Africa Legal News
[Zimbabwe Independent] FAKE export licences from the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Authority have been used to controversially export Zimbabwe's wildlife to Asian markets since November 2014, the Zimbabwe Independent can reveal.
[Zimbabwe Independent] PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe has set a dangerous precedent by increasingly trampling on the Zanu PF and state constitutions with impurity, a move which among other consequences could turn the country into a Banana Republic.
[Independent (Lagos)] AN Ilorin Magistrate Court on Friday July 10, 2015 remanded one Umaru Kimando, 35, in prison having been charged with killing one Usman Dikko.
[Independent (Lagos)] Lagos -The Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) has rejected Wednesday indictment of the Lagos State Coroner's Court, the collapse of a six-storey guesthouse in its premises on September 12, 2014.
[Daily Maverick] An important judgment handed down in the Western Cape High Court on Wednesday has declared 15 salary attachment orders issued by a loans company to workers to be invalid and unlawful. The ruling could have implications not just for unscrupulous credit providers attaching salaries in this way, but the micro-lending industry in general. By REBECCA DAVIS.
[Egypt Online] Transitional Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ibrahim el Henedy said Thursday 09/07/2015 Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab will chair a meeting to discuss article 33 of terror combat law.
[The Star] Keroche Breweries, Naivasha has resumed operations following a raid and a week of disruptions in the crackdown against illicit brews.
Kenya: Court Summons Moses Kuria Over Panga Remarks, MP Had Been Released On Sh2 Million Bail for Incitement
[The Star] The High Court has summoned Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria over allegedly urging the killing of those opposed to the National Youth Service.
[New Zimbabwe] THE Electoral Court on Thursday issued a mandatory order forcing the country's poll management body to "perform its duties in accordance with the law".
[JusticeInfo.net] After the Central African Republic last week, we will now look at Burundi authorities' approach to forgiveness for mass crimes before the President's bid for a third term unleashed the latest outbreak of violence. In Burundi, proposed policies are very much shaped by the State, which is encouraging victims to forgive and criminals to repent. Next week we will look at forgiveness policies in Rwanda.
[AI London] 'The implication is obvious: more resources for search-and-rescue in the right places do save lives' - Gauri van Gulik
[CPJ] July 9 -2015
[CPJ] New York -The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the release from prison today of Ethiopian journalist Reeyot Alemu, a critical columnist who has been jailed since June 2011 on terrorism charges. Reeyot was sentenced in 2012 to 14 years in prison, which was reduced to five years on appeal. Reeyot told CPJ today that she was happy to be free and that her health was "okay," but that she was still taking painkillers. The journalist suffered from breast tumors while in prison.
[Daily Maverick] Two weeks after the release of the Marikana Commission of Inquiry report into the Marikana Massacre, some organisations are taking action, reviewing aspects they disagree with and calling for steps to be taken on the parts they support. If you were a police officer involved, it might be time to face the music, or at least a suspension. Holding the executive to account will be much more difficult. By GREG NICOLSON.
[News24Wire] Western Cape Community Safety MEC Dan Plato is demanding feedback from the national correctional services minister on whether a Facebook page publishing photos, ostensibly taken inside Pollsmoor Prison, was authentic.
[News of Rwanda] History could finally be in the making as the lower chamber of the Rwandan parliament prepares a special sitting due next week to consider petitions of more than 3.7million Rwandans who want the constitution amended so they can keep President Paul Kagame as leader.
[Daily Maverick] It's not often that judges give press conferences. When they do, it's usually under the auspices of the Judicial Service Commission. Occasionally, something happens that requires a brief question and answer session with the Chief Justice. So it is probably unprecedented in the history of our country, before and after 1994, that the Chief Justice, his deputy, and all the heads of courts hold a press conference. With all of those judges in one room, adding their judicial weight to what's being said. Hist
South Africa: Searching for Bogeyman - Beware the Great Judicial-Media Mafia Drug-Pusher Counter-Revolution
[Daily Maverick] One has to wonder what went on at the recent five-day alliance summit. The leaders of the ANC, Cosatu and the South African Communist Party (SACP) have come out swinging wildly at an array of supposed enemies - the judiciary, the media as well as their former comrades who have apparently crossed over to the dark side. SACP general secretary Blade Nzimande claims his life is in danger because of a SABC-Multichoice deal and Cosatu president S'dumo Dlamini says there is a plan to drug and inebriate people
[Daily Maverick] On Thursday, Osi's Tavern in Khayelitsha temporarily lost its liquor licence after a stampede on 28 June left eight young women dead. Six of the women died at the scene and two lost their lives in a deadly crash on the way to the hospital. The youngest was 15. But is cracking down on one of the handful of legal taverns in Khayelitsha really solving anything? By MARELISE VAN DER MERWE.
[Deutsche Welle] Police in Uganda arrested two major challengers to President Yoweri Museveni in the upcoming elections planned for next year. The two are former Premier Amama Mbabazi, and Kizza Besigye, Museveni's former physician.