Africa

111 ABA Journal Africa articles.

Real Property: Alabama attorney spends a year in Uganda helping to fight land grabs
Gerald Abila’s Barefoot Law helps Ugandans use smartphones to learn about their legal rights
Uganda’s legal system is based on English common law, but criminal defendants who can’t afford legal representation—and most can’t—aren’t appointed counsel unless they face a death sentence or life in prison.
Oscar Pistorius is found guilty of culpable homicide

A judge in South Africa has found track star Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide in the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.

Judge Thokozile Matilda Masipa announced her…

Oscar Pistorius acted ‘unlawfully,’ but he isn’t guilty of premeditated murder, judge says

Updated: A judge in South Africa said Thursday that track star Oscar Pistorius acted “unlawfully” in the shooting death of his girlfriend last year, but he wasn’t guilty of premeditated…

Meet the judge considering the fate of Oscar Pistorius

The judge who is considering the fate of double-amputee track star Oscar Pistorius had several careers after her childhood in a two-room home in a poor, black township in South…

Illegal trafficking of animals is becoming a growing issue in global trade

Efforts by the Obama administration in recent months to focus on illegal trafficking of wildlife and related activities undermining wildlife conservation have not received widespread attention. But that could change…

Pistorius’ psychiatric assessment finds no mental impairment at time of girlfriend’s death
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A psychiatric assessment has concluded that South African track star…

Retired Wash U law professor is elected president of Malawi

Corrected: Unknown to many of the law students he taught over the course of a 40-year career at Washington University, Peter Mutharika was the descendant of Malawian tribal leader.

Sent…

Partner can sue own law firm as a whistleblower, top UK court rules

Rejecting a law firm’s argument that a partner is not an employee and hence can’t file a whistleblower suit, the United Kingdom’s top civil court Wednesday gave a green light…

Oscar Pistorius tells about fatal shooting and ‘the moment that everything changed’
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Oscar Pistorius sobbed on Tuesday as he told jurors how…

Nelson Mandela, ‘a giant among men’ who taught us the meaning of the rule of law, dies at 95

Nelson Mandela, a longtime political prisoner who went on to become globally recognized as an inspirational leader of his country and win the Nobel Peace Prize, died peacefully amidst his…

Nelson Mandela is spared from a death sentence
Does NSA hold info on mysterious death of Dag Hammarskjold? Commission asks UN to reopen probe

Lending some credence to conspiracy theories that have swirled for years concerning the 1961 death of United Nations Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold in a Zambia plane crash, a commission of…

‘Blade runner’ Pistorius says he shot at intruder, not girlfriend, through bathroom door

An inspirational international track star who has been charged with the premeditated murder of his girlfriend at his home in South Africa says he thought he was shooting at an…

US Ambassador Fled to Safe Room at Libyan Embassy During Sept. 11 Attack, But It Filled with Smoke

Unidentified senior officials with the U.S. Department of State have provided new details of a fatal Sept. 11 attack in which the American. ambassador to Libya and three others were…

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