Category Archives: Legal Judicial

ICJ Orders Uganda to Pay $325 Million to DR Congo

The International Court of Justice on Wednesday ordered Uganda to pay $325 million to the Democratic Republic of Congo, as reparations for Uganda’s invasion of the DRC in the late 1990s.Seven years ago, the court ruled Uganda must compensate the DRC fo…

DR Congo Court Set for Verdict in Murder of UN Experts

KANANGA, DR CONGO — A military court in Democratic Republic of Congo is set to pronounce a long-awaited verdict Saturday in a mass trial over the 2017 murder of two U.N. experts in a troubled central region.Dozens of people have been on trial for more …

Nigeria’s Online Vendors Count Losses After Long Twitter Ban

ABUJA, NIGERIA — Online computer dealer Mohammed Maitano has nearly 30,000 followers on Twitter and says he normally makes around $4,500 every month from sales of his computers and other office accessories.He says that being blocked on Twitter for mont…

UN Chief: ‘Avalanche of Action’ Needed to Stem Global Crises

NEW YORK — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Friday that the world is facing “a five-alarm fire” that requires urgent and united global action to be extinguished.“I want to begin the year by raising five alarms — on COVID-19, global finan…

Superbugs Deadlier Than AIDS, Malaria, Study Shows

LONDON — More than 1.2 million people are dying every year directly from bacterial infections that are resistant to several antibiotics, according to a new study, making multiresistant bacteria far deadlier than HIV/AIDS or malaria. A further 4.95 mill…

UN Chief: ‘Real Opportunity’ to Resolve Ethiopia Conflict

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres expressed hope Wednesday there could be an opening to resolve the more than year-long conflict in northern Ethiopia, which has left millions on the brink of starvation.In a statement, Guterres said he spoke Wedne…