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Bill underway to stop LDC pre-entry exams

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Law students may no longer have to go through the torment of sitting for exams before they can enroll for their bar course at the Law Development entre (LDC). A private member’s Bill, the piece of legislation that is seeking to amend the Advocates’ …

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Facts about Sharia law around the world

Hong Kong, China | AFP |  Brunei on Wednesday introduced harsh new sharia laws — including death by stoning for adultery and gay sex — despite a storm of global criticism from rights groups. Although most Muslim nations incorporate elements of sharia law in their legal systems, very few carry …

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Why Stella Nyanzi did not show up in court

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Dr Stella Nyanzi and her lawyer have failed to show up at Buganda Road Magistrates’ Court where she was expected to appear on Thursday. Nyanzi was expected in court presided over by Grade one Magistrate Gladys Kamasanyu over charges of cyber harassment and offensive …

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Nigeria’s chief justice facing assets charges: court

Abuja, Nigeria | AFP | Nigeria’s most senior judge was on Saturday charged with failing to declare his assets, in a move the main opposition party said triggered alarm bells as elections approach next month. Chief Justice of Nigeria Walter Samuel Nkanu Onnoghen will appear before a panel of three …

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Uganda revises aviation law

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda has revised its aviation regulations, giving more powers to regulator Uganda Civil Aviation Authority. Under the Civil Aviation Amendment Bill 2017 that was recently passed by parliament, the CAA now has oversight over all public and private aerodromes as well as civil aviation training …

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S.Africa launches minimum wage ahead of election

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | South Africa introduced its first minimum wage on Tuesday, with President Cyril Ramaphosa saying millions of workers would be better paid as he readies for a tricky election in May with the national economy struggling for growth. Trade unions have been split over whether …

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GMO law fight not over

Civil society excited but frustrated scientists pin hope on Museveni Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Ugandan civil society is celebrating a new law that seeks to regulate the development and application of biotechnology. But it is cautious celebration – until President Yoweri Museveni signs it into law. The objective of …

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Nigeria’s president blocks electoral reform bill

Abuja, Nigeria | AFP |  Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday refused to sign off on plans to overhaul the country’s electoral laws, judging that new rules would cause “disruption and confusion” so close to an election. Africa’s most populous nation goes to the polls to elect a new president …

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S.Africa minimum wage begins January 1: president

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa said Friday that a landmark minimum wage bill to bridge the country’s notorious inequality will become law from January 1 as he eyes elections due in 2019. The bill legislates that the lowest paid workers receive a minimum of …

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