Africa

111 ABA Journal Africa articles.

Teacher Who Let Children Name Bear Muhammad Faces Lashing

A British teacher is under arrest and faces lashing and deportation from Sudan, where she is accused of insulting the prophet Muhammad by allowing children at an affluent school to…

Cops Plead in Apartheid Underpants Case

A top cop, three other police officers and the former South Africa justice minister have pleaded guilty to poisoning a prominent black activist’s underpants in an attempted murder in 1989…

Liberia Declares War on Rape

Throughout Africa, rape reportedly has been used as a weapon of civil war in many countries by militiamen, rebels and government armies. The crime has rarely been punished, even when…

Millionaire Gets Extradition Delay

A U.S. millionaire wanted in connection with an alleged stock option backdating scheme has secured another delay in his extradition hearing in Namibia.

Jacob “Kobi” Alexander, founder of Comverse Technology…

Pfizer Defends Nigerian Drug Tests

Pfizer claims its drug tests on Nigerian children saved lives in court papers filed in one of four legal actions being pursued by the country.

Nigeria has filed criminal charges…

Chaos in Zimbabwe Over Price Controls

Chaos has resulted in Zimbabwe from draconian price controls imposed a month ago by the government of Robert Mugabe under threat of criminal sanctions.

So far, some 6,500 workers including…

Libyan Medics’ HIV Sentences Now Life

Libya’s High Judicial Council has commuted to life imprisonment the death sentences initially imposed on six foreign medics convicted in a controversial case of having intentionally started an HIV epidemic…

Ghana: British Girls, 16, Smuggled Drugs

Two 16-year-old girls in London told their parents they were taking a short trip across the English Channel to France in late June for a six-day school trip.

In fact,…

HIV Death Sentences Affirmed

The Libyan Supreme Court has rejected the results of an investigation that found unsanitary hospital medical conditions are to blame for the infection of more than 400 children with the…

First Banana Workers Get US Court Trial

It has been some 30 years since thousands of banana workers in Central America claim to have been exposed to carcinogenic pesticides on plantations there. Intended to kill worms infesting…

Report: Rape Used as Weapon in Sudan

A government-backed militia is systematically using rape as a method of so-called ethnic cleansing in the Darfur region of western Sudan, a report by a humanitarian group says.

The Janjaweed…

$7 Billion Drug-Test Suit Allowed

A Nigerian court has refused to dismiss a $7 billion lawsuit against Pfizer Inc. for allegedly testing antibiotic drugs on children in the mid-1990s, resulting in injuries and as many…

Taking the Initiative

ABA-Africa Works With Local Advisers to Strengthen the Countries’ Legal Systems




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