Tanzania has passed a provision, which stipulates that men who impregnate or marry schoolgirls will face 30 years in prison as part of the government’s commitment to fight and prevent child marriage. The country has one the highest child marriage prevalence rates in the world, and to eliminate the scourge, the government has resolved to take tougher measures in the form of lengthy jail terms to protect school-girls.
South Africa’s National Assembly has passed the Expropriation Bill, a major step towards redressing racial imbalances in land ownership. The country currently follows the willing-buyer, willing-seller model to land reform. The model has been heavily criticised for its ineffectiveness and perpetuating the existing unequal land ownership patterns.
Zimbabwe’s traditional leaders have joined the debate on capital punishment, calling for the abolition of death penalty. The debate comes at a time where some inmates on death row have submitted a plea to the Constitutional Court to have their sentences commuted to life imprisonment.
Tanzania has arrested more than 200 witchdoctors and traditional healers in its continued effort, to put an end to murder of albino people
The government of Tanzania has banned witchdoctors in the country in a bid to protect albino people and stop attacks on them
Investigating crimes against humanity is a notoriously complex, slow and expensive business.
Zimbabwe meets both these criteria. Basic human rights have been something of a luxury there in recent years, and particularly in 2007 – the year in which the crimes against humanity that SAPS must now investigate were allegedly committed.
Following the murder of national football star, Senzo Meyiwa, the African National Congress (ANC) is calling for a review on current national laws that regulate the usage of firearms
Uganda’s constitutional court has invalidated the controversial piece of legislation commonly known as the ‘Anti-Gay law”, saying it was not passed legally therefore was in breach of the constitution
In a landmark ruling, Zimbabwe highest court declared the law of criminal defamation should be struck off the statues as it has no place in a democratic society like Zimbabwe’s