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Morocco Imposes Online Entry Permit Rule for African Travelers


Morocco, struggling with an influx of African migrants seeking passage to nearby Europe, on Thursday imposed a new rule requiring such travelers to fill out an online travel form for approval at least 96 hours before leaving home.

The procedure on a website carrying the Moroccan Foreign Ministry logo applies to a range of African countries whose citizens currently can enter Morocco without visas, except for Algeria and Tunisia.

The North African country has been grappling with a surge in migrants, arriving mainly on flights into Casablanca. Many intend to get into Europe and claim asylum by taking boats across a narrow Mediterranean strait to Spain, or scaling fences into the Spanish enclaves of Ceuta or Melilla bordering Morocco.

The new procedure “aims to facilitate passenger…

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CCJ expected to rule on Guyana’s cross dressing law


The Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination (SASOD) says it is eagerly awaiting a ruling by the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) in a case challenging the constitutionality of a law that criminalises wearing attire of a different gender in public for an “improper purpose.”

The SASOD said that the CCJ, which is the country’s highest court, is expected to deliver its judgement on Tuesday at 2 p.m. (local time) in the McEwan and others v Attorney General of Guyana case.

In 2009, several trans women were arrested and convicted under the 1893 Summary Jurisdiction (Offences) Act of the offence of being a “man” appearing in “female attire” in public for an “improper purpose.” They spent three nights in police detention in Georgetown after…

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Highest Caribbean court to rule on Guyana’s cross-dressing law


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(PRESS RELEASE) – On Tuesday, October 30, 2018, at 14:00 hours, Trinidad and Tobago time, Guyana’s final court of appeal, the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), will deliver its decision in McEwan and others v Attorney General of Guyana, the case which challenged the constitutionality of a law that criminalizes wearing attire of a different gender in public for an “improper purpose.”

The decision will be delivered at the CCJ headquarters in Port of Spain, Trinidad, and live streamed from the CCJ website: www.ccj.org

In 2009, several trans women were arrested and convicted under the 1893 Summary Jurisdiction (Offences) Act of the offence of being a “man” appearing in “female attire” in public for an “improper purpose.” They spent three nights in police detention…

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The Standard – Kenya: Ugandans rule in the East African Nakuru Open Badminton Championships | The Standard


By Ben Ahenda:

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Sam Mikauso in action against Maryann of Kenya during East African Badminton Championship At Shar Lalji Academy on October 8,2018:photo Harun Wathari

Uganda pair of Gladys Mbambazi and Betty Apiyo defeated Kenyan pair of Brenda Awori and Marble Namakoyo to win the women’s doubles of the Nakuru Open East Africa Badminton Championships in a one sided match at Shah Lalji Nangpar Academy in Nakuru yesterday.

The Ugandans outplayed their opponents from the first whistle and had no stiff opposition to dispatch the homegirls who could not match the fitness of the winners.

The winners received trophies from Badminton Kenya Secretary General John Mburu in the presence of other officials.

The Ugandans won two straight sets of…

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CCJ set to rule on legal education dispute


Front row from left to right: Dr Emir Crowne and Matthew Gayle, both representing Jason Jones, Douglas Mendes, SC and Dr Lloyd Barnett representing the CLE and Dr Corlita Babb-Schaefer representing CARICOM

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — The first hearing into the matter of Jason Jones v Council of Legal Education (CLE), Council for Human and Social Development (COHSOD) and Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) took place on October 1, 2018 at the seat of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) located in Port of Spain, Trinidad.

Jones, a national of Trinidad and Tobago, filed an application on July 18, 2018, for special leave to commence proceedings against the proposed defendants for what he believes amounts to breaches of the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas (RTC)…

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For resisting colonial rule, the British exiled these African kings to Seychelles in the 1800s


By the late 19th century, the scramble for Africa had become very intense. European colonies were not only interested in the slave trade but realized the availability of natural resources that could make their countries richer and bring world dominance.

The conquest of Africa took place between the 1820s t0 1911 in the 19th and early 20th century. The Berlin Conference of 1884 that regulated European trade in Africa led to the thirst for absolute control over Africa. By 1914, Liberia and Ethiopia were the only African counties that were not ruled by any European state.

Among all the European countries, the British had the most African states under their rule. They fought several African kingdoms, killing their rulers and weakening their armies in order to take control.

Despite…

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