Hopes That New Nigeria DNA Lab Will Embolden Rape Victims

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Abuja -The launch of Nigeria’s first state-owned DNA lab will speed up rape cases and should encourage more victims to seek justice, prosecutors and rights groups have said.

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Abuja -The launch of Nigeria's first state-owned DNA lab will speed up rape cases and should encourage more victims to seek justice, prosecutors and rights groups have said.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Ghana, Others for Lagos Taekwondo Classics

[Guardian] Ghana has indicated her willingness to attend the 2017 Lagos International Taekwondo Classics scheduled to hold from November 23 to 25 at the Molade Okoya-Thomas Hall of the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos. It is the fourth in the se…

[Guardian] Ghana has indicated her willingness to attend the 2017 Lagos International Taekwondo Classics scheduled to hold from November 23 to 25 at the Molade Okoya-Thomas Hall of the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos. It is the fourth in the series.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

National Assembly Proposes 10-Year Jail Term for Examination Fraudsters

[Guardian] The National Assembly yesterday proposed a 10-year jail term to replace the law on examination malpractices, which stipulates a four-year jail term with an option of N100, 000 fine.

[Guardian] The National Assembly yesterday proposed a 10-year jail term to replace the law on examination malpractices, which stipulates a four-year jail term with an option of N100, 000 fine.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Treatment Waiting Times Continue to Surge As KZN Cancer Services Fail

[Bhekisisa] Watch how waiting times for life-saving cancer treatment has grown as KwaZulu-Natal’s cancer services crumble. As the crisis grows, patients wait longer and longer for treatment. This information comes from the SAHRC’s report but Democratic…

[Bhekisisa] Watch how waiting times for life-saving cancer treatment has grown as KwaZulu-Natal's cancer services crumble. As the crisis grows, patients wait longer and longer for treatment. This information comes from the SAHRC's report but Democratic Alliance spokesperson for health in KwaZulu-Natal Imran Keeka says he doubts the veracity of the information. Keeka alleges the data does not reflect patient backlogs at Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital fuelled by a breakdown of treatment machines at Addington Hos

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Red Cross Warns Stigma Could Worsen Madagascar Plague Outbreak

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Yaounde -The death toll from the plague which is spreading in Madagascar has risen close to 100, and the Red Cross has warned that growing stigma attached to the disease could undermine efforts to contain the outbreak.

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Yaounde -The death toll from the plague which is spreading in Madagascar has risen close to 100, and the Red Cross has warned that growing stigma attached to the disease could undermine efforts to contain the outbreak.

source: AllAfrica News: Madagascar

National Elections Commission Needs to Do Soul Searching

[FrontPageAfrica] NOW THAT IT IS OFFICIAL that the nation is heading to a runoff election between Vice President Joseph Boakai’s Unity Party (UP) and Senator George Weah’s Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC), one thing that we think the Commission ne…

[FrontPageAfrica] NOW THAT IT IS OFFICIAL that the nation is heading to a runoff election between Vice President Joseph Boakai's Unity Party (UP) and Senator George Weah's Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC), one thing that we think the Commission needs to do now is soul searching.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Liberty Party Appeals Dismissed in Electoral Violation Case in Lofa County

[FrontPageAfrica] Kolahun -Ahead of the pending runoff election, the opposition Liberty Party has appealed the ruling of the National Election Commission which dismissed three complaints brought before its magistrate in Lower Lofa County.

[FrontPageAfrica] Kolahun -Ahead of the pending runoff election, the opposition Liberty Party has appealed the ruling of the National Election Commission which dismissed three complaints brought before its magistrate in Lower Lofa County.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Controversy Hangs Over Mont. County Dist-3 Elections Results

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Controversy has erupted over Montserrado County District #3 Representative election result following the discovery of some ballot boxes that were not sealed.

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Controversy has erupted over Montserrado County District #3 Representative election result following the discovery of some ballot boxes that were not sealed.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Tax Court Orders Musa Bility to Pay U.S.$10,800 Interest

[Observer] A US$190,800 tax fraud claim against Musa Bility, president of Liberia Football Association (LFA), recently took a different turn when the Tax Court demanded that he pay the 6 percent (US$10,800) interest as agreed on.

[Observer] A US$190,800 tax fraud claim against Musa Bility, president of Liberia Football Association (LFA), recently took a different turn when the Tax Court demanded that he pay the 6 percent (US$10,800) interest as agreed on.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia