Day: February 19, 2020

US Warns Against Chinese Leadership of Intellectual Property Watchdog

STATE DEPARTMENT – Top American officials are warning that the ability to protect intellectual property is under a grave threat if a Chinese-backed candidate becomes the new director general of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), a self-funding agency of …

Posted in General February 19, 2020

Amnesty Calls for Thorough Probe Into Rwandan Singer’s Death

WASHINGTON – Amnesty International is calling for an investigation after a well-known Rwandan gospel singer was found dead in a prison cell.

Kizito Mihigo reportedly died by suicide four days after being arrested near the border with Burundi. Eric Kabera, …

Posted in Legal February 19, 2020

ICC Judges OK Trial for Alleged Islamic Extremist from Mali

THE HAGUE – International Criminal Court judges on Wednesday rejected an appeal by an alleged Islamic extremist from Mali who argued that the charges against him were not serious enough to merit standing trial at the global court.

The decision …

Posted in Legal February 19, 2020