Or simply locked away. Ssentongo, who was released from quarantine on the 24th day after testing negative three times, told The Associated Press that he and others were poorly treated at the facility, a hotel. Like him, many were held for far longer than the required 14 days, and he saw some bribe their way out. He was among those that went on hunger strikes in a bid to be freed. … [Read more...] about In Africa, stigma surrounding coronavirus hinders response
In that interview, which noted 55 per cent of magistrates are now female, the law chief explained his organisation was “very keen” for there to be greater share of black, asian and minority ethnic (BAME) people in the magistracy given criticisms that the bench is too “pale and stale” — a claim made by black identity activist and Labour MP David Lammy. … [Read more...] about Individuals With Criminal Records Should Become Magistrates For ‘Diversity’
"One other thing that's interesting is ... he was a really good storyteller," she added. "They weren’t true stories but they were interesting to listen to. Now, when you see him struggling to even respond to these previous falsehoods, he's really having trouble doing it and it's a very interesting to compare, even from 2008 to the current year, what a difference it is and how he is able to tell stories." … [Read more...] about Mollie Hemingway examines Biden’s ‘bizarre’ false arrest claims, says they’re part of ‘track record of lying’
As Africans we have our own George Floyd, Eric Garner and Manuel Ellis. South Africa's post-apartheid examples include Andries Tatane killed in 2011 during a "service delivery protest"; then there was the Marikana Massacre in 2012 where 34 striking mineworkers were shot dead by police; and more recently Collins Khoza who was allegedly killed during the country's Covid-19 lockdown. And it's not just in South Africa. In Nigeria, there's the recent alleged police shooting of 16-year-old Tina Ezekwe, and in Kenya the case of 13-year-old Yassin Hussein Moyo who was killed on his balcony at home. … [Read more...] about Can the American-led Black Lives Matter movement trigger an African awakening?