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Gambia suspends death penalty en route to abolition.

Gambian President Adama Barrow on Sunday announced a moratorium on the death penalty as the West African country rebuilds its international standing following the removal last year of its longtime authoritarian ruler Yahya Jammeh. Capital punishment is on the decline across Africa, where governments executed 22 people in 2016 compared …

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Namibia’s Supreme court declares long jail terms unconstitutional.

Namibia’s Supreme Court has ruled as unconstitutional unnecessarily long jail terms handed to convicts in a landmark case involving four murderers. The Namibian news portal said the Tuesday February 6 decision was a unanimous position taken by the apex court of the southern African country. The lead judgment delivered by Judge …

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ZAMBIA WILL NOT TOLERATE THE USE OF SEX DOLLS-RELIGIOUS AFFAIRS MINISTER.

Zambia’s National Guidance and Religious Affairs Minister Godfridah Sumahili has stressed that the country will not entertain use of sex toys. According to her, being a Christian and law-abiding nation, Zambia will strictly stick to the natural order of things in order to protect citizens from destructive addiction to sex …

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GOVERNMENT SUES KENYAN LAWYER FOR TREASON.

A Kenyan opposition politician was charged on Tuesday with treason for his involvement in the symbolic presidential “swearing in” of opposition leader Raila Odinga in a challenge to President Uhuru Kenyatta. The charge sheet presented by police to a court in Kajiado County, neighbouring Nairobi, said Miguna Miguna was being …

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Zambia police threatens arrest over sex dolls and vibrators

Police in Zambia have threatened to arrest persons found in the possession of sex dolls and vibrators, a local portal, Mwebantu reports. According to police spokesperson, Esther Katongo, the laws of the country considered such items as ‘obscene material’ adding that their importation, sale or possession are illegal. “Possession of …

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Thailand bans smoking on popular tourist beaches

Thailand is introducing a smoking ban on beaches across the country with those caught violating the law facing up to a year in prison. The measure will apply to up to 20 beaches in areas including the popular tourist destination of Phuket. It comes after the country’s Department of Marine …

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