Asia Covid19 

PA announces new lockdown on West Bank amid rising coronavirus cases

The resolution urges Berlin to use its special relations and contacts [to Jerusalem] to express to the Israelite government our concerns and our urgent demand to refrain from an annexation of parts of the West Bank and from the continued expansion of settlements, both of which contradict international law. Unilateral annexation of parts of the West could Jeopardize Israel’s identity as a Jewish and democratic state,as the resolution warns. The state prosecution ombudsman says there are no grounds to reexamine Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit’s role in the so-called Harpaz Affair,…

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Africa Agriculture 

Botswana’s president goes shopping for a farm

In south-west Botswana, near the border with South Africa, the federal government owns some prime farmland Banyana Farms. The land was initially purchased in order to promote industrial livestock farming in Botswana.In 2015, Banyana Farms a state-owned company, decided to rent out numerous large cattle ranches on the property, and created a competitive tender procedure to do so. This is important real estate, and the lease is for 14 years. The greatest ranch, the 49 square kilometre Portion 2, drew in substantial interest. The 39 bidders have now been whittled…

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Covid19 South America 

The U’wa Community’s Nonviolent Resistance to COVID-19 and Attacks in Colombia

The U’wa Indigenous Guard, active in the cloud forest of Colombia near the border with Venezuela, were formed to nonviolently defend U’wa territory from a multitude of external threats from extractive companies and unwanted “eco-tourists”. In the era of COVID-19 – known to U’wa spiritual elders as “The Demon” – the Guard’s mission has expanded to include the protection of their territory from the spread of the deadly pandemic. Over recent weeks, the Guard has controlled vehicular entry into the U’wa Reserve. According to Jesús Cobaria Bocota, coordinator of the…

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Africa Professional Services 

Attorney General and Solicitor General expelled as members of Law Society of Kenya

The Law Society of Kenya is truly reclaiming its lost glory. On 11th June, 2020 the council made a resolution to expel the Attorney General of Kenya, Paul Kihara, and the Solicitor General- Kennedy Ogeto. During a presser presided over by the President of LSK, Nelson Havi, reasons were given for their expulsion. The decision to expel the two senior government officials was signed by 12 Council members out of 13. Aluso Ingati, Council Member, did not sign indicating that “Left meeting and declined to sign stating she does not…

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Africa Education 

Law Students Association of Nigeria(LAWSAN) Taraba State University Chapter loses Attorney General

The President and indeed the entire leadership and Members Law students association of Nigeria (LAWSAN) is sad to announce the death of its Attorney General Isah Ubaidu Inda, who died on Saturday 13 June 2020 at the Federal teaching hospital Gombe. The President in a statement issued by the chairman of the journals and press committee, Mr Gaddafi Ibrahim Tanko, described the late INDA as a forthright, intelligent and diligent student of the faculty saying his loss is indeed a great loss to the entire law students community. The President…

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