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African governments hope digital taxes will fill a budget hole

Economist 13 Oct 2022
The digital economy is bringing Africans together ... Last month the Tanzanian government scrapped levies on some types of electronic transactions after a public outcry, including a legal challenge from activist lawyers. In Malawi the government gave up its plans for a mobile-money tax in 2019 after business and civil-society groups criticised the idea.


This Day 09 Aug 2022
Born in 1928, 23 years younger than Hophouët, Boka was a bright lawyer who appeared destined for greatness ... He was also Malawi’s first lawyer ... The court denied him and his wife – herself also Malawi’s first female lawyer – legal defence or the right to call witnesses ... A lawyer and a teacher, Odinkalu can be reached at .

Malawi Law Society Suspends Two Lawyers On Disciplinary Grounds On Their Clients

All Africa 19 Feb 2022
Under the terms of Section 99 of the Legal Education and Legal Practitioners Act of 2017, Malawi Law Society has suspended two lawyers on disciplinary grounds acted on their clients ....

Gaps in gov’t comms as Sesinyi exits

Mmegi Online 14 Jan 2022
That was almost 24 hours confusion in the country on whether Botswana was leaderless as Acting President Slumber Tsogwane had left the country for Malawi the previous day. There had been a long debate on social media involving lawyers on what was to happen when the Acting ...

Malawi Court Dismisses Presidential Elections Challenge

Voa News 27 Nov 2021
A challenge to Malawi’s 2020 presidential elections has been dismissed by the country’s constitutional court ... Attorney General Nyirenda, who is also the defense lawyer in the case, said the ruling was not a surprise ... DPP lawyers argue that Malawi’s Constitution does not recognize an election that was presided over by undeserving commissioners.

Malawi Authorities Take Steps to Protect Children From Sexual Exploitation

Voa News 22 Oct 2021
Malawi’s government has started a campaign to remove children from places like night clubs where they are being forced or tricked into prostitution ... Human Rights lawyer Ruth Kaima points out that prostitution is legal in Malawi.

A taste for pangolin meat and the fall of an African wildlife cartel

Indian Express 19 Oct 2021
But significant efforts on the ground to combat the country’s difficulties with poaching and trafficking have started to pay off, and the example Malawi is now setting may show other African nations how they can do the same ... Investigators say Lin, a 48-year-old Chinese citizen, played a central role in turning Malawi into a wildlife crime hot spot.

Malawi top court sentences businessman to 9 years for attempting to bribe judges

Anadolu Agency 05 Oct 2021
Malawi’s high court sentenced businessman Thom Mpinganjira to nine years for attempting to bribe five constitutional court judges who were hearing a 2019 election case ... One of Mpinganjira’s lawyers, Patrice Nkhono, told Anadolu Agency, that he will appeal the sentence and conviction to the Malawi Supreme Court of Appeal.

Malawi Court Hands Lengthy Prison Term to Chinese Wildlife Trafficker

Voa News 29 Sep 2021
A Malawi Magistrate’s Court in the capital, Lilongwe, has sentenced a Chinese national, described by some as one of the biggest African wildlife trafficking kingpins, to 32 years in prison after convicting him on three wildlife crimes ... Malawi’s authorities arrested him in August 2019 following a three-month manhunt.

Programme Lawyer Seconded to the Malawi Police Service

Reliefweb 20 Aug 2021
IRLI Malawi Police Service (MPS) Programme Lawyer ... IRLI’s programme lawyers in the LAB, MPS, DPP and the Judiciary are under the direct supervision of the Country Programme Manager in Malawi and the Director of Programmes working from IRLI HQ ... The Programme Lawyer seconded to ...

Malawi: Lawyers Accused of Cashing in On Rape Case

All Africa 09 Aug 2021
Blantyre -- Legal experts and rights campaigners here are criticizing the ...

K255 million legal fees awarded Women Lawyers Association surprises Malawi Law Society

Ghana Web 09 Aug 2021
Malawi Law Society (MLS) has described the K255 million legal fees awarded to Women Lawyers Association (WLA) as unusual and unjustified in a normal Judicial Review case ending at the High Court level ... WLA sued Malawi Police, Ministry of Finance, and Clerk of Parliament.

Criminal Probe Sought After Malawi Police Compensate Rape Victims

Voa News 24 Jul 2021
Lawyers for victims and human rights campaigners, however, say the money alone is not enough ... Kadadzera hopes this time, however, they will identify the suspects because he says the investigation team will include members of the Malawi Human Rights Commission, Women Lawyers Association and other human rights organizations.

UK tobacco firms fail in bid to have Malawi child labour case struck out

The Observer 25 Jun 2021
The farmers’ lawyers said they had repeatedly asked the companies for proof that they had not bought tobacco from their clients, but no documents had been disclosed to them ... Families are trafficked from southern Malawi to tobacco-growing regions in the north, their lawyers at Leigh Day allege.

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