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Concourt to Rule On ‘Absolute Right’ of Inheritance

The right of private citizens to choose who inherits their wealth comes under constitutional scrutiny with two cases of inequality in wills. It could change the face of South African inheritance laws. Private wills - as opposed to charitable trusts - are considered sacrosanct, not only in South Africa but the world over. As long as a person is of "sound mind" and not financially responsible for any minor children, they are legally entitled to pa..

Commission Moves to Summon Zuma As Stakes Increase

On Tuesday, evidence leaders at the Zondo commission will argue that Jacob Zuma must be issued with a summons to return and give testimony. Under recently adopted rules, those who evade questions at the inquiry could be criminally charged, meaning Zuma may actually have to sit in the hot seat or face the consequences. The Zondo Commission of Inquiry into State Capture hearings resume on Tuesday, 14 January and evidence leaders will begin with an..

‘They Just Started Dropping’ – Drama As People Collapse in Cape Town

Cape Town's Sulailah Murphy was taking a short break outside the shop she and her husband own on Wetton Road in Ottery when people suddenly started collapsing on the pavement on Monday. "Suddenly, they just started dropping," said Murphy who ran to help. She added a vehicle had been handing out food and drinks earlier to people along the road when the events unfolded. "Suddenly, they just started dropping. They downed the liquid and they ..

Nigeria: Dangers of Withdrawing the Military From States

There is a general book of law that the military personnel the world over hold sacred in their hearts, "The Forty Eight Laws of Power," written by Robert Greene. The President too, a retired military general, I must confess, had at one time or the other used the book, because it contains all the tactics and strategies to win and conquer the enemy. The book examines the various laws one can follow to succeed in their struggle to success, conquerin..

Nigeria: House Condemns Armed Attack On Air Force Troops

Adedayo Akinwale ín Abuja The House of Representatives has condemned the recent attack on troops of the 271 Nigerian Air Force (NAF) detachment in Birnin Gwari, by armed bandits at Ungwan Yako along Kaduna-Birnin Gwari road. This was contained in a statement the Chairman, House Committee on Air Force, Hon. Shehu Mohammad issued yesterday, saying the attack was targeted at innocent citizens in the community, but was averted by the personnel ..

Ghana: Unpacking the Role of Religious Counselling Services in Ghana

In the past when most Ghanaians lived in rural areas, most would typically consult an elder, a respected member of the family, or someone of good social standing in their community when they faced problems in their life. Today, more people are living in cities. It is estimated that as of 2016, 54.68% of Ghana's population lived in urban areas. When city-dwellers do not have family members to talk to in times of difficulty, or do not wish to ..

Angola: Is Angola’s Anti-Corruption Drive Real or Cosmetic?

JOHANNESBURG / WASHINGTON - Angola's president, Joao Lourenco, quickly earned an impressive nickname after he swept into office in 2017 and launched an anti-corruption drive after 38 years of cronyism under former leader Jose Eduardo Dos Santos. They call him "The Terminator." And the president has grown into his nickname. Last month, Angola's government froze the assets of billionaire entrepreneur Isabel Dos Santos, the former presid..

Rwanda: Government Silent On Ugandan It Expert Missing in Rwanda

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is silent on a Ugandan software developer, who went missing in Kigali, Rwanda, in December last year. Peter Ivan Egessa, 32, went missing at the beginning of December 2019 and his relatives and employers have since failed to locate him. The spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr Moses Kasujja, on Tuesday failed to respond to our questions on what efforts the ministry has undertaken to trace the missi..

Uganda: Two Ugandans Detained in Rwanda

Two families in Buhara Sub-county, Kabale District are living in fear after their family heads were arrested by Rwandan crime preventers inside Rwanda. The duo had crossed into Rwanda in search of a mentally ill relative, who had reportedly strayed into Rwanda. Mr Gelvasio Mutabanura, an uncle of the victims, said on Friday that the two men crossed into Rwanda on Sunday and have since been detained at Murindi Police Station in Rwanda. He ident..

Uganda: Another Bobi Wine Consultation Meeting Blocked in Gulu

Police in Aswa Region on Tuesday blocked Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi's planned consultation meeting ahead of 2021 presidential elections. By 11am on Tuesday, police had sealed off the premises of Da Covenant in Gulu Municipality where the leader of People Power movement had planned to hold his presidential consultation meeting. According to the Acholi Sub-region People Power coordinator, Mr Anthony Olinge, police told them the venue..

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