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Zimbabwe: Concern Over Gold Smuggling to Dubai

[The Herald] At least 60kg of gold worth millions of dollars could be smuggled from Zimbabwe to Dubai monthly, prejudicing the country of the much-needed foreign currency earnings, Prosecutor-General Mr Kumbirai Hodzi estimates. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Judiciary Nods to Kiswahili Use in Tanzania Legal System

[Daily News] THE executive and the judiciary have agreed to fully switch the country's legal system and legal materials from English to Kiswahili language, a centenary since the establishment of the High Court in the country. (AllAfrica)

Egypt: Amnesty Slams 'Inhumane' Prison Conditions

[DW] Ten years after the Arab Spring uprising overthrew the former military-backed president, prisons in Egypt are just as bad as ever, Amnesty International has reported. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Pirates Launch Deadly Attack On Turkish Ship Off Nigeria

[DW] The Gulf of Guinea, where the attack took place, is considered the most dangerous sea in the world for piracy. One crew member was killed and 15 others were taken hostage after a struggle on board. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Man in Trouble Over Morgue Selfie

[The Herald] Police have launched a manhunt for a man only identified as Tinashe Mugwara, who posted pictures on social media of himself standing next to a dead body being cleaned in a morgue. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Dongo's Imposter Appears in Court

[The Herald] A-23-year-old Harare man last week admitted to duping various people using an Ecocash number registered in musician Trevor Dongo's name and asking for sexual favours from his female Facebook followers. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Neil Aggett Told Me How He Was Tortured, Says Former Police Officer

[Daily Maverick] Week two of the Neil Aggett inquest gets under way after stop-start technical glitches and Covid-19 related delays in virtual court proceedings. It also follows testimony from a police officer who agreed Aggett's alleged suicide seemed 'strange'. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: When They Killed Neil Aggett

[Daily Maverick] The second inquest into the death in detention of the unionist, in 1982, is now under way. The first was a whitewash. To heal from such evil, South Africa deserves the truth. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Rapist Sentenced to Life Imprisonment By Bhisho High Court

[SAPS] The District Commissioner Brigadier Ngangema Xakavu welcomed the conviction of Xola Mayedwa (35) to two life imprisonment by Bhisho High Court on Thursday, 21 January 2020. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Task Team Investigate Arson and House Robbery At Fort Beaufort

[SAPS] A 72 hour reaction plan has been activated in search for suspect/suspects behind an incident where a Fort Beaufort farm house burnt down and an unconfirmed number of firearms were allegedly stolen from the safe. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Woman Jailed Three Months for Stoning Husband's Lover

[New Zimbabwe] A WOMAN from Odzi, Marange has been jailed three months after she attacked and injured her husband's girlfriend. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: KDF Guns Down Terror Suspect, Injures Dozens

[Nation] Security forces have shot dead a suspected terrorist and injured several others as the government turns the screws on Somalia-based militant group Al-Shabaab. (AllAfrica)

Malawi: Couple Arrested Over Sexual Assault of Girl With Mental Illness

[Nyasa Times] Malawi Police in Nkhata Bay are keeping in custody a 23-year-old Gift Bazirio for allegedly sexually assaulting a mentally challenged girl aged 23. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: U.S.$2,7m Heist - Rifle Supplier Arrested

[The Herald] A rifle owner appeared in court last week for supplying the firearm used in the heist of the almost US$2,8 million along Chinhoyi Road, after the suspects told him they wanted to use the gun for poaching and return it with some game meat. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Villagers in Soup for Acquiring Gun Without Licence

[New Zimbabwe] THREE Mutasa Central men were arrested after acquiring an SKS rifle without a licence. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: One-Month-Old Baby Who Was Stolen Found in Couple's House

[Nation] A one-month old baby boy who had allegedly been stolen from her mother in Homa Bay county two weeks ago has been reunited with his family. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Silale MCA Nelson Lotela Questioned on Kapedo Killings

[Nation] Silale MCA Nelson Lotela was interrogated by police officers for about three hours on Saturday over the recent killings in Kapedo. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Kirinyaga Woman Kills Her Son During Prayer Session

[Nation] Police in Kirinyaga have arrested a woman for strangling her son during a prayer session. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: EACC Probes City Hall's Huge Payments to 25 Law Firms

[Nation] The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) has launched investigations into multi-million shilling dealings between 25 law firms and the Nairobi County government. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Eyes on DPP as Kemsa Fraud Suspects Free Months Later

[Nation] All eyes are on the Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji, who is expected to act on the findings of the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Corruption on the Kenya Medical Supplies Authority (Kemsa) graft case, which was handed to him on October 22, 2020. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Man Sues Over 7,000% Increase in Land Rates

[Nation] A Kisumu resident has gone to court seeking to suspend the recently gazetted Draft Valuation Roll 2017 by Governor Anyang Nyong'o's government, which he argues imposes exorbitant property rates. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: MPs Defend Sh250,000 Monthly Allowances

[Nation] Lawmakers have defended their Sh250,000 monthly house allowance, saying it is a facilitative accommodation when they are attending to the parliamentary duties in Nairobi. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Military Air Strike Kills 'Many Bandits' On Kaduna-Abuja Highway - Official

[Premium Times] "The attack aircraft therefore took turns in engaging the bandits, who were seen firing at the attack helicopter as it strafed them..." (AllAfrica)

Kenya: 1,000 Police Officers to Be Promoted After Training

[Nation] More than 1,000 police officers are set to be promoted after they successfully complete short training courses at the National Police College in Kiganjo. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: 10 Killed, Dozens Hurt in Kapedo

[Nation] At least 10 people including four security officers have been killed for the last one week in an ongoing operation in Kapedo,Baringo and Turkana counties to recover illegal firearms. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: NCIC Plans 'Wall of Shame' in Fight Against Election Violence

[Nation] The National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) is set to introduce a "wall of shame" for politicians who breach codes of conduct governing elections and political parties. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Medics, Media Outshone Govt and Police in 2020 - Survey

[Nation] Health workers and the media did an excellent job in 2020 while county governments, the Senate, National Assembly and the police were among those who performed poorly, a new survey shows. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Egerton Student Found Dead in His Room After Drinking Spree

[Nation] A first year student at Egerton University's Njoro Campus has been found dead in his room after a night-long drinking spree. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Ugandan Man Arrested for Trying to Fix a KPL Match for Sh550,000

[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Detectives in Kisumu are holding a Ugandan man arrested on Saturday afternoon for allegedly trying to fix a Kenyan Premier League match involving Western Stima and KCB scheduled for Sunday afternoon at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru. (AllAfrica)

Sudan: Sudan's Transitional National Security

[African Arguments] Two years after removing Bashir from power, Sudan's revolution is going through a tough transition. Economy, peace, and foreign policy are among the top challenges of the transitional government. However, all three files were a major topic of contestation contributing to an intensification of hostilities between the civilian and military components of Sudan's transitional government. (AllAfrica)

Malawi: Minister Sendeza Wants Killed Daughter Repatriated From U.S. for Burial in Malawi

[Nyasa Times] Deputy Minister of Defence Jean Sendeza has said she desperately wants the remains of her 29-year-old daughter reportedly shot dead on Friday in Indiana, USA by his boyfriend after she ended an affair, to be repatriated for burial in Malawi. (AllAfrica)