Africa Legal News

South Sudan: Govt Declares State of Emergency in 4 States

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 19 July 2017 - 10:12am
[VOA] South Sudan's President Salva Kiir has declared a state of emergency in his home state of Gogrial and parts of three other states where clashes have raged for months between clan-based militias.
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Zimbabwe: Govt Temporarily Lifts Ban on Foam Food Containers

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 19 July 2017 - 10:06am
[VOA] Zimbabwe's Environmental Management Agency has temporarily lifted its ban on the use of expanded polystyrene (EPS) as food packaging material to allow businesses to clear their stocks.
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Africa: Far-Right Group Plans to Patrol Mediterranean to Turn Back Migrants

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 19 July 2017 - 9:51am
[VOA] A pan-European far-right group with a history of violent direct action has charted a 422-ton ship and says it plans to confront people-smugglers and turn back migrants it finds in the waters off Libya.
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Tanzania: Eyebrows Raised As Police Commander Moved to HQ

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 19 July 2017 - 9:21am
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The shifting of Kinondoni Regional Police Commander (RPC) Suzan Kaganda was yesterday greeted with shock as to why the officer, who had demonstrated high level of professionalism, was being transferred to an inconsequential docket.
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Kenya: Govt Develops Security Plans to Ensure Peaceful Presidential Polls

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 19 July 2017 - 8:58am
[Focac] Nairobi -Kenya has developed a national security plan to ensure that the August presidential polls are peaceful, a senior government official said on Monday.
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Uganda: Mbale Mortuary Stuck With Body of Australian Woman

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 19 July 2017 - 8:00am
[Monitor] Mbale -Mbale Municipal Council officials are stranded with the body of an Australian national who was found dead in her rented house on Kumi Road in Mbale town a fortnight ago.
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Uganda: Bank of Uganda Sued for Failing to Supervise Crane Bank

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 19 July 2017 - 7:55am
[Monitor] A citizen has sued Bank of Uganda for failing to properly supervise the business of Crane Bank Limited, a fortnight after the central bank dragged businessman Sudhir Ruparellia and Meera Investments Limited to court for alleged fraud. The central bank is seeking to recover at least Shs397b from the two defendants.
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Uganda: Ruling Party Secretary-General Meets Family of Accident Victim

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 19 July 2017 - 7:45am
[Monitor] The NRM Secretary General Justine Kasule Lumumba on Tuesday met the family of Jane Namara who died in a motor accident on Monday afternoon.
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Nigeria: 37 Reportedly Killed in Fresh Farmers, Herdsmen Clash in Kaduna

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 19 July 2017 - 7:32am
[This Day] Kaduna -Fresh violence between farmers and herdsmen in Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State has reportedly claimed 37 lives with scores injured within two days.
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Nigeria: Top Boko Haram Leader, Three Others Surrender - Army

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 19 July 2017 - 7:23am
[Premium Times] A high-profile Boko Haram terrorist, Konto Fanami, and three other repentant terrorists have surrendered to the Nigerian Army on Monday.
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South Africa: Police Deployed to Emergency Call Centres During Strike

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 19 July 2017 - 6:55am
[News24Wire] The South African Police Service (SAPS) has said 10111 emergency call centres will operate as normal on Wednesday when an estimated 5 000 call centre operators go on strike.
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South Africa: Parliament, Police to Provide Security for ANC MP Khoza

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 19 July 2017 - 6:41am
[News24Wire] Parliament has agreed to work with the police to provide security for African National Congress MP Dr Makhosi Khoza.
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South Africa: The Elders, Capetonians #WalkTogether on Mandela Day

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 18 July 2017 - 6:52pm
[allAfrica] Cape Town -Hundreds of people gathered at the Grand Parade in Cape Town to mark Mandela Day. Led by The Elders, a forum of former leaders founded by Nelson Mandela a decade ago, the #WalkTogether march brought together community leaders and human rights activists who urged awareness of gender violence and gangsterism on the city's Cape Flats.
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Nigeria: Court Orders Journalist Facing False Reporting Charge to Be Detained

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 18 July 2017 - 5:17pm
[CPJ] New York -Nigerian authorities should drop all charges against Luka Binniyat and release the journalist from jail immediately, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.
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Liberia: Child Rights Advocate Threatened By Supporters of Accused Lawmaker

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 18 July 2017 - 4:33pm
[The Capitol Times] A man who has identified himself as a kinsman of rape suspect, Representative Morias Tarwuo Waylee, has threatened child right advocate Abraham M. Keita for his constant advocacy against the Representative which landed him recently in jail for allegedly raping a 13 year-old girl.
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South Africa: 89 Murdered and Not One Arrest

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 18 July 2017 - 4:04pm
[GroundUp] If you want to hire hitmen, go to Glebelands, hears Moerane Commission into political killings
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Liberia: Who Will Code of Conduct Book Next?

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 18 July 2017 - 2:52pm
[New Dawn] Liberia's Supreme Court has upheld the National Elections Commission (NEC's) decision rejecting Assistant Post and Telecommunications Minister Abu Bana Kamara's quest to stand in the October elections while he still occupies his appointed post in violation of the Code of Conduct.
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Malawi: Ministry of Gender Speaks On the Increase of Defilement Cases

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 18 July 2017 - 1:22pm
[Malawi News Agency] Blantyre -Defilement cases have recently become the order of the day as the media keeps being flooded with such stories.
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South Africa: Amabhungane Considering Legal Advice Following Alleged BLF Attack On Journalist

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 18 July 2017 - 1:05pm
[News24Wire] Investigative Journalism organisation amaBhungane is considering legal advice following an alleged attack on one of their investigative journalists Micah Reddy by Black First Land First (BLF) members on Monday morning.
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Malawi: 'Qualifications Authority to Flush Out Fake Certificates, Degrees'

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 18 July 2017 - 12:52pm
[Nyasa Times] Minister of Foreign Affairs Emmanuel Fabiano (formerly Minister of Education, Scienet and Technology before the cabinet reshuffle on Monday) has disclosed that the Executive will table a Bill seeking to form a Malawi Qualifications Authority, which will be charged with regulating and standardising all qualifications awarded by universities and colleges.
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