[CPJ] Nairobi -Burundi’s public prosecutor on December 30 asked for a 15-year prison term for four journalists for privately owned online news outlet Iwacu and their driver who are charged with undermining state security, according to Iwacu and other news reports.
[Nyasa Times] A social and governance commentator Makhumbo Munthali has said as the Constitutional Court will be delivering the much-awaited judgement on the disputed presidential election results, it is expected that it will check if there are any noticeable gaps with country’s electoral management systems.
[Premium Times] A mob in Akure, the Ondo State capital, on Wednesday set on fire a popular miracle church, Sotitobire, over allegations that the pastor, Alfa Babatunde, was responsible for the kidnap of a one-year-old child on November 10, 2019.
[Nyasa Times] The hearing of Malawi’s most wanted suspected wildlife trafficker and notorious king pin, Chinese national Lin Yun Hua’s case has started at Lilongwe Magistrates court.
[Nyasa Times] Opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) presidential hopeful Lazarus Chakwera who is also the second petitioner in the disputed May 21 presidential election results has urged people to respect the Constitutional Court much-awaited judgement.
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Casablanca -Campaigners say cyber weapons that meant to fight terrorism are often being turned on journalists, academics and lawyers, violating their privacy
[News24Wire] In a unanimous judgment, the Constitutional Court has ruled that sections of the Intimidation Act are unconstitutional, finding that it limits the right to freedom of expression.
[Monitor] High Court Judge Lydia Mugambe on Wednesday pushed the ruling on the case in which Dr Stella Nyanzi accuses Makerere University of refusing to pay her arrears, to November 8, 2019.
[The Conversation Africa] In the past few weeks there have been unofficial reports that some people in Tanzania, including one in Dar es Salaam, had died of what was suspected to be Ebola virus disease.
THE FIRST ten days of the Jewish new year, between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, are known as the days of atonement. It is a time in which observant Jews take stock of their sins in the preceding year. That Israel’s attorney-general, Avichai Mandelblit, a deeply devout man, decided to hold the country’s most important legal proceeding during this period hardly seems coincidental