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Uganda: No Movement on Court Case Against Stella Nyanzi

[Monitor] Kampala -The trial in which Makerere University research fellow Dr Stella Nyanzi is accused of harassing the President Yoweri Museveni, has flopped. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Govt Shielding Military Officials, Boko Haram Members - Amnesty International

[Premium Times] A foremost human rights group, Amnesty International, on Monday called on the International Criminal Court (ICC) to urgently investigate the Nigerian government over alleged failures to sanction military commanders and terrorists suspected of grievous human rights abuses in the Boko Haram war. (AllAfrica)

Zambia: Court Declares Lungu Eligible to Contest 2021 Polls

[New Times] Zambia's Constitutional Court on Friday declared that President Edgar Lungu is eligible to contest the 2021 presidential election. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Sonko Warns Against Drunk Driving in City This Festive Season

[Nairobi News] Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko toured various roads in the city in the wee hours of Sunday morning and made some sober observations on drunk driving. (AllAfrica)

Liberia: No More Excuses! Liberia Says #enough to Violence Against Women and Girls

[Observer] Globally, one in three women will experience physical or sexual violence in her lifetime and Liberia is no exception, with 40% of women reporting at least one instance. Of the 1685 cases of Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) recorded by the Ministry of Gender, Children, and Social Protection (MGCSP) in 2017, 1641 (97.4%) of the survivors were women or girls. 86% (990/1148) of the female survivors of sexual violence were under 18 years old.[1] Over 97% of the perpetrators were men. While the above stat (AllAfrica)

South Africa: TAC Thanks Constitutional Court As It Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary

[News24Wire] The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) is celebrating 20 years of existence by leading a symbolic march to the Constitutional Court to thank it for what it has done for people living with HIV. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Omotoso Rape Trial Postponed to New Year

[News24Wire] The rape trial of controversial pastor Timothy Omotoso has been postponed pending the outcome of a decision by the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) on whether to grant his application for Judge Mandela Makaula to recuse himself. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: 27 to Face Court in Nairobi Over Insurance Fund Corruption Charges

[Nation] Some 27 suspects-- including suspended Kenya Pipeline Company Managing Director Joe Sang and National Hospital Insurance Fund CEO Geoffrey Mwangi-- will this morning be arraigned in Nairobi to face corruption-related charges. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Kenya Pipeline Company and NHIF Top Officials in Court

[Capital FM] By JEREMIAH WAKAYA, NAIROBI, Kenya Dec 10 - More than twenty suspects--mainly top officials of the Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC) and the National Housing Insurance Fund (NHIF)--were set to face charges Monday, related to mega scandals worth over Sh3 billion. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Act Now or Face 100 More Years of Child Marriage, Economists Warn

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Researchers said governments needed to do more to change the social attitudes that favour FGM and child marriage (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Pastor Omotoso Back in Court

[News24Wire] Pastor Timothy Omotoso is back in the High Court in Port Elizabeth on Monday to hear if the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) has made an order on whether to grant his application for Judge Mandela Makaula to recuse himself from the case. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Counselling for Pupils After Double Murder At Matric Dance

[News24Wire] Counselling services have been made available to pupils at the Mitchell's Plain School of Skills following a double murder that took place outside of their matric dance venue on Friday. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Electoral Act Amendment - Mixed Reactions Greet Buhari's Veto

[Vanguard] The polity was divided, yesterday, over President Muhammadu Buhari's decision to veto the Electoral Act Amendment Bill for the fourth time. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: EFCC Raids Atiku's Sons' Apartment in Abuja

[Premium Times] A building housing an apartment occupied by two sons of Atiku Abubakar was searched by anti-graft operatives in Abuja over the weekend, PREMIUM TIMES has learnt. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: I Was Beaten, Dragged On the Ground Because I Asked for Help, Actor Narrates Ordeal

[Guardian] The Lagos State police command has commenced investigation into the alleged brutalization of a Nollywood actor, Gideon Okeke, by officers of Maroko police station, Lekki. (AllAfrica)

