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  • South African paralympian Oscar Pistorius has been acquitted of premeditated murder but the star will only know his fate on Friday. … Source:
  • NAIROBI, Sept 11 (Reuters) – The Kenyan shilling is expected to remain under pressure over the next week due to low dollar inflows, while the Nigerian naira could weaken further after a dollar sale by a big market player failed to lift the local unit. Source:
  • Across the country, law students are entering their august institutions. We here at Bitter Lawyer are happy to guide these students through the perils of their epic quest for a J.D. by reposting helpful tidbits provided by those that came before them. Stand on the shoulders of bitter giants, students. Originally posted:August 22nd, 2012 If […]
  • Economic growth in Liberia and Sierra Leone could decline by as much as 3.5 percentage points as the worst-ever outbreak of Ebola has crippled the key mining, agriculture and services sectors in the two West African countries, the IMF said on Thursday. … Source:
  • Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram have surrounded the capital city of Borno State, Maiduguri, in a major push to take the city. … Source:
  • NAIROBI, Sept 11 (Reuters) – The following company announcements, scheduled economic indicators, debt and currency market moves and political events may affect African markets on Thursday. – – – – – EVENTS: ZIMBABWE – Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa is expected to present his half-year budget statement. SOUTH AFRICA – August Reuters Econometer to be released. […]
  • The petition of the day is: Williams v. Hastings 13-1221 Issue: Whether and under what circumstances a federal prisoner may use 28 U.S.C. § 2255(e) to seek relief under 28 U.S.C. § 2241 when an intervening and retroactively applicable statutory decision of this Court demonstrates that his sentence his unlawful. In association with Bloomberg Law […]
  • * Sierra Leone cuts its 2014 forecast to 7-8 pct from over 11 pct Source:
  • Sept 10 (Reuters) – A U.S. doctor infected with the Ebola virus in West Africa has continued to show progress at the Nebraska Medical Center where he was taken last week, the hospital said on Wednesday. Source:
  • Houston firms value family and work/life balance. Sounds enticing, doesn’t it? Source: