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Africa:Where Journalists Are Killed With Impunity

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 31 October 2017 - 6:47pm
[allAfrica] Cape Town -Somalia has the world's worst record for solving the murders of journalists -- and holds it for the third year running, says a new report.
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Malawi:'Social Media, Economic Stress At Root of 'Vampire' Attacks - Psychologist

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 31 October 2017 - 3:25pm
[RFI] Economic woes and unhappiness with Malawi's healthcare have contributed to the panic in the southern part of the country, says a leading clinical psychologist, after 10 people have been killed and others attacked over accusations of blood sucking. Police have made some 200 arrests of those allegedly involved in mob justice.
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South Africa:Selling Fake Medical Certificates Is 'Big Business' in Cape Town

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 31 October 2017 - 3:18pm
[GroundUp] A list of ten illegally practising or unregistered medical practitioners issuing bogus medical certificates for people to get off work in the Western Cape has been released by the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA). The aim is to create awareness among employers, employees and the public.
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Nigeria:Council Highlights Stark Gender Inequality in Labour Force

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 31 October 2017 - 1:42pm
[This Day] The National Competitiveness Council of Nigeria (NCCN) has highlighted the stark gender inequality within the nation's labour force. Speaking to journalists, yesterday, after a round-table discussion on competitiveness, NCCN's CEO, Chika Mordi, while explaining the findings of a new report to be released by his councik on Thursday, said female participation in the labour force of some Nigerian states was less than two per cent.
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Liberia:Fate of Nov. 7 Runoff to Be Decided Today

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 31 October 2017 - 1:31pm
[Observer] A decision whether or not the November 7 runoff will go on as planned now rests with Associate Justice Kabineh M. Ja'neh, presiding chamber justice of the Supreme Court, who is expected to make the decision today.
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Malawi:Mchinji District Police Achieves 15 Per Cent Reduction On Criminal Cases

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 31 October 2017 - 12:37pm
[Malawi News Agency] Mchinji -Commissioner of Police responsible for central region, John Nyondo has applauded Mchinji district police for achieving 15 per cent reduction on criminal cases for the past six months.
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South Africa:Author's Murder - Judge Hears of 'Buy One, Get Three Free' Drug Special

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 31 October 2017 - 12:30pm
[News24Wire] One of the men accused of the murder of Wellington author Winnie Rust was so popular among Montagu drug dealers that he received special deals when he bought tik, the Western Cape High Court heard on Monday.
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Zambia:No Offensive Weapons At Opposition Secretariat - Police

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 31 October 2017 - 12:22pm
[Times of Zambia] The police have said no offensive weapons were found at the United Party for National Development (UPND) secretariat in Lusaka, which was searched by police officers at the weekend.
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Malawi:Plunder, Money Laundering At Regulatory Body

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 31 October 2017 - 12:15pm
[Nyasa Times] Fiscal Police in Blantyre have arrested on Monday arrested former Procurement Officer at Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA), Aitone Chandiyang'ana in the wake of revalations of corporate financial malfeasance.
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Zimbabwe:Call to House Vendors in Unoccupied Buildings

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 31 October 2017 - 11:53am
[The Herald] The Zimbabwe Informal Traders Council (ZITC) is appealing to local authorities to accommodate vendors in unoccupied buildings within the Central Business District as a way to curb the vendor menace. ZITC is a grouping of 15 vendor associations that ostensibly lobbies for best business practices, workspace, funding, training and social security. The organisation's project manager, Ms Agnes Magunje, yesterday said there was need to move vendors registered with council to some unoccupied buildings within the
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Congo-Kinshasa:Bank Linked to President Aiding Terrorist Financiers - Report

