Court Orders Fugitive Cashgate Suspect Karima Tried in Absentia

[Nyasa Times] High Court in Lilongwe has ordered the continued prosecution of the fugitive Cashgate suspect, businessman Limumba Karim, in the K2.4 billion money laundering case in his absence.

[Nyasa Times] High Court in Lilongwe has ordered the continued prosecution of the fugitive Cashgate suspect, businessman Limumba Karim, in the K2.4 billion money laundering case in his absence.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

MPs Clash On Abortion Law

[The Herald] Some members of the parliamentary portfolio committee on Health and Child Care are pushing for legislation to legalise abortion, amid revelations that 16 percent of maternal deaths are due to unsafe abortions, half of which occur among ado…

[The Herald] Some members of the parliamentary portfolio committee on Health and Child Care are pushing for legislation to legalise abortion, amid revelations that 16 percent of maternal deaths are due to unsafe abortions, half of which occur among adolescents. According to the 2016 national adolescent fertility study, nine percent of adolescents between 10 and 19 years have fallen pregnant before, the majority of whom were girls from rural areas.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Former Parastatal Boss Dube Not Off the Hook

[The Herald] The Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) says former Premier Service Medical Aid Society (PSMAS) group chief executive Dr Cuthbert Dube is not yet off the hook as the anti-graft body has gathered fresh incriminating evidence to nail …

[The Herald] The Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) says former Premier Service Medical Aid Society (PSMAS) group chief executive Dr Cuthbert Dube is not yet off the hook as the anti-graft body has gathered fresh incriminating evidence to nail him. ZACC said the letter written to PSMAS by its acting secretary Senior Assistant Commissioner Silence Pondo earlier on, which appeared to have exonerated Dr Dube and his board, was prepared at a time when there was no sufficient evidence to pin the suspects.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Millions Paid to UK Public Relations Firm to Improve Image

[News24Wire] Government entity SA Tourism spent R9.6m on a contract with controversial UK public relations firm Bell Pottinger to promote South Africa’s image abroad.

[News24Wire] Government entity SA Tourism spent R9.6m on a contract with controversial UK public relations firm Bell Pottinger to promote South Africa's image abroad.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Govt Appoints Beitbridge Water Commission

[The Herald] Environment, Water and Climate Minister Oppah Muchinguri Kashiri has appointed a seven-member commission to look into Beitbridge Town Council’s (BTC) capacity to take over management of the border town’s water affairs from the Zimbabwe Nat…

[The Herald] Environment, Water and Climate Minister Oppah Muchinguri Kashiri has appointed a seven-member commission to look into Beitbridge Town Council's (BTC) capacity to take over management of the border town's water affairs from the Zimbabwe National Water Authority (zinwa). The committee is chaired by the deputy director in the Ministry of Environment, Water and Climate, Mr Gilbert Maware.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

National Assembly to Make Seizure of Graft Proceeds Easy

[Guardian] Abuja and Asaba -The National Assembly has disclosed that it would soon pass a bill to make it easy for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to seize fraudulently acquired property.

[Guardian] Abuja and Asaba -The National Assembly has disclosed that it would soon pass a bill to make it easy for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to seize fraudulently acquired property.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Bell Pottinger – Defining South Africa From Within and Without

[Daily Maverick] A parliamentary question by DA Shadow Minister in the Presidency Sej Motau to Minister of Tourism Tokozile Xasa has revealed that controversial UK-based PR Company, Bell Pottinger, was appointed by the SA Tourism UK office from January…

[Daily Maverick] A parliamentary question by DA Shadow Minister in the Presidency Sej Motau to Minister of Tourism Tokozile Xasa has revealed that controversial UK-based PR Company, Bell Pottinger, was appointed by the SA Tourism UK office from January 2014 and paid a whopping R9-million for PR and other communication services relating to South Africa. Bell Pottinger, #GuptaLeaks emails also prove, not only helped the Gupta family and Duduzane Zuma to shape a particular economic narrative inside the country but also partly

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Bail Application of Duo Accused of Killing Two Best Friends From Soweto Postponed

[News24Wire] The two men accused of killing best friends Bongeka Phungula and Popi Qwabe in Soweto in May appeared in the Protea Magistrate’s Court on Monday where it was heard that more investigative work was being done in the case.

[News24Wire] The two men accused of killing best friends Bongeka Phungula and Popi Qwabe in Soweto in May appeared in the Protea Magistrate's Court on Monday where it was heard that more investigative work was being done in the case.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Dalung Tasks NSF Electoral Committee On Credibility, Fairness

[Daily Trust] The Minister of Youths and Sports, Solomon Dalung, yesterday urged members of the electoral committees for the National Sports Federation elections to deliver transparent and credible elections.

[Daily Trust] The Minister of Youths and Sports, Solomon Dalung, yesterday urged members of the electoral committees for the National Sports Federation elections to deliver transparent and credible elections.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria