Mozambique bar association sets up legal aid body

Mozambique bar association sets up legal aid body

The Mozambican Bar Association (OAM) has set up a body to expand access to justice to poor people who cannot normally afford the services of a lawyer, state-run news agency AIM ...

Malawi: Youth groups cry foul over influx of liquor sachets

Malawi: Youth groups cry foul over influx of liquor sachets

Malawi's Young Achievers Development (YAD) will on Thursday petition parliament for a ban on sale of liquor sachets in the country.YAD president Jefferson Milanzi said Tuesday his ...

Lesotho coalition partners agree crisis roadmap

Lesotho coalition partners agree crisis roadmap

Lesotho coalition partners are reportedly on their way back to Maseru following a crisis meeting with South African President Jacob Zuma to discuss the political situation in the ...

Swaziland: Prison inmates stage riot

Swaziland: Prison inmates stage riot

Inmates at Swaziland's Big Bend Correctional Facility rioted on Monday after prison officials barred them from playing soccer, the Times of Swaziland reported Tuesday.According to ...

Zimbabwe press highlights ZANU PF factionalism, court break-in

Zimbabwe press highlights ZANU PF factionalism, court break-in

The Zimbabwean press focused Tuesday on claims that President Robert Mugabe was being misled by senior officials of his ZANU PF and the daring break-in into Chief Justice Godfrey ...

More senior officials flee volatile Lesotho

More senior officials flee volatile Lesotho

At least 150 Lesotho government officials including senior police officials and the newly appointed army commander are in hiding after fleeing an attempted coup, reports suggest ...

Libya: PM asked to form new govt

Libya: PM asked to form new govt

Libya's House of Representative members meeting in the eastern city of Tubruk has asked Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thani to form and lead a new government. Making the announcement ...

Mozambique bar association sets up legal aid body

The Mozambican Bar Association (OAM) has set up a body to expand access to justice to poor people who cannot normally afford the services of a lawyer, state-run news agency AIM reported Tuesday.Speaking at the formal launch of the Institute for Access to Justice (IAJ), OAM chairperson Tomas Timbana pledged to step up efforts to fight the slow pace of dealing with court cases that is a notorious feature of ...

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Malawi: Youth groups cry foul over influx of liquor sachets

Malawi's Young Achievers Development (YAD) will on Thursday petition parliament for a ban on sale of liquor sachets in the country.YAD president Jefferson Milanzi said Tuesday his organisation was concerned with the proliferation of liquor sachets in the country, which posed a great threat to young people. "We want our parliamentarians to put a ban on these sachets. They should understand that a drunk nation ...

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Lesotho coalition partners agree crisis roadmap

Lesotho coalition partners are reportedly on their way back to Maseru following a crisis meeting with South African President Jacob Zuma to discuss the political situation in the country, according to media reports monitored here Tuesday. The reports said Prime Minister Thomas Thabane and his coalition government partners have also agreed to “take steps” to reopen Parliament in the wake of an alleged coup ...

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Swaziland: Prison inmates stage riot

Inmates at Swaziland's Big Bend Correctional Facility rioted on Monday after prison officials barred them from playing soccer, the Times of Swaziland reported Tuesday.According to the daily, the inmates became violent and after prison officials informed them that they would not be allowed to play soccer. They allegedly pelted warders with stones and broke windows and prison vehicles. A source told the paper ...

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Zimbabwe press highlights ZANU PF factionalism, court break-in

The Zimbabwean press focused Tuesday on claims that President Robert Mugabe was being misled by senior officials of his ZANU PF and the daring break-in into Chief Justice Godfrey Chidyausiku's offices.The state-run Herald and private Daily News carried front-page articles in which ZANU PF spokesperson Rugare Gumbo alleged that senior ruling party officials were pushing personal political agendas and ...

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More senior officials flee volatile Lesotho

At least 150 Lesotho government officials including senior police officials and the newly appointed army commander are in hiding after fleeing an attempted coup, reports suggest Monday.The flight to safety of army chief Brigadier Maaparankoe Mahao and the head of police follows a Saturday morning attempted coup. Prime Minister Thomas Thabane escaped to South Africa just hours before soldiers raided his ...

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Libya: PM asked to form new govt

Libya's House of Representative members meeting in the eastern city of Tubruk has asked Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thani to form and lead a new government. Making the announcement on Monday MPs said the new government should be an 18-member cabinet. It comes four days after Prime Minister al-Thani announced the resignation of his erstwhile government and pave the way for the House of Representative to step ...

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Libya: Govt admits losing Tripoli

The Libyan government has admitted losing control of Tripoli where armed militias have been consolidating their grip on the capital.In a statement on Monday, the outgoing government Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thani who resigned last week said Tripoli was under the control of militia groups posing a threat to the safety of its officials. The statement said the militias have occupied government offices and ...

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Mugabe lashes out at critics within Zanu-PF

President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe has lashed out at critics within the ruling Zanu-PF who had refused to accept a new role for his wife Grace Mugabe, reports said Monday.Mugabe who was returning to Harare on Sunday after a week's visit to China, said he wanted to know the rationale behind calls for his wife to transfer to another party where she would be welcomed. "I want to hear why she should leave ...

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Former Namibian leader begins Angola working visit

Former Namibian president Sam Nujoma began a two-day working visit in Angola on Monday during which he will deliver a lecture on culture.The Angolan Press Agency said Nujoma would during his stay in Luanda lecture at the Colloquium on Culture that began Monday in Luanda and is being promoted by the Ministry of Culture. Nujoma told journalists that he was honoured to be invited to talk about the cultural ...

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