Sekelaxabiso Denies Wrongdoing in SABC Contract

[News24Wire] The company the SABC contracted to help it put a stop to irregular and fruitless and wasteful expenditure on Thursday rejected claims that its appointment was irregular.

[News24Wire] The company the SABC contracted to help it put a stop to irregular and fruitless and wasteful expenditure on Thursday rejected claims that its appointment was irregular.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Military Might Won’t Solve Mali’s Quagmire

[HRW] “The Jihadists are the law now,” an elder from central Mali told me. “The very day the French-supported operation finished, the Islamists were back in the villages,” confided another villager last week, referring to a military operation near the …

[HRW] "The Jihadists are the law now," an elder from central Mali told me. "The very day the French-supported operation finished, the Islamists were back in the villages," confided another villager last week, referring to a military operation near the Mali-Burkina Faso border in April.

source: AllAfrica News: Mali

Open Letter to the UN Security Council on Peacekeeping in Mali

[ICG] To address growing violence in Mali that is undermining the Algeria-brokered peace accord, the UN Security Council should in June renew the mandate of the Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) with stronger political…

[ICG] To address growing violence in Mali that is undermining the Algeria-brokered peace accord, the UN Security Council should in June renew the mandate of the Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) with stronger political and civil affairs components and a greater role for the peacekeepers in local reconciliation.

source: AllAfrica News: Mali

Proposed Bill Aims to Regulate, Police Initiation Schools

[News24Wire] A new law regulating traditional initiations, and empowering the police and National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) to prosecute unlawful initiation schools, is on the cards to prevent the deaths and injuries associated with this practice.

[News24Wire] A new law regulating traditional initiations, and empowering the police and National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) to prosecute unlawful initiation schools, is on the cards to prevent the deaths and injuries associated with this practice.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Court Remands Ex-Governor Lamido’s Commissioners, LG Chairs in Prison

[Daily Trust] Dutse -Chief Magistrate Court II, Dutse, yesterday remanded the Jigawa State Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Salisu Mahmuda Kuit, and five others in prison pending determination of their bail application.

[Daily Trust] Dutse -Chief Magistrate Court II, Dutse, yesterday remanded the Jigawa State Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Salisu Mahmuda Kuit, and five others in prison pending determination of their bail application.

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EFCC Docks Man Over N86 Million Land Racketeering

[Daily Trust] The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday arraigned one Ikechucwu Duru before an FCT High Court sitting in Lugbe on a one-count charge of obtaining by false pretence.

[Daily Trust] The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday arraigned one Ikechucwu Duru before an FCT High Court sitting in Lugbe on a one-count charge of obtaining by false pretence.

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Life in Jail for Housebreaker Who Raped Sleeping Teen

[News24Wire] Northern Cape police on Thursday welcomed the life sentence that was handed down to a man who was convicted of breaking into a house and raping a 13-year-old girl.

[News24Wire] Northern Cape police on Thursday welcomed the life sentence that was handed down to a man who was convicted of breaking into a house and raping a 13-year-old girl.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Country Risks Collapse Over Siphoning of State Assets – Church Council

[News24Wire] The South African Council of Churches has warned that the country risks collapsing if the ANC does not act on the “systematic siphoning of state assets pivoted around President Jacob Zuma”.

[News24Wire] The South African Council of Churches has warned that the country risks collapsing if the ANC does not act on the "systematic siphoning of state assets pivoted around President Jacob Zuma".

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Naptip Seeks Prosecution of Foreign Human Traffickers

[Daily Trust] The Director-General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, (NAPTIP), Julie Okah-Donli, has called for the arrest and prosecution of foreign-based human trafficking rings.

[Daily Trust] The Director-General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, (NAPTIP), Julie Okah-Donli, has called for the arrest and prosecution of foreign-based human trafficking rings.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria