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For half a century, Tanzania’s ruling party has clung to power. But a legitimate opposition coalition may mount a significant challenge this October.
The extended pretrial detention of juveniles should be a seldom-used measure of last resort, not the sadly common practice it is today.
A year after a summit that was supposed to spark reform, illicit financial flows continue to plague Africa—and lax U.S. financial regulations are partly to blame.
A new law on the administration of justice in Nigeria offers an unprecedented opportunity to address fundamental problems with the pretrial process.
The president’s trip to Kenya this week is a crucial opportunity to declare his support for that country’s embattled civil society organizations.
After a woman died from medical neglect during childbirth, Ugandan courts stepped in and delivered a big victory for all.
The discovery of massive oil reserves in Uganda has touched off a battle for land and resources, with the rights of the poor hanging in the balance.
From the English Channel to the airport in Rome, Europe’s crossing points offer migrants hope and hardship.
Africa’s fledgling human rights court has made its first substantial order of financial damages, in a case against Burkina Faso brought by the wife of Norbert Zongo, an investigative journalist murdered in 1998.
An oppressive law that ties journalists’ hands has been ruled in violation of democratic principles by the East African Court of Justice.