Government Urged to Abolish Capital Punishment

[Guardian] Port Harcourt -The government has been urged to abolish capital punishment and commute all death sentences to life imprisonment. This position was canvassed yesterday in Port Harcourt by a group called Citizens United for the Rehabilitation …

[Guardian] Port Harcourt -The government has been urged to abolish capital punishment and commute all death sentences to life imprisonment. This position was canvassed yesterday in Port Harcourt by a group called Citizens United for the Rehabilitation of Errants (CURE-Nigeria) after it visited several prisons across the country.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Parliament – Lynne Brown’s Background Machinations to the State Capture Inquiry Exposed

[Daily Maverick] When in a tight corner, call in the lawyers and go on the attack, singling out an individual for intimidation. The State Attorney, at the behest of Public Enterprises, has threatened to report Advocate Ntuthuzelo Vanara to the General …

[Daily Maverick] When in a tight corner, call in the lawyers and go on the attack, singling out an individual for intimidation. The State Attorney, at the behest of Public Enterprises, has threatened to report Advocate Ntuthuzelo Vanara to the General Council of the Bar for his conduct as evidence leader of Parliament's public enterprises committee inquiry into State Capture. That lawyer's letter followed two earlier ones by Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown also questioning the timing, rationale and processes of the

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Grace Mugabe’s Fast Rise Rubbed Zimbabwe the Wrong Way

[VOA] For 37 years, Robert Mugabe withstood challenges to his rule from former allies, from sanctions, from the opposition that nearly toppled him in the 2008 election. Today, it appears he has finally lost his grip on power, undone in part by the acti…

[VOA] For 37 years, Robert Mugabe withstood challenges to his rule from former allies, from sanctions, from the opposition that nearly toppled him in the 2008 election. Today, it appears he has finally lost his grip on power, undone in part by the actions of his wife, first lady Grace Mugabe.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Family, Community and University Support Helps Lesbian Students Thrive

[The Conversation Africa] During a ceremony at the University of Fort Hare earlier this year, I had the pleasure of watching some students who’d participated in one of my research projects graduate. As they crossed the stage to receive their degree cer…

[The Conversation Africa] During a ceremony at the University of Fort Hare earlier this year, I had the pleasure of watching some students who'd participated in one of my research projects graduate. As they crossed the stage to receive their degree certificates their families, friends and lecturers all ululated with delight.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

The Worrying Talk of ‘Colour Revolution’ By Ruling Party

[The Conversation Africa] The term “colour revolution” has recently found its way into South Africa’s political vocabulary. The evocative phrase is increasingly cropping up in government and ruling party speeches.

[The Conversation Africa] The term "colour revolution" has recently found its way into South Africa's political vocabulary. The evocative phrase is increasingly cropping up in government and ruling party speeches.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Rohde Trial Judge Calls Defence Out Over Courtroom Tactics

[News24Wire] The judge presiding over Jason Rohde’s murder trial became annoyed by the defence’s treatment of his wife’s doctor during a gruelling session of cross-examination in the Western Cape High Court on Wednesday.

[News24Wire] The judge presiding over Jason Rohde's murder trial became annoyed by the defence's treatment of his wife's doctor during a gruelling session of cross-examination in the Western Cape High Court on Wednesday.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Lalla Joumala Alaoui Named ‘Honorary Citizen’ of Dallas City

[MAP] Dallas -Morocco’s ambassador to the United States Lalla Joumala Alaoui, was named, Wednesday, Honorary Citizen of the city of Dallas, at a ceremony organized by the World Affairs Council, attended by personalities representing the worlds of polit…

[MAP] Dallas -Morocco's ambassador to the United States Lalla Joumala Alaoui, was named, Wednesday, Honorary Citizen of the city of Dallas, at a ceremony organized by the World Affairs Council, attended by personalities representing the worlds of politics, academia and energy.

source: AllAfrica News: Morocco

HM the King Offers Dinner in Honor of French Prime Minister

[MAP] Rabat -HM King Mohammed VI offered, Wednesday in Rabat, a dinner in honor of French Prime minister, Édouard Philippe, who is on a working visit to Morocco, chaired by Head of government, Saâd-Eddine El Othmani.

[MAP] Rabat -HM King Mohammed VI offered, Wednesday in Rabat, a dinner in honor of French Prime minister, Édouard Philippe, who is on a working visit to Morocco, chaired by Head of government, Saâd-Eddine El Othmani.

source: AllAfrica News: Morocco