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Zimbabwe: Doctor Jailed Two Months for Neglecting His Child

12 July 2015 - 8:59pm
[New Zimbabwe] A MARONDERA based medical doctor has been handed a two month jail term for neglecting to pay maintenance for his child born out of wed-lock.
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Zimbabwe: Two Brothers Beat Father to Death Over Witchcraft

12 July 2015 - 8:57pm
[New Zimbabwe] TWO Mwenezi brothers assaulted their elderly father to death and set his hut ablaze, accusing him of practicing witchcraft and unleashing fortune on the family, a local court heard last week.
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Zimbabwe: Mvuma Man Cleared On Charges of Raping 69-Year-Old Granny

12 July 2015 - 8:55pm
[New Zimbabwe] A 33-year-old Mvuma man was on Friday acquitted on charges of unlawful entry and raping a 69 year old woman for lack of evidence.
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Kenya: Uhuru Yet to Receive EACC Amendment Bill

12 July 2015 - 8:47pm
[Capital FM] Nairobi -President Uhuru Kenyatta is to "apply his mind" to the changes members of the National Assembly want made to the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission.
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South Africa: Police Management Deals With Police Criminality Decisively

12 July 2015 - 8:41pm
[SAPS] The South African Police Service's management is decisive when dealing with corruption and other forms of criminality within the SAPS.
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Egypt: Court Acquits Renowned Activist Alaa Abdel Fattah of Insulting Interior Ministry

12 July 2015 - 8:40pm
[Aswat Masriya] Cairo -Political activist Alaa Abdel Fattah was acquitted of insulting the ministry of interior on Saturday, but the activist remains behind bars where he serves a five year sentence.
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South Africa: Correctional Services to Deal With "Inmate Facebook" Creators

12 July 2015 - 8:30pm
[] The Department of Correctional Services says it views the creation of an "inmate Facebook account" at Pollsmoor Correctional Centre in Cape Town in a serious light and will deal with the creators of the page.
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Malawi: I Was Trying My Gun, Malawi Police Officer Says After Shooting Football Fan

12 July 2015 - 8:13pm
[Malawi24] A Malawi Police officer, stirred havoc at the Kamuzu Stadium today after he shot twice on a teenage football fan who he accused of stealing in a TNM Super League match between Mighty Wanderers and Moyale Barracks.
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Nigeria: Nyako, Son Granted Bail As EFCC Narrates How Key Witnesses Died

12 July 2015 - 7:45pm
[This Day] Tobi Soniyi in Abuja Former Adamawa State governor, Murtala Nyako, his son, Abdulaziz (a serving Senator) and two of the ex-governor's aides have been granted bail by the Federal High Court in Abuja.
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South Africa: Crack Down On Illegal Initiation Schools

12 July 2015 - 7:38pm
[] Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Obed Bapela has embarked on a monitoring visit to areas that have high death rates of initiates in the Eastern Cape.
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Nigeria: Rivers - Police Seal Council Offices, Bar New Caretaker Committee Chairmen

12 July 2015 - 7:35pm
[This Day] The police in Rivers State Friday sealed off all local government secretariats in the 23 local government councils in the state. The action, THISDAY gathered, was on the orders of the Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase, received by the state Police Commissioner, Chris Ezike, at about 11.30pm Thursday night.
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Nigeria: Medical Doctor's Impersonator Arraigned

12 July 2015 - 7:31pm
[This Day] The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), has arraigned one George Dawari Edward before Justice Peter Kekemeke of the Abuja High Court sitting at Apo, Abuja, for impersonation.
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Nigeria: Bayelsa Pipeline Explosion Kills 12 At Agip's Oil Field

12 July 2015 - 7:28pm
[This Day] At least 12 persons have been reported killed in a pipeline explosion which occurred on an Agip oil field in Azuzuama, Southern Ijaw Local Government Area, Bayelsa State. Three others were injured in the explosion.
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Zimbabwe: Manyenyeni Says Disturbed By Millitary Apporach to Vendors Problem

12 July 2015 - 7:27pm
[New Zimbabwe] HARARE Mayor Bernard Manyenyeni strongly condemned Thursday's beating and arrest of scores of street vendors by municipal police in the capital.
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Zimbabwe: Fugitive 'Rapist' Nabbed, Jailed 4 Years

12 July 2015 - 7:26pm
[New Zimbabwe] A 28 year old man who was on the run after being charged with attempted rape was later found and has since been dragged to the courts where he was convicted this week.
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Zimbabwe: Tycoon Remanded in Custody After Being Charged With Kidnapping, Drugging and Sodomising 2 Boys

12 July 2015 - 7:17pm
[New Zimbabwe] A 34 YEAR-OLD businessman on Wednesday appeared before the local courts on allegations of sodomising two primary school boys aged 11 and 12 years.
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Nigeria: Vigilance Group Arrests Five Robbery Suspects With Guns in Anambra

11 July 2015 - 3:44pm
[Independent (Lagos)] Awka -Five suspected cultists, three girls and two boys were arrested on Friday, July 10, 2015, while robbing passers-by at Obosi, Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State.
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Kenya: Parliamentarians Mess Up Campaign Against Illicit Alcoholic Brews

11 July 2015 - 3:43pm
[The Star] What began as a noble, well-intentioned campaign against illicit alcoholic brews in Central Province has been corrupted into a convoluted, haphazard, chaotic and destructive exercise! Lives have been lost, businesses looted, whilst one brewery was razed to the ground in a suspected case of arson.
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Nigeria: Impersonation - Court Remands Lawyer in Prison

11 July 2015 - 3:42pm
[Independent (Lagos)] Akure -An Akure High Court has ordered a lawyer, Ganiyu Ashiru, to be remanded in prison custody, for refusing to appear before the court in a case of impersonation brought against him by the Department of Public Prosecution (DPP), Ondo State Ministry of Justice.
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South Africa: Human Rights Commission Welcomes High Court Judgment On Attachment Orders

11 July 2015 - 3:34pm
[SA Govt] High Court judgment gives hope to the poor, marginalised and vulnerable members of our society
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