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Angola adopts law limiting power of future presidents

Luanda, Angola | AFP |  Angola’s parliament passed a law on Friday that will drastically limit the powers of the country’s future presidents in matters of security and defence. The law will only apply to successors of the current head of state, President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who has enjoyed …

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UAE says changes to Qatar anti-terror law ‘positive’

  Dubai, United Arab Emirates | AFP |  An Emirati state minister Friday welcomed changes to Qatar’s anti-terror legislation as a “positive” step in the crisis between Doha and four Arab neighbours which accuse it of backing extremists. Qatar announced a decree by Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani late …

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BAIL: Dr Stella Nyanzi wanted in court today

The High Court in Kampala has ordered Luzira Prison authorities to produce Makerere University researcher Dr. Stella Nyanzi, accused of cyber harassment, for a review on her bail application. Justice Elizabeth Kabanda is set to preside over this matter. Deputy Registrar incharge of criminal matters Emmanuel Baguma issued the production warrant …

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Egypt’s Sisi declares war on corruption

Sisi starts crack down as Egypt faces uphill battle against corruption Cairo, Egypt | AFP | When Egyptian real estate developer Hassan tried building an apartment block without paying bribes, officials stalled the project, going so far as to suggest there were ancient relics beneath the lot. Hassan buckled and …

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LIVE: Stella Nyanzi faces cyber harassment charge

Police have preferred cyber harassment and offensive communication charges against outspoken feminist, academic and Uganda government critic Dr Stella Nyanzi. Details of the case are being revealed right now at Buganda Road Court. She has been detained at Kira Police Station since Friday. (see related Uganda laws below) Earlier, opposition politician …

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Gambia scraps age limit for presidential candidates

Banjul, Gambia | AFP |  The Gambian parliament on Tuesday scrapped the constitutional age limit on presidential election candidates after new President Adama Barrow faced questions over his deputy’s eligibility due to her age. Anyone over 65 has been barred from running for The Gambia’s highest office under a constitutional …

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