Category Archives: Legal and Judicial

Liberia’s Ruling Party Ousts President Johnson Sirleaf

Liberia's ruling Unity Party has expelled the country's outgoing president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, from the party.

Unity voted her out late Saturday. She was ousted because of her alleged decision not to support Vice President …

AFRICAN UNION SUMMIT TO ENDORSE AFRICA ICT MASTERPLAN

ADDIS ABABA, The African Union (AU) Summit holding later this month is expected to endorse a renewed push by African countries to rapidly spread high-speed internet to accelerate economic development in the continent.

The AU …

Hague Tribunal offers lessons in the power and the limits of war crimes justice

The Hague Tribunal, the first UN war crimes court, closes its doors at the end of December after quarter of a century in operation, but there are doubts about the future of international war crimes …

Sierra Leone Health Workers Sue Government Over Ebola Response

Two Sierra Leone health workers who survived Ebola are suing their government for allegedly mismanaging funds during the epidemic.

The Ebola survivors blame a lack of resources provided by the government for their infection and …

Survey: Majority in US Believe Government Corruption Has Risen Under Trump

WHITE HOUSE A new survey shows that nearly six in 10 Americans believe the level of government corruption has risen in the year since U.S. President Donald Trump was elected and that the White House …

SOUTH AFRICA, MOROCCO HOLD HISTORIC TALKS IN ABIDJAN

ABIDJAN, President Jacob Zuma has held a historic bilateral meeting with King Mohammed VI of Morocco on the sidelines of the 5th Joint AU-EU Summit underway in Abidjan, CAte d'Ivoire.

During the meeting on Thursday, …

Mexico Creates Marine Reserve Around Islands Called ‘Galapagos of North America’

MEXICO CITY Mexico's government has created a marine park the size of Illinois in the Pacific, the largest ocean reserve in North America for the conservation of

giant rays, whales and turtles, including dozens of …

El Salvador Asks US Government for TPS Extension

WASHINGTON � El Salvador's government has asked the Trump administration to extend Temporary Protected Status to nearly 200,000 of its nationals living in the United States, the country's foreign minister announced Friday.

In a one-on-one …