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South Africa: Public Protector to Investigate Some #Guptaleaks Claims

15 June 2017 - 6:38am
[News24Wire] The Public Protector will conduct a preliminary investigation to determine the merits of some of the allegations that have been published as part of the #GuptaLeaks saga that point to issues at Eskom, Prasa and Transnet.
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Lesotho: New Prime Minister's Estranged Wife Shot Dead

15 June 2017 - 6:30am
[News24Wire] News has emerged that the estranged wife of Lesotho's new Prime Minister Tom Thabane has allegedly been shot dead on Wednesday - a day before the inauguration of her husband in the mountain kingdom.
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Somalia: Gunmen Kill Several, Take Hostages in Mogadishu

15 June 2017 - 6:19am
[Deutsche Welle] Gunmen posing as military have taken dozens of hostages at a restaurant in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, after ramming a gate with a car bomb, killing at least 14. Extremist group al-Shabab has claimed responsibility.
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Gambia: Training Gambian Security Forces On Freedom of Expression, Safety of Journalists Ends

14 June 2017 - 7:22pm
[Daily Observer] A three-day training sessions for Gambian Security Forces on freedom of expression and the safety of journalists organised by Article 19 West Africa with the support of UNESCO and the European Union came to a closed on Saturday.
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South Africa: Former Broadcasting Chief to Challenge Dismissal - Lawyer

14 June 2017 - 5:51pm
[News24Wire] Former SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng intends challenging his dismissal, his lawyer said on Wednesday.
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Zimbabwe: Public Interviews for New Prosecutor-General

14 June 2017 - 4:47pm
[The Herald] Secretary for Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Mrs Virginia Mabiza said the country's new Prosecutor-General will, for the first time in history, be appointed through public interviews and the process was already in motion.
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Liberia: President Sirleaf Declares Assets As Tenure Comes to An End

14 June 2017 - 4:15pm
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -When Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf was sworn in as Liberia and Africa's first woman head of state, some eleven years ago, she pledged to set an example for others in her government to follow, starting with the declaration of assets.
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South Africa: Suspected Rhino Poachers Nabbed

14 June 2017 - 3:35pm
[The Herald] South African Police Services have arrested three men believed to be Zimbabweans who were part of cross-border rhino poaching syndicate.
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Zimbabwe: Former Ruling Party Youth Leader Lumumba Still in Trouble

14 June 2017 - 3:13pm
[The Herald] Former Zanu-PF activist William Mutumanje, popularly known as Acie Lumumba and accused of insulting President Mugabe, intends to make a fresh application for referral of his matter to the Constitutional Court following the State's stance to proceed with his trial despite having earlier told the apex court that it was withdrawing charges against him.
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Nigeria: Why We Cleared Saraki on False Asset Charge - Tribunal

14 June 2017 - 2:32pm
[Premium Times] The Code of Conduct Tribunal on Wednesday cleared the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, of false asset declaration charges, brought against him in September 2015.
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Nigeria: NPAN Condemns Invasion of the Sun, Seeks Justice

14 June 2017 - 2:06pm
[Guardian] Lagos -The Newspaper Proprietors' Association of Nigeria (NPAN) has condemned the action of operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), saying it is violation of press freedom.
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South Africa: Concourt to Rule If Minister Must Pay for Social Grants Case

14 June 2017 - 1:35pm
[News24Wire] Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini will find out on Thursday if she is personally liable for legal costs incurred in the social grants matter the Constitutional Court heard in March.
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South Africa: Forensic Pathologists Urged to Return to Work 'In the Interest of Justice'

14 June 2017 - 1:00pm
[News24Wire] The Gauteng department of health wants forensic pathologists to act in the interest of justice by returning to work and resuming their services.
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South Africa: Man Gets Stiffed for Penis Enlargement By Bogus Doctor

14 June 2017 - 12:52pm
[News24Wire] A man who is suspected of being a bogus traditional doctor has been arrested for allegedly taking money fraudulently from a 27-year-old man with the promise that he would be able to enlarge his penis.
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Zambia: 48 Opposition MPs Suspended For Snubbing President's Speech

14 June 2017 - 12:46pm
[Times of Zambia] Speaker of the National Assembly Patrick Matibini yesterday suspended for 30 days the 48 United Party for National Development (UPND) Members of Parliament (MPs) that boycotted President Edgar Lungu's recent address to the National Assembly.
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Nigeria: False Asset Declaration Charge - Saraki Discharged, Acquitted

14 June 2017 - 12:36pm
[Premium Times] The Code of Conduct Tribunal has dismissed the case of false asset declaration against Nigeria's Senate President, Bukola Saraki.
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Uganda: Police Yet to Pin Kataratambi in Theft Case

14 June 2017 - 12:21pm
[Observer] Two years after the arrest of the former commandant of the Special Investigations Division of Police, Charles Kataratambi, the Force's detectives are yet to find evidence to sway the directorate of Public Prosecutions to slap charges against the senior officer.
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Ethiopia: Civil Society Getting Squeezed

14 June 2017 - 11:06am
[VOA] From an internet shutdown to convictions of journalists and opposition members, Ethiopia's civil society has felt like it's under attack in recent weeks.
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Tanzania: Police Intervention Decreases Accidents By 43%

14 June 2017 - 11:02am
[Daily News] Crackdown on reckless driving, speeding and heavy traffic police presence along major roads is bearing fruit as accidents have decreased.
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South Africa: Mum Faces Children's Act Charges After Baby Dies At Clinic

14 June 2017 - 11:02am
[News24Wire] The mother and stepfather of an 18-month-old baby boy who died of severe injuries to his head and body will appear in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court on Wednesday, police said.
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