Court Summons ICRC After Breaching Employment Law

[Shabelle] Mogadishu’s Regional Court had summoned the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to answer a case of Harassment and wrongful dismissal as well unreasonable and unduly insensitive manner of abusing its representative in Mogadishu.

[Shabelle] Mogadishu's Regional Court had summoned the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to answer a case of Harassment and wrongful dismissal as well unreasonable and unduly insensitive manner of abusing its representative in Mogadishu.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Huffington Post and the Press Ombud – Two Wrongs Don’t Make a Right

[Daily Maverick] The saga of the Huffington Post Shelley Garland blog and the subsequent Press Ombud’s findings is indicative of the sorry state of our nation: ideologically confused with a short-sighted capacity for tolerance and a gross under-appreci…

[Daily Maverick] The saga of the Huffington Post Shelley Garland blog and the subsequent Press Ombud's findings is indicative of the sorry state of our nation: ideologically confused with a short-sighted capacity for tolerance and a gross under-appreciation for the constitutional rights we should but don't appear to enjoy.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Call to Prosecute Brutal Jammeh’s Agents

[CAJ News] Banjul -FOLLOWING the election of Members of Parliament in Gambia, rights groups have urged authorities to prosecute perpetrators of the 22-year brutal rule by deposed dictator, Yahya Jammeh. Elections were held recently, with new president,…

[CAJ News] Banjul -FOLLOWING the election of Members of Parliament in Gambia, rights groups have urged authorities to prosecute perpetrators of the 22-year brutal rule by deposed dictator, Yahya Jammeh. Elections were held recently, with new president, Adama Barrow's United Democratic Party winning a landslide. Barrow defeated Jammeh in December. Human Rights Watch said the new government must bring those responsible for grave crimes committed under his rule to be brought to book. "Fair trials are crucial for victims and the

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia

CAR Militancy Displaces Thousands

[CAJ News] Kinshasa -RENEWED fighting in the ungovernable Central African Republic (CAR) has uprooted thousands more from their homes and prevented children from accessing school. In Ouaka and Haute Kotto Prefectures, clashes between Popular Front for …

[CAJ News] Kinshasa -RENEWED fighting in the ungovernable Central African Republic (CAR) has uprooted thousands more from their homes and prevented children from accessing school. In Ouaka and Haute Kotto Prefectures, clashes between Popular Front for the Renaissance of CAR (FPRC) coalition and Union for Peace in the CAR (UPC) armed elements have broken out. The security situation is hampering humanitarian access in the area while an estimated 2,500 IDPs are moving towards Bambari, Bakouma and Bria looking for protection aroun

source: AllAfrica News: Central African Republic

U.S.$2 Bribe Lands Cop in the Dock

[The Herald] Court Reporter A Harare traffic cop has appeared in court for allegedly demanding and receiving $2 bribe from a commuter omnibus driver along Willowvale Road on Saturday last week.

[The Herald] Court Reporter A Harare traffic cop has appeared in court for allegedly demanding and receiving $2 bribe from a commuter omnibus driver along Willowvale Road on Saturday last week.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Cameroon Implodes After Imposition of French

[CAJ News] Yaounde -THE African Union has been petitioned to intervene and address the deteriorating relations between English-speaking Cameroon regions and the government. This comes in the wake of tensions after government imposed the use of French i…

[CAJ News] Yaounde -THE African Union has been petitioned to intervene and address the deteriorating relations between English-speaking Cameroon regions and the government. This comes in the wake of tensions after government imposed the use of French in schools and courts of Northwest and Southwest, which are largely populated by Cameroonians using English as the second language. The banning activities of the Cameroon Anglophone Civil Society Consortium (CACSC) and the arrest of leaders of the group for leading protests again

source: AllAfrica News: Cameroon

Nex-Gen Mastercard Biometric Card On Trial

[CAJ News] Johannesburg -SOUTH Africa is the first market to test the next generation biometric card combining chip technology with fingerprints to conveniently and safely verify cardholders’ identity for in-store purchases. Mastercard, the technology …

[CAJ News] Johannesburg -SOUTH Africa is the first market to test the next generation biometric card combining chip technology with fingerprints to conveniently and safely verify cardholders' identity for in-store purchases. Mastercard, the technology company in the global payments industry, has unveiled the technology, with two separate trials recently concluded with Pick n Pay, a leading supermarket retailer, and Absa Bank, a subsidiary of Barclays Africa. The new card builds on fingerprint scanning technology used for mobile pa

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Finance Minister – Sudan Works to Build Balanced Relations With Countries of the World

[SNA] Washington -The Minister for Finance and National Economy, Badr Eddin Mahmoud, has stressed that Sudan has been working earnestly to build balanced relations with all countries of the world based on cooperating and exchange of benefits and observ…

[SNA] Washington -The Minister for Finance and National Economy, Badr Eddin Mahmoud, has stressed that Sudan has been working earnestly to build balanced relations with all countries of the world based on cooperating and exchange of benefits and observation of common interests.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

Mogoeng – Fake Democracy v Judicial Independence

[Daily Maverick] It’s “fake democracy” when the judiciary is considered merely incidental to the state, but judges must do their bit to uphold judicial independence and not corrupt facts and truth. That was Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng’s blunt opening…

[Daily Maverick] It's "fake democracy" when the judiciary is considered merely incidental to the state, but judges must do their bit to uphold judicial independence and not corrupt facts and truth. That was Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng's blunt opening message to the fourth Congress of the Conference of Constitutional Jurisdictions of Africa (CCJA) in Cape Town this week. It's a complicated dynamic. "Our independence requires we be alive that there's a possibility of it being corrupted by foreign interests, by warlords and

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Jailed Journalist Nega Named IPI Press Freedom Hero

[IPI] Ethiopian journalist and blogger Eskinder Nega, who has been imprisoned since 2011 after criticising his country’s abuse of anti-terror laws to silence the press, has been named the International Press Institute (IPI)’s 69th World Press Freedom H…

[IPI] Ethiopian journalist and blogger Eskinder Nega, who has been imprisoned since 2011 after criticising his country's abuse of anti-terror laws to silence the press, has been named the International Press Institute (IPI)'s 69th World Press Freedom Hero.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia