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10 jailed in cases linked to 'terrorism'

Legalbrief Africa - 8 January 2015 - 2:15pm
A Moroccan court specialising in cases related to terrorism has sentenced 10 people to jail terms, including some accused of recruiting fighters for Syria and Iraq. A report on the ahramonline site notes that...
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New President calls for national reconciliation

Legalbrief Africa - 8 January 2015 - 2:14pm
Tunisia's President Beji Caid Essebsi has pledged to work towards national reconciliation after winning the country's first free election. After taking his oath of office, he told parliament he would be 'the president of all Tunisians'....
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UN official warns of war crime prosecutions

Legalbrief Africa - 8 January 2015 - 2:14pm
The UN's top human rights official says fighting between armed groups in Libya has killed hundreds of civilians and could lead to prosecution for war crimes. A report on the deseretnews site notes that UN hig...
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President slams 'savage terrorists'

Legalbrief Africa - 8 January 2015 - 2:13pm
BBC News reports that Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has vowed to defeat militant group Boko Haram, after a series of attacks blamed on the group in recent weeks. In the latest incident, at least 10 peop...
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Abortion law approved

Legalbrief Africa - 8 January 2015 - 1:31pm
Mozambique has legalised abortion, making it one of the few countries in Africa to allow women to terminate unwanted pregnancies, notes a City Press report. President Armando Guebuza signed into law a revised...
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Public Administration Management Act gazetted

Legalbrief Africa - 8 January 2015 - 1:30pm
The Public Administration Management Act was gazetted towards the end of December, heralding what former Public Service and Administration Minister Lindiwe Sisulu believes will be a new era in which the 'permissive' working environment g...
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A glimmer of hope as Mugabe sets of sights on 2017

Legalbrief Africa - 8 January 2015 - 1:22pm
Zimbabwe has been stumbling about in the darkest phase of its 34 years of independence since Robert Mugabe returned to unchallenged power with another rigged election in 2013. However, veteran analyst Allister Sparks believes that the c...
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