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 31 October 2017 - 11:53am
[Atlantic Council] The same banks used by kleptocratic governments to divert state assets can also be used by terrorist financing networks. This is what has taken place at one prominent bank in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Individuals and entities subject to U.S. sanctions, in connection with Hezbollah, used the bank to move money through the international banking system, despite several warnings from bank employees that doing so could violate U.S. sanctions. This was not just any bank. BGFIBank DRC, the insti
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Zimbabwe:Flag Jacket MP Loses Case

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 31 October 2017 - 11:47am
[The Herald] MDC-T legislator Trevor Saruwaka's bid to enforce his right to freedom of conscience and religion by wearing a jacket bearing colours of the national flag has been shattered after the High Court in Harare threw out his application. Mr Saruwaka, a Member of Parliament for Mutasa Central, caused a scene when he entered the National Assembly wearing the jacket last year. In a judgment delivered last week, Justice Lavender Makoni found no merit in Mr Saruwaka's application and dismissed it with costs.
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Congo-Kinshasa:Disrupting Illicit Financial Flows in Congo

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 31 October 2017 - 11:47am
[Atlantic Council] On Thursday, October 19, the Atlantic Council's Africa Center, in collaboration with The Sentry at the Enough Project, hosted a discussion on illicit financial flows in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), occasioned by the release of the group's new report.
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Zimbabwe:Elections Body Fumes Over Pre-Signed Affidavits

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 31 October 2017 - 11:43am
[The Herald] The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) has said it is unacceptable for political figures among other people acting as commissioners of oaths to pre-sign affidavits used to register for the 2018 elections. Political figures that include councillors and MPs across the country's political divide are allegedly signing affidavits beforehand and giving them to people who need proof of residence to just fill in their names and identification numbers on the forms.
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Zimbabwe:Father, Son Accused of Stealing 5,000 Pairs of Shoes

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 31 October 2017 - 11:43am
[New Zimbabwe] Harare -A Mbare taxi driver and his son allegedly stole nearly 5,000 pairs of plastic shoes from their employer, leaving the company warehouse empty, it has emerged.
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Zimbabwe:Ruling Party Youth Leader Suspended Over U.S.$400,000 Stands Scam

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 31 October 2017 - 11:42am
[The Herald] Zanu PF party has suspended its Manicaland provincial youth chairperson Cde Mubuso Chinguno, who is facing charges of misappropriating over US$400 000 mobilised to service youth residential stands in Chipinge. National Youth League executive member Cde Beauty Dhliwayo has been appointed interim provincial chair. The party's Secretary for Youth Affairs, Cde Kudzanai Chipanga, confirmed the development yesterday, but refused to shed light on the matter.
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Zimbabwe:Businessman Allegedly Fleeces Harare Hospital

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 31 October 2017 - 11:39am
[New Zimbabwe] A local businessman has appeared in court charged with swindling Harare Central Hospital of more than US$63,000.
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Zimbabwe:See You in Court, Politician Mliswa Tells Traditional Chiefs

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 31 October 2017 - 11:37am
[New Zimbabwe] Independent legislator Temba Mliswa has vowed to take chiefs' president Fortune Charumbira to court for aiding Zanu PF's election campaign by urging traditional leaders to mobilise voters for the ruling party.
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Namibia:Boxer Shihepo Denied Bail After Fatal Accident

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 31 October 2017 - 11:37am
[New Era] Windhoek -The mystery surrounding a road accident that killed two people between Windhoek and Okahandja on Saturday night was finally cracked with the arrest of prominent local boxer Wilberforce Shihepo.
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Zimbabwe:Self-Proclaimed Mnangagwa Ally Mutodi Disowns Facebook Page

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 31 October 2017 - 11:33am
[The Herald] Businessman Mr Energy Mutodi has disowned the Facebook page on which two Cabinet ministers--Dr Sydney Sekeramayi and Dr David Parirenyatwa were accused of poisoning Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa saying someone could have mischievously abused his name and picture to open the account. Opposing the duo's $40 000 defamation lawsuit, Mr Mutodi said he had nothing to do with the Facebook page in question although it bore his name and pictures.
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