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Kenyan Rapists Bag 15-Year Jail Term

Kenyan Rapists Bag 15-Year Jail Term

A court in Nairobi, Kenya capital has convicted three men yesterday for the brutal gang rape of a schoolgirl. Kimberly Brown one of the counsels to the victim said the sentencing will have a ripple effect across the nation, “and hopefully the region at large.” A worldwide outrage had earlier greeted the first punishment meted

Sierra Leone Vice President Sacked

Sierra Leone’s Vice-President, Samuel Sam-Sumana, has been sacked for seeking political asylum in a foreign embassy, the president’s office said on Wednesday. President Ernest Bai Koroma said the Vice President was sacked because he had “abandoned” his duties. On Saturday, March 14, Sam-Sumana said he had asked for asylum in the US because his life

Simone Gbagbo Appeals Court Ruling

Lawyers to Simone Gbagbo, Ivorian First Lady have decided to appeal the 20-year jail term she got for her role in the post-election violence that killed over 3,000 people. Gbagbo’s counsel, Habiba Toure said “We lodged an appeal in the highest court…The procedure is irregular and must be nullified.” Surprisingly, prosecutors who argued that Gbagbo

Abacha Loot: Switzerland to Return $380 million to Nigeria

Geneva’s public prosecutor, on Tuesday, said that Switzerland will return $380 million (360 million euros) to Nigeria, as part of funds looted by Sani Abacha, former Nigerian military ruler. The prosecutor also announced that it was closing a 16-year case on the funds. This follows a July 2014 deal between Nigeria and the Abacha family,

Zimbabwe: Children with Cholera Quarantined

Eight cholera cases have been confirmed in Harare, Zimbabwe, including two on the border with South Africa, state media reported on Thursday. The broadcasting corporation said, two children, aged five and 10, had been quarantined with cholera at Beitbridge District Hospital, six other cases had been recorded in Mudzi and Chiredzi, where 41 people have

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