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Report highlights gender inequality in family laws across Africa

Capital Ethiopia 27 May 2024
In a comprehensive report titled “Gender Inequality in Family Laws in Africa. An Overview of Key Trends in Select Countries,” significant disparities and discriminatory practices within family laws across Africa have been brought to light.

ICJ Rules Against Israel Saying Rafah Siege Must End Immediately

GlobalResearch 27 May 2024
Various organizations and governments have praised the Republic of South Africa for its legal initiatives on the current situation in Gaza ... lawsuit against Israel by South Africa has no legal merit.

Vodacom’s court challenge could turn into a broader fight over spectrum, expert warns

Independent online (SA) 27 May 2024
MTN South Africa declined to give a detailed comment until its legal team had gone through the court papers. “We are studying these papers and consulting with our external legal counsel to determine our next course of action.

South African election could spell the end of ANC dominance

RNZ 27 May 2024
... South Africa's democratic history ... But South Africa's robust legal system also means rules for coalition building are clear, even if the players have never done it, said Chatham House's Chris Vandome.

Clothed pig carcasses reveal the secrets of mummification—study provides insights for forensic scientists

Phys Dot Org 27 May 2024
Legal and ethical challenges prohibit taphonomic research using donated human remains in most countries ... These human facilities are not legal in South Africa, and as a result pigs are used.

With many possible scenarios, this election is a whole new ball game

Mail Guardian South Africa 27 May 2024
Instability is likely to characterise the short-term future as South Africa comes to grips with the art of doing coalition politics, absent a legal framework and a mature enough political culture conducive to that purpose.

Qatar and Turkiye have a strong strategic partnership

The Peninsula 27 May 2024
We also announced our decision to join in South Africa’s genocide case against Israel at the ICJ to seek legal measures for ending Israel’s sustained impunity”.

Intellectual bankruptcy among politicians – a greater economic threat than corruption

B & FT Online 27 May 2024
By Bernard L. TETTEH-DUMANYA(Dr) ... According to Professor Dr. Nana Oppong, a prominent legal figure in Africa, intellectual bankruptcy hinders individuals from fully utilizing their potential, leading to widespread hardships and adverse conditions ... ....

South Africa to follow up on arrest of Gupta brothers in India

The Siasat Daily 26 May 2024
The assets of the Gupta brothers in South Africa have been frozen amid legal challenges by them to have these released ... But he said there was uncertainty about whether any of them were the members for whom South Africa had issued warrants of arrest.

The Dangerous Fantasy of "International Law"

Daily Alert 26 May 2024
(It Can Always Get Worse) Kyle Orton - There is little point delving into the International Criminal Court (ICC) charges against Israel as legal or factual matters because they were arrived at using neither law nor fact.

South African opposition targets ANC majority as vote looms

Guam Pacific Daily News 26 May 2024
The power of ANC in South Africa ... Ex-president Jacob Zuma, not legally a candidate, is marshalling his MK party for a final push ... South Africa's opposition parties mounted an 11th-hour assault Sunday on ...

Call to prosecute Benjamin Netanyahu for war crimes exposes the west’s moral doublethink

The Observer 26 May 2024
Members of Israel’s legal team attend a hearing at the international court of justice in the Hague as part of South Africa’s request for a Gaza ceasefire, on 24 May, 2024. Photograph ... No matter what Blinken says, the ICC has legal jurisdiction in Gaza.

UN court: End Rafah thrust

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette 25 May 2024
... while the legal wrangling continues ... "This may well be the last chance for the court to act," Irish lawyer Blinne Ní Ghrálaigh, who is part of South Africa's legal team, told judges last week.

Israel faces unprecedented challenges as legal and diplomatic pressure mounts

Egypt Independent 25 May 2024
But the most significant of those may be the legal and diplomatic action taken against Israel this month ... “This court is built for Africa and for thugs like Putin,” underscoring the complexities surrounding international legal proceedings.

The ICJ’s Rafah ruling is unwelcome and unwise

The Spectator 25 May 2024
The ICJ also ordered Israel to allow the UN to investigate allegations of genocide ... The ICJ’s order, which is legally binding and not open to appeal, is part of a wider case being pursued by South Africa against Israel ... Most popular. Ed West ... .

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In this photo provided by the International Organization for Migration, an injured person is carried on a stretcher to seek medical assistance after a landslide in Yambali village, Papua New Guinea, Friday, May 24, 2024. More than 100 people are believed to have been killed in the landslide that buried a village and an emergency response is underway, officials in the South Pacific island nation said. The landslide struck Enga province, about 600 kilometers (370 miles) northwest of the capital, Port Moresby, at roughly 3 a.m., Australian Broadcasting Corp. reported. (Benjamin Sipa/International Organization for Migration via AP)
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