Constitutional Court May Lose Its Independence

[HRW] Zimbabwe’s lower house of parliament, the National Assembly, on Tuesday night voted to amend the constitution to give the president unilateral authority to appoint the constitutional court’s leadership – the chief justice, deputy chief justice, a…

[HRW] Zimbabwe's lower house of parliament, the National Assembly, on Tuesday night voted to amend the constitution to give the president unilateral authority to appoint the constitutional court's leadership - the chief justice, deputy chief justice, and judge president. Zimbabwe's ruling ZANU-PF party garnered the two-thirds majority needed to approve the constitutional amendment in the face of objections from the opposition.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Landmark Step to Shield Women From Violence

[HRW] Tunis -The law on violence against women, including domestic violence, approved by the Tunisian parliament on July 26, 2017, is a landmark step for women’s rights, Human Rights Watch said today. Tunisian authorities should ensure that there is ad…

[HRW] Tunis -The law on violence against women, including domestic violence, approved by the Tunisian parliament on July 26, 2017, is a landmark step for women's rights, Human Rights Watch said today. Tunisian authorities should ensure that there is adequate funding and political will to put the law fully into effect and to eliminate discrimination against women.

source: AllAfrica News: Tunisia

Foreign Investors Trigger Activity on Umeme Counter

[East African] Strong foreign investor interest has spurred activity on the Umeme counter on the Uganda Securities Exchange over the past few weeks, causing surges and declines in its share price.

[East African] Strong foreign investor interest has spurred activity on the Umeme counter on the Uganda Securities Exchange over the past few weeks, causing surges and declines in its share price.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

CAR Prime Minister Commends Giad Industrial Complex Expertise

[SNA] Khartoum -The visiting Central African Republic’s Prime Minister Matheus Simplice, has commended the expertise of the GIAD industrial complex in Sudan and the progress achieved in this field.

[SNA] Khartoum -The visiting Central African Republic's Prime Minister Matheus Simplice, has commended the expertise of the GIAD industrial complex in Sudan and the progress achieved in this field.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

Minister of Finance Calls On U.S. Administration to Totally Revoke the Sanctions in October

[SNA] Khartoum -The Minister for Finance and national Economy has called on the US Administration to totally revoke the economic sanctions as promised in October.

[SNA] Khartoum -The Minister for Finance and national Economy has called on the US Administration to totally revoke the economic sanctions as promised in October.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

Al-Basher Receives Message From President of Central African Republic

[SNA] Khartoum -President of the Republic, Field Marshal, Omer Al-Basher received, Thursday a message from the President of the Central African Republic, Faustin-Archange Touadéra dealing with the bilateral relations and issues of common interest.

[SNA] Khartoum -President of the Republic, Field Marshal, Omer Al-Basher received, Thursday a message from the President of the Central African Republic, Faustin-Archange Touadéra dealing with the bilateral relations and issues of common interest.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

Ghandour Receives Message From French Counterpart

[SNA] Khartoum -Foreign Minister, Prof. Ibrahim Ghandour received, Thursday, thank message from his French counterpart, Jean-Yves Le Drian in response to the congratulatory message he sent him on the occasion of assuming office as Foreign Minister.

[SNA] Khartoum -Foreign Minister, Prof. Ibrahim Ghandour received, Thursday, thank message from his French counterpart, Jean-Yves Le Drian in response to the congratulatory message he sent him on the occasion of assuming office as Foreign Minister.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

Kiir Orders Crackdown on Illegal Fuel Dealers

[East African] President Salva Kiir has ordered State-owned oil company Nilepet to immediately stop issuing individual licences to fuel tankers in a bid to stem illicit trade.

[East African] President Salva Kiir has ordered State-owned oil company Nilepet to immediately stop issuing individual licences to fuel tankers in a bid to stem illicit trade.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan

Stop Resisting Election, Go to the People and Ask for Votes, President Kenyatta Advises the Opposition

[Kenya Presidency] Kapenguria -President Uhuru Kenyatta today challenged the opposition to go to the grassroots and ask for votes instead of wasting their energies fighting court battles to resist the August election.

[Kenya Presidency] Kapenguria -President Uhuru Kenyatta today challenged the opposition to go to the grassroots and ask for votes instead of wasting their energies fighting court battles to resist the August election.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Govt, Barrick Negotiations to Commence Next Week

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Barrick Gold Corporation, the biggest shareholder of Acacia Mining, will next week start negotiations with the government of Tanzania to resolve a tax dispute and a ban on exports of metallic mineral concentrates.

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Barrick Gold Corporation, the biggest shareholder of Acacia Mining, will next week start negotiations with the government of Tanzania to resolve a tax dispute and a ban on exports of metallic mineral concentrates.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania