Kenyan Supreme Court judges ponder the validity of the presidential elections
05 September 2022 | 5:13 am
Kenyans await the Supreme Court’s verdict on last month's presidential election, slated for Monday. Defeated candidate Raila Odinga claims electoral fraud after losing by a razor-thin margin. Also: South Africa's ruling ANC party suggests chemical castration as a punishment for convicted rapists. And finally, founder of sustainability non-profit Yayra Agbofah talks about what can be done to tackle Ghana’s massive textile waste problem.
28 May 2020
The European Union recently launched a legal case against Poland after saying the country was seeking to muzzle judges. Amid this, a place at the head of the Supreme Court is up for grabs.
9 Jun 2020
In Poland, opposition to the government's authoritarian tendencies has found a new form of expression: rap music. Musicians, opposition figures, judges and journalists are using rap to denounce attempts to muzzle the courts and media.
11 Jun 2020
Belarus is scheduled to hold presidential elections in August. As protests grow and unexpected candidates join the field, experts say President Alexander Lukashenko may be gearing up to use force.
4 Oct 2020
The sudden resignation of three ministers has revealed a deep split in interim President Jeanine Anez's administration. It is the latest crisis to rock her government before the country heads to the polls on October 18.
2 Jul 2021
A Danish man, known only as Herman H, has been acquitted of charges of murder and attempted murder. He was accused of killing a German backpacker on a Baltic Sea ferry 34 years ago.
11 Aug 2021
As Zambia ramps up for general elections, incumbent leader Edgar Lungu inaugurates a gleaming new Chinese funded airport terminal. He will be facing rival Hakainde Hichilema who says Lungu has led the country into unsustainable debt. One of the missing Chibok girls reunites with her family after seven long years. And the winner of Burkina Faso's Olympic medal is given a hero's welcome as he returns home from Tokyo.
22 Aug 2021
Poland has met an EU deadline regarding the closure of a chamber tasked with disciplining judges. But it said it would find other ways of making sure judges kept to the law.
16 Oct 2021
Thousands of Salvadorans march in San Salvador against the use of bitcoin in the economy and against a decree that ordered the dismissal of a third of the nation’s judges.
11 Nov 2021
The European Court of Human Rights has found Poland denied two judges the right to a fair job nominating process. The verdict was the latest legal knock against Warsaw's controversial justice reforms.
16 Nov 2021
The EU has once again clashed with Poland over questions regarding the rule of law. The European Court of Justice has declared powers given to the justice minister to appoint judges to cases are against EU law.
4 Dec 2021
On 19th December, Chile heads to the polls to choose a new president. The run-up to the elections have been deeply polarising, and the country's feminists fear that the unexpected frontrunner - far-right lawyer José Antonio Kast - could set women rights back by decades.
23 Dec 2021
After much speculation, Libya's polls have been postponed. Organisers said it’s ‘impossible’ to hold the vote on Friday. The electoral commission has suggested January 24th as the new deadline. A Tunisian court sentences an ex-President Moncef Marzouki to four years in prison. He’s a vocal critic of the current leader, who has described current leader Kais Saied as a "dictator". Nigeria destroys more than million doses of expired Covid vaccines. As rich countries donate jabs with short shelf life, poorer nations continue their fight against vaccine hesitancy.
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Former Guinean dictator Moussa Dadis Camara and several co-defendants were detained Tuesday, a day before their trial opens for the 2009 stadium massacre, their lawyers said.
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The condition that home buyers across China has been so dire that, they started collective disobedience in June, threatening to halt mortgage payments if the construction did not resume. Till July, homebuyers in 80 Chinese cities had refused to pay their mortgages, affecting the future of over 200 projects.
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A new film about the Hollywood icon shows how Monroe was ahead of her time politically. It also highlights the personal tragedies that drove her to an early grave. 'Blonde' premieres on Netflix on September 28.
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