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Namibia’s Supreme court declares long jail terms unconstitutional.

Namibia’s Supreme Court has ruled as unconstitutional unnecessarily long jail terms handed to convicts in a landmark case involving four murderers. The Namibian news portal said the Tuesday February 6 decision was a unanimous position taken by the apex court of the southern African country. The lead judgment delivered by Judge Smuts held that imprisonments that […]

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GOVERNMENT SUES KENYAN LAWYER FOR TREASON.

A Kenyan opposition politician was charged on Tuesday with treason for his involvement in the symbolic presidential “swearing in” of opposition leader Raila Odinga in a challenge to President Uhuru Kenyatta. The charge sheet presented by police to a court in Kajiado County, neighbouring Nairobi, said Miguna Miguna was being charged with “being present and […]

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ZAMBIA: COURT SUSPENDS LUNGU’S ELIGIBILITY CASE.

The Constitutional Court in Zambia has adjourned the case in which four political parties are seeking an interpretation of President Edgar Lungu’s eligibility to contest in the 2021 presidential elections. Justice Anne Sitali of the Constitutional Court said the court could not hear the case until a complaint lodged against Justice Hilda Chibomba is disposed […]

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Cameroon govt sued over internet shutdown in Anglophone regions.

The Cameroonian government has been hurled before the country’s top court over the imposition of an internet blackout on the restive Anglophone regions. Two net freedom groups, Access Now and Internet Sans Frontieres (ISF) on January 19, intervened in a lawsuit “challenging a government-ordered shutdown in Cameroon’s Anglophone regions last year. “We are providing expert advice on […]

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