Justice

Kenya cult leader charged with murdering nearly 200 children

Summary: A largely Christian nation, Kenya has struggled to regulate unscrupulous churches and cults that dabble in criminality. A Kenyan court on Tuesday charged the leader of a starvation cult and dozens of suspected accomplices with murdering nearly 200 children in a forest near the Indian Ocean. Self-proclaimed pastor Paul …

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Rwanda, EU Launch €19.5M Justice & Accountability Program

The Justice and Accountability Programme (JAP), a collaborative initiative between the Government of Rwanda and the European Union (EU), was officially launched through the Ministry of Justice (MINIJUST), marking a significant step towards sustainable development. With a substantial budget of €19.5 million (approximately Rwf 26.7 trillion) over four years, the …

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Ugandan Activists Condemn Pardons for Defilement Convicts

Summary: Child rights activists condemn President Museveni’s decision to pardon defilement convicts, expressing concerns about its impact on efforts against child sexual abuse. They highlight the urgency of addressing issues like education and street children in Uganda, emphasizing the need for adequate resources and comprehensive strategies. Child rights activists have …

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Kenyan cult leader to be charged with terrorism after 400 deaths

Summary: Kenyan prosecutors plan to charge cult leader Paul Nthenge Mackenzie and 95 others with murder and terrorism after over 400 followers died, allegedly due to Mackenzie’s encouragement to starve themselves. The decision follows a court warning about potential release. Kenyan prosecutors have announced their intention to press charges of …

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Arrest Orders Issued in Henry Katanga Murder Case against daughter

Summary: The Nakawa Chief Magistrate’s Court has ordered the arrest of Martha Nkwanzi, daughter of the slain businessman Henry Katanga, implicated in his alleged murder. The court extended criminal summons to Molly Katanga, the widow, citing health issues. Despite the defense claiming Molly’s inability to attend court due to recent …

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Opposition unites for justice for political prisoners

Summary: Opposition leaders from various parties in Uganda came together during year-end prayers at the National Unity Platform headquarters, pledging support for justice in cases of political persecution and condemning human rights abuses, while also expressing disappointment at the absence of religious leaders at the event. During a collective year-end …

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Kwoyelo, Ex-LRA Commander, Faces 78 Charges, Court Rules

Summary: Former LRA commander Thomas Kwoyelo is facing 78 charges, reduced from an initial 93, in a prolonged trial marked by unique court procedures and funding challenges, with optimism expressed by the High Court for a conclusion as the case reaches the “no case to answer” stage. On Monday, the …

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German Youth Inspired by Acholi Gender Equality

Summary: Ten German youth on a 16-day exchange in Uganda under the “Youth Team Exchange on Gender Justice” project are impressed by how Acholi culture promotes gender equality, exploring legal, civic, and cultural aspects while reciprocating the exchange is planned with ten Ugandan youths visiting Germany. A group of ten …

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