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South Africa: Body of Missing Fisherman Found Near Port Elizabeth, Seven Still Missing

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 19 July 2017 - 5:39pm
[News24Wire] The body of one of the missing Maredon fishermen was located on Wednesday, Eastern Cape police have confirmed.
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South Africa: Gang Bosses Exploit Private Security Loophole to 'Legally Intimidate' Rivals - Sources

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 19 July 2017 - 5:03pm
[News24Wire] Guards working for companies registered with the private security regulator may be exploiting this by intimidating others or acting as a show of force for certain individuals, while secure in the knowledge that official paperwork could protect them.
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Mozambique: Debt Scandal - Impunity is the Catch of the Day

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 19 July 2017 - 4:18pm
[African Arguments] With crucial details about the $2 billion loans still secret, the people are paying the price for decisions made by elites and international banks.
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South Africa: Time for the Right Top Cops as Public Confidence Takes Dip

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 19 July 2017 - 4:00pm
[ISS] The stakes for public safety have never been higher in South Africa. Last year saw 3 119 more murders and 31 000 more armed attacks in the country than five years ago. Public confidence is at an all-time low, with 77% of all households believing that corruption has worsened over the past three years.
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South Africa: Time for the Right Top Cops as Public Confidence Drops

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 19 July 2017 - 3:48pm
[ISS] The stakes for public safety have never been higher in South Africa. Last year saw 3 119 more murders and 31 000 more armed attacks in the country than five years ago. Public confidence is at an all-time low, with 77% of all households believing that corruption has worsened over the past three years.
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Nigeria: JTF Continues Manhunt for Army Officer's Killers in Niger Delta

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 19 July 2017 - 3:25pm
[This Day] Yenagoa -The Joint Task Force (JTF), Operation Delta Safe, on Tuesday said it was continuing its search for suspected militants who killed a soldier on duty at Ogbugbagbene settlement in Burutu Local Government, Delta State at the weekend.
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Gambia: The Gambia's Post-Election Blues

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 19 July 2017 - 3:02pm
[Deutsche Welle] Seldom has an election given rise to so much hope on the African continent as the one that placed Adama Barrow at the helm of the Gambia in December of last year. But six months later discontent is on the rise.
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Namibia: Murder Conviction Overturned After 13 Years in Jail

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 19 July 2017 - 2:35pm
[New Era] Windhoek -The Namibian Supreme Court has upheld an appeal by Deon Engelbrecht after he served more than 13 years of a 15-year sentence for murder.
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Ethiopia: Over 130,000 Repatriates Receive Exit Visa - MoFA

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 19 July 2017 - 1:55pm
[Ethiopian Herald] The Ministry of Foreign Affairs disclosed that over 130,000 undocumented Ethiopians get their final exit visa from Saudi Arabia up to Tuesday 18 July, 2017.
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South Africa: KwaZulu Natal Groom Arrested for Murder During Wedding Ceremony

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 19 July 2017 - 1:15pm
[News24Wire] A KwaZulu-Natal groom was arrested for murder and attempted murder during his wedding ceremony at his home in Ezingwenya Reserve in Eshowe, north of KZN, police said on Monday.
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South Africa: The War That Provided the Soundtrack for Subversive Afrikaans Rock

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 19 July 2017 - 12:52pm
[The Conversation Africa] In 1967, military conscription became compulsory for all white men in South Africa over the age of 16. In the subsequent two decades the country got ever deeper involved in the so-called "Border War" on the Namibian/Angolan border. The war was primarily fought between the South African Defence Force (SADF) and the South West African People's Organisation (Swapo). Under the hawk-ish President PW Botha, the role of the military was expanded.
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South Africa: Cape Town Announces U-Turn On Social Housing

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 19 July 2017 - 12:45pm
[GroundUp] "We are in need of housing that is why we're here," said Woodstock resident Faghmeeda Desiree Ling. She was one of a group of 15 supporters of Recaim the City carrying placards and standing outside the fourth annual Affordable Housing Africa Conference held at a hotel in Cape Town's CBD on Tuesday.
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Nigeria: Islamic Movement Alleges Plot to Assassinate El-Zakzaky, Attack Followers

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 19 July 2017 - 12:38pm
[Premium Times] The Islamic Movement of Nigeria, IMN, has alleged that there is "a mischievous plot hatched by the enemies of peace in Nigeria" to kill its leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky who has been in government custody since December 2015.
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Cote d'Ivoire: ICC Judges to Decide Whether to Release Laurent Gbagbo

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 19 July 2017 - 11:40am
[Al Jazeera] War crimes judges will rule whether former Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo can be released from prison for the rest of his trial on charges arising from deadly election violence in 2010.
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Liberia: Another Hate Crime in the LGBT Community

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 19 July 2017 - 10:57am
[Observer] Another documented gender based hate crime against a lesbian woman who lives openly gay, marks a rise in the number of attacks against homosexuals in Liberia.
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South Africa: Cold Justice As Detectives Find Robbery Suspect Hiding in Fridge

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 19 July 2017 - 10:55am
[News24Wire] A wanted man trying to evade arrest was nabbed over a year after his alleged crime - hiding in a fridge.
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Malawi: Prison Warders Return To Work

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 19 July 2017 - 10:35am
[Nyasa Times] Prison warders have finally called off a strike after the government met their demands, a senior Prison official has said.
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Zimbabwe: Anti-Mugabe Protestor Set Free

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 19 July 2017 - 10:32am
[263Chat] Harare Magistrate Josephine Sande on Friday 14 July 2017 set free Grievance Sipikita, a Harare resident who was arrested on Thursday 13 July 2017 and charged with criminal nuisance for allegedly staging a protest against President Robert Mugabe's administration.
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South Africa: ANC Veteran Claims Party Wants to Steal South Africa's 2019 Polls

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 19 July 2017 - 10:19am
[News24Wire] Veteran ANC leader, Reverend Frank Chikane, on Tuesday said he believed that funds laundered during the state capture project would be used to "steal the 2019 elections".
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South Sudan: Veteran Journalist Becomes MP

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 19 July 2017 - 10:14am
[VOA] A veteran South Sudanese journalist says he has joined the SPLM-in Opposition (SPLM-IO) Taban Deng faction to speak out on behalf of the people of Yei River state.
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