April 1, 2015
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
The UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women on Wednesday urged Tanzania to enforce its international obligations to prevent discrimination against women. The call comes after two women brought suit arguing that customary laws enforced in their communities contravened ...[read more]
February 27, 2015
by Colleen Mallick
A former aide of Osama Bin Laden has been found guilty on Thursday of plotting the 1998 al-Qaeda bombings of US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania that killed 224 people. Extradited from the UK to the US in 2012, Saudi national Khalid Al-Fawwaz was convicted on four counts of conspiracy by the US ...[read more]
February 20, 2015
by Elizabeth Dennis
JURIST Guest Columnist Tung Yin of Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon discusses recent terrorism trials...On August 7, 1998, al Qaeda terrorists simultaneously attacked the US Embassies in Kenya and Tanzania with massive truck bombs, killing a combined 224 people and injuring ...[read more]
February 6, 2015
by Emelina Perez
Adel Abdel Bary, a member of al Qaeda and the Egyptian Islamic Jihad (EIJ) was sentenced to 25 years in prison Friday by US District Judge Lewis Kaplan. The Egyptian national pleaded guilty last September to threatening to kill, injure, intimidate, and damage and destroy property by means of an ...[read more]
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]

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