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Ann Garrison

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Tear gas and arrests: Birth of a Ugandan civil rights movement? Special

Kampala - Ugandan opposition leader Dr. Kizza Besigye was arrested while walking to work in Kampala, Uganda's capitol, on Monday morning, as part of a Walk to Work protest of the rising cost of fuel and consequent rise in the cost of living.

How California can stop nuclear power Special

Can Californians prevent Pacific Gas'n Electric and Southern California Edison from relicensing their nuclear power plants in the state, in the wake of Japan's nuclear catastrophe?

Besigye: Eat money to buy votes, then vote against the thieves Special

Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni wants to remain president, after ruling for the past 26 years with diplomatic, financial, and military support from the U.S. and the UK.

Kagame court denies bail, again, to Victoire Ingabire Special

Kigali - On January 20, Rwanda's High Court once again rejected the bail appeal of Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza, Chair of Rwanda's FDU-INKINGI coalition of opposition parties.

Kagame wants US law professor brought to Rwanda, 'dead or alive' Special

According to high-level Rwandan officials present at a meeting in Kigali in mid-October, President Kagame ordered that Minnesota's William Mitchell Law Professor Peter Erlinder be brought back to Rwanda “dead or alive.”

Mehserle sentence for killing Oscar Grant: two years

Oakland - Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Robert Perry today, 11.05.2010, sentenced Johannes Mesherle, the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) policeman who fatally shot Oscar Grant, a 21-year-old African American, to two years prison time for involuntary manslaughter.

Isakson likely to replace Feingold as U.S. Senate's Africa Chair

This week's electoral backlash in the U.S.A., gave Republicans a majority in the House of Representatives and cost liberal Democratic Senator Russ Feingold, among others, his seat.

Rwandan opposition leader Victoire Ingabire arrested Special

Opposition leader Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza has been arrested in Rwanda, according to members of her FDU-Inkingi Coalition of Rwandan political parties, who also report that authorities have taken her to an undisclosed location.

ICTR Lawyers: No International Justice for Congo Special

Human rights activists around the world have called for international justice and an end to impunity in the wake of the UN Mapping Report on Human Rights Abuse in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Rwanda's other genocide Special

Friday, October 1st, is the date of the official release of the U.N. Report on Human Rights Abuses in the Democratic Republic of Congo, including documentation of the Rwandan Patriotic Army's massacres of Rwandan Hutu refugees and Congolese Hutus.

Kagame sworn in after UN report of guilt in Congo genocide

Rwandan President Paul Kagame was sworn in to serve another seven-year term on September 6, 2010, eleven days after the explosive August 26th leak of a UN report documenting genocide committed by his army in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Defense lawyers condemn assassination of ICTR lawyer Mwaikusa Special

The Association of Defense Lawyers have condemned the murder of International Criminal Tribunal on Rwanda (ICTR) lawyer and University of Dar es Salaam Law Professor Jwani Mwaikusa, who was gunned down outside his home on July 14.

Erlinder: Defense lawyers now risk assassination in East Africa Special

07.15.2010 - Jwani Mwaikusa, law professor at the University of Dar es Salaam and defense lawyer at the International Criminal Tribunal on Rwanda, was gunned down outside his home in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on July 13.

Rwanda Green Party leader assassinated Special

The Democratic Green Party of Rwanda's First Vice President Andre Kagwa Rwisereka was found dead, his head almost completely severed from his body, in the wetlands of the Makula River near Butare, Rwanda, on the morning of July 14, 2010.

Rwanda Green Party leader goes missing before election Special

Frank Habineza, President of the embattled Democratic Green Party of Rwanda (DGPR) reported, on the morning of July 13th that the party's First Vice President, Kagwa Rwisereka, has gone missing.

Kagame arrests another journalist, UK defunds its Media Council

Kigali - Two weeks after the murder of Rwandan journalist Jean Leonard Rugambage, following his criticism of Rwandan President Paul Kagame, Rwandan Police arrested Agnes Uwimana, the director of a privately owned newspaper, Umurabyo.

Oakland outraged by Mehserle verdict of involuntary manslaughter Special

Oakland - Riots broke out in Oakland California, on Thursday night, after a Los Angeles jury in the Johannes Mehserle case reported a verdict of "involuntary manslaughter, with a gun."

Rwanda: FDU blames police torture after Muhirwa faints in court Special

FDU-Inkingi Party leader and presidential candidate Victoire Ingabire reported that the FDU's treasurer, Alice Muhirwa, mother of two, fainted in a Rwandan courtroom yesterday due to untreated torture wounds inflicted by the Rwandan Police.

Op-Ed: On Rwanda, Congo, and AFRICOM, the U.S. Africa Command

On July 6, 2010, I spoke with Shanaaz Ebrahim, on Voice of the Cape Drive Time, about Rwanda, eastern Congo, and AFRICOM, the U.S. Africa Command.

Burundi: lone presidential candidate elected with low turnout

The Associated Press (AP) reported on July 2nd, 2010, that "Burundi's electoral commission says the lone candidate in the country's presidential election has won by a landslide." Burundian opposition groups boycotted the May 28th election.
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