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20 December 2014
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Land grab at Namibian holiday town
LAND OCCUPATION
A group of informal settlement dwellers outside Namibia's coastal holiday town Swakopmund have occupied municipal land and want to settle there. "We are overwhelmed by the huge numbers of people...
Updated 1 hour ago
 
 
Zuma appoints law reform commission members
LAW REFORM
President Jacob Zuma has appointed two new members to the SA Law Reform Commission, the presidency said on Friday. Professors Annet Wanyana Oguttu and Marita Carnelley would fill two existing...
Updated 1 hour 4 minutes ago
 
 
EFF judgement on on Dec 23
COURT JUDGEMENT
The Western Cape High Court will deliver judgment next week on the EFF's quest for an urgent interdict against sanctions implemented by Parliament against 20 of its MPs. The matter came before the...
Updated 1 hour 9 minutes ago
 
 
19 Dec 2014
 
Suspected Boko Haram gunmen kidnap 172 women, children in Nigeria
TERROR ATTACKS
Suspected Boko Haram gunmen kidnapped 172 women and children and killed 35 other people on Sunday during a raid on the northeast Nigerian village of Gumsuri, residents said on Thursday. Although...
 
 
Kenya security law approved despite disruptions in parliament
KENYA
Kenya's parliament approved new anti-terrorism laws on Thursday after chaotic scenes in which opposition legislators, citing a threat to civil liberties and free speech, threw books at the Speaker,...
 
 
At least 28 killed in C.African Republic clashes- Red Cross
CENTRAL AFRICA REPUBLIC
At least 28 people, including a Red Cross volunteer, have been killed in clashes between Muslim rebels and Christian militia in Central African Republic, a senior official with the humanitarian...
 
 
18 Dec 2014
 
Barrick Gold to suspend Lumwana copper ops after Zambia passes new royalty law
LEGISLATIVE ENVIRONMENT
Canada’s Barrick Gold Corp will suspend operations at its Lumwana copper mine, in Zambia’s Northwestern province, after the country enacted legislation that raised the royalty rate on openpit...
 
 
Kenya parliament to vote on amendments meant to improve security
KENYA
Kenya's parliament is due to vote on Thursday on a bill to let police hold suspects in terrorism-related cases for a year and take other measures that rights activists say would threaten civil...
 
 
 
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