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Namibia: Court Orders Bank Winding-Up

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 12 July 2017 - 3:23pm
[Namibian] The Small and Medium Enterprises Bank has been closed down.
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Zimbabwe: Police Commissioner Chihuri Blasts Roadblock Critics

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 12 July 2017 - 3:20pm
[New Zimbabwe] ZRP Commissioner General, Augustine Chihuri, has insisted that the numerous police roadblocks were necessary despite calls by the Ministers of Home Affairs and that of Tourism and Hospitality to reduce them.
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Namibia: U.S.$740 Reward for Reporting Poaching

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 12 July 2017 - 3:01pm
[Namibian] Anti-poaching organisation 'Help our Rhinos NOW Namibia' (HoRN.NAM) has called on the public in the Kunene region and across the country to report wildlife crimes.
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Namibia: Keetmans Mayor's Son Faces Hit-and-Run Charges

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 12 July 2017 - 2:59pm
[Namibian] The son of Keetmanshoop mayor Gaudentia Kröhne briefly appeared in the Keetmanshoop Magistrate's Court on Monday, facing a charge of reckless driving.
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Malawi: Defence Lawyers Grill Witness Juwawo in Cashgate Case

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 12 July 2017 - 2:56pm
[Nyasa Times] Defence in the K2.4 billion Cashgate case involving former budget director Paul Mphwiyo and 18 others on Tuesday pinned down fourth State witness Francis Juwawo, former Economic Affairs director in the ministry of finance to explain his knowledge in the involvement of the accused persons in the case.
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Zimbabwe: Gender Equality Policy Gets Thumps Up

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 12 July 2017 - 2:20pm
[263Chat] Women who attended the launch of the revised national gender policy in Harare last week endorsed the 50/50 proposed gender equality policy saying their voices have finally been heard.
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South Africa: Minister Can't Contest Who Leads Probe Into Her Grants Crisis Role - Opposition

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 12 July 2017 - 2:07pm
[News24Wire] The Democratic Alliance says Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini can't pick and choose which judge leads the probe into whether she should pay for the legal costs of the Sassa debacle.
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South Africa: Hawks Call On News Agency to Apologise for Report

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 12 July 2017 - 1:28pm
[News24Wire] The Hawks have condemned a national news report that implicated one of its high ranking officers in a burglary at the Pretoria office of the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), a spokesperson said on Tuesday.
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Nigeria: Mother Sells Two-Month Old Baby, Buys Motorcycle

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 12 July 2017 - 1:08pm
[Guardian] Awka -A 24-year-old mother in Nnewi, Anambra State, Oluchi Emeobi, has allegedly sold her two-month old baby and used part of the proceeds to buy a motorcycle.The Anambra State Police Commissioner, Mr. Garba Umar, disclosed this yesterday while parading no fewer than 100 criminal suspects at the police command headquarters in Awka.
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South Africa: Police Not Taking Targeted Burglaries Seriously - Opposition

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 12 July 2017 - 12:48pm
[News24Wire] The DA on Tuesday staged a picket to demand that police take action following the burglaries at the offices of the NPA and Hawks.
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Nigeria: Why Can't They Clean Up Bodo Creek Oil Spills?

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 12 July 2017 - 12:23pm
[Legalbrief] One of the world's greatest avoidable ecological disasters, the 2008/9 oil spills in Nigeria's Bodo Creek, has landed back in court, in London, where the judge has heard why, two years after a binding agreement between all parties, virtually no progress has been made with a clean-up.
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Congo-Kinshasa: Displaced Civilians Sent Back to a Widening War

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 12 July 2017 - 12:18pm
[IRIN] Kalemie -Squatting outside a tiny hut of sticks and dried grass in Kaseke, where she and her five children have been living for nearly 10 months, Feza Mwange recounted how her family narrowly avoided death in a conflict the authorities insist, against all the evidence, has been brought to an end.
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Sudan: Nuba People Wary of U.S. Proposal to Lift Sanctions

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 12 July 2017 - 12:14pm
[Nuba Reports] By tomorrow, U.S. President Donald Trump will decide whether to lift near-20-year-old economic sanctions on Sudan based on recommendations by the State Department involving a five-track engagement process.
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Zambia: Parliament Approves 90-Day State of Emergency

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 12 July 2017 - 12:13pm
[Al Jazeera] Zambia's parliament has approved a 90-day state of emergency decreed by President Edgar Lungu in a move critics say is an effort to tighten his grip on power.
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Congo-Kinshasa: U.S. Threatens Sanctions On Anyone Delaying Vote

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 12 July 2017 - 12:13pm
[Al Jazeera] The United States on Tuesday threatened to impose further targeted unilateral sanctions on anyone who hinders Democratic Republic of Congo's already delayed preparations for an election to replace President Joseph Kabila.
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Sudan: Khartoum Holds Its Breath for U.S. Sanctions Decision

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 12 July 2017 - 11:34am
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -The US Dollar has risen sharply against the Sudanese Pound a day before the decision is due on whether the USA will lift financial sanctions on Sudan.
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Rwanda: 'Police-Media Collaboration Needed During Elections'

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 12 July 2017 - 11:32am
[New Times] Presidential elections will be free, peaceful and fair if the media and Police join forces and ensure high level of professionalism in their respective capacities, Justice minister Johnston Busingye has said.
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Zimbabwe: Woman's Body Floats in Shallow River for 3 Days

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 12 July 2017 - 11:32am
[New Zimbabwe] The body of an unidentified woman has been floating in Gweru River, just outside Mtapa suburb, amid reports that police from the Midlands capital are waiting for a special sub-aqua unit based at Buchwa in Zvishavane.
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South Africa: Chief Justice 'Deeply Concerned' by Minister's Claims of Biased Judges

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 12 July 2017 - 11:24am
[News24Wire] The Office of the Chief Justice is deeply concerned by accusations made by Speaker of Parliament Baleka Mbete that certain judges are biased against the African National Congress.
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Zimbabwe: Opposition Politician Charged With Murdering Cop

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 12 July 2017 - 10:34am
[News24Wire] Police in Zimbabwe have arrested a Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) official and charged him with murdering a policeman during skirmishes that erupted in Harare between street vendors and police late last month, his lawyer said.
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