Significant court rulings, Jalingo’s journey from jail to joy, and Uganda’s quashing of critical voices

Women from different Non-Governmental Organisations hold a rally to mark International Women’s Day and call for the passage of the gender equality bills, at Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria, 8 March 2022, Adekunle Ajayi/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Legal ordeal ends for Agba Jalingo

Diplomacy pays dividends

  • Prohibit investigators from intercepting communications without a warrant, where previously the Bill provided for authorities to conduct warrantless interception of a person’s communications for up to 14 days;
  • Create a committee, to be headed by a judge, which will give oversight on interception operations and undercover investigations and receive complaints about any misuse of such powers;
  • Require the committee to report annually on its work, which the Minister of Defence, Justice and Security must table in Botswana’s National Assembly.

Continued persecution of critical voices in Uganda

Gender in the courts…

… and on the Agenda

In Brief

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