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Zambia: Locals Reel After President Invokes Emergency Powers

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 17 July 2017 - 10:02am
[Deutsche Welle] It's been a week since Zambian President Edgar Lungu invoked emergency powers. Parliament has now approved an extension to 90 days. Analysts say this mini 'state of emergency' could negatively affect the economy.
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Africa: The UN Has a Problem - It's Not Just Gender Violence, It's Child Rape

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 17 July 2017 - 9:58am
[The Conversation Africa] If a United Nations official in New York raped an American child, there would be hell to pay. Similarly, if a UN official in Geneva raped a Swiss child, there would be an outcry.
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Liberia: Supreme Court Reserves Ruling in U.S.$13 Million Beyslow Case

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 17 July 2017 - 9:53am
[LINA] The Supreme Court of Liberia has reserved ruling in the appeal case filed against former Minister of Commerce Miatta Beyslow.
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Swaziland: 'Women's Jail Booze Cover-Up'

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 17 July 2017 - 9:47am
[Swazi Media] A newspaper in Swaziland is alleging there has been a cover-up at a women's jail where a senior officer has been illegally supplying alcohol.
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Nigeria: How Aluko, Omokore Laundered $1.76 Billion Stolen From NNPC

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 17 July 2017 - 9:35am
[Vanguard] Court papers in Lagos Nigeria have detailed how oil businessmen, Kolawole Akanni Aluko and Jide Omokore laundered the $1.7 billion creamed off the questionable oil swap transactions between them and the NNPC, during the tenure of Diezani Alison-Madueke.
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Nigeria: Alleged Corruption - I'm Ready to Go to Jail - Diezani

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 17 July 2017 - 9:33am
[Vanguard] Former Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke, who is being investigated for a series of multi-billion dollar fraud and money laundering offences in Nigeria, the United Kingdom and America has threatened to squeal on her associates, Kola Aluko and Jide Omokore.
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South Africa: Three Maties Students Disciplined for Nazi-Inspired Posters

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 17 July 2017 - 9:14am
[News24Wire] Three University of Stellenbosch students, who were temporarily suspended for Nazi-like posters which were put up around campus, have been found guilty of contravening the student disciplinary code.
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South Africa: Alleged Killer of Eskom Employee Thembisile Yende Back in Court

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 17 July 2017 - 9:06am
[News24Wire] A man accused of murdering his lover and former Eskom employee, Thembisile Yende is expected to appear in the Springs Magistrate's Court on Monday.
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Nigeria: Defiant Former Minister Alison-Madueke Ready to Go to Jail?

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 17 July 2017 - 8:24am
[This Day] Former Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke, who is being investigated for a series of multi-billion dollar fraud and money laundering offences in Nigeria, the United Kingdom and the United States of America allegedly threatened to squeal on Kola Aluko and Jide Omokore, and said she was prepared to go to jail with them.
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Zimbabwe: Man Offered $4,000 for Human Head, Beheads Sister

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 17 July 2017 - 7:32am
[News24Wire] A Zimbabwean man has been arrested for chopping off his sister's head and selling it to a local businessman.
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Kenya: Country is World's Top Phone Spam Target

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 17 July 2017 - 6:47am
[Nation] Kenyan mobile phone subscribers rank highest in the list of potential victims of scammers besides receiving many unwanted calls.
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Egypt: Cairo Police Clash With Nile Island Squatters Turns Deadly

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 17 July 2017 - 6:21am
[Deutsche Welle] At least one person has died after clashes between Egyptian authorities and residents broke out on a Nile island in Cairo. Egypt's government is leading a nationwide campaign to demolish illegal dwellings.
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Botswana: Intelligence Committee Yet to Meet Three Years After Appointment

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 16 July 2017 - 6:57pm
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -The Parliament Committee on Intelligence and Security has never met since its appointment in December 2014.
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Nigeria: LG Polls - Lagos Announces Restriction of Movement

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 16 July 2017 - 6:31pm
[Premium Times] The Lagos State Government has announced restriction of vehicular movement in the state on July 22, 2017, in view of the elections that will hold across the 20 Local Governments and 37 Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) across the state.
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Uganda: Police Use WhatsApp Video to Solve U.S.$44 Million Equity Bank Fraud Case

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 16 July 2017 - 6:21pm
[Monitor] Kampala -There probably hasn't ever been a financial criminal case that pushed Ugandan detectives to their limit like one where $1.55m (it was Shs4.6b in 2015) went missing from Equity Bank.
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South Africa: Hawks Boss Demands Apology From Newspaper Over 'Sex Scandal' Article

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 16 July 2017 - 6:14pm
[News24Wire] The acting national head of the Hawks, Lieutenant General Yolisa Matakata, has demanded an apology from a newspaper for publishing a story about a Hawks official involved in a "sex scandal".
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South Africa: Deputy President Reaffirms His Support of State Capture Probe

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 16 July 2017 - 11:52am
[News24Wire] Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa on Saturday reaffirmed his support for a judicial inquiry into state capture, but shed light on why he opposed a court application to force him to institute the commission of inquiry.
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South Africa: Court Officially Declares Durban Woman Dead Nearly a Year Later

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 12 July 2017 - 3:45pm
[News24Wire] After being swept away in a flood almost a year ago, Durban North resident Brenda Scriven has officially been declared dead.
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Namibia: Elder Abuse a Concern

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 12 July 2017 - 3:34pm
[Namibian] Abuse of the elderly is an issue of growing concern that is becoming common in Namibian communities and the world at large.
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Sudan: US President - Sanctions Review Needs More Time

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 12 July 2017 - 3:26pm
[Radio Dabanga] The US President has postponed the decision on whether to lift economic sanctions on Sudan until October 2017. An Executive Order (EO) issued by President Donald Trump last night says that "more time is needed for this review to establish that the Government of Sudan has sustained sufficient positive actions across all areas listed in EO 13761".
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