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ICJ has no jurisdiction in Kenya-Somalia maritime border dispute, Kenya says

A long-running maritime border dispute between Kenya and Somalia is currently underway at the U.N International Court of Justice at The Hague.   Attorney General Githu Muigai is lea ding a high-powered delegation in a case in which Kenya accuses Somalia of defaulting on a 2009 agreement to resolve the dispute surrounding the more than […]

Top Rwandan Genocide suspect Ladislas Ntaganzwa remanded

The case against top Rwandan genocide suspect, Ladislas Ntaganzwa has stalled after the suspect yet again declined to plead neither guilty nor not guilty to the genocide related charges against him, compelling court to remand him for 30 days pending investigations. Ntaganzwa who appeared in court on Wednesday remained silent throughout the trial in which […]

Rwanda: Genocide suspect non-committal in first court appearance

Rwanda’s top genocide suspect, Ladislas Ntaganzwa, declined to plead neither guilty nor not guilty to the genocide related charges in maiden court appearance Monday at a court in the capital Kigali. Ntaganzwa, 53, who looked unbothered by the charges brought against him, refused to respond to most of the charges read to him at Nyarugunga lower […]

Kenyan court acquits Mombasa bombing suspects

A high court in the Kenyan coastal city of Mombasa has acquitted two main suspects in the 2014 Lamu terror attacks of 60 counts of murder, in a landmark ruling that has shocked the East African nation. In his verdict, Presiding Judge Justice Martin Muya stated that the case against the suspects, Dyana Salim Suleiman […]

Rwandan genocide suspect skips court

One of Rwanda’s top genocide suspects, Bernard Munyagishari declared that he will not appear in court for unspecified period of time, according to a letter he wrote to the Rwandan Supreme Court in the capital Kigali this week. The former leader in the National Republican Movement for Democracy and Development (MRND)-Gisenyi town, had been scheduled to appear before […]

ICC convicts DRC’s Jean-Pierre Bemba of war crimes

ICC convicts DRC’s Jean-Pierre Bemba of war crimes

The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Monday found the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) former rebel commander, Jean-Pierre Bemba, 53 of war crimes ranging from rape to mass killings in neighbouring Central African Republic (CAR) over a decade ago. Bemba, who is the former Vice President of DRC and the overall commander of his rebel […]

African varsities to compete in WTO law debate

African varsities to compete in WTO law debate

University law students from ten Universities in Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda are due to gather in South Africa to take part in the European Law Students Association (ELSA) competition slated for March 29 to April 1. Through the ELSA Moot Court Competition to be held at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa, […]

Rwandan teenage girl sentenced to prison for hacking teacher

A court in the Rwandan capital Kigali on Monday sentenced a teenage school girl to one year in Prison for attacking and hacking her teacher in August last year after accusing him of sexually abusing her. The 17 year-old girl whose names have been concealed because she is a minor, a student at College St. […]

Kenya reduces jail terms for 2 Iranian convicts

Kenya reduces jail terms for 2 Iranian convicts

Two Iranians who were jailed for life in 2013 over terrorism-related charges by a Kenyan court will now serve 15 years in prison. Ahmad Mohammed and Sayed Mousavi were arrested in June 2012 and charged with possessing 15kg of the powerful RDX explosive. The two were arrested after police in Kenya’s coastal city of Mombasa […]

Kenya: ICC Appeals Chamber rules in Ruto’s favour

Kenya: ICC Appeals Chamber rules in Ruto’s favour

The Appeals Chamber at the International Criminal Court (ICC) has ruled against earlier verdict to use recanted witness testimony in the case involving Kenya’s Deputy President William Ruto and his co-accused Joshua Arap Sang. Ruto and his team had contested use of retracted statements from five witnesses arguing the amendment to Rule 68 of the […]

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