Egypt Enacts Controversial New NGO Law

Egypt Enacts Controversial New NGO Law

According to news agencies, Egypt’s president has signed into law a contentious new bill to regulate non-governmental organizations, triggering fears of an intensified crackdown on civil society. President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi approved the law on May 24, 2017 after parliament approved it in November last year. Rights lawyer Gamal Eid slammed the te...

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Court Bars Local Government Areas from Conducting Marriages Across the Country

Court Bars Local Government Areas from Conducting Marriages Across the Country

A Lagos High Court has barred local government areas from conducting marriages across the country. The court, in a judgment, declared that the Local Government Unified Marriage Certificate was unknown to law and therefore unconstitutional, null and void. The court further declared that Local Governments did not have the powers to issue modified or ...

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