Bridge Schools Submit 28 Academies for Licensing

[Observer] In 2005, Bridge International Academies (BIA) started operations in Uganda. Then, not many knew much about them, until the education ministry ordered the closure of 63 of their schools last year.

[Observer] In 2005, Bridge International Academies (BIA) started operations in Uganda. Then, not many knew much about them, until the education ministry ordered the closure of 63 of their schools last year.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Cameroon – 3 traffickers arrested with lion and leopard skins

[Camer.be] Three people were arrested on the 13th of April 2015, in Meiganga for trafficking in a two leopard skins and a lion skin. Also seized from the traffickers were two crocodile skins during the operation that was carried out by wildlife officia…

[Camer.be] Three people were arrested on the 13th of April 2015, in Meiganga for trafficking in a two leopard skins and a lion skin. Also seized from the traffickers were two crocodile skins during the operation that was carried out by wildlife officials of the Mbere Divisional Delegation of Forestry and Wildlife working in collaboration with the Gendarmerie Territorial Brigade. One of the traffickers left Garoua with some of the wildlife products on board a grey Toyota car and arrived Meiganga where he got in contac

source: AllAfrica News: Cameroon

Intruder ‘Laughed As He Attacked My Dad’ – Murder Accused

[News24Wire] One of the intruders who attacked and killed the Van Breda family laughed as he went for the father, murder-accused Henri van Breda told the Western Cape High Court on Monday.

[News24Wire] One of the intruders who attacked and killed the Van Breda family laughed as he went for the father, murder-accused Henri van Breda told the Western Cape High Court on Monday.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Stella Nyanzi Runs to High Court to Fight Mental Exam

[Observer] The Criminal division of the High court has recalled from Buganda Road chief Magistrate’s court the case file of Dr Stella Nyanzi, the jailed Makerere University researcher, following an appeal by her lawyers.

[Observer] The Criminal division of the High court has recalled from Buganda Road chief Magistrate's court the case file of Dr Stella Nyanzi, the jailed Makerere University researcher, following an appeal by her lawyers.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Of Luzira Prisoners and Their Neighbours

[Observer] Luzira is a symbolization of crime. The prison facility dominates our relational sensibilities with this lakeshore neighborhood. Riding on the prison as synecdoche, taxi touts joke that only criminals live in Luzira.

[Observer] Luzira is a symbolization of crime. The prison facility dominates our relational sensibilities with this lakeshore neighborhood. Riding on the prison as synecdoche, taxi touts joke that only criminals live in Luzira.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Tobacco’s Ill Effects Surpass Terrorists’ Threats

[Observer] Tobacco is a leading cause of preventable death globally. After realising this ‘pandemic’, the World Health Organisation adopted the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) treaty on May 21, 2003.

[Observer] Tobacco is a leading cause of preventable death globally. After realising this 'pandemic', the World Health Organisation adopted the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) treaty on May 21, 2003.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Germany/Egypt – Agreement Risks Complicity in Abuses

[HRW] Berlin -The German parliament should reject a proposed security agreement with the Egyptian Interior Ministry, Human Rights Watch said today. The agreement, which is scheduled for a vote on April 28, 2017, lacks human rights protections and would…

[HRW] Berlin -The German parliament should reject a proposed security agreement with the Egyptian Interior Ministry, Human Rights Watch said today. The agreement, which is scheduled for a vote on April 28, 2017, lacks human rights protections and would be with a security agency whose officers have committed torture, enforced disappearances, and most likely extrajudicial killings. As a result, it could make German officials complicit in serious human rights violations.

source: AllAfrica News: Egypt

Doctor Sued for ‘Abducting’, Committing in-Law to Butabika

[Observer] Paul Obonyo, a private citizen, has dragged Dr Abel Katahoire, the managing director of Multi-Konsults, to the Civil division of the High court accusing him of ordering his abduction and later committing him to Butabika national referral men…

[Observer] Paul Obonyo, a private citizen, has dragged Dr Abel Katahoire, the managing director of Multi-Konsults, to the Civil division of the High court accusing him of ordering his abduction and later committing him to Butabika national referral mental hospital.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Three Months, Still No Word On Disappeared South Sudanese Men

[HRW] Three months, 90 days, more than two thousand hours without news of Dong Samuel Luak, a well-known South Sudanese activist, and Aggrey Idris, an opposition official, who disappeared off the streets of Nairobi on January 23 and 24.

[HRW] Three months, 90 days, more than two thousand hours without news of Dong Samuel Luak, a well-known South Sudanese activist, and Aggrey Idris, an opposition official, who disappeared off the streets of Nairobi on January 23 and 24.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan