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South Africa: Chief Justice Calls for Credible Evidence of Corruption

[SAnews.gov.za] Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng has called on anyone with evidence of corruption against the Judiciary to come forward with that information. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: How Former Chief Justice Helped UK Firm Win U.S.$9.6 Billion Judgment Against Govt

[Premium Times] For the former Chief Justice, it was all business. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Six Nigerian Undergraduates Found With 'U.S. Security' Documents Convicted

[Premium Times] A Federal High Court judge in Abuja on Friday convicted six undergraduates for internet related offences. (AllAfrica)


Tanzania: Singing the Truth Can Be Dangerous

[East African] The just concluded Ongala Festival held in Bagamoyo, Tanzania, featured one of the country's most inspiring musicians, Vitali Maembe. (AllAfrica)


Kenya: Keep Your Dreadlocks, Rastafarianism Is a Religion

[East African] A Kenyan court has ordered schools not to expel students who keep dreadlocks. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: #SandtonShutdown - Here Are the Demands

[News24Wire] Civil society groups taking part in the #SandtonShutdown march on Friday against gender-based violence, handed over a memorandum to Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) CEO Nicky Newton-King. (AllAfrica)


Uganda: U.S. Sanctions Uganda's Ex-Police Chief

[East African] The US Treasury on Friday announced sanctions on Uganda's former Inspector General of Police, Kale Kayihura, for alleged role in gross violations of human rights and corruption. (AllAfrica)


Kenya: Authorities Seize Dried Butterflies, Guinea Fowl Feathers

[East African] Kenyan authorities Thursday seized 201 pieces of dried butterflies and 20 pieces of vulterine guinea fowl feathers at the Lunga Lunga border in coastal county Kwale. (AllAfrica)


Africa: Kenya Bans Child Adoption By Foreign Nationals

[Nation] The Cabinet has banned with immediate effect adoption of Kenyan children by foreign nationals as the government moves to tame rogue adopters. (AllAfrica)


Mozambique: Renamo Offices in Maxixe Attacked

[AIM] Maputo -Unknown assailants have attacked the offices of Mozambique's main opposition party, Renamo, in the city of Maxixe, in the southern province of Inhambane, according to a report in Friday's issue of the independent daily "O Pais". (AllAfrica)


Mozambique: Renamo Bans Journalists in Barue

[AIM] Maputo -Mozambique's main opposition party, the former rebel movement Renamo, on Thursday banned journalists, from both the public and the private media, from its election campaign in the Honde administrative post, in Barue district, in the central province of Manica. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: Attacks On Foreign Nationals May Constitute Terrorism

[GroundUp] "We, the people of South Africa, believe that South Africa belongs to all who live in it, united in our diversity." This commitment in the preamble to the Constitution, stands in stark contrast to the spate of xenophobic attacks over recent weeks. We should call these attacks what they are: they are xenophobic and unconstitutional, and may rise to the level of possibly constituting domestic terrorist activity under the Protection of Constitutional Democracy Against Terrorist and Related Activities Act, 200 (AllAfrica)


Liberia: Missing Billions, Losing Patience - Liberia Probe Targets Former Officials

[African Arguments] Under pressure over the economy and corruption, President Weah has launched a controversial anti-graft investigation. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: All These Point to Failed Leadership

[East African] As South Africa in the past few days descended into another bout of xenophobic attacks on African foreigners, it offered up horrifying stories and images of lynching, looting, and frenzied violence. (AllAfrica)


Africa: Huawei, Africa and the Global Reach of Surveillance Technology

[Deutsche Welle] Accusations that Huawei helped Uganda and Zambia spy on opponents have intensified concerns about China exporting its digital surveillance tools to Africa. But Western companies are also selling spyware on the continent. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Millions of Donated Malaria Drugs Diverted in Nigeria - Federal Govt

[Premium Times] The Federal Government says it will engage law enforcement agencies against parties whose actions or inactions lead to diversion of anti-malaria drugs (ACT) supplied to Nigeria by Global Fund. (AllAfrica)


Uganda: Judiciary Condemns Re-Arrest of Freed Suspects

[Monitor] Kampala -The Deputy Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo has, in a statement, condemned security operatives for re-arresting suspects that court granted bail. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Returnees - We Left Our Wives, Children in South Africa

[Daily Trust] Lagos -Returnees: Xenophobic attacks have official approval (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Sokoto Police Arrest Eight Shiite IMN Members, 18 Others

[Premium Times] The police in Sokoto State have arrested no fewer than 26 persons including eight members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) for alleged public disturbance in the state. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Fuoye Protest - Ekiti Govt Sends Delegation to Visit Families of Slain Students

[Premium Times] The Ekiti State Government has sent a delegation to pay condolences to the families of students killed by police bullets. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Again, Another Girl Strangled in Rivers Hotel

[Vanguard] Again, Police in Rivers State have confirmed the death of another young girl suspiciously strangled in a hotel room. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: Courts Will Vindicate Ramaphosa As They Did Me - De Lille

[News24Wire] President Cyril Ramaphosa will be vindicated by the South African judicial system, Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille believes. (AllAfrica)


Kenya: Ex-KWS Staff Jailed for 12 Years for Killing Buffalo, Rhino

[Nation] A Nanyuki court has sent a former Kenya Wildlife Services (KWS) to prison for 12 years for killing and dehorning a rhino and a buffalo. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: UN Expert to Assess Human Rights of People With Albinism

[OHCHR] Geneva -"I will assess both general and specific measures that are in place to enhance the enjoyment of human rights by people with albinism in the country, and I will aim to identify good practices and make recommendations to address challenges and gaps where they may exist," Ero said. (AllAfrica)


Namibia: Ex-Magistrate Sent to Prison On Corruption Charges

[Namibian] A FORMER magistrate found guilty on 16 charges of corruption and defeating or obstructing the course of justice was sent to prison for an effective period of two years at the end of her trial in the Windhoek High Court today. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: CPUT Students Vow to Continue Shut Down

[GroundUp] Students at Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) say they will continue protesting until campuses are made safer. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Govt Acquires Portal for Import Duty Exemption Certificates

[Daily Trust] The Minister of Finance, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, says the Federal Government has acquired an automated customs gateway portal for the management of Import Duty Exemption Certificates, through Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) arrangement, . (AllAfrica)


South Africa: Admitted Attorney of the High Court Sentenced to 15 Years Imprisonment

[SAPS] Gerard Jaques Du plessis (52) was sentenced to fifteen years direct imprisonment by the Pretoria Commercial Crimes Court on Monday for theft of approximately R30 million. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: 10 Bandits Rape Woman, Kill Man in Niger

[Daily Trust] Minna -The village head of Durumi, one of the communities caught in the renewed bandit attacks in Shiroro and Rafi Local Government Areas of Niger State, Alhaji Muhammadu Abubakar, has said that a woman was raped by ten bandits during one of their operations. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: Police Arrest Suspect for Alleged Murder of a Child

[SAPS] An intelligence led joint operation, comprised of various Police Units, resulted in a major breakthrough when a 35-year-old wanted suspect was arrested that was allegedly involved in the killing of an 11-year-old girl at Ga-Marishane Village in the Nebo Policing area outside Groblesdal. (AllAfrica)


Kenya: Govt's Bid to Classify Al-Shabaab a Terrorist Group Fails

[Nation] Earlier accusations that Kenya soldiers were involved in illegal charcoal trade in Somalia returned to haunt Nairobi's bid to have militant group Al-Shabaab listed as a terrorist group. (AllAfrica)