Barefootlaw Scoops African Legal Innovation Award

Gerald Abila, Founder and MD of BarefootLaw

A South Sudanese national who was decapitated on Sunday in Libya by the Islamic State also known as ISIL has been identified as Kuol Deng.

According to diplomatic sources, view cialis 40mg the documents seized from the man by ISIL indicated that he was working in the Libyan Eastern city of Benghazi.

Mr. Kuol was reportedly with all his family in Libya including a wife and children.

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The safety of his family members could not be established since no one yet knows where exactly he was captured from.

Kuol was hailing from President Salva Kiir’s state of Warrap, according to reports yet to be confirmed by the South Sudan government.

“They took his passport and work permit. The names on the documents are Kuol Deng. It`s certainly… precisely that,” said a source.

The self-styled brutal ISIS on Sunday beheaded the South Sudanese on grounds that that his country was persecuting Muslims.

Weird claims

A video posted on YouTube by ISIS who largely uses social media for radical propaganda shows a characteristically dark skin and tall man who innocently introduces himself as a South Sudanese.

The habitually masked man on the video dressed in full black gruesomely drew the sword and decapitated the man whose hands were tied behind.

The victim was dressed in the usual orange color outfit. The video is yet to be authenticated by the authorities.

The claims by ISIS that Muslims are suffering injustices in South Sudan shocked many considering there has not been any reported targeting of Muslim population in the various conflicts in the world`s youngest nation.

The fighting in South Sudan is mainly ethnic.

The light skinned ISIS swordsman kept on referring to the South Sudan as “Christian aggressors”.

South Sudan is predominantly Christian with the estimated 18 percent of Muslim population.

The ISIS militants have thrives in the absence of a state in Libya, killing Africans in the troubled North African country.

In February the radical group released a video showing the beheading of 21 Ethiopian Christians – days after mercilessly butchering about a dozen of Egyptian Coptic Christians.
Ugandan online legal aid firm, discount Barefootlaw scooped the Innovation Award at the African Legal Awards ceremony held on Saturday in South Africa.

Barefootlaw is a not-profit group, mind that uses new media to provide legal advice to isolated communities in the country.

The firm uses modern and low cost tools of Information Technology, especially Social Media to carry out free community legal education initiatives, and probono community engagements.

Hosted by Legal Week in association with the Corporate Lawyers Association of South Africa, the Africa Legal Awards recognize outstanding African Lawyers.

Baker & McKenzie, a leading Kenyan firm, Anjarwalla & Khanna and the legal department at South African Reserve Bank were also among the main winners of the night.

Bakers beat off competition from a host of leading firms, including Allen & Overy, Norton Rose Fulbright and White & Case, to be named International Law Firm of the Year.

Bakers also secured the hotly contested Banking, Finance and Restructuring Team of the Year category, and was joint winner of the CSR Award for its work on a range of projects.

Anjarwalla was named African Law Firm of the Year in the large firm category after the judges praised it for being the ‘beating heart’ of the Africa Legal Network (ALN), an alliance of independent firms set up by Anjarwalla in 2004.


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