Judicial Sovereignty – Victoire Ingabire and the African Court

[Fahamu] Rwandan prisoner of conscience Victoire Ingabire has appealed at the African Court. But the court faces challenges. Despite criticising the International Criminal Court, African nations have shown only lukewarm support for their own court as a…

[Fahamu] Rwandan prisoner of conscience Victoire Ingabire has appealed at the African Court. But the court faces challenges. Despite criticising the International Criminal Court, African nations have shown only lukewarm support for their own court as an alternative. Only 30 of the 54 member states of the AU recognize the African Court. And of these just eight support the hearing of cases brought by citizens.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Court Trashes Plea Against Appointment of Chief Justice

[Zimbabwe Independent] Supreme Court judge Justice Bharat Patel says University of Zimbabwe law student Romeo Zibani’s application to stop the conducting of interviews for the chief justice’s post last year was based on imagined fears and facile opinio…

[Zimbabwe Independent] Supreme Court judge Justice Bharat Patel says University of Zimbabwe law student Romeo Zibani's application to stop the conducting of interviews for the chief justice's post last year was based on imagined fears and facile opinion with no strong foundational basis.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Elizabeth Gathoni, Widow of Mbiyu Koinange, Dies at 117

[Nation] Elizabeth Gathoni, who was the only surviving widow of colonial-era chief Mbiyu Koinange has died at the age of 117 years, which made her among the oldest people world over.

[Nation] Elizabeth Gathoni, who was the only surviving widow of colonial-era chief Mbiyu Koinange has died at the age of 117 years, which made her among the oldest people world over.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Lüderitz Commended for Poverty Eradication Efforts

[New Era] Lüderitz -The Minister of Poverty Eradication and Social Welfare Zephania Kameeta has congratulated the leadership of the Lüderitz Town Council for establishing the Lüderitz Mayoral Fund Trust that benefits the needy.

[New Era] Lüderitz -The Minister of Poverty Eradication and Social Welfare Zephania Kameeta has congratulated the leadership of the Lüderitz Town Council for establishing the Lüderitz Mayoral Fund Trust that benefits the needy.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

U.S.$82 Million Boost for Health Sector

[The Herald] The United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) has availed an $82,1 million grant to the Government in support of the resilient health system programme aimed at boosting women and children’s heath and fighting disease…

[The Herald] The United Kingdom's Department for International Development (DFID) has availed an $82,1 million grant to the Government in support of the resilient health system programme aimed at boosting women and children's heath and fighting diseases. A huge chunk of the grant will finance programmes under the Health Development Fund such as improvement of sexual, and reproductive health, and nutritional services for women, adolescents and children, while $2,2 million will go towards strengthening the country's capa

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe