Africa 22.9.2017 03:30 pm

Kenya court rules against new regulations, league expansion

Kenya’s high court on Friday ruled against the country’s football federation (FKF) in a case challenging new licensing regulations and an increase in the number of premier league teams.

Judge John Mativo said the introduction of new club licensing regulations without the participation of members and stakeholders was illegal and in violation of FIFA and CAF guidelines.

Kenya court rules against new regulations, league expansion
Kenya court rules against new regulations, league expansion

Kenya court rules against new regulations, league expansion

Kenya’s high court on Friday ruled against the country’s football federation (FKF) in a case challenging new licensing regulations and an increase in the number of premier league teams.

Goat breeder shoots himself as crisis drives more and more farmers to suicide
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Goat breeder shoots himself as crisis drives more and more farmers to suicide

Another farmer had already shot himself two months ago after facing a similar catastrophe.
Sri Lanka probes ‘longest saree’ wedding for using kids
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Sri Lanka probes ‘longest saree’ wedding for using kids

A Sri Lankan couple is under investigation for deploying hundreds of school children to carry the train of the bride’s saree during a wedding ceremony, authorities said Friday.
France’s Macron enacts contested labour reforms
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France’s Macron enacts contested labour reforms

President Emmanuel Macron on Friday signed sweeping changes to France’s complex labour code into law, ramming through a landmark reform four months into his administration despite protests from hardline unions.
No constitutional crisis if Kenya polls delayed: attorney general
Africa

No constitutional crisis if Kenya polls delayed: attorney general

Uhuru Kenyatta will remain Kenyan president until a new leader is sworn in, the country’s attorney general said on Friday, seeking to ease fears of a constitutional crisis if elections are delayed further.
Nigeria, Turkey to meet over illegal arms shipments
Africa

Nigeria, Turkey to meet over illegal arms shipments

A top Nigerian official was scheduled to meet the Turkish ambassador Friday after hundreds of rifles allegedly from Turkey made it to the west African country this week falsely labelled as plumbing materials.
Black Sadtu members withdraw from 30 Eldorado Park schools
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Black Sadtu members withdraw from 30 Eldorado Park schools

As many as 324 Sadtu black African members did not report for work at dozens of schools in Eldorado Park.
Hawks bust suspected transnational crime syndicate
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Hawks bust suspected transnational crime syndicate

The five men have been arrested for allegedly dealing in narcotics and possession of illegal firearms.
Kim’s words find rapt audience in Pyongyang
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Kim’s words find rapt audience in Pyongyang

An expectant hush fell on the crowd as the giant screen outside Pyongyang’s main train station went black on Friday afternoon.
‘Madman’ N. Korea leader to be ‘tested like never before’: Trump
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‘Madman’ N. Korea leader to be ‘tested like never before’: Trump

US President Donald Trump on Friday warned “madman” North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un that he would be “tested,” the latest in an exchange of insults between the two.
Fly me to the Moon: For some, lunar village takes shape
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Fly me to the Moon: For some, lunar village takes shape

By 2040, a hundred people will live on the Moon, melting ice for water, 3D-printing homes and tools, eating plants grown in lunar soil, and competing in low-gravity, “flying” sports.
Dudu Myeni’s contract is legal, says Gigaba
South Africa

Dudu Myeni’s contract is legal, says Gigaba

South African Airways chairperson Dudu Myeni will remain at the airline until the end of the year.
Sisulu ‘regrets’ that she didn’t reach out to Khoza
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Sisulu ‘regrets’ that she didn’t reach out to Khoza

Presidential hopeful Lindiwe Sisulu has spoken out on Makhosi Khoza’s resignation.
Iran’s Rouhani vows to strengthen missiles despite US warnings
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Iran’s Rouhani vows to strengthen missiles despite US warnings

President Hassan Rouhani vowed on Friday that Iran would boost its missile capabilities despite warnings from Washington that it is ready to ditch a landmark nuclear deal over the issue.
‘Killer dad’ Pelser trial: mother testifies for the first time
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‘Killer dad’ Pelser trial: mother testifies for the first time

The case will resume on 28 September. The mother of the deceased child will continue to give evidence.
Business Leadership SA suspends KPMG membership
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Business Leadership SA suspends KPMG membership

The move follows a process of engagement with KPMG ‘allowing them to fully present their case’, says BLSA.
Vlok Symington fails to interdict Sars from taking disciplinary action against him
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Vlok Symington fails to interdict Sars from taking disciplinary action against him

Having found nobody behaved in a dignified manner on the day, the judge said the scuffle could have been resolved with a beer and a handshake.
Rohingya refugee camps on the brink of a ‘health disaster’: MSF
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Rohingya refugee camps on the brink of a ‘health disaster’: MSF

Bangladesh’s refugee camps are on the brink of a “public health disaster,” Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has warned, saying filthy water and faeces flow through shanties bursting with Rohingya Muslims who have fled violence in Myanmar.
Surfing the Seine: climate campaigner paddles in Paris
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Surfing the Seine: climate campaigner paddles in Paris

After tackling wastewater in Mexico and a garbage island in the Maldives,a “protest surfer” has taken a dip in the river Seine in Paris to back efforts to combat climate change.
Australian police hunt killer of giant crocodile
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Australian police hunt killer of giant crocodile

A manhunt has begun for the killer of a giant saltwater crocodile in Australia, as authorities warned its death would trigger more aggressive behaviour among younger crocs in the area.
Symington’s disciplinary hearing to continue after losing court bid
South Africa

Symington’s disciplinary hearing to continue after losing court bid

Symington wanted to stop his disciplinary hearing pending further legal action to have some of the disclosures he made declared protected.
Sizani fraud case postponed until next year by PE court
South Africa

Sizani fraud case postponed until next year by PE court

The case was postponed until February 16 next year.
Home affairs declares a living woman dead
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Home affairs declares a living woman dead

She claims Springs home affairs mishandled her documents, resulting in her being declared dead.
Zuma to lead Heritage Day celebrations in Mpumalanga
South Africa

Zuma to lead Heritage Day celebrations in Mpumalanga

The Presidency urged all South Africans to take pride in the country’s cultural institutions and play an active role in affirming, promoting and preserving them.
Dr Khoza: I’ll only return to the ANC if you charge Jacob Zuma
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Dr Khoza: I’ll only return to the ANC if you charge Jacob Zuma

Khoza’s condition for returning to the ANC was supported by ANC presidential hopeful Lindiwe Sisulu.
Civilians trapped as IS mounts last stand in Syria’s Raqa
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Civilians trapped as IS mounts last stand in Syria’s Raqa

Among the ruins of a street in Syria’s Raqa, an anti-jihadist fighter’s call echoes from a loudspeaker: “Civilians, we are waiting for you to leave to safety.”

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