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Qaddafi Son Faces Criminal Trial in The Hague — if He Can Be Found

By NICK CUMMING-BRUCEFebruary 21, 2017GENEVA — Seif al-Islam el-Qaddafi, the son of Libya’s ousted dictator, should be turned over to the International Criminal Court to be tried on war crimes charges, the United Nations said on Tuesday, adding that he did not get a fair trial in Libya.But the question is, who will hand him over?A court in Tripoli,...

Zimbabwe’s Rulers Use a Monument’s Walls to Build a Legacy

By NORIMITSU ONISHIFebruary 21, 2017GREAT ZIMBABWE NATIONAL MONUMENT, Zimbabwe — Black Africans could never have built the Great Zimbabwe monument, or so the white rulers used to say.Clearly, it was made by the Phoenicians or other visitors from faraway places, they insisted. Never mind that archaeologists and carbon dating had confirmed the obvious:...

Afghanistan Police Surround Vice President’s House

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghan soldiers and policemen on Tuesday surrounded the house of Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum in an apparent effort to arrest nine of his aides accused of kidnapping and raping a political opponent on his orders.The attempt to bring about the arrests came after the attorney general complained to police authorities that they...

Police in Afghanistan Surround Vice President’s House

By ROD NORDLAND and JAWAD SUKHANYARFebruary 21, 2017KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghan soldiers and policemen have surrounded the house of Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum in an apparent effort to arrest nine of his aides accused of kidnapping and raping a political opponent on his orders.The attempt to bring about the arrests came after the attorney...

Millions in South Sudan in Urgent Need of Food, U.N. Warns

By JEFFREY GETTLEMANFebruary 20, 2017NAIROBI, Kenya — War and a collapsing economy have set off a famine in South Sudan, the United Nations announced on Monday, and millions of people are in urgent need of food.An ethnic conflict erupted three years ago in South Sudan, killing tens of thousands, driving millions from their homes and hindering delivery...

Finance

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...

​Dubai International Financial Centre joins world’s most influential global Takaful forum

Leading global financial hub is official Strategic Partner of 12th annual World Takaful Conference: The 12th annual World Takaful Conference (WTC) will be convened by leading financial intelligence platform, Middle East Global Advisors, in strategic partnership with the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). To be held under the theme of...

Indosuez Wealth Management names Middle East chief

Indosuez Wealth Management, the global wealth management division of Crédit Agricole Group, has appointed François Farjallah (pictured) as global head of the Middle East region.Based in Indosuez regional hub in Switzerland, he will drive and coordinate all wealth management activities in the region.Indosuez’s Middle East business is primarily developed...

​ME Global Advisors announces headlining speakers for Restructuring Summit in Dubai

Middle East’s inaugural summit will converge a diverse portfolio of speakers to discuss trends in restructuring, mergers and acquisitions and the new regulations involved in insolvency issues. Ahead of the inaugural Corporate Restructuring Summit (CRS) 2016 being held in Dubai, UAE on the 8th and 9th of November, Middle East Global Advisors -...

Ethos Capital debuts on JSE following R1.8 billion oversubscribed private placement

Offers investors long-term capital appreciation by investing, directly and indirectly, in a diversified portfolio of unlisted investments managed by Ethos Private Equity, the largest private equity firm in sub-Sahara Africa. Listing provides a liquid access point to enable public market investors to obtain an exposure to a diversified pool of...

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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

Oil exporter Saudi starts hunt for solar and wind firms

AFP Last updated: February 21, 2017 It invited local and international firms to try to qualify for bidding on two projects.One is for 300 MW of solar energy to be built in Al-Jouf province, in the kingdom's north.The second is for a 400 MW wind power development in Tabuk, northwestern Saudi Arabia, the energy...

Dubai investment firm acquired California shopping center Poinsettia Plaza

Al Mal Capital, a Dubai-based investment firm, has acquired Poinsettia Plaza, a 153,000 square feet shopping center located in Ventura, California. This is the second investment for Al Mal Capital in the US. The first was in a residential complex in Louisiana comprising 290 apartments, which the company exited in 2015 for an IRR of 16%. Al Mal Capital...

Women named to head Saudi bourse and a major bank

AFP Last updated: February 20, 2017 Samba Financial Group on Sunday said Rania Mahmoud Nashar had begun work as chief executive officer.The announcement came three days after the Saudi stock exchange, known as Tadawul, named Sarah al-Suhaimi as chairman of its board.While other Saudi women have already assumed...

Trump Organization to launch Dubai golf course

AFP Last updated: February 15, 2017 US President Donald Trump's sons are to inaugurate a branded golf course in Dubai on Saturday, the first public launch for the business empire since Trump took office in January. Donald Trump Jr and Eric Trump will attend the opening of the Trump...

Dubai welcomed record 14.9 million visitors in 2016

AFP Last updated: February 9, 2017 Dubai welcomed a record 14.9 million visitors in 2016, the city's tourism department said Tuesday, as the Gulf emirate capitalised on its reputed safety in a region wracked by turmoil. The city-state, one of seven sheikhdoms that make up the United Arab Emirates, aims to attract 20 million visitors annually by 2020...

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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...