In East Africa
Apr 12th, 2013
Women in Uganda who go out wearing mini-skirts could face jail or a heavy fine under draconian new anti-pornography laws. The legislation would also see television dramas and films banned if it is passed by parliament. The Anti-Pornography Bill 2011 proposes that those found guilty of abetting porno...
Mar 24th, 2013
ABUJA — Nigeria joined more than 7,000 cities and towns across the world in celebrating “Earth Hour,” a symbolic shutting down of the lights for an hour late Saturday. More than 100 activists also gathered to launch a petition in favor of Nigeria’s Climate Change Bill. These activis...
Jan 20th, 2013
By Beny Gideon Mab Long overdue media legislation in the Republic of South Sudan has for the first time in eight years seen light of the day in what I may described as a serious policy and legislative developmental process. The completion of Media Authority Bill 2012, Right of Access to Information B...
Feb 10th, 2012
In a multi racial society like Kenya is it really necessary to collect data on one’s tribal background? Has such data ever helped the country? No! Those without recognized tribes or descent have always had problems proving their right to citizenship. ‘It’s celebration time’, declared the Minister for...
In Press Releases
Feb 3rd, 2012
‘This Bill is Burying us Alive’ Report on the Public Hearings on the Secrecy Bill in Port Elizabeth Today’s copy of The Herald newspaper has a big picture on the front page of UPM activist Ma Gladys Mphepho of Grahamstown expressing her anger at the Secrecy Bill. She is quoted as fo...