How South Africa’s Electoral System Effectively Disenfranchises Voters

[Daily Maverick] The South African Constitution does not provide any clarity on the nature of the relationship between extra-parliamentary political parties and their elected representatives in the national and provincial legislatures. Can extra-parlia…

[Daily Maverick] The South African Constitution does not provide any clarity on the nature of the relationship between extra-parliamentary political parties and their elected representatives in the national and provincial legislatures. Can extra-parliamentary leaders of political parties dictate to their MPs how to exercise their constitutional duties, including their duty to vote in a motion of no confidence against the president? If parties can dictate to their MPs, it means that power shifts from the democratically elec

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Hichilema Remains In Jail; Case Adjourned To April 26

Opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema will stay in custody for another seven days after magistrate Greenwell Malumani adjourned his case to study preliminary issued by the defence. Malumani says some of the issues raised were a bit complex and need time … Continued

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Opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema will stay in custody for another seven days after magistrate Greenwell Malumani adjourned his case to study preliminary issued by the defence. Malumani says some of the issues raised were a bit complex and need time to be studied. Defence lawyer Vincent Magistrate Malambo admitted that his court has jurisdiction to have an inquest into stranger that visited accused at 2AM. Malamba is also demanding that the alleged torturing of co-accused that included spraying of HH and colleagues private parts. Malambo says the magistrate court has jurisdiction to open an inquury into a stranger who visited Hichilema at 2AM and also into the torturing of co-accused. In response, Magistrate Mulumani said that the matter was too complex and that he needed time to look into the matter so a ruling can be made. Magistrate Mulumani has adjourned the case on preliminary issues to 9:00hrs on Wednesday 26th April, 2017. The post Hichilema Remains In Jail; Case Adjourned To April 26 appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Issa Murder Case Postponed Due to Krejcir’s Poor Health

[News24Wire] The case against convicted drug dealer Radovan Krejcir and three others accused of killing Lebanese national Sam Issa, was postponed in the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg on Thursday.

[News24Wire] The case against convicted drug dealer Radovan Krejcir and three others accused of killing Lebanese national Sam Issa, was postponed in the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg on Thursday.

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Making Circumcision Safer for Young Men With Bleeding Disorders

[The Conversation Africa] Circumcision is the oldest and most frequent surgical procedure in the world. In some cultures, it marks a clear break from childhood to adulthood. But, reports of young men dying during traditional initiation rites due to spo…

[The Conversation Africa] Circumcision is the oldest and most frequent surgical procedure in the world. In some cultures, it marks a clear break from childhood to adulthood. But, reports of young men dying during traditional initiation rites due to spontaneous bleeding are devastating. The Conversation Africa's Health and Medicine Editor Joy Wanja Muraya asked Dr Peter Kibet Shikuku for his views on a safe circumcision programme in Kenya for boys with haemophilia - a bleeding disorder.

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Man Absolves NPA for Any Mishaps If ‘Killer Wife’ Allowed Back Home

[News24Wire] A Cape Town man who was allegedly the target of a planned hit by his wife does not believe he would be in any danger should she be allowed back home for the duration of her trial.

[News24Wire] A Cape Town man who was allegedly the target of a planned hit by his wife does not believe he would be in any danger should she be allowed back home for the duration of her trial.

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Former Radio One News Anchor, Penny Tinditina Succumbs to Lung Cancer

[Monitor] Until midday, Brenda Zobbo had not heard about Penny Tinditina’s passing. The shock on hearing the news took her aback. “What????? When? I had no idea, oh Lord,” she responded, visibly in shock.

[Monitor] Until midday, Brenda Zobbo had not heard about Penny Tinditina's passing. The shock on hearing the news took her aback. "What????? When? I had no idea, oh Lord," she responded, visibly in shock.

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Nigeria Customs Rejigs Management – Redeploys 48 Comptrollers

[Premium Times] The Nigeria Customs Service on Thursday announced a major re-shuffle of its management, as the Comptroller-General, Hameed Ali, approved the immediate redeployment of 48 Comptrollers of the Service.

[Premium Times] The Nigeria Customs Service on Thursday announced a major re-shuffle of its management, as the Comptroller-General, Hameed Ali, approved the immediate redeployment of 48 Comptrollers of the Service.

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‘We’ve Got to Move On’ Police Minister Tells Protesters

[News24Wire] Minister of Police Fikile Mbalula said the decision over the Vuwani demarcation has been made and cannot be reversed; protest action must end and pave way for peace.

[News24Wire] Minister of Police Fikile Mbalula said the decision over the Vuwani demarcation has been made and cannot be reversed; protest action must end and pave way for peace.

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Governor Orders Arrest of Contractor for Poor Construction of N200 Million Road

[Premium Times] The Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, has ordered the arrest of a contractor for failing to execute a road project according to specifications after collecting N200 million mobilisation fee.

[Premium Times] The Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, has ordered the arrest of a contractor for failing to execute a road project according to specifications after collecting N200 million mobilisation fee.

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