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Britain Accuses Ghana Lawmakers of Visa Fraud

ACCRA, Ghana — The British authorities have accused three members of Ghana’s Parliament and a former lawmaker of visa fraud, saying the men abused their diplomatic privileges to help people travel to Britain.Jon Benjamin, the British high commissioner to Ghana, described the men’s behavior as “completely unacceptable” and said that in some...

Hissène Habré, Ex-Ruler of Chad, Loses War Crimes Appeal

DAKAR, Senegal — A court in Senegal on Thursday upheld the war crimes conviction of Hissène Habré, the former leader of a murderous regime in Chad, keeping in place a life sentence and establishing a trust fund for scores of victims who fought for years to bring him to justice.It took an hour for the court to read a summary of its more than 200-page...

Cuito Cuanavale Journal: In Angolan Town, Land Mines Still Lurk ‘Behind Every Bush’

CUITO CUANAVALE, Angola — Domingos Luis, a 20-year-old farmer, has lived his entire life in a hamlet surrounded by land mines, their lurking threat a constant presence. He remembers the old man who was killed after stepping on an explosive while tending his crops. Wild pigs and deer still set off mines in the nearby bush.“I grew up with the fear...

How a Nation Reconciles After Genocide Killed Nearly a Million People

MBYO, Rwanda — They awoke early and gathered along a plot of land here in this Rwandan village made up of a handful of homes. Together, they began hacking away at a grass-bare patch with long-handled garden hoes. The mission: Dig a drainage ditch alongside a row of homes that had been continuously flooding during rains.Scenes like this one were playing...

Genocide’s Legacy: A Reconciliation Village in Rwanda

[unable to retrieve full-text content]The 1994 Rwandan genocide tore the country apart. But today, in the village of Mbyo, perpetrators and victims live side by side.Read More

Finance

World's leading Takaful forum delivers dedicated InsurTech stream

Over 250 Leading experts and Technology Gurus converged on the final day of the 12th Annual World Takaful Conference Building on the proceedings of Day 1 that witnessed over 350 Takaful leaders converge with the aim of fostering industry-wide collaboration, the second and final day of the 12th Annual World Takaful Conference convened by Middle...

Director General of Insurance Authority inaugurates world's largest Takaful gathering

Over 350 Takaful leaders converged with the aim of fostering industry-wide collaboration at the 12th Annual World Takaful Conference This morning, a packed audience of over 350 key industry leaders gathered from various markets ranging from the MENESEA, witnessed path-breaking insights unfold at the 12th edition of the World Takaful Conference (WTC)....

Milliman to launch Global Takaful Report 2017 at 12th edition of World Takaful Conference

The 12th annual World Takaful Conference (WTC), convened by leading financial intelligence platform, Middle East Global Advisors, will serve as a platform for the exclusive launch of a unique report by one of the world’s largest actuarial and consulting firms. Milliman will present the Global Takaful Report 2017, entitled “Market Trends...

​World Takaful Conference to highlight how embracing a sustainable competitive strategy is the need of the hour for Takaful Operators

12th edition of conference to focus on the need for Takaful operators to revamp current strategies with the aim of increasing dwindling bottom line and underwriting profit margins. The 12th annual World Takaful Conference (WTC), convened by leading financial intelligence platform, Middle East Global Advisors, and held in strategic partnership with...

Harmonization of industry regulatory frameworks a key theme at World Takaful Conference 2017

12th edition of conference to spearhead discussions underscoring the need for more collaboration amongst regulators and standard setters to address the prevalent fragmentation of the Takaful industryThe 12th annual World Takaful Conference (WTC), convened by leading financial intelligence platform, Middle East Global Advisors, and held in strategic...

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Brazil: End of Age Limit for Assisted Fertilization

To link to this article, copy this persistent link:http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404623_text (Sep 24, 2015) On September 22, 2015, the Brazilian Federal Council of Medicine (Conselho Federal de Medicina, CFM), issued Resolution No. 2,121/2015 on, inter alia, eliminating the need by women over 50 years of age to obtain the consent...

European Union: Adoption of Decision to Relocate Asylum Seekers

To link to this article, copy this persistent link:http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404624_text (Sep 25, 2015) On September 22, 2015, the EU Justice and Home Affairs Council adopted a proposal, introduced by the European Commission on September 9, 2015, in response to the unprecedented influx of migrants who have sought refuge in...

