SA Revives Threat to Leave ICC, Using the Law’s Back Door

[Daily Maverick] South Africa’s determined ongoing efforts to cut its ties with the International Criminal Court of Justice (ICC) in the Hague resurfaced at the tail end of a meeting of the Committee of Justice and Correctional Services in Parliament.

[Daily Maverick] South Africa's determined ongoing efforts to cut its ties with the International Criminal Court of Justice (ICC) in the Hague resurfaced at the tail end of a meeting of the Committee of Justice and Correctional Services in Parliament.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Church Murder Suspects in Court Today

[Namibian] THE four youngsters arrested in the Ohangwena region on Saturday following the death of a 28-year-old man are expected to appear in the Eenhana Magistrate’s Court today.

[Namibian] THE four youngsters arrested in the Ohangwena region on Saturday following the death of a 28-year-old man are expected to appear in the Eenhana Magistrate's Court today.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

‘June 12 Showed Nigerians Could Work Together’

[Guardian] Comrade Sunny Ofehe, an activist and Founder of Netherlands-based Non-Governmental Organization, Hope for Niger Delta Campaign (HNDC) speaks to Samson Ezea on Buhari’s declaration of June 12 as Democracy Day and honours for MKO Abiola and ot…

[Guardian] Comrade Sunny Ofehe, an activist and Founder of Netherlands-based Non-Governmental Organization, Hope for Niger Delta Campaign (HNDC) speaks to Samson Ezea on Buhari's declaration of June 12 as Democracy Day and honours for MKO Abiola and others. Excerpts:

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

R2K Statement – Parliament Must Do More to Boost Transparency in Party Politics!

[R2K] On Friday 08 June, Right2Know made a submission to the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) on Parliament’s Political Party Funding Bill to call for more to be done to ensure full transparency in the funding and finances of South Africa’s politic…

[R2K] On Friday 08 June, Right2Know made a submission to the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) on Parliament's Political Party Funding Bill to call for more to be done to ensure full transparency in the funding and finances of South Africa's political parties, and to ensure a healthy multi-party democracy.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Councillor’s Office Set Ablaze By People Whose Shacks Were Demolished

[GroundUp] On the premises of a municipal hall in Dunoon stands the charred structure of a local ward councillor’s office building. Inside are burnt-out computers, printers, and filing cabinets. The office’s corrugated iron roof has partially collapsed…

[GroundUp] On the premises of a municipal hall in Dunoon stands the charred structure of a local ward councillor's office building. Inside are burnt-out computers, printers, and filing cabinets. The office's corrugated iron roof has partially collapsed. The place was burnt down by scores of residents, who vented their anger after their shacks were demolished.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Al-Sisi Pursues Repressive Track With New Wave of Arrests

[IPS] Cairo -Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, who was re-elected in March, continues the repression of regime opponents. Critics view the situation as increasingly dangerous. “There is no logic anymore,” says one.

[IPS] Cairo -Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, who was re-elected in March, continues the repression of regime opponents. Critics view the situation as increasingly dangerous. "There is no logic anymore," says one.

source: AllAfrica News: Egypt