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Zimbabwe: Presidential Scholarship Bosses Arrested

Zimbabwe: Presidential Scholarship Bosses Arrested

The Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) yesterday arrested three Government officials for allegedly abusing the Presidential Scholarship Programme. Deputy Director Scholarships in the Office of the President and Cabinet Oliver Mucherwa and two workers in the same office – Godknows Mupembe and Silent Mubariki – were nabbed for allegedly doctoring an invitation letter from Fort Hare […]

Swaziland: Eswatini’s Landmark Ruling On Marital Power

Swaziland: Eswatini’s Landmark Ruling On Marital Power

Democracy Works Foundation celebrates a landmark ruling made by the High Court of eSwatini which enables women to be granted the full right to be a legal person; and are enabled to buy or sell property or land, sign contracts or conduct legal proceedings without the consent of their husbands. The case challenged the inconsistency […]

East Africa: With Bashir Gone, the Horn Faces a Power Shake-Up

East Africa: With Bashir Gone, the Horn Faces a Power Shake-Up

Sudan’s new government has its hands full. Following long-time leader Omar al-Bashir’s removal on 11 April, a transitional authority was formed after an agreement in August between the leaders of the protest movement that forced al-Bashir from power, and the military elements that assumed power. The transitional authority was tasked with running the country for […]

Liberia: School Fire Kills Dozens of Children

Liberia: School Fire Kills Dozens of Children

President George Weah has expressed his condolences to the families of 30 children who died in a school fire on Tuesday. “My prayers go out to the families of the children that died last night in Paynesville City; as a result of a deadly fire that engulfed their school building. This is a tough time […]

Zimbabwe: High Court Scraps Mthuli’s 2 Percent Tax in a Landmark Ruling

Zimbabwe: High Court Scraps Mthuli’s 2 Percent Tax in a Landmark Ruling

High Court Judge Justice Happius Zhou has scrapped the two percent transaction tax which sparked an uproar from Zimbabweans after it was introduced by Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube last year. The ruling follows a successful challenge by a pro-democracy activist Mfundo Mlilo who was represented by top lawyer, Tendai Biti a former Finance Minister. Ncube […]

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