Cambodia: Protest Supports Villagers Challenging Foreign Forest Concession

To link to this article, copy this persistent link:http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404625_text (Sep 25, 2015) On September 22, 2015, a group of approximately 100 Cambodians from the Phnong ethnic group rallied to support five members of the group who were questioned in court and then released. The issues involved were claims of...

China: Death Penalty Crimes to Be Further Reduced

To link to this article, copy this persistent link:http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404620_text (Sep 22, 2015) On August 29, 2015, the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC) of the People's Republic of China (PRC) adopted the Ninth Amendment to the PRC Criminal Law. The 52-article Ninth Amendment will take effect...

Deals

Chinese investors launch Oman industrial project

AFP Last updated: April 22, 2017 Chinese investors signed a deal last year to finance a series of industrial projects on the nearly 12 square-kilometre (5 -square-mile) site on the Indian ocean, 550 kilometres (340 miles) south of the capital Muscat.The first stage of the project is worth $3.2 billion (three billion...

Saudi malls to hire locals only

AFP Last updated: April 22, 2017 Foreigners will no longer be allowed to work in Saudi Arabia's numerous shopping malls, the labour ministry announced Thursday, in the latest measure to boost employment of Saudis. The kingdom has intensified efforts to develop more jobs for its citizens...

Gulf Capital acquired majority stake in e-commerce platform Sporter

Abu Dhabi private equity firm Gulf Capital has acquired majority stake in sport-based products and supplements marketplace Sporter.com. Sporter.com's offering comprises some global nutrition brands and it is benefiting from the general surge of online shopping in the Middle East. (The value of the deal is not disclosed, but it is part of $135 million...

Iran's Rouhani defends economic record ahead of election

AFP Last updated: April 11, 2017 Rouhani rejected criticism from conservatives over his economic performance, saying he had overseen measurable improvements in agriculture, health care, energy and internet coverage.He also focused on his key achievement, a nuclear deal with world powers that ended some sanctions...

Middle East investors acquired Amazon’s largest UK distribution warehouse for $76 million

Dubai investment bank Rasmala and Kuwaiti investment firm KAMCO acquired Amazon’s largest UK distribution warehouse for $76 million. The acquired property is leased to Amazon UK Services with an unexpired term of 15 years. The investment will target an annual cash dividend yield of 6.5% per annum, with an expected internal rate of return of 7% upon...

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THE MUFFINZ TO PERFORM AT THE CAF AWARDS IN NIGERIA

South Africa’s beloved five-piece afro’lectric woke band – The Muffinz have been invited to perform at the CAF (Confederation of African Football) awards in Nigeria on the 5th January 2017. With two incredible and well-produced albums under their belt “Have You Heard” and “Do What You Love” respectively, the band has gained a burgeoning...

SEASONED MUSICIAN KUNLE AYO JOINS THE VOICE AFRIQUE

Multi-award winning Jazz musician Kunle Ayo has joined hit music show The Voice Afrique – catering to the French speaking African countries. The multi-talented Nigerian national starts filming The Voice francophone on the first week of January.   With six successful albums and two live DVDs under his belt, the energetic and lively muso will […]Read...

THE MUFFINZ TO PERFORM AT THE CAF AWARDS IN NIGERIA TONIGHT

South Africa’s beloved five-piece afro’lectric woke band – The Muffinz have been invited to perform at the CAF (Confederation of African Football) awards in Nigeria on the 5th January 2017. With two incredible and well-produced albums under their belt “Have You Heard” and “Do What You Love” respectively, the band has gained a burgeoning...

CASSPER NYOVEST & RIKY RICK JOIN DJ SHIMZA AT HIS ONE MAN SHOW

Tembisa-born DJ, Shimza real name Ashley Raphala is hosting his 8th annual One Man Show (OMS) at the Mehlareng Stadium on Christmas Day. The popular show has over the years showcased talents of some of the most remarkable artists in South African entertainment. 27 year-old Shimza whose music and talent is as great as his […]Read More

COINTREAU IS CALLING ALL SOUTH AFRICAN CREATIVES

Cointreau, the iconic triple sec brand, is empowering creativity across South Africa with the launch of their Cointreau Creative Crew (CCC) campaign. With a team of chic designers, acclaimed performers and photographers, the CCC offers an exclusive communication platform encouraging women (and men) to “DreamDareCreate”, in order to accomplish their...