Wednesday. The 38-year-old musician-turned-politician was released on bail Friday in the eastern town of Iganga after being charged with disobeying COVID-19 guidelines that restrict election rallies to fewer than 200

Despite New Ceasefire in Libya, Justice for Atrocity Crime Victims Thwarted by Failure to Arrest Fugitives, International Criminal Court Prosecutor Warns Security Council

Libya’s Delegate Points to ‘Damning Evidence’, including Perpetrators’ Names, as Council Members Disagree about Court’s Jurisdiction, Impartiality Against the welcome backdrop of a newly signed ceasefire and fresh political talks in Libya, States must recommit to bringing justice to the victims of the country’s worst atrocity crimes, the International Criminal Court’s top prosecutor told the

UN Rights Office Condemns ‘Merciless’ Attack on Cameroon School

GENEVA – The U.N. human rights office has joined a chorus of voices in strongly condemning what it calls the vile, merciless attack on a private school Saturday in southwestern Cameroon. The attack killed at least six children and injured another 13. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack on Mother Francisca International Bilingual

Police Arrest 100 Over Angola Anti-Government Demos

At least 100 people were held following violent weekend anti-government protests in the Angolan capital Luanda, a senior government official announced Sunday. Anti-riot police fired tear gas and beat protesters to break up the demonstrations that attracted around 2,000 people. Protesters set up barricades along the roads using skips, boulders, tree trunks and burning tires.

African Governments Encourage Surrender of Illegal Weapons

YAOUNDE, CAMEROON – Cameroon says more than 120,000 illegal firearms are in the country, fueling a separatist conflict as well as the Boko Haram terrorist group. In Yaounde Monday, Cameroonian and African Union officials marked a delayed commemoration of Africa Amnesty Month, urging illegal holders of weapons to hand them over and be pardoned. Martin