Category Archives: Legal Matters

Sudan Overturns Controversial Clothing, Drinking Law

KHARTOUM – Sudan’s transitional government has overturned a moral policing law that criminalized certain clothing for women and drinking alcohol.

It also has dissolved the country’s former ruling party, carrying …

France Mourns Soldiers Killed in Mali

PARIS – France said Tuesday it is determined to continue fighting terrorism, despite losing 13 of its soldiers during a counterinsurgency operation in Mali.

The deaths of the soldiers late …

Court Postpones Hearing 8th Time For Tanzanian Journalist

DAR ES SALAM A Tanzanian court on Wednesday postponed the hearing for the eighth time of a

prominent Tanzanian journalist arrested in July in a case his lawyers and rights …

Ethiopia’s Sidama Vote on Autonomy in Latest Test for Restive Regions

HAWASSA, ETHIOPIA – Ethiopia’s Sidama people vote on self-determination in a referendum Wednesday closely watched by other restive ethnic groups also seeking more autonomy since reforms by Prime Minister Abiy …

Ethiopia’s Sidama Vote on Autonomy in Latest Test for Restive Regions

HAWASSA, ETHIOPIA – Ethiopia’s Sidama people vote on self-determination in a referendum Wednesday closely watched by other restive ethnic groups also seeking more autonomy since reforms by Prime Minister Abiy …

Anger As Policeman Charged with Murder of Aboriginal Australian Teenager

SYDNEY – There have been protests around Australia after the alleged murder in police custody of an Aboriginal man by a police officer in the Northern Territory.

Kumanjayi Walker, 19, …