Military Warns North East Residents Not to Habour Fleeing Boko Haram Terrorists

[Vanguard] Following the intensive air and ground bombardments of hideouts and dens of remnants of Boko Haram Terrorists and the mass relocation and escape of the terrorists from the Sambisa Forest and environs, the Nigerian Military has warned residen…

[Vanguard] Following the intensive air and ground bombardments of hideouts and dens of remnants of Boko Haram Terrorists and the mass relocation and escape of the terrorists from the Sambisa Forest and environs, the Nigerian Military has warned residents of the North East against habouring fleeing terrorists.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

ANC’s 106th – As Tectonic Plates Are Shifting, Zuma Pulls State Capture Commission Move

[Daily Maverick] The ANC kicked off the week by celebrating its 106th birthday, but it could be a different organisation by the time its birthday rally comes around on Saturday. The ground is shifting to favour the party’s new leadership, and President…

[Daily Maverick] The ANC kicked off the week by celebrating its 106th birthday, but it could be a different organisation by the time its birthday rally comes around on Saturday. The ground is shifting to favour the party's new leadership, and President Jacob Zuma's late-night announcement on Tuesday that he'll be appointing a state capture probe is one sign of that. Then there is also news that two African presidents will, unusually, grace the former liberation movement's weekend celebrations. By CARIEN DU PLESSIS.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Land Expropriation Exposes Ramaphosa’s Policy Tightrope

[Daily Maverick] ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa has repeated his commitment to expropriating land without compensation, but this weekend could reveal his sincerity on the policy and how the ANC will handle the contentious issue ahead of the 2019 electio…

[Daily Maverick] ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa has repeated his commitment to expropriating land without compensation, but this weekend could reveal his sincerity on the policy and how the ANC will handle the contentious issue ahead of the 2019 elections. By GREG NICOLSON.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

State Capture Inquiry – Zuma Under Pressure, Announces Commission Headed By Deputy Chief Justice Zondo

[Daily Maverick] President Jacob Zuma, facing increased pressure to step down ahead of Wednesday’s NEC meeting, has announced the establishment of a commission of inquiry into “state capture” to be headed by Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo. While Zu…

[Daily Maverick] President Jacob Zuma, facing increased pressure to step down ahead of Wednesday's NEC meeting, has announced the establishment of a commission of inquiry into "state capture" to be headed by Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo. While Zuma said he had appealed a December 2017 high court ruling with regard to his duties as President in appointing the commission, as well as an order that he personally pay costs of his unsuccessful application to interdict the release of the State of Capture Report, the matter

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Rail Agency Lawyers Try to Block State Capture

[GroundUp] Senior employees at the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (PRASA) have sounded the alarm at a plan by the Board to bypass the agency’s legal decision-making process.

[GroundUp] Senior employees at the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (PRASA) have sounded the alarm at a plan by the Board to bypass the agency's legal decision-making process.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Disagreement Over Interpretation Is What Led to Two Different Decisions in ConCourt Impeachment Judgment

[Daily Maverick] Stripped of the (unnecessarily emotional) rhetoric in and around the case, a relatively crisp legal question animates the minority and majority decisions in Economic Freedom Fighters and Others v Speaker of the National Assembly and An…

[Daily Maverick] Stripped of the (unnecessarily emotional) rhetoric in and around the case, a relatively crisp legal question animates the minority and majority decisions in Economic Freedom Fighters and Others v Speaker of the National Assembly and Another (the so-called impeachment judgment). A disagreement about the correct interpretation of section 89 of the Constitution leads the majority and minority to profoundly different conclusions about the procedure that must be followed before the National Assembly (NA) can le

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa