South Africa:Minister Dlamini Accused of ‘Parallel Decision Making’

[GroundUp] Former South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) Chief Executive Officer, Thokozani Magwaza, told a hearing on Friday that Social Development Minister, Bathabile Dlamini’s “workstreams” had hindered the day-to-day operations of SASSA. She had set up these workstreams so that SASSA could take over the payment of social grants from a private company.

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South Africa:Union Federation Slams Extension of Deadline for President Zuma

[News24Wire] The South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) on Monday slammed the decision of the National Director of Public Prosecutions Shaun Abrahams to extend President Jacob Zuma’s deadline to submit his new representations to the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA).

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Tanzania:Magufuli, Museveni Criticise ICC Interfering in Burundi

[Daily News] PRESIDENT John Magufuli has castigated the ICC for interfering with the Burundian affairs without consulting the leaders of the East African Community (EAC), a move that retrogress the progress realised by the regional block, so far.

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Nigeria:Shiite Leader – When Will the Rule of Law Prevail?

[This Day] The continuous detention of the leader of Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky, and his wife, Zeenat, for almost two years without trial is a sour point in the human rights rating of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration, writes John Shiklam

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