Africa Legal News

Nigeria: New Report Indicts SARS for 35 Corpses Found in Ezu River in 2013

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 20 July 2017 - 4:46pm
[This Day] Awka -International Society for Civil Liberties and the Rule of Law (Intersociety) has accused the Special Anti-Robbery Squad(SARS) of the Anambra State Police Command for being responsible of the 35 corpses discovered in Ezu River, Amansea in Awka North local Government Area of the state on 19 January 2017.
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Nigeria: LG Polls - Lagos Extends Restriction of Movement

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 20 July 2017 - 4:21pm
[This Day] The Lagos State Government Wednesday extended the restriction of movement across the state, noting that it had been slightly expanded and would now be enforced between 7a.m and 3p.m. on July 22, to allow for a smooth conduct of the local government elections and unhindered participation.
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South Africa: Granny Fires Warning Gunshots, Blows Whistle On Electricity Thieves

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 20 July 2017 - 4:11pm
[GroundUp] "I am tired of paying large sums of money for electricity"
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Tanzania: Citizens Are Finally Paying Taxes for the Good of the Country

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 20 July 2017 - 3:53pm
[Deutsche Welle] It looks as if Tanzania's push to get its citizens and foreign investors to pay more taxes and reduce donor dependency is working, writes Anaclet Rwegayura.
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Africa: Meet the Migrants Under Pressure to Leave Europe

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 20 July 2017 - 3:51pm
[IRIN] Catania -The Gambia's leader of 22 years, Yahya Jammeh, used to give Gambians good cause for claiming asylum, even if the majority were fleeing poverty rather than persecution.
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Kenya: Polls Agency Not to Re-Tender Ballot Printing

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 20 July 2017 - 3:19pm
[Capital FM] Nairobi -There was no time to waste as the Court of Appeal on Thursday got down to the business of deciding if the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission would have to re-tender the printing of presidential ballots for the August 8 General Election.
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South Africa: Zuma Appointed Construction Company Ahead of Tender Process - Nkandla Hearings

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 20 July 2017 - 3:17pm
[News24Wire] President Jacob Zuma appointed construction company Moneymine Enterprises long before the Department of Public Works was involved in the Nkandla tender process, the Nkandla disciplinary hearing heard on Thursday.
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Zimbabwe: Mandatory 60-Year Jail Term for Raping Minors

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 20 July 2017 - 2:53pm
[The Herald] Government's proposed 60-year imprisonment for those found guilty of raping minors and the disabled is a welcome move that should address the growing problem of sexual assault in Zimbabwe.
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Nigeria: Third Man Named in Diezani's Alleged $1.7 Billion U.S. Corruption Case

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 20 July 2017 - 2:50pm
[Premium Times] Court documents filed in Houston by the US Justice Department in the assets forfeiture proceedings filed against former peyroleum minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke, and her business cronies, Kola Aluko and Jide Omokore, have revealed the third man in the $1.7 billion swindle of Nigeria.
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Malawi: Police Arrest Cross-Dressing Sex Worker

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 20 July 2017 - 2:40pm
[Nyasa Times] Activists representing one of human rights bodies Malawi Networks of Religious Leader Living with or Personally Affected with HIV and Aids (MANERELA+) have faulted Police for rushing into arresting a man allerged to have been pretending to be a female prostitute and soliciting immoral purpose.
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Malawi: Former Agriculture Minister Chaponda Arrested Over Maizegate

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 20 July 2017 - 2:19pm
[Nyasa Times] Malawi's former Minister of Agriculture George Chaponda and businessman Rashid Tayub of Transglobe spent a night under arrest after Blantyre Police declined to grant them bail, claiming that it is only the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) and the Courts that are better placed to do so.
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Namibia: South African Rape and Murder Accused Fires Lawyer

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 20 July 2017 - 1:59pm
[New Era] Windhoek -South African national Wilhelm (Wimpie) Derick February, aged 39, who stands accused of rape and murder got rid of yet another State-funded lawyer, thereby further delaying the start of his trial before Judge Naomi Shivute in the Windhoek High Court. This is the third lawyer February has dismissed.
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South Africa: How Guptas Picked Up ANC Military Vets' Conference Tab - #GuptaLeaks

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 20 July 2017 - 1:36pm
[Daily Maverick] Some of the Gupta family's most tireless defenders have been the leaders of the ANC's former military wing: the Umkhonto weSizwe Military Veterans' Association. New evidence from the #GuptaLeaks emails reveals that this loyalty has come at a price, however, with the Guptas footing the bill for the Umkhonto weSizwe Military Veterans' Association's four-day national general council in 2010, in addition to issuing the group shares in their company. Consider the military veterans officially captured. By SCORPI
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Zimbabwe: Robber Killed in 'Friendly Fire'

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 20 July 2017 - 12:46pm
[The Herald] Four armed robbers mistakenly shot and killed their colleague after raiding Banket Farmers' Centre during a botched robbery.
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South Africa: Man Arrested for Friend's Murder After Year On the Run

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 20 July 2017 - 12:37pm
[News24Wire] A man who evaded arrest for a year after allegedly stabbing his friend to death is expected in the Bloemfontein Magistrate's Court on Thursday.
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Zimbabwe: 'Renounce Foreign Citizenship or No Voting'

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 20 July 2017 - 12:37pm
[New Zimbabwe] The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) has told 'alien' voters to renounce their foreign citizenship or risk failing to cast their ballots in next year's elections.
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Zimbabwe: Ousted Diamond Firm Fights Back

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 20 July 2017 - 12:22pm
[The Herald] The Constitutional Court has reserved judgment in the case in which ousted diamond producer Anjin Investments Private Limited is challenging the alleged breach of Chinese shareholders rights protection in terms of the Agreement on the Encouragement and Reciprocal Protection of Investments between the Government of Zimbabwe and China.
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Zimbabwe: ConCourt Says No to Diaspora Vote

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 20 July 2017 - 12:20pm
[The Herald] The State is not obliged at law to establish polling stations outside the country and all Zimbabweans in the Diaspora who decide to live away from home for personal reasons were free to travel back to cast their votes, the Constitutional Court has ruled.
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Somalia: The Somali Pirates Are Back (Spoiler Alert - They Never Really Left)

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 20 July 2017 - 12:12pm
[IRIN] An IRIN investigation reveals the extent to which Somalia's pirates are back in business and this time it's as much about smuggling weapons to extremist groups
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Central African Republic: Muslims Return Find Their Homes Are Gone

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 20 July 2017 - 12:06pm
[Al Jazeera] Bangui, Central African Republic - M Babakir Ali cuts a lonely figure sitting on a plastic chair outside a rundown cafe in the PK5 district of Bangui.
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