Govt Releases From Prison Journalist Ramón Nsé Esono Ebalé

[CPJ] New York -The Committee to Protect Journalists today welcomed news that Equatoguinean cartoonist and blogger Ramón Nsé Esono Ebalé is free from prison after serving more than five months in a Malabo jail on false charges of money laundering and counterfeiting.

[CPJ] New York -The Committee to Protect Journalists today welcomed news that Equatoguinean cartoonist and blogger Ramón Nsé Esono Ebalé is free from prison after serving more than five months in a Malabo jail on false charges of money laundering and counterfeiting.

source: AllAfrica News: Equatorial Guinea

In Egypt, Police Arrest Two Journalists for ‘Filming Without a License’

[CPJ] Washington, D.c. -The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Egyptian authorities to release reporter Mai El-Sabagh and cameraman Ahmad Mustafa, of the local news website Raseef22, who were arrested in Alexandria on February 28.

[CPJ] Washington, D.c. -The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Egyptian authorities to release reporter Mai El-Sabagh and cameraman Ahmad Mustafa, of the local news website Raseef22, who were arrested in Alexandria on February 28.

source: AllAfrica News: Egypt

Somaliland Journalist Detained Without Charge

[CPJ] Nairobi -Somaliland authorities should immediately release Mohamed Aabi Digaale, the Hargeisa bureau chief for the London-based broadcaster Universal TV, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

[CPJ] Nairobi -Somaliland authorities should immediately release Mohamed Aabi Digaale, the Hargeisa bureau chief for the London-based broadcaster Universal TV, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Lesotho Judges Strike a Blow Against Patriarchy

[Legalbrief] In a Valentine’s Day gift to the women of Lesotho, that country’s High Court has found it was illegal and invalid for the Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) to demand that women soldiers do not become pregnant during their first five years in uni…

[Legalbrief] In a Valentine's Day gift to the women of Lesotho, that country's High Court has found it was illegal and invalid for the Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) to demand that women soldiers do not become pregnant during their first five years in uniform -- on pain of dismissal.

source: AllAfrica News: Lesotho

Judge Issues Landmark Opinion in Sexual Assault Cases

[Legalbrief] The judgment is written in a clinical, dispassionate tone even though it concerns an almost unspeakable crime. We have become used to stronger language from South Africa’s  courts when it comes to rape, with judges often speaking out about the shocking actions of an accused and the horrific prevalence of rape, and so the lack of any acknowledgment of the child’s experience jars at first reading.

[Legalbrief] The judgment is written in a clinical, dispassionate tone even though it concerns an almost unspeakable crime. We have become used to stronger language from South Africa's  courts when it comes to rape, with judges often speaking out about the shocking actions of an accused and the horrific prevalence of rape, and so the lack of any acknowledgment of the child's experience jars at first reading.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Two Dead In Livingstone After Lightning Struck

Two people have died after they were struck by lightning on Tuesday at Livingstone Central Hospital. Police spokesperson Esther Katongo has identified the deceased as Brian Muleya, 25, and Joyce Hakalima, 60, both of Batoka area in Choma while three … Continued

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Two people have died after they were struck by lightning on Tuesday at Livingstone Central Hospital. Police spokesperson Esther Katongo has identified the deceased as Brian Muleya, 25, and Joyce Hakalima, 60, both of Batoka area in Choma while three other people suffered injuries and are admitted to the same hospital. She said the incident occurred when the deceased persons and the survivors who all had patients at the Health facility were sitting under a tree which was later hit by lightening. The bodies of the deceased are in the mortuary at the same hospital. The post Two Dead In Livingstone After Lightning Struck appeared first on Zambia Reports.

source: Zambia Reports

CBU Unionized Workers Refuse To Resume Work When The University Reopen

Drama has continued at the Copperbelt University (CBU) with Unionised Workers now declaring they will not resume work when the University re-opens until Vice Chancellor Prof. Ngoma is removed. Speaking on behalf of the Unionised Workers, Dr. Derrick Ntalasha accused … Continued

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Drama has continued at the Copperbelt University (CBU) with Unionised Workers now declaring they will not resume work when the University re-opens until Vice Chancellor Prof. Ngoma is removed. Speaking on behalf of the Unionised Workers, Dr. Derrick Ntalasha accused Prof. Naison Ngoma of illegally charging and suspending Unionised Workers who are calling for his removal from the institution. He said despite stakeholder unions making efforts go write to the Care Taker Committee which is in charge of running affairs of the Copperbelt University highlighting problems at the institution, Prof. Ngoma has continued to suspend Unionised Workers and placing them on half salaries. “We, as labour leaders, are extremely concerned with these developments because even when the University is ready to reopen there will be no one to attend or teach the students. We will not be intimidated by the illegal suspensions but will continue to call for his removal if his conscious will not tell him to resign,” Dr Ntalasha said. He said allowing Prof. Ngoma at the University will derail the re-opening of the Copperbelt University as Unionised Workers have resolved not to get back to work as long as he continues as Vice Chancellor. “Prof. Ngoma is clearly telling the whole national that he has powers to have the Copperbelt University closed until he deals with the members of staff who legally attended a joint union meeting. “The University is failing to open not because the government is not helping the vice chancellor but because Prof. Ngoma does not value education and the lives of many young Zambians in dare need of University Education,” he added Dr Ntalasha has further cautioned that it will be dangerous for any right thinking parent to send their children to CBU with Prof. Ngoma at the helm as that will see continued disruptions in learning as always. The post CBU Unionized Workers Refuse To Resume Work When The University Reopen appeared first on Zambia Reports.

source: Zambia Reports