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PRESS RELEASE: AfricanLII Launches the Beta version of an African Caselaw Citator

The rule of law in Africa relies on effective access to the letter of the law. The African Legal Information Institute, AfricanLII, is proud to launch the beta version of a first-of-it’s-kind Pan-African automated legal citator and summarizer for African caselaw - the Citator.

(visit the citator website at: citator.africanlii.org and watch the introductory video AfricanLII's YouTube channel).

End of the road for Ghana Bank official, sacked after taking King’s cash by cab for depositing

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In August 2016 when Mark Arthur was called to “attend” His Majesty, Ghana’s King Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, he was the second most senior officer in Ghana International Bank PLC. He had first started work at the bank in 1988 and had risen through the ranks since then to become an executive director of the bank as well as a member of its board of directors. And, at least until his visit to the king that morning, he had an “unblemished disciplinary and performance record.”

'Devilish', 'primitive' murder of man with albinism warrants death sentence – Malawi judge

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In his life, Mphatso Pensulo, 19, may not have been well known outside his home village of Mulonda. His gruesome death, however, has made his name famous throughout the world.

From Japan to South America, the media has carried stories about his murder and the conviction and subsequent sentencing of his killer, Willard Mikaele, 28. What has made Pensulo’s name so well known is the fact that this was a young man with albinism, and was killed because of that simple fact.

“Raging” debate on bail sorted by Tanzania’s highest court

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As the rest of Tanzania was getting ready for year-end celebrations in December 2017, six people in the Mwanza region found themselves in deep trouble. Instead of spending time at home over the holiday they were in jail, after being arrested in relation to drugs charges. The six now find themselves charged under the Drug Control and Enforcement Act with trafficking in “precursor chemicals”.

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