Opposition rejects term-limit referendum
Burundi remains on a knife-edge following Thursday’s controversial referendum on constitutional reforms that, if passed, will shore up the power of President Pierre Nkurunziza and enable him to rule until 2034. Legalbrief reports that Nkurunziza’s efforts to seek a third ...
278 Brotherhood terror suspects in the dock
Egypt's Prosecutor-General has referred 278 suspected Muslim Brotherhood members to military trial on ‘terrorism’ charges. The suspects are facing charges, including joining militant groups Lewaa al-Thawra, which assassinated an army general in 2016, and Hasam. A report on the ...
Customers convicted for refusing to pay lunch bill
Two Kenyans have been jailed for one month for failing to pay a $1.30 lunch bill. The Standard reports that Peter John and Martin Mwangi refused to pay kiosk owner Vincent Mulwa after claiming that he didn’t offer them ...
Court rules against sharing pre-marriage assets
A Kenyan High Court has ruled against a petition to change a clause in the Marriage Act that limits divorced couples to only claim ownership to assets they have acquired during the relationship. The Federation of Women Lawyers had wanted ...
Cleric in court over deadly clashes
Death of Judge Lebotsang ‘Ronnie’ Bosielo
Low conviction rate in child rapes – police figures
Speaker acts on violent parliamentary disruptions
Kriel condemned for defence of apartheid
Race-spat walkout symbolic of workplace race issues
Another sexual harassment case opened against Jordaan
Lusaka court releases protest singer on bail
Chiluba’s son jailed for theft
Mugabe summoned to testify about diamond graft
Electoral body mum on ballot contract
Former Minister denies graft allegations
Chiwenga's mother-in-law sues ruling Zanu-PF
Anti-graft tsars urged to fight Africa’s ‘tsunami’
Former British Prime Minister David Cameron was quoted in 2016 as describing Nigeria as ‘fantastically corrupt’. This despite that fact that the UK ranks among the top destinations for stolen assets from African countries. A report on the News24 site ...
Glencore may face UK probe over DRC deals
Glencore may face a British fraud probe into alleged corruption in the DRC. Legalbrief reports that the mining company is based in Switzerland and listed on the London stock market and the claims have sent its share price tumbling. The ...
Motion to downgrade SA embassy in Israel
The National Freedom Party (NFP) has submitted a motion to the National Assembly to allow the South African embassy in Israel to be downgraded to a liaison office. The motion comes after the killing of at least 60 Palestinians in ...
Court orders release of suspect in Tunisian 'hit'
R145bn Steinhoff Austrian debt must be restructured
Surge in illicit capital flows highlighted
Pensioners delighted over R64m BMW payout
UAE-SA co-operation limited to Gupta case
Hanekom making headway on easing visa rules
Photographer snares alleged poachers
Pressure on Sudan to pardon rape victim
Recovered Abacha loot earmarked for the needy
Gigaba to take up visa requirements for Israelis
Editors launch defamation suit against Bell Pottinger insurer
Concern over Swazi monarch's exorbitant 'gifts'
The growing bonds of friendship between Swaziland’s King Mswati III and Zambian leader Edgar Lungu have reached new, but worrying, levels for citizens of both countries, says a City Press report. This is after Lungu was presented with a piece ...
Calls for Jammeh to be extradited to Ghana
A survivor, families of the disappeared and rights groups are seeking the extradition and prosecution in Ghana of Gambia's former President Yahya Jammeh for his alleged involvement in the killing of more than 50 West African migrants in 2005 ...
Activists slam Home Affairs raid on foreigners
The Department of Home Affairs last week detained 25 foreign nationals for contravening the Immigration Act during raids conducted in Cape Town, GroundUp reports. Activists say some of those arrested were 'without doubt' people that were undocumented because Home Affairs ...
Boko Haram attacks fuel prostitution in Cameroon
Uganda military leader in the dock
Student arrested over Nigerian diplomat's death
Violence in Parliament over Minimum Wage Bill
A fight broke out in Parliament during a Labour Committee meeting to discuss the National Minimum Wage Bill in detail, says a TimesLIVE report. Committee chair Sharome van Schalkwyk described the incident as ‘unfortunate’ and said it was not an ...
Draft Bill a threat to e-cigs industry – firms
The Vapour Product Association – which represents companies that sell e-cigarettes – is gearing up for a national campaign to oppose a proposed new law, which it says could destroy its industry. A Business Day report notes the Control of ...
Harare suspends proposed marijuana licences
The Zimbabwe Government has suspended plans to issue licences to farmers to grow marijuana for medical and research purposes, citing the need to first carry out feasibility studies. Deputy Finance Minister Terence Mukupe says the state Medicines Control Authority of ...
The plight of Nairobi's sex workers
Her body lay on the cold slab of Nairobi's City Mortuary. Her bulky blonde wig covered part of her face. In life, her body had been battered by alcoholism, drug abuse and violence that sex workers endure. Now in ...
A Matter of Justice
Soldier awarded damages three decades later
In one of the most unusual decisions yet to come out of Kenya’s Constitutional Court division, Judge Chacha Mwita has upheld a claim by a former member of that country’s defence force, that he was unlawfully detained for more than ...
Quotes of the Week
‘We will work to recapture the state-owned companies, putting in place strong and ethical boards, re-establishing good governance. We will ensure that, the companies function in line with their mandates, and halt the vicious looting and theft.’
– Public ...
Indentured: Behind the Scenes at Gupta TV
Indentured: Behind the Scenes at Gupta TV
By Rajesh Sundaram
A senior broadcast journalist from India is headhunted to lead the team that’s been tasked to launch the latest privately owned 24-hour television news channel in South Africa ...