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The family of a Black man killed last week by Michigan police demanded Thursday that criminal charges be filed. Twenty-six-year-old Patrick Lyoya was stopped Monday, April 4, by Michigan police for an improper license plate. Grand Rapids police released striking dashcam video footage capturing the two-minute and 40-second interaction, which begins with the officer walking [...]

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Caleb Keraka is a Staff Correspondent for JURIST in Kenya and a fourth-year law student at the University of Nairobi School of Law.  On April 8th in Nairobi the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) formally joined the East African Community (EAC) bloc by signing the EAC Accession Treaty. This came after meeting the requisite conditions [...]

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The International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled Wednesday Uganda must pay $325 million in reparations to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for its involvement in the Ituri conflict two decades ago. In 2005, the ICJ ruled Uganda violated international law by engaging in military activities in the DRC after occupying the latter’s northeastern Ituri [...]

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Human Rights Watch (HRW) Monday lamented the four-year trial in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) that failed to uncover the complete truth behind the 2017 murders of two UN experts, Zaida Catalán and Michael Sharpe, and their Congolese interpreter and motorbike drivers. Zaida Catalán, a Swedish-Chilean citizen, and Michael Sharpe, an American citizen, were [...]

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The United Nations Tuesday called on the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to retain the moratorium on the death penalty following the verdict of the Military Court Ex-Kasai Occcidental in relation to the killings of Ms. Zaida Catalán and Mr. Michael Sharp, former members of the Group of Experts on the DRC. The DRC has observed [...]

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Judge Carl J. Nichols of the US District Court for the District of Columbia has dismissed claims against prominent technology companies Apple, Google, Tesla, Dell and Microsoft related to child labor. The lawsuit concerned the role of these companies in cobalt mining operations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. A class of child laborers [...]

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Rights groups on Friday called for the immediate release of Sosthene Kambidi, a journalist arrested on terrorism charges in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Kambidi works for Congolese news site Actualite.cd and sometimes works with international press agencies such as Reuters and RFI. Kambidi accompanied several other journalists on a reporting trip in March 2017 [...]

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