Africans, whether applying for a US, UK, or German visa, are racially profiled, discriminated, and humiliated. Visa rejections rates are staggering. African applicants are over twice as likely to be refused a visa than applicants from other parts of the world.
The Kenya that Njonjo sought to create was the ‘greatest living example of democracy, justice and peace’ – but there was no space for the poor.
Attempts to extend the chief justice’s term show a disregard for the judiciary and for fixing the country’s tattered reputation.
On April 2 African Crossroads members met online to discuss Climate Justice. Here are 10 key ideas on Climate Justice which emerged from the discussion.
Lady Justice Koome Martha Karambu has made history after being nominated Kenya’s first woman Chief Justice by the Judicial Service Commission. Justice Koome is set to become Kenya’s 15th Chief Justice.
The changes proposed by the initiative are were well-addressed in the country’s 2010 Constitution.
The Zimbabwe Industrial Hemp Trust (ZIHT) has planted the country’s first authorised hemp crop at a prison in Harare in the wake of the government legalising the production of industrial hemp. Hemp can be refined into a variety of commercial items, including paper, textiles, and clothing.
An ongoing debate to stop the imposition of Value-Added Tax (VAT) on sanitary products; as this classifies them as luxury and/or non-essential goods; has ended in a victory for women. The South African government has resolved to abolish the payment of 15% Value-Added Tax on sanitary pads to “restore the dignity of our people.”
The decriminalisation of the private use of cannabis in South Africa could – and should – pave the way for the decriminalization of sex work, says Zanta Nkumane.