January 3, 2015
by Alison Sacriponte
Alleged al Qaeda operative Abu Anas al Libi, accused of involvement in the bombings of US embassies in Africa, died in a US hospital Friday. Al Libi was captured by US military special forces in Libya in 2013 and brought to the US to stand trial. The Department of Justice confirmed his death ...[read more]
November 30, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
Tanzania's parliament voted on Saturday to dismiss senior officials, including the attorney general and the minister of energy, following a report released earlier this week implicating public officials in a scandal involving fraudulent payments of public funds. Officials have also called for the ...[read more]
August 26, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
The UN human rights office on Monday said that the Tanzanian government's system of placing children with albinism in government care centers does not provide this vulnerable group with adequate protection from those who target albinos due to erroneous beliefs and superstitions. The widespread ...[read more]
October 6, 2013
by Benjamin Minegar
US military special forces on Saturday captured Abu Anas al Libi, a suspected high-ranking operative of al Qaeda, during a raid conducted in Tripoli, Libya. US authorities allege that al Libi played a significant role in planning and executing the 1998 bombings of US embassies in Kenya and ...[read more]
July 21, 2013
by Blake Lynch
International Criminal Court (ICC) Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said Friday that attacks on UN peacekeepers in the Darfur region of Sudan may constitute war crimes. A recent attack left seven UN peacekeepers from Tanzania dead and another 17 military and police personnel of the African Union/UN ...[read more]
July 16, 2013
by G. Redd
The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Monday rejected a request by Kenyan officials to change the forum of their trials to Kenya or Tanzania. Joshua Sang and William Ruto are accused of inciting violence after the 2007 presidential election, in which 1,100 people died. Lawyers for both ...[read more]
July 1, 2013
by Dan DeRight
JURIST Guest Columnist Roland Adjovi, Academic Director of the Arcadia Center for East African Studies says that by forbidding independent political candidates, the Tanzanian Constitution violates the African Union Charter on Human and People's Rights ... On June 14, 2013, the African Court on ...[read more]
April 24, 2013
by Jaclyn Belczyk
A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York on Tuesday resentenced Wadih El-Hage to life in prison for his role in the 1998 bombing of two US embassies in Tanzania and Kenya. El-Hage was permitted to speak before the sentencing, where he complained that the jury was ...[read more]
March 5, 2013
by Daniel Mullen
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Tuesday condemned the increase in attacks on those with albinism in Tanzania. Pillay's statement comes following four attacks on albinos over a 16-day period, including three children. Pillay called the attacks "abhorrent" and called upon local ...[read more]
June 29, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
The UN Security Council on Friday extended the terms of four judges of the UN International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR). Judge William Sekule of the United Republic of Tanzania, Judge Solomy Balungi Bossa of Uganda and Judge Mparany Mamy Richard Rajohnson of Madagascar, whose terms were ...[read more]

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