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Feb 27th, 2014
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The chair of gay rights group Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe, faced court on Monday as the organisation is accused of failing to register itself. Martha Tholanah, also a co-director of GALZ, was accused of operating the organisation without registering it under the Private and Voluntary Organisations ...
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Feb 1st, 2014
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by Kayode Ajulo ESQ The right of every nation state to make internal legislation without interference from others is recognised under international law. This right defines the relationship that exists between international law and domestic legal systems and, more specifically, in determining which la...
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In Alemayehu G. Mariam
Aug 26th, 2013
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by Alemayehu G. Mariam For the past several months, I have been commenting on the findings of the World Bank’s “Diagnosing Corruption in Ethiopia”, a 448-page report covering eight sectors (health, education, rural water supply, justice, construction, land, telecommunications and mining). In this my ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 14th, 2013
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By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor I stick my neck out upfront to say that the Supreme Court will not jail the NPP’s Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie when he appears before it tomorrow to answer for the contemptuous utterances for which he has been summonsed. Hopeson Adorye may have a different fate. Both Owusu Afriyie a...
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Aug 8th, 2013
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  Seteolu, Sodeinde and the house The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a middle-aged man, Mukaila Adebesin, for allegedly setting ablaze six people in Ita Balogun Compund, Ago-Oko, Abeokuta. The victims are Adesanya, 20, Sulaiman Adebesin, 20, Saburi Seteolu 18, Raheem Bello 19, Azeez Alab...
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Aug 5th, 2013
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BY GBENGA OLARINOYE OSOGBO — THE Osun State Commissioner of Police, Mrs Dorothy Gimba, has ordered an investigations into the case of attempted defilement of a four-year-old girl by one Lateef Olateju, a barber, at Yemoja area in Ido-Osun, Egbedore Local Government Area of the state. The commissioner...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 28th, 2013
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By Philip Amiola Same sex marriage has been a subject of public debate for a long time. A cursory review of ancient literature traces this contention to the antediluvian age. Since then, proponents of this world view have coined several terminologies to describe themselves and their ideology which ha...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 13th, 2013
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Johannesburg – An Ethiopian man was shot dead at a business premises in Klipgat on Saturday morning, North West police said. The man was found lying in a pool of blood near a pit toilet, said Captain Amanda Funani. He had a gunshot wound to the head. Police had spoken to the man’s brother...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 25th, 2013
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By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Now that we are deep into discussing the suit brought against the NPP’s Akufo-Addo by retired Supreme Court Judge Francis Kpegah and its entailments, we can’t discontinue just because our comments hurt some people. We will continue to look far afield to seek answers to perti...
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Mar 16th, 2013
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The Zambian Parliament has removed the legal immunity of former President Rupiah Banda to enable the government to take him to court and answer charges of alleged abuse of office and corruption. The rushed manner in which the motion to remove President Banda’s immunity has left a big cloud of doubt o...