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Zimbabwe: Hight Court Judge Steps Down On Kereke Rape Appeal Case.

Zimbabwe: Hight Court Judge Steps Down On Kereke Rape Appeal Case.

A HARARE High Court judge has stepped down from hearing a case in which former parliamentarian Munyaradzi Kereke is seeking bail pending appeal against his imprisonment for rape. The Former Bikita West MP was convicted and sentenced to an effective ten years in jail for raping, at gunpoint, a then 13-year-old relative. Last month Justice […]

Woman Gets Two Years In Jail For Insulting Neighbour

Woman Gets Two Years In Jail For Insulting Neighbour

Mayuge Grade one Magistrate Isaac Imurani Kintu has sentenced a 27-year-old woman to Ikulwe Prison for uttering obscene words against her neighbour. Amina Kagoya a resident of Mayuge town council was on Thursday found guilty of committing the offence on May 20. Court heard that the culprit insulted Margret Kafuko in the face of her […]

Egypt: Govt Seeks Tougher Punishment for Female Genital Mutilation

Egypt: Govt Seeks Tougher Punishment for Female Genital Mutilation

Women’s rights activists hailed the Egyptian government on Monday for advocating increased prison sentences for perpetrators of female genital mutilation (FGM) but warned that a new law could shroud the practice in greater secrecy. Egypt’s cabinet on Sunday approved a bill, which must be passed by parliament to become law, imposing jail terms of up […]

I Remain Abia Governor, Says Ikpeazu as Court Removes Him

I Remain Abia Governor, Says Ikpeazu as Court Removes Him

Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, has assured the people of his state that he remains their governor and shall appeal the Federal High Court ruling, which yesterday set aside his election citing his non-qualification to contest the 2015 governorship election for tax evasion as reason for his sack. Justice Okon Abang of the Federal […]

Budget: N’Assembly To Seek S’Court’s Interpretation On Power

Budget: N’Assembly To Seek S’Court’s Interpretation On Power

Members of the National Assembly may approach the Supreme Court for an interpretation of where the power of appropriation lies in the preparation and passage of the country’s yearly budget, The PUNCH learnt on Wednesday. Investigations showed that the move was intended to put a stop to the “embarrassing dimension” the executive-legislature dispute assumed in […]

Playing The Enemy: Understanding the ‘hit’ against Madonsela

Playing The Enemy: Understanding the ‘hit’ against Madonsela

If someone really did pay a contract killer to take out Thuli Madonsela, they must be quite annoyed that the plot has been exposed before the job was done and that the revelation led to even more hero-worshipping of the public protector. It seems Madonsela’s superhero status rockets every time her detractors try to diminish […]

Rwandan ex-mayors Face Trial In France Over 1994 Genocide

Rwandan ex-mayors Face Trial In France Over 1994 Genocide

Two former Rwandan mayors go on trial in France on Tuesday facing charges of crimes against humanity and genocide over the 1994 massacres in the central African country. As the second trial in Paris by a special court created to go after suspected Rwandan killers who fled to France, it is expected to lay bare […]

The Laws On Succession And Custody Of Children In Nigeria

There are three types of marriages in Nigeria against which background the succession laws will be applied.  Statutory marriage admits one man, one wife.  Customary marriage permits limitless number of wives, whilst Islamic Muslim law marriage allows up to four wives. Nevertheless it is the duty of the spouse to ensure that at death, adequate provision […]

Attorney general: Women will destroy Swazi chieftainship

Attorney general: Women will destroy Swazi chieftainship

While African Union chairperson, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma was extolling the virtues of empowering women on the continent at the African Union summit in Ethiopia last month, Swaziland’s attorney general, Majahenkhaba Dlamini, was warning lawyers and judges at the official opening of the country’s high-court year about the threat posed to Swazi society by women’s ambition to […]