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Swaziland:Photojournalist Assaulted While Covering Teachers' Protest

[Swazi Media] A Swaziland journalist was assaulted by marchers as he took photographs at a teachers' protest. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania:Fake Nails and False Eyelashes - the Cost of Beauty

[Citizen] Twenty one days have passed since that infamous ban on beauty enhancement imposed on female Members of Parliament. Speaker of the Tanzanian Parliament, Job Ndugai announced the ban that left female MP's who embelish themselves with artificial finger nails and eyelashes with no access to the Parliament. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Anglican Church Declares Support of Shutdown Movement

[News24Wire] Leaders of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa have declared their support for the Shutdown Movement and other actions by communities fighting against gangsterism and other crimes. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Opposition Threatens to Sue Ruling Party for Violating Electoral Act

[This Day] The leadership of Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) has threatened to sue the All Progressives Congress (APC) for adopting both direct and indirect mode of primary election. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania:Court Calls for Clear Position On Kitilya Case

[Daily News] THE Kisutu Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday in Dar es Salaam ordered the prosecution to come up with clear stance on the 12bn/-fraud and money laundering trial feedback of former Commissioner General of Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) Harry Kitilya and two others. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Two Arrested During Westbury Protest Released

[News24Wire] Two people arrested during protest action in Westbury, Johannesburg on Friday have been released. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Court Adjourns Crimes Commission Director's Suit Challenging Demotion

[This Day] Justice Sanusi Kado of the National Industrial Court, Abuja, on Wednesday adjourned till November 12, 2018, hearing on the suit instituted by a Director of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ayo Olowonihi, challenging his suspension and subsequent demotion by the commission. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Sharon Otieno's Murder - Obado to Spend 10 More Days in Prison

[Nation] Migori Governor Zacharia Okoth Obado smiled wryly after a judge on Thursday rejected his application to be released on bond. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:#BringBackOurGirls Takes Govt to Court Over Missing Chibok Schoolgirls

[Premium Times] Four years after the abduction of over 200 girls from a secondary school in Chibok, Borno State, a former education minister, Obi Ezekwesili, has gone to court to demand government's action for their immediate release. (AllAfrica)

Liberia:Court Orders Sirleaf's Son, 34 Others Not to Leave Country

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The Stipendiary Magistrate of the Monrovia Magisterial Court, Judge Kennedy Peabody, has issued a writ on 35 officials including Mr. Charles Sirleaf and former Central Bank of Liberia Governor Milton Weeks. The 35 men and women are not to depart Liberia without courts' approval. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania:How Dar Revellers Are Beating the Drinking Law

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -There were days when Dar es Salaam apart from being the haven of peace, it had become the haven of pleasure, a place where the rich boys and girls played their kind of games. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Kilimani Murder Victim Monica to Be Buried in Nakuru

[Capital FM] Nairobi -The late Monica Kimani who was murdered at an apartment in Nairobi's Kilimani area will be buried Friday in Nakuru. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Jacque Maribe Back At DCI for Further Grilling

[Nairobi News] TV journalist Jacque Maribe reported back at the DCI headquarters on Kiambu Road on Friday morning for more grilling in connection to the murder of Monica Kimani. (AllAfrica)

Botswana:Murder, Rape On the Increase

[The Patriot] As the nation is reeling with shock following the recent brutal killings of women in Botswana, information from the Botswana Police Service (BPS) is that close to 100 have been killed by their lovers in Botswana since the beginning of this year. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:#guptaleaks - From Cloak and Dagger Handovers to the Zondo Commission - a Hard Drive's Journey Like No Other

[Daily Maverick] A few good men, some of their friends, round trips to Kenya and London and, eventually, two little hard drives containing the #Guptaleaks were on their way to the Zondo Commission- under the escort of a blue light brigade. (AllAfrica)

Uganda:Kirumira Killing - New Details Emerge On Detained Officer

[Monitor] Kampala -Details have emerged following the murder of former Buyende District Police Commander, Muhammad Kirumira that show Ismail Senono, one of the arrested police officers, as the first officer who reached Rubaga Hospital where the deceased was taken to. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Renewed Effort to Occupy Land in Wallacedene

[GroundUp] SANCO has come out in support of the land occupation (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Jacque Maribe Comes Out of Hiding

[Nation] Detectives investigating the murder of Monica Kimani on Thursday interrogated TV journalist Jacque Maribe to corroborate a statement made by the main suspect, 28-year-old Joseph Irungu, who is also her fiancÚ. (AllAfrica)

West Africa:Ecowas, AU Expertise Requested For Liberia's 'Missing Billions' Probe

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The Liberia National Police (LNP) will no longer lead the investigation into the alleged mysterious disappearance of 40-ft containers and bags of moneys amounting to L$15 billion from the Central Bank of Liberia, as the Ministry of Justice has mandated the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) to take charge. (AllAfrica)

Liberia:'Protesters Enjoy Police Trust' - Police Boss

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The Inspector General of the Liberia National Police says there is now a relative trust between Liberians protesting for the 'missing billion' and the police following a peaceful protest on Monday, September 24. (AllAfrica)

Liberia:Court Rejects Parker's Motion

[New Liberia] Criminal Court "C" Judge Boima Kontoe has denied a motion to dismiss indictment against former Managing Director of Liberia's National Port Authority (NPA), Madam Matilda Parker, and Comptroller Christian Paelay. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Truck Belonging to Kitui DG Set Ablaze By Charcoal Dealers

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Suspected charcoal dealers on Friday burnt down a lorry belonging to Deputy Governor Kitui County Wathe Nzau. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda:Police Get Peacekeepers' Training Equipment

[New Times] Rwanda National Police (RNP) on Wednesday received assorted equipment from the United States through its embassy in Rwanda, to support the police peacekeeping training programmes. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Ogiek Threaten to Sue State for Delayed Justice in Mau Evictions

[Nation] The Ogiek community has threatened to go back to the African Court on Human and People's Rights in Arusha, Tanzania, over what it terms continued violation of its rights. (AllAfrica)

Uganda:Court Lifts Muwema's Travel Ban

[Monitor] Kampala -Court Friday temporarily suspended a travel ban that was imposed on Mr Fred Muwema, a lawyer based in Kampala by Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) because he had failed to clear a Shs4 billion tax liability. (AllAfrica)

Uganda:Who Will Fight for Children's Rights?

[Monitor] "Stop beating me," shouted 12-year-old Nabatanzi to her teacher. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:#statecaptureinquiry - Data Containing Gupta Leaks Can Be Received As Evidence

[News24Wire] Deputy chief justice Raymond Zondo has allowed data on three hard drives containing what has become known as #Guptaleaks to be received as evidence in the judicial commission of inquiry into state capture. (AllAfrica)

Namibia:Former Top Cop Guilty of Murder

[New Era] A former senior police officer of the Namibian Police Force accused of shooting an 18-year-old to death was convicted yesterday on five of the six charges that he faced in the Windhoek High Court at the Windhoek Prison Facility by Judge Dinnah Usiku. (AllAfrica)

Uganda:Police Accused of Protecting Land Grabber

[Monitor] Kampala -The family of the former chairman of the National Chamber of Commerce, the late John Katale Kabuye, has accused the Uganda Police of failing to arrest a man who allegedly sold the deceased's property. (AllAfrica)

Uganda:Deputy Police Spokesperson Sp Onyango "Survives" Assassination

[Monitor] Kampala -Deputy Police spokesperson, SP Patrick Onyango, reportedly survived an assassination on Thursday night at Kireka Trading Centre, near Kampala, when assailants tried to grab him from a hired motorcycle on which he was riding. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda:Kagame Pardons Over 2,000 Prisoners Including Opposition Leader

[New Times] President Paul Kagame on Friday exercised his prerogative of mercy to grant early release to over 2,000 inmates convicted for various crimes. (AllAfrica)