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Lesotho:Soldiers Charged With Army Commander's Murder

[Lesotho Times] Maseru -EIGHT soldiers appeared in court yesterday over the June 2015 killing of former army commander, Lieutenant General Maaparankoe Mahao, in a major breakthrough over a case that plunged the Lesotho into crisis and prompted a spirited regional intervention effort. (AllAfrica)


Lesotho:Soldiers Arrested Over Editor's Shooting

[Lesotho Times] Maseru -Four soldiers have been arrested in connection with the near fatal shooting of Lesotho Times editor Lloyd Mutungamiri in July last year in an operation the police say was authorized by the Lesotho Defence Force (LDF). (AllAfrica)


Zambia:Govt Lifts Ban On Night Travel

[Zambia Reports] Finance minister Felix Mutati has announced the ban on night travel will be lifted in due course. (AllAfrica)


Kenya:Atheists Protest Ban On Commercial Sex Work in Nairobi

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Atheists in Kenya (AIK) now want the Nairobi County Assembly to repeal a law it passed last week prohibiting commercial sex work in the Kenyan capital. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Botswana Denies Deporting Former VP Mphoko

[Zimbabwe Standard] Botswana yesterday said it did not deport former vice-president Phelekezela Mphoko as President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government denied reports that he was detained by the army as he returned home on Friday. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Former Finance Minister's Colleagues Implicated in Fraud Case

[New Zimbabwe] Two more Local government ministry employees have been nabbed for working in cahoots with the ex-finance minister Ignatius Chombo to defraud the ministry of nearly $1million by grabbing stands without authority from Harare city council. (AllAfrica)


Lesotho:Closure for Families of Mohale Trio

[Lesotho Times] THE remains of the three men killed by Lesotho Defense Force (LDF) officers and thrown into Mohale dam in May this year were retrieved on Monday following a search that started last month. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Ex-Wife Weeps As Chombo in Leg Irons

[New Zimbabwe] FORMER Finance minister Ignatius Chombo's ex-wife Marian Chombo has appealed to President Emmerson Mnangagwa to repeal laws which infringe on people's rights. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Mnangagwa Cabinet Saga Deepens

[Zimbabwe Standard] President Emmerson Mnangagwa has been forced to drop some members of his new Cabinet before they could be sworn in after he appointed more than the stipulated five ministers from outside Parliament. (AllAfrica)


Tanzania:Shooting Scare At Outspoken MP's Home

[Citizen] Arusha -Police here are investigating reports of a shooting at the residence of outspoken Arumeru East MP (Chadema) Joshua Nassari on Friday night. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Four Top Revenue Authority Officials Acquitted

[Zimbabwe Standard] Four of the eight Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) bosses, who were facing charges of fleecing the parastatal of thousands of dollars, through an import duty scam, were last week acquitted by a Harare magistrate after the State failed to prove a prima facie case against them. (AllAfrica)


Zambia:Chiefs Condemn Attack On Chief Mweemba's Palace

[Times of Zambia] Chiefs in Southern Province have condemned the petrol bombing of Senior Chief Mweemba with family members while in their sleep at his palace in Kanyemba Village in Sinazongwe District during the early hours of Friday morning. (AllAfrica)


Zambia:Boy, 15, Saved From Early Marriage

[Times of Zambia] A fifteen-year-old boy of Choma has been extracted from what an NGO says was an early-marriage arrangement in which he played the husband of a much older woman who had taken him off the streets. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Woman Jailed For 'Searching' for Husband's Sperm in Maid's Privates

[New Zimbabwe] A Harare mother of three was last week caged eight years after she was convicted of shoving her hand into her housemaid's privates in search of her husband's sperm. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:Lessons From the Arowolo Saga

[Leadership] Recently, there have been high profile cases of domestic violence, of spouse against spouse. One In Ibadan earned a lady lawyer seven years imprisonment for killing her husband. Also in Abuja, the son of a former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was allegedly murdered in cold blood by his wife who stabbed him severally. Before now, what was more common was the killing of wives by their husband. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:Of Haunting Songs and Dying Dreams

