Kenya

"You forged your salary increase letter" - now court awards damages for this allegation

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Ironically enough, given the problems experienced by the Kenya Wildlife Service, it would be true to say that Evans Mukolwe, installed as head of the service in October 2003, was poached from his former job.

There was well over a year still to go on his contract with the World Meteorological Organisation in Geneva when Mukolwe was head-hunted and persuaded to accept the post of KWS director.

Good news - and bad - for African judiciary charged with wrong-doing

Justice Joseph Wowo, originally of Nigeria, was jailed on corruption charges in January 2014. His trial was seen by many as involving trumped-up charges and he has now won a kind of vindication via the Community Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas).

In a special statement, the Ecowas court has announced that it has ordered Gambia to pay $200 000 in “nominal damages” to Justice Wowo. Unfortunately, however, no judgment has been released that explains the court's decision.

Appeal court throws out one-sided racism case

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SA is not the only African country where the courts must consider tension build-up between black and white colleagues over allegations of apartheid-style racism.

Last month three judges of Kenya’s court of appeal decided an intriguing dispute between a respected medical research institute with international ties on the one side and six doctors employed by the outfit on the other.

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