Fred Nkusi

New Penal Code reinforces protection of personal info

Mostinventions come about when a person thinks of a way to make life better. These inventions then evolve as technology advances or as needs change. But the most important of all, people need to live in a safer environment, which is free from violation of their rights. To make life more...

Monday, October 8, 2018, 12:49 AM

UNGA: Empowering the youth as change-makers

Last week,world leaders gathered in New York for the high-level meeting of the 73rd UN General Assembly (UNGA). The General Assembly occupies a central position as the chief deliberative, policymaking and representative organ of the United Nations. It comprises 193 Members of the United Nations, it...

Monday, October 1, 2018, 12:17 AM

What’s new in the new anti-corruption law?

Following the clamour to transfer some of the penal sanctions from existing voluminous, and to some boring, Penal Code, which is under review, to sectoral laws, now a new law n° 54/2018 of 13/08/2018 on fighting against corruption is in force. It is one of the first sectoral laws to contain...

Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 12:17 AM

Polluter pays principle is a push-button for environmental protection

In the pursuit of environmental protection, States have recently redefined the principles of environmental protection, including, among other measures, the ‘polluter pays’ principle – a principle that assigns liability to the polluter. It, however, requires to prepare...

Monday, September 17, 2018, 12:38 AM

Quality service delivery is a competitive advantage

Quality service is one of the most important competitive factors in today’s business industry. A fundamental question is how to make it excellent. However, excellent service is not a one-way street. It depends on how the customer gives the feedback to that particular service. That being...

Monday, September 3, 2018, 1:16 AM

When Pope Francis weighs in on the abolition of death penalty

Recently, Pope Francis, the head of the Catholic Church worldwide, declared death penalty as “inadmissible because it is an attack on the inviolability and dignity of the person”. It never came as a surprise because, in the past, Pope Francis had spoken out against death penalty,...

Monday, August 27, 2018, 2:07 AM

Sniffer dogs are a great tool in wildlife management

Last week,I attended a workshop on wildlife with the theme: “The Role of the Prosecution in Combatting Wildlife Crime in East Africa”. Its objectives were to increase the understanding on transnational wildlife crime, understand mechanisms for regional cooperation in wildlife law...

Monday, August 20, 2018, 12:20 AM

A wildlife safari is a breathtaking experience

When God created the universe he delegated the authority to mankind to rule the earth and all things therein. Therefore, humans have been given moral responsibility to exercise control over the earth and its flora and fauna. Mankind was set up as the ruler of this world. In other words, man...

Monday, August 13, 2018, 1:01 AM

Must the migrants fleeing risky situations be protected?

Recently, an Italian towboat rescued more than 100 migrants and returned them to Libya. As a result, the International Organization for Migration said it could not establish the location of the rescue, which is the key to establishing migrants’ rights. This act has similarly been criticized...

Monday, August 6, 2018, 12:28 AM

AU galvanises cyber-threats into tougher cybersecurity

On July 23, 2018, African Union member countries organised a workshop in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Cyber-Strategy, Cyber-Legislation and Setting up CERTs. It aimed at providing African experts with the appropriate cybersecurity knowledge to prepare and adopt National Cybersecurity Strategies...

Monday, July 30, 2018, 12:27 AM

WB is eliminating the term ‘developing countries’ from its vocabulary

Change is often inevitable in society as it reflects the fact of life. It also applies in the perception regarding certain things that are worth changing. For example, scientists hold evolution to be a central unifying principle of biology, with sufficient evidence that evolution is a scientific...

Monday, July 23, 2018, 2:08 AM

Nurturing children for a digital future

It is clear that the digital world is here to stay. Moreover, it is a welcome and necessary component of a 21st century childhood. Children’s wellbeing in the digital environment is of no less importance than their wellbeing in any other setting. The digital environment is a technology and...

Monday, July 16, 2018, 12:47 AM

Does U.S. withdrawal from UN Human Rights Council matter?

On June 19, 2018, the US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, announced that the United States was withdrawing from the UN Human Rights Council (HRC). The news, of course, rocked the Council and the wider UN and its implications for the international human rights system. The protection of human...

Monday, July 9, 2018, 8:25 PM

African arbitration association is a welcome initiative

In several conferences held in Africa on arbitration, a common reiteration has been to establish an agency that can promote international arbitration and other forms of international dispute resolution on the African continent. Now the dream has come true; just recently, the African Arbitration...

Monday, July 2, 2018, 12:08 AM

EACJ: Sensitization must be stepped up

Last week, I attended a workshop themed: “Role of the East African Court of Justice (EACJ) in advancement of the EAC integration” whose purpose was to increase the sensitization of the EACJ’s role in bolstering the rule of law, observance of democratic principles, and good...

Monday, June 25, 2018, 12:28 AM

How the new EU data protection law will impact other countries

A new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), entered into application on 25 May 2018, across the EU countries, sets out rules for all companies operating in the EU, wherever they are based. Unlike the EU Data Protection Directive of 1995 (Directive 95/46/EC), which has been the main...

Monday, June 18, 2018, 2:18 AM

Court of Appeal and new measures on corruption

The Court of Appeal has finally come into being. It has long been awaited. The discourse about the Court has now turned into a reality. It is one of the most welcoming legislative achievements in recent years. The Organic law nº002/2018.ol of 04/04/2018 establishing the Court of Appeal, in...

Monday, June 11, 2018, 12:49 AM

Why conservation of wetlands is vitally important

As a signatory to the Convention on wetlands, popularly known as ‘the Ramsar Convention’, Rwanda conserves swamps, also referred to as wetlands, which are among the most productive environments in the world. They are considered as biodiversity cradles of the earth. By providing water...

Monday, May 14, 2018, 1:18 AM

Whose responsibility is it to scale up arbitration in Africa?

Last week, May 3-4, 2018, I attended the 4th Edition of the SOAS Arbitration in Africa Conference held in Kigali, organised by the Kigali International Arbitration Centre (KIAC). The purpose was to analyse the role of Arbitration practitioners in Africa and how they can play a pivotal role in...

Monday, May 7, 2018, 1:33 AM

Why security of personal data must be bolstered

Following reports that research firm Cambridge Analytica improperly gained access to the personal data of as many as 87 million Facebook users in the USA, Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, reassured Facebook users of the firm’s readiness to bolster privacy measures with new data access...

Monday, April 30, 2018, 11:18 AM

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