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Thailand’s Constitutional Court has ruled that existing laws criminalising abortion are unconstitutional and ordered them to be amended, paving the way for clearer regulation for reproductive rights.

Thai court says anti-abortion laws unconstitutional

Thailand’s Constitutional Court has ruled that existing laws criminalising abortion are unconstitutional and ordered them to be amended, paving the way for clearer regulation for reproductive rights.
In the court papers, the Malawi Electoral Commission chairperson Jane Ansah sought an order suspending the enforcement of the judgement of the Constitutional Court pending the hearing and determination of an appeal.

Malawi elections chief defends use of correction fluid in disputed vote

Malawi’s electoral commission chief Wednesday defended the use of results sheets that had been altered with correctional fluid in last year’s disputed presidential elections.
In the court papers, the Malawi Electoral Commission chairperson Jane Ansah sought an order suspending the enforcement of the judgement of the Constitutional Court pending the hearing and determination of an appeal.

Malawi election agency seeks to suspend annulment of presidential vote

Malawi's electoral commission is seeking to suspend a landmark court order that annulled last year's re-election of President Peter Mutharika, court papers showed on Friday.
Malawi’s constitutional court on Monday ordered new elections after annulling the results of a vote that reelected President Peter Mutharika in May, citing widespread irregularities.

Malawi leader announces plans to appeal overturning of poll win

Following the Constitutional Court ruling which overturned Malawi’s May election results, President Peter Mutharika plans to challenge the decision, his office announced on Wednesday.
Malawi’s constitutional court on Monday ordered new elections after annulling the results of a vote that reelected President Peter Mutharika in May, citing widespread irregularities.

Malawian court cancels President Mutharika’s reelection

Malawi’s constitutional court on Monday ordered new elections after annulling the results of a vote that reelected President Peter Mutharika in May, citing widespread irregularities.
The Anti-Corruption Bureau said it had arrested Thomson Mpinganjira, owner of FDH Bank, following investigations into claims by Chief Justice Andrew Nyirenda that bribes had been offered to the five judges presiding over the case.

Top banker arrested in Malawi election bribery case

Malawi’s anti-graft body on Wednesday said it had arrested a prominent businessman over allegations he tried to bribe judges hearing a legal challenge to the re-election of President Peter Mutharika.
Faure Gnassingbe

Six candidates to run against Togo president in February vote

Six candidates will run against Togo’s President Faure Gnassingbe in a presidential election next month, the Constitutional Court said Friday.
Turkey’s highest court on Thursday ruled in favor of Wikipedia, saying the Turkish government’s two-year ban on the online encyclopedia constitutes a violation of freedom of expression, the state-run news agency reported.

Court rules Turkey violated rights by blocking Wikipedia

Turkey’s highest court on Thursday ruled in favor of Wikipedia, saying the Turkish government’s two-year ban on the online encyclopedia constitutes a violation of freedom of expression, the state-run news agency reported.
Zambia’s president Edgar Lungu on Friday denied stifling the rights of opposition leaders, saying authorities who refused them permits to assemble and meet supporters were working within the law.

Zambia’s Edgar Lungu denies stifling opposition

Zambia’s president Edgar Lungu on Friday denied stifling the rights of opposition leaders, saying authorities who refused them permits to assemble and meet supporters were working within the law.
Bolivia’s President and presidential candidate Evo Morales speaks during a press conference at the Casa Grande del Pueblo (Great House of the People) in La Paz, on October 23, 2019. – President Evo Morales of Bolivia on Wednesday likened a general strike called to protest his apparent re-election victory a right wing “coup d’etat.” (Photo by AIZAR RALDES / AFP)

Bolivia president Morales says rivals preparing ‘coup’

Bolivia’s President Evo Morales claimed on Sunday his political rivals were preparing to overthrow him next week as strike action and protests against his controversial re-election continued.

Spanking children unconstitutional – court

South Africa’s highest court on Wednesday upheld a ruling that spanking or corporal punishment of children at home was unconstitutional, saying the practices violate child rights.
Gabonese President Ali Bongo delivered his first speech since returning to the West African country following a long absence after a stroke he suffered in October.

Gabon’s Ali Bongo in London for ‘routine medical checks’ – presidency

Gabon's President Ali Bongo Ondimba is undergoing "routine medical checks" in London during a family trip, the presidency said on Monday, denying his health was deteriorating nearly a year after he suffered a stroke.
Malawi's Supreme Court

Malawi court bans planned airport, border protests

A Malawi court ordered a ban on protest at the country's airports and border crossings on Friday, as authorities try to avert new post-election demonstrations aimed at shutting down key transport hubs.

South Africa’s Jacob Zuma to face corruption inquiry

Former South African, President Jacob Zuma, appeared before a commission of inquiry on Monday, to respond to damning testimony accusing him of widespread corruption in the country’s leadership.

Tunisia says 92-year-old president improving after falling ill

Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi's health was improving on Friday and the 92-year-old was expected to be discharged from hospital soon, his office said, a day after he fell ill.

Ecuador’s highest court approves same-sex marriage

Ecuador’s highest court on Wednesday approved same-sex marriage in a landmark ruling in the traditionally Catholic and conservative South American country.

Court suspends progressive party leader

Thailand’s Constitutional Court on Thursday suspended the leader of the progressive anti-junta Future Forward Party’s status as an elected member of parliament while determining whether to disqualify him.
Indonesia Joko Widodo

Protest: Indonesian troops flood Jakarta streets

Tens of thousands Indonesian troops were deployed on the streets of the capital Jakarta Thursday, as a deadline approached for a presidential challenger to file an appeal over claims of widespread cheating in last month’s election.

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