South Sudan Watch Update 56

Boma state in need of help Thousands of people are in need of humanitarian assistance in Boma state of South Sudan after fleeing their homes out of fear for their lives. Majority of those in need are women and children affected by the battle between rebels of Dr. Riek Machar and government troops. The clash… View Article

Burundi Watch Monthly Update – April 1-14

SUMMARY During the two first weeks of April 2018, crimes related to the upcoming constitutional referendum were reported in several locations. These include killings, abductions, arbitrary arrest and continued forced contribution of funds for the referendum . Constitutional referendum dates set On 12 April 2018, the spokesperson of the National Electoral Commission (known by its… View Article

DAY 5 OF AGE LIMIT PROCEEDINGS

After its adjournment on Thursday 12 April, the court hearing on the age limit petition resumed on 17 April for the cross examinations of the witnesses that had been summoned by the court. The list of witnesses to be cross examined included Betty Nambooze, the Mukono municipality MP; Kieth Muhakanizi, the secretary of the treasury;… View Article

Age Limit Petition day 4: Defense presents their case

The fourth day of the age limit petition carried both a serious and hilarious tone, being the first day the defense was to present its case to the court. The deputy attorney general Mwesigwa Rukutana with his team of lawyers including Christine Kawa, the solicitor general Francis Atoke and Martin Mwambusya the commissioner of litigation… View Article

Day two of the Age Limit Petition

The second day of the constitutional amendment petition hearing started off with the court house being made available to the public to follow the proceedings. The petitioners continued to present their case they pointed out that the clause to extend the MPs term of office was an afterthought that was just smuggled into the bill… View Article

Burundi Watch Monthly report – March 2018

SUMMARY The situation in Burundi remains tense, with a number of arbitrary arrests, abductions and killings occurring. Many of the cases are constitutional referendum related crimes. Meanwhile, neigbouring countries are beginning to push for repatriation of refugees. One killed for refusing constitutional referendum In the remote District of Cendajuru in the North Eastern province repression… View Article