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Egypt: Corrected - Political Activist Arrested At Airport Released - Security Sources

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 11 July 2015 - 3:30pm
[Aswat Masriya] Cairo -A leftist political activist who was arrested at Cairo's airport for complicity in violence was released on Friday, following "a one-day arrest for interrogation" security sources said.
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Nigeria: Court Upholds Sen Dariye's Election As PDP Candidate

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 11 July 2015 - 3:00pm
[Guardian] A Jos Federal High Court on Friday upheld the participation and election of Sen. Joshua Dariye as the PDP candidate for Plateau Central Senatorial District in the Dec. 7 party primaries.
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South Africa: Firearms Control Act to Stop Illegal Gun Ownership

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 11 July 2015 - 2:56pm
[SAnews.gov.za] The Firearms Control Act is aimed at strict and efficient gun control, says Deputy Police Minister Maggie Sotyu.
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Mozambique: Police Must Defend the Country, Not Their Own Interests

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 11 July 2015 - 2:53pm
[AIM] Maputo -Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi on Thursday warned newly trained members of the police force that their job is to defend the country and the state, not their personal interests.
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Africa: Kingdom of Lesotho Assures Support for the Work of African Court On Human and Peoples' Rights

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 10 July 2015 - 6:14pm
[africancourt] Arusha -The Government of the Kingdom of Lesotho has assured full support for the work of the African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights.
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Ghana: GRA Sued By 105 Officials

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 10 July 2015 - 5:48pm
[Ghanaian Chronicle] Six senior officers of the Ghana Revenue Authority have, on behalf of about 99 other Senior Customs Officers, whose ranks range between Assistant Revenue Officers (ARO), Revenue Officers (RO), and Senior Revenue Officers (SRO), initiated a legal suit against the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) before the Fast Track Division of the Accra High Court.
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Ghana: 35-Year-Old Man Jailed 12 Years for Defilement

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 10 July 2015 - 5:48pm
[Ghanaian Chronicle] A 35-year-old unemployed man, Kwabena Opoku, has been sentenced to a prison term of 12 years by the Gender and Domestic Violence Circuit Court in Accra, for defiling a 13-year-old girl at Amasaman in the Ga West Municipality.
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Ghana: Agbogloshie Rioters' Witnesses Absent in Court

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 10 July 2015 - 5:48pm
[Ghanaian Chronicle] The Agbogloshie protesters, who were granted bail a fortnight ago by the Kaneshie Magistrate Court 2, will have to wait for two more weeks for the definite hearing of the case to commence. This is due to the inability of the prosecutor in the case, Inspector Haligah, to produce four key witnesses before the court.
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South Africa: Children Rescued From Illegal Limpopo Initiation School

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 10 July 2015 - 5:39pm
[News24Wire] A total of 158 children have been rescued from an illegal initiation school near Tzaneen.
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South Africa: Bail for Women Accused of Burning Schoolgirl to Death

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 10 July 2015 - 5:08pm
[News24Wire] Two women accused of burning a teenage girl to death in Klipgat near Letlhabile in North West, were granted bail of R3 000 each in the Brits Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.
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South Africa: 'Doctors Kill Our Brothers, Sisters', Commission Hears

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 10 July 2015 - 5:00pm
[News24Wire] Shocking testimony of broken equipment, staff shortages, a lack of medical supplies and incompetence was heard on Wednesday at a commission of inquiry into the Free State's public health service. The commission is sitting in Bloemfontein.
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Gambia: Sabally's Trial Reaches Climax, As Case Set for Address

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 10 July 2015 - 4:59pm
[The Point] The trial involving the former Secretary General and Minister of Presidential Affairs, Momodou Sabally, indicted on an 8-count charge including economic crimes, negligence and abuse of office, was yesterday adjourned for address before Justice Amadi of the Special Criminal Court in Banjul.
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Gambia: Ex-Principal Lands Officer Ends Defence in Waa Juwara & Co Trial

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 10 July 2015 - 4:59pm
[The Point] The former principal lands and valuation officer at the Ministry of Local Government and Lands, Hamidou Jallow, yesterday ended his evidence-in-chief in the trial involving him and two others, before Principal Magistrate Modou M.S. Jallow of the Banjul Magistrates' Court.
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Gambia: Nedi Assistant Secretary Testifies in Former Lower Saloum Nam & Co Trial

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 10 July 2015 - 4:59pm
[The Point] NEDI assistant secretary Ida Jeng yesterday testified as the fourth prosecution witness (PW4) in the trial of former Lower Saloum NAM and former coordinator of National Enterprise Development Initiative (NEDI), Pa Malick Ceesay, and the former NEDI accountant, Ismaila Njie, before Justice Abi of the Banjul High Court.
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Liberia: Rights Group Decries 'Blind Justice' in Liberia

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 10 July 2015 - 4:58pm
[New Republic] The head of the Prison Fellowship of Liberia has decried lapses in the judicial sector of the country, underscoring prolong pretrial detention and, among other things, lack of access to justice by the poor and disabled community.
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Western Sahara: Family of Martyr Mohamed Lamine Haidala Renews Call for Investigation Into Assassination of Her Son

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 10 July 2015 - 4:57pm
[SPS] El Aaiun -Family of the Saharawi martyr Mohamed Lamine Haidala has once again renewed their call for an independent investigation into the reasons and circumstances behind the assassination of their son, holding Moroccan state responsible for the crime.
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South Africa: South Africans Will Still Be Able to Buy Lottery Tickets – Ithuba

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 10 July 2015 - 4:57pm
[News24Wire] South Africans will still be able to buy their lottery tickets, despite the High Court in Pretoria declaring as invalid the decision to award the lottery licence to Ithuba.
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South Africa: SA Child Sex Preacher in Australia 'Disgusting'

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 10 July 2015 - 4:44pm
[News24Wire] A South African-based church on Friday condemned one of its preachers who has pleaded guilty to child rape in Australia.
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Liberia: Football Players, Fans Flog Referee 'For Cheating'

AllAfrica.com Legal News - 10 July 2015 - 4:27pm
[Inquirer] One of the referees of a local Referees Association in Maryland was flogged by angry players and fans for alleged cheating. Stephen Picka was attacked on the field after sounding final whistle in a match between the Bunker Hills Football Club and the Airfield Community.
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