ICC Judges Hand Bemba €300,000 Fine, Defense Lawyers Get Suspended Sentences

[Bemba Trial Website] Jean-Pierre Bemba has been handed the heaviest penalty among the five individuals sentenced today for tampering with witnesses at the International Criminal Court (ICC). Judges also issued suspended sentences for Bemba’s two forme…

[Bemba Trial Website] Jean-Pierre Bemba has been handed the heaviest penalty among the five individuals sentenced today for tampering with witnesses at the International Criminal Court (ICC). Judges also issued suspended sentences for Bemba's two former lawyers and also imposed monetary penalties on two of those convicted.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

Three Suspects Arrested for Fraud and Impersonating a Police Officer

[SAPS] Two male suspects aged 31 and 28, and a woman suspect aged 53, were arrested on Monday, 20 March 2017at 13:00 at Port Shepstone Central Business District. The three suspects allegedly approached a 74-year-old pensioner in town when she was busy …

[SAPS] Two male suspects aged 31 and 28, and a woman suspect aged 53, were arrested on Monday, 20 March 2017at 13:00 at Port Shepstone Central Business District. The three suspects allegedly approached a 74-year-old pensioner in town when she was busy depositing money at an ATM. According to information, the suspects pretended to be detectives who were investigating certain cases and told her to get into the car with them.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Safety of Fanta and Sprite

[Daily Trust] Until the Federal Ministry of Health waded into the matter last week and determined that popular soft drinks Fanta and Sprite are safe to drink, a row had developed in this country over the consumption of both drinks. The row arose follow…

[Daily Trust] Until the Federal Ministry of Health waded into the matter last week and determined that popular soft drinks Fanta and Sprite are safe to drink, a row had developed in this country over the consumption of both drinks. The row arose following a court ruling by Justice Adedayo Oyebanji of the Lagos High Court, Igbosere, who ordered the National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) to direct the Nigeria Bottling Company Plc., manufacturers of Fanta and Sprite soft drinks, to include a war

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

House of Cards – General Ntlemeza Fights to Remain the Hawks Head, Minister Nhleko Supporting Him All the Way

[Daily Maverick] On Wednesday, Hawks head Lieutenant-General Mthandazo Ntlemeza filed an application for leave to appeal a judgment handed down by the Pretoria High Court, setting aside his appointment as head of the country’s top crime fighting unit. …

[Daily Maverick] On Wednesday, Hawks head Lieutenant-General Mthandazo Ntlemeza filed an application for leave to appeal a judgment handed down by the Pretoria High Court, setting aside his appointment as head of the country's top crime fighting unit. Ntlemeza is being supported by Minister of Police Nathi Nhleko who has also appealed the ruling by Judge Peter Mabuse. Both Ntlemeza and Nhleko argue that Friday's order was made based on "pronouncements" by Judge Elias Matojane in the Shadrack Sibiya suspension matter that N

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Deputy Minister Nkosi Phathekile Holomisa Addresses International Labour Organisation in Geneva

[SA Govt] Deputy Minister of Labour, Nkosi Phathekile Holomisa weighs in on the Decent Work Agenda and Job security in Geneva and London respectively

[SA Govt] Deputy Minister of Labour, Nkosi Phathekile Holomisa weighs in on the Decent Work Agenda and Job security in Geneva and London respectively

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Govt Unveils Power Sector Recovery Programme

[Daily Trust] The Federal Executive Council (FEC) yesterday approved a power sector recovery programme comprising policy actions, operational and financial interventions to improve transparency and service delivery.

[Daily Trust] The Federal Executive Council (FEC) yesterday approved a power sector recovery programme comprising policy actions, operational and financial interventions to improve transparency and service delivery.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

ANC and Democratic Crisis – What Do We Do?

[Daily Maverick] The courts are being flooded with political matters, which ought, in the normal course of events, be resolved politically. The courts are not comfortable about hearing these cases and it creates tensions between the three arms of state…

[Daily Maverick] The courts are being flooded with political matters, which ought, in the normal course of events, be resolved politically. The courts are not comfortable about hearing these cases and it creates tensions between the three arms of state. One of the reasons for repeated recourse to the judiciary is that the ANC-led government repeatedly performs actions that run contrary to its constitutional obligations and it is backed in this by its MPs who form the majority in Parliament. This means that ensuring observa

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

War Veterans Take Colleagues to Court

[Financial Gazette] A company owned by former Zimbabwe People’s Revolutionary Army (ZIPRA) combatants has approached the High Court seeking to evict three female war veterans who allegedly invaded Castle Arms Motel.

[Financial Gazette] A company owned by former Zimbabwe People's Revolutionary Army (ZIPRA) combatants has approached the High Court seeking to evict three female war veterans who allegedly invaded Castle Arms Motel.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe