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Malawi: District Elects Theft Suspect As Council Chairperson

[Malawi News Agency] Phalombe -Phalombe District Council on Friday elected Councilor Kalepa Mawere who is answering criminal charges at the First Grade Magistrate's Court in the district to be Chairperson of the Council. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: 8 Arrested in Connection to Marikana Shootings

[News24Wire] Eight people have been arrested in connection with last week's shooting in the Marikana informal settlement in Philippi East in the Western Cape. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Man Hacked to Death, Attacker Killed in Mob Justice

[News24Wire] A man who brutally hacked another man to death in Mokgoba near Modjadjiskloof, Limpopo late on Friday evening, was in turn severely assaulted and died of his injuries. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: President Receives Chief Justice, Supreme Court Judges

[This Day] President Muhammadu Buhari also yesterday met with justices of the Supreme Court led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, in the Council Chamber of the State House. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Officer Charged With Raping a Minor

[Nation] A police officer accused of raping a 13-year-old child inside a cell in Murang'a was arrested Friday and charged with defilement and committing an indecent act. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Youths Protest Against Special Anti-Robbery Squad Operations

[This Day] Hundreds of youths in Rivers State yesterday marched through major streets of Port Harcourt in protest against the activities of some operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the State Police Command. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Five Robbers Shoot and Injure Two Men in Tharaka-Nithi

[Nation] Robbers disguised as policemen shot and injured two people in Tharaka-Nithi County. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: 'We'll Not Be Intimidated Into Negotiating With Criminals'

[This Day] Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has insisted that his government could not be intimidated into negotiating with criminals as a condition for hoodlums to stop their criminal activities in the state. (AllAfrica)

Namibia: Man Accused of Killing Girlfriend With Axe

[Namibian] A man allegedly attacked his girlfriend with an axe at Farm Dabis in Omaheke region Thursday, killing her with a chop to the head. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: President Buhari Orders Decongestion of Prisons

[Leadership] President Muhammadu Buhari has directed that a new approach be applied to hasten the decongestion of prisons in the country. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Two of Continent's Most Wanted Poachers Caught

[News24Wire] Two of East Africa's most wanted wildlife criminals have been arrested in Malawi for their involvement in the illegal trade of ivory. (AllAfrica)

Namibia: Whistleblower and Witness Protections Become Law

[Namibian] The Whistleblower Protection Act and Witness Protection Act were signed into law yesterday by President Hage Geingob. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Kenyatta Orders Probe Into Market Fire

[East African] Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta has called for swift and thorough investigations to establish the cause of the fire that gutted part of Nairobi's biggest market, Gikomba, early morning on Friday. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Date Set For Ruling On Akpobolokemi's U.S.$7.3 Million Fraud Case

[Leadership] Justice Ibrahim Buba of the Federal High Court in Lagos will on October 16 deliver ruling on a no case submission filed by a former director general of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, Patrick Akpobolokemi, asking the court to discharge him of a N2.6 billion fraud allegation. (AllAfrica)

Sudan: US Ends 20 Years of Sanctions on Sudan

[IRIN] The United States has lifted decades-old economic sanctions against Sudan even though it still considers the country a state sponsor of terrorism and despite the fact Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir still faces arrest on charges of genocide and crimes against humanity at the International Criminal Court. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Audit Exposes Road Authority's Financial Rot

[Zimbabwe Independent] An internal forensic audit on the operations of the Zimbabwe National Road Administration (Zinara) has exposed massive financial abuse, including the payment of US$71 million and R31 million (US$430 000) to contractors who were cherry-picked without going to tender, among many other irregularities. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Zimbabwean Embassy Withdraws From Grace Mugabe Case

[News24Wire] In a surprising twist in the matter involving Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe, the country's embassy has decided to withdraw from the matter as an intervening party claiming its lawyer had received threats. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Minister in U.S.$1 Million Court Storm

[Zimbabwe Independent] Renowned sculptor and businessman Dominic Benhura has dragged deputy Mines minister Fred Moyo and his wife Yeyani to the High Court, accusing the couple of swindling him of US$1 023 815 in a botched mining business deal. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Kigali Court Adjourns Rwigaras' Case to Next Week

[East African] A Kigali court has adjourned the pretrial hearing of a critic of Rwandan President Paul Kagame facing criminal charges. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Looting Anti-Polls Body Demos Turn Ugly in Nyanza

[Nation] Nasa protesters on Friday left a trail of destruction in Kisumu after taking to the streets to push for reforms at the electoral commission. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Leaked - The 'Ocampo Affair'

[Nation] Former prosecutor at the International Criminal Court (ICC) Luis Moreno Ocampo is back on the spot for his alleged behind-the-scenes manoeuvres to help high profile suspects escape trial. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Double Arrests As Hawks Underworld Investigation Heats Up

[News24Wire] Two more suspects have been arrested for two separate underworld shootings in the latest breakthrough in a massive Hawks investigation. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: MP Abiriga in Court Over Public Urinating

[Monitor] Kampala -Arua Municipality MP Ibrahim Abiriga is expected before City Hall Court this morning to answer to criminal summons in connection with urinating in a public. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Where Will Grace Mugabe Be Served With Court Papers?

[News24Wire] The High Court in Pretoria is expected to deliver its judgment on Friday on the application brought by model Gabriella Engels and AfriForum to serve Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe with court papers. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Government Moves to Relax Anti-Abortion Law

[New Times] Procuring abortion under specific circumstances is set to be easier if proposed changes to the Penal Code getting the backing of Parliament. (AllAfrica)

Malawi: European Parliament Take Stand Against Attacks on People With Albinism

[PR Newswire] Strasbourg -MEPs condemn the rise of violence against albinos in Malawi, persecutions against Crimean Tatars and crackdown on political opponents in the Maldives in three resolutions voted on Thursday. (AllAfrica)

Namibia: Mother Accused of Strangling Her One-Month-Old Baby

[New Era] Windhoek -A mother accused of strangling her one-month-old baby after she experienced problems with the baby's father last year denied guilt when she took the stand in the Windhoek Magistrate's Court in Katutura on Wednesday. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Limpopo Traffic Cop Hijacked Outside Home

[News24Wire] The Limpopo Department of Transport has condemned the "pure act of criminality" after a female traffic officer was hijacked in her official vehicle outside her house in Lenyenye, Limpopo on Wednesday evening. (AllAfrica)

Southern Africa: Mozambique Deports 88 Malawians in Transit to South Africa

[Nyasa Times] Authorities in Mozambican Tete province have deported 88 Malawian nationals who were on their way to South Africa probably to look for greener pastures, Malawi immigration officials have confirmed. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: 5 Killed in Yet Another Family Massacre in KZN

[News24Wire] Five people, all part of the same family, have been killed in yet another massacre in KwaZulu-Natal in the space of three days. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Where is Biafran Leader Nnamdi Kanu?

[This Day] The sudden disappearance of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, and members of his immediate family since the invasion of his home by soldiers has become a major talking point in the South-east of Nigeria, writes (AllAfrica)