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Tanzania:  30-years in jail for marrying or impregnating schoolgirls, parliament resolves
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Politics and Society Tanzania: 30-years in jail for marrying or impregnating schoolgirls, parliament resolves

Tanzania has passed a provision, which stipulates that men who impregnate or marry schoolgirls will face 30 years in prison as part of the government’s commitment to fight and prevent child marriage. The country has one the highest child marriage prevalence rates in the world, and to eliminate the scourge, the government has resolved to take tougher measures in the form of lengthy jail terms to protect school-girls.

South Africa: Expropriation Bill sails through National Assembly
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Politics and Society South Africa: Expropriation Bill sails through National Assembly

South Africa’s National Assembly has passed the Expropriation Bill, a major step towards redressing racial imbalances in land ownership. The country currently follows the willing-buyer, willing-seller model to land reform. The model has been heavily criticised for its ineffectiveness and perpetuating the existing unequal land ownership patterns.

THINK AGAIN: The real value of the Zimbabwe torture ruling
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Politics and Society THINK AGAIN: The real value of the Zimbabwe torture ruling

Investigating crimes against humanity is a notoriously complex, slow and expensive business.
Zimbabwe meets both these criteria. Basic human rights have been something of a luxury there in recent years, and particularly in 2007 – the year in which the crimes against humanity that SAPS must now investigate were allegedly committed.