Zimbabwe:’Runners’ Seek Acquittal in Ivory Case Reportedly Involving Grace Mugabe

[New Zimbabwe] TWO suspected ivory poaching kingpins, charged for allegedly working under the instructions of former First Lady Grace Mugabe to commit the offence, are now demanding their freedom arguing that their right to a timely trial had been violated by the state.

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Kenya: Hospitals Want Names After Forced Sterilisation Accusations

[The Star]TWO healthcare providers accused of forcibly sterilising five HIV-positive women are now seeking the names of their accusers. Marie Stopes and Medecins Sans Frontieres yesterday told Justice Mumbi Ngugi that they need the names of the victims to confirm if indeed they were their patients. They do not want the names released publicly.

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Dr Death and Prime Evil

Eugene de Kock TWO decades into South Africa’s democracy, several of its most notorious apartheid-era killers are bidding for freedom. As The Economist went to press, Michael Masutha, the country’s justice and correctional services minister, was due to announce whether to grant parole to several notable white convicts. One is Ferdi Barnard, who was sentenced in 1998 to two life terms and a further 63 years in jail for the murder of David Webster, an anti-apartheid campaigner whom he shot dead at close range

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