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Monthly Archives: August 2016

Malawi ex-minister Kasambara jailed for conspiracy to murder

Malawi's ex-justice minister has been given a 13-year jail term for conspiracy to murder a civil servant, in a crime believed to be linked...

El Salvador judge orders ex-attorney general remain in jail

A judge on Tuesday ordered that El Salvador's former attorney general remain in jail on new charges that he divulged intercepted telephone conversations while...

Egypt’s Cabinet Approves Amendments to Law Against FGM

Egypt's cabinet approved a draft amendment to the law against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), imposing harsher punishments on the practice and considering it a...

California lawmakers pass bill inspired by Brock Turner case

California is one step closer to making prison time mandatory for anyone convicted of sexually assaulting a person who is unconscious or too intoxicated...

Apple facing record bill for Irish tax

Apple could be ordered to pay billions of euros in back taxes in the Republic of Ireland by European Union competition officials. The final ruling,...

Land Use and Spatial Planning Law to ensure land tenure security in Ghana

The Land Use and Spatial Planning Bill, 2016 has been passed into Law by Ghana’s Parliament. The Act seeks to revise and consolidate the laws...

Egyptian Court Orders Release of Journalist Amr Badr On Bail

A criminal court has ruled on Sunday for the release of journalist Amr Badr on bail pending investigation, lawyers Tarek el-Awady and Khaled Ali...

Top French court temporarily suspends burkini ban

France's highest administrative court has suspended a controversial ban on full-body "burkini" swimsuits, pending a definitive ruling. The State Council gave the ruling on Friday following...

Companies Amendment Act to include names and particulars of beneficial owners of companies in...

Ghana’s Parliament has passed the Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2016 into Law. The revised Act seeks to provide for the inclusion of the names and particulars...

South Africa: State to Challenge Pistorius’s 6-Year Jail Term

The State will on Friday again challenge a ruling by Judge Thokozile Masipa against convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius. It would ask for leave to appeal...
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