Sudan: 33 Parties Call for Amendment of Sudan Constitution

[Radio Dabanga] Omdurman -Parties in the Sudanese Parliament have presented 294 signatures to the Speaker of Parliament, Ibrahim Omar to amend article 57 of the country’s Constitution of 2005 regarding the duration of the presidential term, to be open without specifying more than one term, as well as the amendment of Article 178 of the Constitution on the nomination of Governors. The ammendment will allow current President Omar Al Bashir to stand for another term.

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Zimbabwe:Judiciary Open to Criticism, Says Chief Justice Malaba

[The Herald] Chief Justice Luke Malaba has challenged lawyers to critique court decisions as this can have a beneficial impact in the improvement of the country’s legal system. He said the Judiciary was open to robust criticism and would not approve anything that seeks to curry favour with it.

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South Africa:Land Expropriation – ‘This Is the Information We Have’ – Rural Development Department

[News24Wire] Government does not have a list it is using to target farmers but does have details of farms and their owners it has been negotiating with in the past, rural development department head Mashile Mokono said.

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Zimbabwe:Court Rules that Poll Date Proclamation is President’s Job

[The Herald] THE President is obliged by the law to proclaim dates for the harmonised election within the prescribed period and neither a court of law nor any individual, for whatever reason, can stop him from performing such a mandatory function, Chief Justice Luke Malaba has ruled.

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Uganda:Museveni Wants Seven-Year Term

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -Just days after the Constitutional Court sitting in Mbale completed hearing of a case challenging amendments passed later year to remove the 75-year constitutional age limit to allowed President Museveni to contest again for presidency at the next polls, it appears the ruling party is getting set for another battle in parliament.

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