Widows Deprived of Property Rights

[HRW] Harare -Widows in Zimbabwe are routinely evicted from their homes and land, and their property is stolen by in-laws when their husbands die, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The government of Zimbabwe should urgently take steps…

[HRW] Harare -Widows in Zimbabwe are routinely evicted from their homes and land, and their property is stolen by in-laws when their husbands die, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The government of Zimbabwe should urgently take steps to protect widows from this practice.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Court Names 1,500 to Terrorist List

[HRW] Beirut -An Egyptian criminal court decision on January 12, 2017, designating about 1,500 citizens “terrorists” for their alleged assistance to the Muslim Brotherhood reflects the authorities’ indiscriminate use of broad counterterrorism laws, Hum…

[HRW] Beirut -An Egyptian criminal court decision on January 12, 2017, designating about 1,500 citizens "terrorists" for their alleged assistance to the Muslim Brotherhood reflects the authorities' indiscriminate use of broad counterterrorism laws, Human Rights Watch said today. Using these laws to impose penalties on people without giving them a chance to defend themselves seriously violates their rights to due process.

source: AllAfrica News: Egypt

Govt Dismisses Anti-Immigrants Crusade Reports

[The Herald] The government of South Africa yesterday dismissed as false reports that they will conduct an anti-immigrants crusade, where they would carry out mass deportations of all foreigners living in that country. Since the beginning of the year, …

[The Herald] The government of South Africa yesterday dismissed as false reports that they will conduct an anti-immigrants crusade, where they would carry out mass deportations of all foreigners living in that country. Since the beginning of the year, social media has been awash with xenophobia-motivated attack messages indicating that foreigners, including Zimbabweans living in that country, would be targeted starting from yesterday.

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Bantolo to Grow Indigenous Music

[Botswana Daily News] Tutume -Thirty-seven-year-old, Jimson Richard of Bantolo Traditional Group, has high hopes of growing indigenous music. So far, he has six albums recorded in Ikalanga.

[Botswana Daily News] Tutume -Thirty-seven-year-old, Jimson Richard of Bantolo Traditional Group, has high hopes of growing indigenous music. So far, he has six albums recorded in Ikalanga.

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Demonstration Arrests Spark U.S.$600 000 Lawsuit

[The Herald] A group of 12 indigenous businesspeople who were rounded up during the violent demonstrations that hit Harare’s central business district in August last year have slapped the police with a combined $645 000 suit for unlawful detention and …

[The Herald] A group of 12 indigenous businesspeople who were rounded up during the violent demonstrations that hit Harare's central business district in August last year have slapped the police with a combined $645 000 suit for unlawful detention and assault. The dozen seven women and five men accuse the police of unlawful detention, assault and various other forms of ill-treatment and violation of human rights.

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Cotton Output Set to Surpass Projections

[The Herald] ZIMBABWE’S cotton production is likely to surpass the initial projections amid revelations that some farmers who have not registered under the Government’s free inputs programme planted the crop using the seed leftover from the previous se…

[The Herald] ZIMBABWE'S cotton production is likely to surpass the initial projections amid revelations that some farmers who have not registered under the Government's free inputs programme planted the crop using the seed leftover from the previous season.

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UPND Wasting Time In Court, Says Nawakwi

FDD president Edith Nawakwi has resumed her wars with the opposition UPND by saying that they should come to terms with the fact that they lost the August 11 elections. Nawakwi has a frosty relationship with UPND president Hakainde Hichilema … Continued

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FDD president Edith Nawakwi has resumed her wars with the opposition UPND by saying that they should come to terms with the fact that they lost the August 11 elections. Nawakwi has a frosty relationship with UPND president Hakainde Hichilema after their failed marriage in the botched United Democratic Alliance in 2006. The duo duelled for weeks over who was going to carry the candidacy of the alliance with new comer Hichilema elbowing Nawakwi out of the way. Nawakwi said that the UPND was spending too much time in the courts of law when they should be focusing on picking up the post election pieces. “You can’t be going to court every day, this is the rain season people should be busy with farming now. As for my brothers and sisters who are being dragged to court they will starve it is rainy season now and people have to farm,†she said. The FDD leader is in the middle of her own intra party revolt with some members seeking to block her candidature for the party leadership arguing that her two terms have lapsed but she is insisting that being the chief financier of the party she will still stand. Her vice president Chifumu Banda has who is also former Chairperson of Committees in Parliament has declared that he will contest the presidency at the convention. The post UPND Wasting Time In Court, Says Nawakwi appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Pres. Lungu To Meet ‘Militiaman’ Mwila Over Market Remarks

President Edgar Lungu will meet PF secretary general Davies Mwila over his widely condemned pronouncement on ruling party cadres taking over the running of bus stations and markets. Mwila was captured on video issuing the order to cadres in Kabwe … Continued

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President Edgar Lungu will meet PF secretary general Davies Mwila over his widely condemned pronouncement on ruling party cadres taking over the running of bus stations and markets. Mwila was captured on video issuing the order to cadres in Kabwe during a meeting at Hindu Hall that the PF should take over markets and bus stations. President Lungu has hinted at what his position is by saying that as far as the law is concerned the running of the bus stations and markets is in the hands of the local authorities before even meeting the secretary general. The Head of State seems to have heard the noise stirred by Mwila’s statement and has taken some steps toward diluting the controversy. President Lungu said he will also seek to catch up on party matters with his secretary general once the meeting takes off. The post Pres. Lungu To Meet ‘Militiaman’ Mwila Over Market Remarks appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Opposition Drags Ruling Party’s Kasukuwere to Court

[The Herald] MDC-T has approached the Constitutional Court challenging the constitutionality of parts of the recently amended Local Government Act which gives the responsible minister powers to unilaterally suspend councillors, chairpersons and mayors …

[The Herald] MDC-T has approached the Constitutional Court challenging the constitutionality of parts of the recently amended Local Government Act which gives the responsible minister powers to unilaterally suspend councillors, chairpersons and mayors without setting up a tribunal.In terms of the Local Government (Amendment) Act, 2016, the Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing has power to suspend councillors, mayors and council chairpersons on his own, a situation which the opposition party a

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