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Uganda: Justice Minister Loses Land As Govt Cancels 46 Fake Titles

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 28 July 2017 - 8:38am
[Monitor] Wakiso -Justice and Constitutional Affairs minister, Maj Gen Kahinda Otafiire, has lost a prime piece of land at an upscale residential area on Entebbe Road, Wakiso District after the Ministry of Lands cancelled his land title.
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Uganda: Disputed Jinja Plot Illegal, Commission of Inquiry Hears

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 28 July 2017 - 8:36am
[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -Former State Minister for Lands and chairman of the Uganda Land Commission (ULC) Baguma Isoke has asked for more time to prepare a response as the Justice Catherine Bamugemereire Commission of inquiry into land matters probes the disputed Government property along plot 60-62 Aldina Rd, Jinja.
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Nigeria: University of Maiduguri Confirms 5 Staff Dead, 4 Missing

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 28 July 2017 - 7:20am
[Premium Times] The lecturers' union of the University of Maiduguri, Unimaid, has confirmed that five staff of the university were killed when Boko Haram ambushed an NNPC oil exploration team.
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Gambia: President Barrow Talks About Detention Without Trial, Others

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 27 July 2017 - 8:02pm
[Foroyaa] Precisely November, 2016, the standard bearer of the then opposition Coalition, promised the electorate that detention without trial will end in the Gambia if he is elected. However, after six months in office as the president of the Gambia following his election in December, detention without trial persists but only evidently common within the army. In this exclusive interview with Foroyaa, the president defended his government for not been found wanting.
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South Africa: Constitutional Committee Recommends Signing As 12th Official Language

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 27 July 2017 - 3:59pm
[News24Wire] The Constitutional Review Committee in Parliament has recommended that Sign Language be declared the 12th official language in SA, a language board has said.
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South Africa: Hague Court Ruling On Al-Bashir, South Africa - Pragmatism Wins the Day

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 27 July 2017 - 3:26pm
[The Conversation Africa] The International Criminal Court (ICC) has finally handed down it's highly anticipated judgment on South Africa's failure to arrest Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir. In a somewhat surprising decision, the court's pre-trial chamber ruled that South Africa had failed to comply with its obligations as a signatory to the Rome Statute. But ICC judges stopped short of taking tougher action, choosing not to refer South Africa to either the Assembly of State Parties or the United Nations Security Council.
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South Africa: State Mental Health Patients Are Being Held in Prisons

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 27 July 2017 - 2:12pm
[GroundUp] Over 90 people with mental illness are being held in various prisons in the Eastern Cape instead of being looked after in hospitals. They are state patients - people declared unfit to stand trial or found not criminally responsible because of their illness or "mental defect" (the state's term). This is despite them being ordered by the courts to be placed in mental health facilities.
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Nigeria: NCC May Sanction Telcos Over Call Masking, Summons Operators

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 27 July 2017 - 1:37pm
[This Day] The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), the telecoms industry regulator, has warned telecoms operators to desist from getting involved with call masking and call refilling on their networks, or risk sanctions.
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Zimbabwe: Opposition Appeals to SADC, AU and UN Over Violence

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 27 July 2017 - 12:26pm
[News24Wire] Zimbabwe's main opposition, the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party has appealed to regional and international bodies to rein in President Robert Mugabe over an upsurge in politically motivated violence in the southern African country.
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Angola: 21-Year-Old Jailed for Destroying Electoral Material

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 27 July 2017 - 12:14pm
[ANGOP] Sumbe -A 21-year old citizen named as Carvalho dos Santos Chiteculo last Wednesday was sentenced to two years in prison, by the Provincial Court of the centre-west Cuanza Sul Province, for destroying publicity material of the National Electoral Commission (CNE).
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South Africa: Improved Safety for Border-Lying Communities

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 27 July 2017 - 12:09pm
[SAnews.gov.za] The police's Operation Vala Madi is making headway in preventing cross-border crimes in Limpopo, with two smuggling suspects recently arrested.
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Central African Republic: Anti-Balaka Ambush Kills Two UN Peacekeepers

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 27 July 2017 - 11:52am
[Al Jazeera] Suspected Christian fighters killed two Moroccan peacekeepers from the United Nations mission in the Central African Republic on Tuesday, the mission said, in the second deadly attack on Moroccan forces this week.
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Congo-Kinshasa: UN Accuses Army of Digging Kasai Mass Graves

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 27 July 2017 - 11:52am
[Al Jazeera] The United Nations accused "elements" of the Congolese army on Tuesday of digging most of the mass graves it has identified in the insurrection-ravaged Kasai region of central Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Zambia: Kambwili Takes Ruling Party to Court Over Expulsion

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 27 July 2017 - 11:52am
[Zambia Reports] Expelled Patriotic Front Member of Parliament (MP) Chishimba Kambwili has formally challenged his expulsion in the High Court.
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Zimbabwe: Gukurahundi Not Mere 'Disturbances', but Genocide

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 27 July 2017 - 11:52am
[263Chat] It was not only shocking, but bewildering, to read - in a recent edition of the state-run The Herald newspaper - that Zimbabwe Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko recklessly referred to the Gukurahundi massacres of the 1980s as 'disturbances'.
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Zimbabwe: Ruling Party Violence Could Cause Civil War - Opposition

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 27 July 2017 - 11:47am
[New Zimbabwe] In the face of increased politically motivated violence ahead of the 2018 elections, the MDC-T has warned Zanu PF to allow other parties to campaign freely as failure to do so might trigger a civil war.
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Zimbabwe: Man Sells Dad's Beds to Raise Money for Cigarettes

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 27 July 2017 - 11:25am
[New Zimbabwe] Hwange -A man from Madumabisa Village on the outskirts of the coal mining town has appeared in court after stealing his father's two single beds which he sold for $5 each to buy cigarettes.
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Somalia: Al-Shabaab Forces Burn Villages

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 27 July 2017 - 11:21am
[HRW] The Islamist armed group Al-Shabab burned numerous homes in raids on villages in Somalia's Lower Shabelle region in late May 2017, Human Rights Watch said today based on witness accounts and satellite imagery analysis. Al-Shabab fighters abducted civilians, stole livestock, and committed arson in attacks that caused more than 15,000 people to flee their homes.
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Zimbabwe: Anti-Roadblocks Demonstration Turns Violent

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 27 July 2017 - 11:19am
[New Zimbabwe] Kwekwe -A number of kombi drivers and touts Wednesday sought refuge at Zanu PF offices after clashes between police and commuter operators over the increased road blocks left the gold mining city resembling a war zone.
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South Africa: Leaders Involved in 'Cancer' of State Capture Must Be Acted Against, Jailed - ANC

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 27 July 2017 - 11:19am
[News24Wire] The African National Congress has called for law enforcement agencies to probe the "cancer" of state capture by the politically connected Gupta family.
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