Liberia: PUL Welcomes Gongloe's Election

[NEWS] The Press Union of Liberia (PUL) says it welcomes the election of human rights lawyer Cllr. Tiawon Gongloe as President of the Liberia National Bar Association (LNBA). (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Stop Sealing Suspects' Assets, Falana Tells EFCC

[Premium Times] A senior lawyer, Femi Falana, on Sunday advised the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to stop sealing up assets belonging to suspects of financial crimes. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Police Barred From Parading Suspects On Social Media

[Nairobi News] The High Court has issued orders barring the Inspector General of Police and Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) from posting mug shots of suspects on social media before they are arraigned. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Biker, 22, Killed After Crashing Into Tree

[News24Wire] A 22-year-old biker has died after hitting a tree in Vanderbijlpark, Gauteng on Sunday. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Land Expropriation Must Be Handled 'With Great Care', Warns IFP's Buthelezi

[News24Wire] Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi has warned that if land expropriation without compensation is not done within the limits of the law it would open up South Africa's old wounds and work against social cohesion and future investment. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Mnangagwa Promotes Four Senior Police Officers

[The Herald] President Mnangagwa has promoted four Zimbabwe Republic Police senior assistant commissioners to the rank of deputy commissioner-general in an ongoing restructuring exercise. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Kidnappers Kill Boy After Taking Shs500,000 Ransom

[Monitor] Kampala -Kidnappers called a mother of a 12-year-old son last week demanding a ransom of Shs2m, but later killed the victim after the poor parent managed to raise only a quarter of the amount. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Saraki, Dogara Accused of Funds Diversion, Buhari of Not Paying Allowances

[Premium Times] Staff members of the National Assembly during a protest against alleged nonpayment of their allowances, poor remuneration and non-implementation of CONLESS, a new salary structure approved since 2010 for them, at the National Assembly in Abuja on Monday (4/12/18). 06283/4/12/2018/Hogan Bassey/ICE/NAN (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Hussein Dado Vows to Join Hunt for Gang That Kidnapped Italian Student

[Nation] Former Tana River Governor Hussein Dado on Sunday issued the pastoral community a five-day ultimatum to find the abducted Italian volunteer Silvia Romano. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Noordin Haji Laments Rise in Torture, Extrajudicial Killings

[Nation] Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji has decried the sudden upsurge in cases of torture, extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances, saying they could erode trust in the government and encourage the emergence of organised gangs. (AllAfrica)

Malawi: Bill to Bring Sanity in Tobacco Industry

[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -File photo (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Probe Raises Questions Over Bank of Uganda

[East African] An ongoing Parliamentary probe into the closure of seven commercial banks in previous years by the Bank of Uganda is raising questions about the state of monetary policy management and the health of Ugandan banks. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: SERAP Sues Buhari Over Failure to Probe Ganduje

[Guardian] A group, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), has sued President Muhammadu Buhari for not ordering investigation of the bribery allegations against Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State as contained in the widely circulated video clips. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Alleged N1.4 Billion Fraud - I'm Ready for Trial, Usoro, NBA President, Tells EFCC

[Vanguard] Abuja -President of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Mr. Paul Usoro(SAN), has declared his readiness to surrender himself to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to face trial over his alleged complicity in the illegal diversion of about N1.4 billion belonging to the Akwa Ibom State Government. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Court Bars Police From Publishing Booking Photos of Suspects Online

[Nation] The High Court has barred the Director of Criminal Investigations and the Inspector General of Police from publishing on social media photos of suspects who are yet to be arraigned over various criminal allegations. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Nollywood Actress Yetunde Akilapa Arrested for Allegedly Stealing in Lagos

[Leadership] With the massive down turn of low cast income, though the lucrative movie industry. According to YEN magazine, several actors have tried to supplement their income by venturing into other businesses, but this is not an excuse for illegal activity. (AllAfrica)