[Vanguard] At a wedding reception recently in Lagos, the father of the bride was called out to counsel the newlyweds and he focused his advice on his daughter. He warned her to remember that her husband had been with other women before her but never proposed to them. He chose her. He told her that her husband also has other women in his life who are just his friends, colleagues or acquaintances and therefore should not raise the roof whenever she meets another woman around him but to try and find out who they are to (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:Mobilizing One Million to March Against Violence - Kachickwu

[Vanguard] On the heels of a report that millions of Nigerians in 16 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) may face food crisis in 2018 following insurgency, flood, windstorm, dry spell, early cessation rainfall, invasion of predators (fall armyworm, locusts, pest and insects) and communal conflicts, an organisation is mobilising for a one-million-man march to sensitise the people, especially the youths, on the negative effects of violence. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:When Underage Prisoners Breath Air of Freedom in Kwara

[Daily Trust] Ilorin -It is no longer news that the situation in prisons across the country demand urgent attention by those in authority. The legal system is also not helping matters as some inmates are sent to the facility for flimsy reasons that should have been dismissed. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:President Mnangagwa Under Fire Over New Cabinet

[New Zimbabwe] The presidency has downplayed opposition charges that the new cabinet announced Thursday breached the country's constitution, saying the "illegality" would be regularised before the new team is sworn into office. (AllAfrica)


Kenya:Model Considering Fresh Child Support Suit Against Diamond Platinumz

[Nairobi News] Tanzanian model Hamisa Mobetto is considering suing Bongo flava crooner Diamond Platinumz afresh for child support after the court threw out the original suit. (AllAfrica)


Malawi:MP Hits On Preachers and Prophets in 'HIV Healing' Claims

[Nyasa Times] Balaka North member of Parliament (MP) Lucius Banda (United Democratic Front-UDF) has said the HIV and Aids (Prevention and Management) legislation should have provisions to deal with overzealous church leaders claiming to cure HIV with prayer, saying they are causing more harm than good. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Grace Mugabe 'Complains Over Family, Allies' Treatment' - Report

[News24Wire] President Robert Mugabe's wife Grace has reportedly complained about how her family, businesses and allies were being treated since the fall of her ageing husband. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Cabinet Picks Illegal, President to Be Sued

[New Zimbabwe] President Emmerson Mnangagwa violated the constitution when he appointed more than five non-parliamentarians as ministers on Thursday, constitutional lawyer Professor Welshman Ncube has said. (AllAfrica)


Kenya:Inside Bank Heist Inspired by Ocean's Eleven

[Nation] It is exactly two weeks since robbers entered the strongroom of a Kenya Commercial Bank branch in Thika and stole over Sh52 million. However, the circumstances under which the heist was executed still remain a mystery. (AllAfrica)


Zambia:Freedom of Religion Trumps Culture

[Legalbrief] In an extraordinary example of a clash between religion and culture, the Zambian High Court has been asked to declare that a prominent traditional leader was engaged in a 'vicious onslaught' on the free conscience rights of a group of his villagers. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:Standards Authority to Probe Building Collapses

[This Day] Piqued by the spate of building collapse in the country, the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has set up an adhoc committee to address the menace. (AllAfrica)


Kenya:Defilement Case Suspect and Victim Go Missing

[Nation] A suspect and a victim in a defilement case in Nakuru have been reported missing. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Scores of Intelligence, Police Officers Still Detained

[Zimbabwe Independent] SCORES of intelligence and police officers who were captured under the military's Operation Restore Legacy remain detained at unknown places as the army maintains its siege on the Zimbabwe Republic Police's Chikurubi Support Unit Camp in Harare, where the police armoury, snipers and paramilitary personnel are housed. (AllAfrica)


South Africa:Why Judge Turned Down Gay Couple's Surrogacy Bid

[Legalbrief] Something about the application troubled the judge. She needed more clarification; just what was going on here, she wanted to know. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:150 Nigerians Return From Libya

[This Day] The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Thursday received 150 Nigerians who voluntarily returned from Libya at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:Suicide Bomber Strips Explosive Vest to Avoid Death in Borno

[Daily Trust] Maiduguri -A suspected female suicide bomber yesterday removed the Improvised Explosive Device (IED), strapped to her body and dumped it at a house within the neighbourhood she was supposed to attack. (AllAfrica)