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DR Congo authorities seize 1.5 tonnes of elephant ivory

Al Jazeera 19 May 2022
Authorities in the southeastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo have seized one and a half tonnes of elephant ivory, legal and environmental officials said, one of the largest hauls in Africa in years ... The seizure marks one of the largest in Africa in years.

Cape Town settles out of court on stadium contract dispute

Independent online (SA) 19 May 2022
With respect to the civil claim received from the City of Cape Town, the parties to the civil claim being the City of Cape Town and WBHO Construction, Aveng Africa and Stefanutti Stocks remain confident of their respective legal positions ... the associated legal costs,” he said.

Political scientist examines a quarter-century of post-Apartheid government

Phys Dot Org 19 May 2022
South Africa's first democratic election with universal suffrage. The country whose Apartheid system had legalized racial segregation since the late 1940s went to the polls and elected a new national assembly ... Nelson Mandela, who, after decades in prison, became the South Africa's new leader ... South Africa after Apartheid.

CTS is secure and safe to use – Mr Ahanogbe

Ghana News Agency 19 May 2022
The meeting organized by the Legal Resources Centre and the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative Africa Office, is to educate the participants on how the CTS will improve the work of the justice sector institutions and access to justice in the country and the citizen's role in the functionality of the system.

Africa Could Benefit Substantially by Adopting Crypto, Says Top Kenyan Financer

CryptoPotato 18 May 2022
Crypto Could be Africa’s Stepping Stone ... “Africa will benefit substantially from leapfrogging on the fourth industrial technologies, and cryptocurrency is one of them ... Forbes Africa ... The cryptocurrency adoption in Africa reached its peak last month when the Central African Republic declared bitcoin legal tender.

Media capture vs media freedom: the two sides of the Ramaphosa administration’s media coin

Independent online (SA) 18 May 2022
The question of whether media freedom truly exists in South Africa is one that cannot be answered conclusively when one considers the recent events involving Independent Media and the banks ... toes the line and is rewarded with a majority stake in South Africa’s national airline.

How Kenya's judiciary can break the cycle of electoral violence

Beijing News 18 May 2022
As a legal expert and economist who studies the rule of law in Africa, I argue that Kenyans need to work towards ensuring both individual and institutional judicial independence ... Read more. Drivers of electoral violence in Kenya ... Judicial wins ... Opportunistic politicians shouldn't be able to punish the courts for legally sound but unpopular decisions.

Relativity partners with ENSafrica to expand cloud capabilities across African markets

Algeria Times 17 May 2022
Relativity, a global legal and compliance technology company, announced that ENSafrica, Africa's largest law firm, is the first law firm on the continent to adopt RelativityOne, the industry leading SaaS e-discovery solution ... legal and forensics services across the continent.

Hawks arrest two men in Midrand with drugs worth R850k

Independent online (SA) 17 May 2022
The case against the alleged drug dealers has been postponed to Tuesday, May 24, to allow further investigations as their legal status in South Africa will have a bearing on whether or not they are granted bail ... The Hawks pounced on the residence located at Waterfall Ridge Apartments in Midrand ... IOL. .

Relativity Supports Global Investment Through Expansion of Cloud Capabilities in Africa

Longview News-Journal 16 May 2022
CHICAGO, May 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Relativity,�a global legal and compliance technology company, today announced that ENSafrica, Africa's largest law firm, is the first law firm on the continent to adopt RelativityOne, the industry leading SaaS e-discovery solution.

Zimbabweans stuck in limbo in South Africa

Mail Guardian South Africa 16 May 2022
There are nearly 200 000 Zimbabweans in South Africa who are living on borrowed time ... But late last year, South Africa’s home affairs department, amid rising Afrophobic sentiment among South African citizens, announced that it would not renew the ZEPs ... Among their number is Thenjiwe Mhlanga*, who has been in South Africa since 2010.

Crypto Moves — Bitcoin up, Ether down; Nigeria publishes rules on virtual assets; COBAC reminds states ...

Arab News 15 May 2022
Central Africa’s regional banking regulator sent out a reminder on Friday about its ban on cryptocurrencies, weeks after the Central African Republic, a member state, made bitcoin legal tender. The Banking Commission of Central Africa, also known as COBAC, which regulates the ...

SJN findings should not be dismissed entirely

Independent online (SA) 15 May 2022
In the last few weeks it's become very easy to dismiss the SJN process entirely because of the legal findings made in favour of Graeme Smith and Cricket South Africa’s decision to withdraw charges against Mark Boucher ... When placed under a legal microscope, the findings made in the SJN’S report regarding the two disintegrated.

Central African Bank warns its members of crypto restriction

Cryptopolitan 14 May 2022
On Friday, Central Africa’s regional banking organization issued a warning about its restriction on cryptocurrencies only weeks after the Central African Republic (CAR) declared bitcoin lawful money ... On April 27, the presidency of the Central African Republic reported that they had approved bitcoin for use as a form of legal money.

Legal Adviser, Africa Regional Programme

Reliefweb 13 May 2022
We are recruiting a Legal Adviser to assist with the implementation of ICJ’s ESC Projects through leading the ICJ Africa’s work on the Right to ... Reporting directly to the Director of Africa Regional Programme, the Legal Adviser holds the following responsibilities.

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