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on Dec 31, 2022
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The CLA is concerned over the invoking of criminal contempt for scandalizing the court, which has been repealed in many parts of the Commonwealth. In this regard, it has been accepted that prosecution for this contempt will deter comments on judicial errors or misconduct and will have a chilling effect on the freedom of speech […]

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on Dec 31, 2022
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1. What is the background to M23’s insurgency in eastern DRC? The current force is what’s left of the original M23 Movement formed in April 2012. M23 was an offspring of the National Congress for the Defence of the People, better known by its French acronym CNDP, a rebel group which fought the DRC government […]

FEATURE
on Dec 31, 2022
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The country has continued to experience conflicts and instability despite consistent efforts at the national, regional, and international levels to negotiate the end of wars and consolidate peace. Key peace deals have been signed, including the six-country ceasefire signed in July 1999 in Lusaka; the July 2002 peace deal between the DRC and Rwanda for […]

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on Dec 31, 2022
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Juliani, who is a Kenyan musician, produced a masterpiece in 2017 titled ‘Machozi ya Jana’.1 Juliani did launch the song in memory of International Justice Mission Lawyer Willie Kimani, his client Josephat Mwenda and taxi driver Joseph Muiruri who were murdered in 2016. The song according to International Justice Mission was aimed to re-ignite and […]

FEATURE
on Dec 31, 2022
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~Ade-Ajayi, J.F.1992 Introduction Democracy can be defined as a government of the people, by the people, and for the people.1 Crucial to this study are three different theories of democracies, that is: elite theory which enunciates that masses are incapable of making rational decisions on major national issues; the pluralist theory which states that no […]

FEATURE
on Dec 30, 2022
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This appointment raises some fundamental concerns. It is a conflict of interest to have the Attorney General, appointed in the present circumstances, as Acting Chief Justice. Having signed indictments, it would not be appropriate to then have the same person act as Judge in such cases or in any matter in relation to which she […]

FEATURE
on Dec 30, 2022
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While I enjoyed and was entertained by the first film, I was also struck by its potential as a teaching tool. Its Afrofuturistic approach – using the past to imagine futures that differ from existing historical narratives – could, I thought, be a catalyst for dispelling myths about African history, culture and tradition. It might […]

FEATURE
on Dec 30, 2022
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COP conferences broadly provide a platform for the negotiation of international climate change agreements. This was to be the first COP held in Africa since 2016. It was also framed as the implementation COP, which would lead to action. COP27 was expected to make progress on “loss and damage”. This is financing to compensate developing […]

FEATURE
on Dec 30, 2022
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Background of the issue It is now a normal occurrence that cyclists are perceivedas less “worthy” road users compared to motorists. To defend this position, one may term it as a manifestation of social classes on the roads. With the less economically empowered- the cyclists, against the motorists with a stronger financial muscle. The aforementioned […]

FEATURE
on Dec 30, 2022
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When we look back at the brief, four-month legacy of Chief Justice UU Lalit, the ending of The Dispossessed is perhaps an appropriate framework to think through what has happened. It is true that four months is but a wrinkle in time. It is also true that these are four months in which a lot […]