Major hurdles ahead of election rerun
Doubts are growing over Kenya's ability to hold a rerun of its presidential election in just one month as key players remain unable to agree on how to conduct a credible vote. Legalbrief reports that there have been several ...
Government probes refugee massacre
The DRC Government has opened an inquiry after soldiers fired on Burundian refugees in the eastern South Kivu province, killing dozens. Government spokesperson Lambert Mende said many of those killed during the clashes were members of an ‘armed group’, without ...
Teen charged over dormitory inferno
A 14-year-old Kenyan girl has been charged with multiple counts of murder for allegedly starting a fire at a Nairobi school dormitory that left nine other pupils dead. A report on the News24 site notes that proceedings are being held ...
Academics strike again
Lecturers at 31 public universities in Kenya have launched a nationwide strike over salary grievances. The Universities Academic Staff Union has issued a 21-day strike notice. The Daily Nation reports that the 9 000 lecturers are protesting against the delay ...
Media watchdog slams court ruling
Suspected ritual killer remanded in custody
LGBT group seeks acceptance
Biological parents win first round of custody battle
Strategy in hand to get Zuma off hook?
KPMG mea culpa ... the unanswered questions
PP forging ahead with apartheid crimes probe
University probes suspect results
Gay clampdown reported
MDC challenges Mugabe's poll declaration
Grace Mugabe appointed to key poll post
Washington queries Mugabe's 'bloated' delegation
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has reportedly arrived in New York for the UN General Assembly amid reports that he travelled with a bloated entourage of more than 70 people, including his family. News Day reports that opposition parties in Zimbabwe ...
Rwandan poll flawed – UK ambassador
More than a month after Rwanda’s presidential election, the UK now claims there were irregularities in ballot counting and the registration of candidates. William Gelling, the UK’s ambassador to Rwanda, said he personally witnessed irregularities that may have ...
High-profile Egyptian lawyer detained
A lawyer investigating the murder of an Italian student in Egypt is facing prosecution and up to five years in prison after being arrested at Cairo airport. Ebrahim Hegazy disappeared on Sunday last week while travelling to a session of ...
'New Guptas' to get role in massive oil deal?
KPMG denies wrongdoing over Guptas' mine purchase
Fired Bell Pottinger pair mulls legal action
Traditional authority addresses reparation concerns
UN probes Tanzania and Uganda over sanctions
Net closes on Nigeria’s fugitive former Minister
Moody’s concerned with attacks on SARB and judiciary
Fake Nigerian marriage ring exposed
McKinsey denies claims of Gupta ties
Morsi gets 25 years in Qatar spying case
An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced ousted President Mohammed Morsi to 25 years' imprisonment in a case in which he was accused of spying for Qatar. Morsi, democratically elected after Egypt’s 2011 revolution, was overthrown in mid-2013 by then-General ...
Obiang SA assets to be auctioned
Assets in the upmarket Cape Town suburb of Bishopscourt, belonging to the Vice-President of Equatorial Guinea, who is at the centre of a court case in Paris for allegedly embezzling and splurging public funds, are to be auctioned off. This ...
Rwandan genocide recalled in hate speech case
The Rwandan genocide – in which between 800 000 and a mi l l i o n people were butchered – was preceded by ‘hate speech’ on national radio which characterised Tutsi people as ‘snakes’ and not fit to be part of ...
Ex-Rhodesian pensioners 'dumped'
Role of proposed continental court addressed
Amnesty law considered
Gabon is considering an amnesty for those involved in last year's deadly post-electoral violence. President Ali Bongo's narrow re-election led opposition leader Jean Ping to accuse the administration of electoral fraud. Violence broke out days after the vote ...
Legal challenge of Aarto Bill likely
Justice Project SA chairperson Howard Dembovsky has vowed to challenge the controversial Aarto Amendment Bill, which introduces a demerit system for road traffic offenders, in court once it has been signed into law. ‘Something is terribly wrong here. This not ...
Medicinal dagga regulations ready soon, MPs told
Potential growers of cannabis for medicinal purposes could apply for licences before the year is out, it emerged in Parliament last week, says a report in The Citizen. Briefing the Heath Committee, the Medicines Control Council’s Griffiths Molewa said ...
Inter-religion marriage ban scrapped
Major concerns over corruption amnesty law
Ruling party backs move to extend Museveni’s rule
Gnassingbe bucks the trend
His family has ruled Togo for more than 50 years but President Faure Gnassingbe is facing unprecedented public pressure to step down. He and his country stand alone in West Africa in resisting calls for constitutional reform, even as parliament ...
Addressing Kenya's not-so-credible elections
Accused of glossing over flaws in Kenya's election which later caused the result to be overturned, international observers are under a harsh spotlight ahead of a rerun next month. The 8 August poll, which saw President Uhuru Kenyatta re-elected ...
A Matter of Justice
When judges go rogue …
Ever since her appointment as Chief Justice of the Seychelles in 2015, Mathilda Twomey, the first woman to hold this position, has been a target of sexist behaviour and threats by a particular senior colleague on the Bench. But though ...
Quotes of the Week
‘I have no further submissions to make to damage my case even further.’
– Hilton Epstein after being bloodied in the Supreme Court of Appeal, following his reiteration of the NPA’s 2009 argument that the prosecution of President Jacob Zuma ...
The Man Who Founded The ANC
The Man Who Founded The ANC
Penguin Books. R230
Bongani Ngqulunga’s biography of Pixley ka Isaka Seme has been published at just the right time. The title is a misnomer as Nelson Mandela clearly states in Long ...
At a Glance
UN condemns Sinai attack
* The members of the UN Security Council have strongly condemned last week’s ‘heinous and cowardly’ terrorist attack in Sinai, Egypt, in which at least 18 policemen were killed. Council members reaffirmed that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations ...