Africa Legal News
[Daily Trust] The Africa Development Bank (ADB) has disclosed that Nigeria lost $83.3 billion to Illicit Financial Flows (IFFs) between 1960 and 2011 alone.
[Daily Maverick] The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) can be deployed within South Africa as part of Operation Fiela-Reclaim until the end of March 2016. While officials say the army won't be an everyday feature on South Africa's streets, critics claim domestic SANDF deployment is being normalised and becoming an "under the radar military regime situation". By GREG NICOLSON.
[Ghanaian Chronicle] The people of Talensi in the Upper East Region will be voting this morning to elect a new Member of Parliament, following the resignation of Mr. Robert Nachina Doameng Mosore, as the representative of the people. Prior to today's voting, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) held a news conference at Bolgatanga and accused the Electoral Commission (EC) of breaching the electoral laws.
[Daily Maverick] Over the last two years or so the position of the National Prosecuting Authority, and of the National Director of Public Prosecutions, has been much talked about. On Tuesday, the new NDPP himself, Shaun Abrahams, did the talking. It was, officially, an opportunity for the justice minister, Michael Masutha, to 'introduce him' to NPA staff.
[NEWS] Perhaps President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf is beginning to now understand who actually is Harry Greaves, her longtime associate and former Managing Director of the Liberia Petroleum Refining Company (LPRC). If she didn't know Harry well before, then his latest outburst over NOCAL's bankruptcy may give her a clue to known the calibre of man is Harry.
[SPS] Chahid El Hafed -Morocco seems to have used Hacking Team computer remote controle softwares to spy UN Sercretariat activities on the question of Western Sahara.
[Inquirer] The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Liberia has frowned on three lawyers for delaying in filing of their respective briefs to a motion to dismiss an Appeal in the disputed 2014 Maryland County Senatorial election.
[Alkarama] On 7 July 2015, Alkarama sent a letter to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism (SRCT) to ask the Egyptian authorities to refrain from adopting a new draft anti-terrorism law. Approved both by the Cabinet and the Supreme Judicial Council on 5 July 2015, this draft law is awaiting ratification by the President of the Republic. To Alkarama, it is a de facto an emergency law as it gives extraordinary powers to
[IRIN] Kampala -Actual combat may have ended almost a decade ago in northern Uganda, but for many women abducted by the rebel Lord's Resistance Army and the children they conceived in captivity, the war is far from over. Sexual exploitation, beatings, stigmatization and community rejection, lack of medical care and education, and deprivation of land rights are among the challenges faced by those who escaped from or were released by the LRA.
[Independent (Lagos)] A Lagos State Coroner's Court will today deliver judgment in its inquest into the collapse of a building, serving as a hotel, within the premises of the Synagogue Church of All Nation (SCOAN) on September12, last year.
[Independent (Lagos)] Lagos -Spokesman of Afenifere, the Yoruba socio-cultural group, Yinka Odumakin, on Tuesday, argued against moving Boko Haram prisoners to the South-East.
South Africa: South Africa, Why Don't You Care About the U.S.$10 Million Dollars That Went to Jamaica?
[The Daily Vox] It's been weeks since we discovered that we paid 'a bribe' to host the 2010 Fifa World Cup cost us $10 million.
[Premium Times] "It has been brought to our attention that Premium Times, a popular Nigerian online magazine, has alleged that Chief Femi Fani-Kayode wrote the following words on his Facebook page- "For rejecting Jonathan, Nigerians deserve Boko Haram". This is false and, needless to say, Chief Fani-Kayode has never and would never say such a thing or harbor such a horrendous and heartless view.
[CAJ News] Lagos -Hundreds of Synagogue Church of All Nation (SCOAN) members have besieged the church's premises and the Ikeja High Court in anticipation of the verdict on the deadly collapse of the church structure last year.
[The Star] A househelp accused of giving an infant a detergent to drink was arrested in Nakuru county on Tuesday.
[Alkarama] On 22 June 2015, Alkarama and the Djiboutian League of Human Rights (LDDH) sent an urgent appeal to the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) and the Special Rapporteur on Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (RST) regarding the cases of 10 farmers from the Obock region in northern Djibouti, who were ill-treated during their 10 day-secret detention, and of that of another farmer, at great risk of torture during his arbitrary and incommunicado detention
[CPJ] New York -Egyptian authorities arrested four journalists last week around the two-year anniversary of the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi, according to news reports and local press freedom groups.
[The Star] ODM rebel MPs and their Jubilee counterparts yesterday hijacked a parliamentary committee and defended Devolution CS Anne Waiguru against corruption allegations.
[News24Wire] Four judges have been shortlisted and will be interviewed this week for the vacant position at the Constitutional Court.
[Leadership] Finance commissioners from the 36 states of the federation have denied granting approval for the withdrawal of $2 billion from the Excess Crude Account (ECA) as alleged the former minister of finance and coordinating minister of the economy, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.