Kenya: Al-Shabaab Now Prefers Kenyans With Criminal Skills – UN Report

Three Kenyan nationals and two Somalis linked to the Dadaab refugee camps in northeastern Kenya carried out Al-Shabaab’s January attack on the DusitD2 hotel complex in Nairobi, according to a report by United Nations experts. A fourth Kenyan citizen based in Mandera served as “a key financing link between Al-Shabaab in Somalia and the attacking

Uganda: FDC Vows Action Against Besigye Tormentors

The Opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party have said they have identified police officers who brutally arrested the party’s founding president and former presidential candidate, Dr Kizza Besigye, last week as he tried to address the party supporters and officials at Namboole stadium. On November 4, police smashed the windscreen of Dr Besigye’s car,

Kenya: Ivy Wangechi Murder Suspect Seeks Plea Bargain

Naftali Kinuthia, the prime suspect in the gruesome killing of Moi University medical student Ivy Wangechi, is seeking to enter a plea bargain, his lawyer has said. Mr Kinuthia, through his lawyer Mbiyu Kamau, said he was in the process of applying for the plea bargain deal with the office of the Director of Public

Uganda: Police Arrest 2 Fake LRA Employees

The Liberia National Police (LNP) has arrested two fake employees of the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA).In briefing over the weekend, the police indicated that they are investigating two young Liberians in persons of Thomas Swen, 29 years old and Jacob Nimely, 24 years old for allegedly impersonating as employees of the LRA. Police believes that

Tanzania: BBA Winner Idris Sultan in Trouble for This Dope Magufuli Photoshop

Tanzanian comedian and the winner of the 9th Big Brother Africa-Hotshots edition Idris Sultan has been ordered to present himself to the police after he posted an altered photo of Tanzania President John Magufuli. Idris swapped heads with President Magufuli and posted the pictures on his social media pages as he wished him a happy

Kenya: High Court Stops Further Reduction of Judiciary Budget

The Judiciary has won the first round of its battle with the Executive after the High Court stopped further slashing of its funds. Justice Makau Mutua issued the order after the Law Society of Kenya (LSK) sued the National Treasury and the Attorney-General to protest against the budget cuts. The judge asked the Judicial Service

Uganda: Army Beats Fishermen to Coma Over Illegal Fishing

Two fishermen operating at Mayanzi Landing Site in Kigungu sub-ward in Entebbe Municipality were recently beaten into coma by the Uganda People’s Defence Forces’ (UPDF) Fisheries Protection Unit (FPU) over illegal fishing. Mr Aggrey Awori and Mr Alex Abitegeka both fishermen at Mayanzi landing site in Kigungu were beaten by the army accusing them over

Africa: More Than One in Four Africans See Wife-Beating As Justifiable, Afrobarometer Survey Finds

Accra — About one in four African women – and even more African men – say wife-beating is at least sometimes justified, according to the latest Afrobarometer survey. In some countries, up to seven in 10 citizens endorse domestic violence. While a sizeable majority (71%) of Africans say it is “never justified” for a man

Tanzania: Climate of Fear, Censorship As Repression Mounts

Nairobi — Tanzania’s repression of the media, human rights defenders, and opposition parties has intensified since 2015, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said in two separate reports today. Both reports found that President John Magufuli’s government has adopted or enforced a raft of repressive laws that stifle independent journalism and severely restrict the activities

Africa: Judges Converge On Kampala Against Human Rights Violation in Africa

Tobi Soniyi Judges from across Africa and other stakeholders will meet in Kampala, Uganda to brainstorm on how judiciary can further provide remedies for human rights violations in the continent. The meeting which holds as the Fourth African Judicial Dialogue is scheduled for 30 October to 1 November 2019. The dialogue, organised by the African