Habre’s Latest Conviction a Justice Milestone – Credit to AU

[New Times] On April 27, 2017, the Extraordinary African Chambers handed down an appeal ruling upholding the conviction of the former Chadian president Hissène Habré for war crimes, crimes against humanity and torture, and the sentence of life imprisonment.

[New Times] On April 27, 2017, the Extraordinary African Chambers handed down an appeal ruling upholding the conviction of the former Chadian president Hissène Habré for war crimes, crimes against humanity and torture, and the sentence of life imprisonment.

source: AllAfrica News: Chad

Why Children Should Never Take Alcohol

[New Times] It was shocking to see a young boy, merely 16 years having deranged liver function. On examination and with investigations, he was found to have liver cirrhosis. The underlying cause for liver cirrhosis being alcohol, which he had consumed …

[New Times] It was shocking to see a young boy, merely 16 years having deranged liver function. On examination and with investigations, he was found to have liver cirrhosis. The underlying cause for liver cirrhosis being alcohol, which he had consumed since five of age.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Early Testing and Treatment Key for Managing Childhood Cancers – Expert

[New Times] Early testing and treatment of childhood cancers are key in the healing process of the children, Dr Alex Imanirakiza, a pediatric oncologist at Butaro Hospital has said.

[New Times] Early testing and treatment of childhood cancers are key in the healing process of the children, Dr Alex Imanirakiza, a pediatric oncologist at Butaro Hospital has said.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Youth Entrepreneurship Project Gets Seed Funding

[New Times] Graduate Genocide Survivors’ Organisation (GAERG), the association of student survivors of Genocide (AERG), and the Survivors Fund (SURF) have launched an entrepreneurship innovation fund intended to support youth’s income-generating projects.

[New Times] Graduate Genocide Survivors' Organisation (GAERG), the association of student survivors of Genocide (AERG), and the Survivors Fund (SURF) have launched an entrepreneurship innovation fund intended to support youth's income-generating projects.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Kwibuka23 – SONARWA Supports Bugesera Survivors

[New Times] Staff members of local insurance firm SONARWA over the weekend reached out to survivors of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Bugesera District by giving them mattresses.

[New Times] Staff members of local insurance firm SONARWA over the weekend reached out to survivors of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Bugesera District by giving them mattresses.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Affordable Housing Developers Urged to Partner With Poor Landowners

[New Times] real estate developers, especially those engaged in construction of affordable houses, should help people from expropriated land to own homes. The call was made by Minister of Defense James Kabarebe.

[New Times] real estate developers, especially those engaged in construction of affordable houses, should help people from expropriated land to own homes. The call was made by Minister of Defense James Kabarebe.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

World No Tobacco Day – What’s the Situation in Rwanda?

[New Times] Every May 31, the World Health Organisation (WHO) and partners mark World No Tobacco Day (WNTD), highlighting the risks associated with tobacco use and advocating for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption.

[New Times] Every May 31, the World Health Organisation (WHO) and partners mark World No Tobacco Day (WNTD), highlighting the risks associated with tobacco use and advocating for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

City of Kigali Remembers Former Employees

[New Times] Staff members of the City of Kigali, government officials, and victims’ relatives on Saturday met at Kigali Genocide Memorial to honour former city employees killed in the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.

[New Times] Staff members of the City of Kigali, government officials, and victims' relatives on Saturday met at Kigali Genocide Memorial to honour former city employees killed in the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Benefits of Early Smoking Cessation

[New Times] Smoking cessation has major and immediate health benefits for men and women of all ages. The earlier one quits, the greater the benefits. People who quit smoking before age 50 reduce their risk of dying over the next 15 years by one-half, a…

[New Times] Smoking cessation has major and immediate health benefits for men and women of all ages. The earlier one quits, the greater the benefits. People who quit smoking before age 50 reduce their risk of dying over the next 15 years by one-half, as compared to those who continue to smoke. Smoking cessation is also important to those who do not smoke since being exposed to second-hand cigarette smoke is responsible for a number of serious health conditions.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Hichilema’s Lawyers Must Take Responsibility For Prolonged Detention

For seven weeks now, UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema has shuttled between Chimbokaila and the Magistrate Court in the hope of seeing light, but all in vain. Legal gymnastics have held Hichilema incarcerated for a period longer than necessary. We agree … Continued

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For seven weeks now, UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema has shuttled between Chimbokaila and the Magistrate Court in the hope of seeing light, but all in vain. Legal gymnastics have held Hichilema incarcerated for a period longer than necessary. We agree the charges preferred on Hichilema are ridiculous, and an abuse of the court process. However, his lawyers could have done better to dodge the punishment that has been meted on their innocent client. Hichilema has assembled more than 10 lawyers – most of whom one would say are the creme de la creme – in the judicial system of our country. Yet these men of the wig have failed their client. They say too many cooks spoil the broth. The Hichilema persecution is a case in point. And we are seeing it unfold in our face. If the lawyers were clever, not even super intelligent, just clever; they could have easily secured Hichilema’s freedom by now. Why did they chose to battle preliminaries when their client is on a non-bailable charge? Which criminal lawyer doesn’t know that battling legalistic niceties is the best way to delay the wheels of justice? Why take that route? Why didn’t they take all their concerns to the High Court. Surely, Hichilema’s lawyers should have known the wide range of constitutional powers the High Court enjoys as opposed to the subordinate court. Reports coming through that a set of lawyers have abandoned the option for judicial review while another set wants to continue on that path make very sad reading. Is this really the time to even fight within yourselves when your biggest client is rotting in jail? It’s understood that Vincent Malambo, Martha Mushipe, Majo Muchende, Robert Simeza, Nelli Mutti, Keith Mweemba, Jack Mwiimbu want the treason case referred to the High Court. They basically have resolved to abandon the pursuit to seek Judicial review on the certificate of committal. The certificate of committal was issued by the office of the Director of Public prosecution and signed by deputy State advocate Mariam Matandala. And it has been accepted in court. UPND are well aware of Magistrate David Simusamba’s allegiances. They have accused him of being a PF aligned judicial officer and there is no way they expect to get away with legal gymnastics. So, why didn’t they go for the kill? Take the matter to the High Court irrespective of the legal bottlenecks. It was trivial to start some perceived intellectual battle about whether the certificate was signed with blue or black ink. Magistrate Simusamba had already hinted he had no powers as a magistrate to rule on constitutional matters and as per practice could not object the committal certificate issued by the DPP to send Hichilema to the High Court. Why then did Hichilema’s lawyers continue pursuing a non-starter when the authority had indicated he was ready to deal with the defective committal certificate? Clearly, they chose a path that wasted valuable time. If Magistrate Simusamba considered the committal certificate as official correspondence from State Prosecutors, the best Hichilema’s lawyers could have done was quickly go by his assertion, demand the matter committed and then unleash their best brains to the matter. It is at the High Court where all the battles could be fought. As we write, Hichilema would have been following this matter from outside Chimbokaila. We in no way doubt the astute legal brains assembled to secure Hichilema’s freedom, but fighting such battles calls for a solid tactical approach. The lawyers must re-assemble and redeem themselves from the mess they have landed Hichilema in. The post Hichilema’s Lawyers Must Take Responsibility For Prolonged Detention appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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