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By AfricaLegalNews Political Desk The Republic of Ireland went to the polls on Saturday 8 February 2020 and the results are expected on Sunday. The incumbent Taoiseach (Prime Minister)  Leo Varadkar’s Fine Gael party faces a tough election due to housing and social services failures. Mr Varadkar, the son of Indian immigrants, however, made history by being Ireland’s youngest leader when he came into office in 2017. He has also been the republic’s first openly…
By AfricaLegalNews Doreen Majala found the Doreen Majala Foundation in 2015 as a personal initiative (still is). She is a Kenyan lawyer with a big heart for children and education. The foundation came up as an idea to fill in loopholes in the country’s education sector. The founder shared her story with AfricaLegalNews. “I took the initiative to visit over 20 schools across the country to get the feel of the learning conditions. Truly, it…
By Tanya Dube Advocate Nompilo Kholeka Gcaleka was appointed the Deputy Public Protector of South Africa for seven years from 1 February 2020.  SA’s President Cyril Ramaphosa appointed the advocate in terms of Section 2 A (1) of the Public Protector Act. She replaced Advocate Kevin Malunga. Adv Gcaleka graduated with an LLB degree in 2003 from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. She is currently studying towards a Master’s degree in Commercial Law with the University…
By AfricaLegalNews Political Desk Former President of the Republic of Kenya, Daniel Toroitich Arap Moi has died. Moi was born on  2 September 1924 and was the second President of Kenya from 1978 to 2002. He was Vice President from 1967 to 1978. He became president after the death of the founding president Jomo Kenyatta. Moi introduced multiparty elections in 1991 following massive grassroots protests and external pressures. He, however, led his party, the Kenya…
By Melody Mzapi THE government of Zimbabwe said engineers have the potential to achieve potential water cost-savings through recycling wastewater at a conference held in Bulawayo. In an address by the climate change mitigation officer Lawrence Mashungu, the engineers learnt an audit of ten companies revealed results that a total of US$130 000 from the US$3.5 million charges would have been saved through recycling wastewater. “One company is making strides regards to the recycling of…
BY AfricaLegalNews Political Desk The Malawi Constitutional Court on Monday 3 February 2020 nullified the results of the 2019 presidential election. The 2019 polls saw the ‘re-election’ of President Peter Mutharika. The ruling can be appealed to the Supreme Court. The Constitutional Court judgement was read out live on radio in the English and Chichewa languages. In May 2019, President Peter Mutharika was declared the winner with 38% of votes, followed by Lazarus Chakwera of…
By Melody Mzapi A group of Zimbabweans has partnered with a waste circular economy hub drivers in China in advancing the goals of the Paris agreement on Climate Change which calls for countries in the pact to communicate their efforts in investing in a sustainable low carbon future. The partnership runs under “#The Belt and Road Workshop on Climate Change and Green and low-carbon development policies and actions” hosted by the Department of Climate Change,…
By Melody Mzapi A group of Zimbabweans has partnered with a waste circular economy hub drivers in China in advancing the goals of the Paris agreement on Climate Change which calls for countries in the pact to communicate their efforts in investing in a sustainable low carbon future. The partnership runs under “#The Belt and Road Workshop on Climate Change and Green and low-carbon development policies and actions” hosted by the Department of Climate Change,…
By Melody Mzapi A group of Zimbabweans has partnered with a waste circular economy hub drivers in China in advancing the goals of the Paris agreement on Climate Change which calls for countries in the pact to communicate their efforts in investing in a sustainable low carbon future. The partnership runs under “#The Belt and Road Workshop on Climate Change and Green and low-carbon development policies and actions” hosted by the Department of Climate Change,…
By Melody Mzapi Town planners in Zimbabwe’s physical planning department acknowledged that changes in weather patterns influence the shape of land-use zones. This was revealed at a training organized by the Climate Change Department of Zimbabwe. The training program on promoting waste circular economy innovations was conducted to encourage architects and town planners to explore the feasibility of creating climate-resilient structures in varying weather and climatic conditions. According to town planner Priscilla Charumbira, landscapes are…