Court ruling key to crucial elective conference
Just days before the ANC’s elective conference, South Africa's ruling party is threatening to tear itself apart over Friday’s dramatic judgment which found President Jacob Zuma had been ‘reckless’ in unlawfully paying off Advocate Mxolisi Nxasana to ...
UN flags rights abuses
The UN Committee against Torture has asked Cameroon to stop its troops from committing 'atrocities' in its fight against Boko Haram jihadists. It also expressed concern over sweeping arrests in the francophone West African country's English-speaking regions, demanding an ...
Activists to defy government protest ban
Civil society activists in Chad are planning a major anti-government march to protest against ‘anti-social measures’, despite a ban by authorities. Activist Mahamat Nour Ibedou, who heads the Chadian Convention for Human Rights, ia quoted in a News24 report as ...
Odinga backs down over inauguration threat
Kenya's main opposition group has postponed tomorrow’s mock ceremony to inaugurate its leader as President. A report on the News24 site notes that opposition leader Raila Odinga said the decision to delay the event until a later date ...
Health Ministry interdicted over catering dispute
Court clears run-off vote
HRW denounces attacks on Sufi shrines
Hunger-striking activist admitted to hospital
Government perks slashed
Luxury penthouses seized in Minister's graft case
Police brutality tackled after social media outcry
Death of human rights lawyer Lucrecia Seafield
Photographer sues state over use of Mandela image
Ex-judge's bid to review Mbeki decision dismissed
Homeowners not liable for toddler pool accident – SCA
Activists push for specialised sexual offences courts
Surveillance drones to safeguard Juba
Women cleared in indecency case
Concerns over missing journalist
Accounts of Grace Mugabe allies frozen
Red faces at 'Zimbawe' ceremony
Concern over cyber restrictions
Mnangagwa reverses latest land grab
Missing activist’s brother petitions Mnangagwa
Switzerland returns 'Abacha loot'
The Swiss Government last week announced that it will return $320m of the funds allegedly stolen by Nigeria's late military ruler Sani Abacha. The money was frozen in 2014 by a Swiss court after a legal procedure against his ...
Sudan targets currency traders
The Central Bank of Sudan has ordered banks to freeze the assets of several companies and individuals for allegedly trading currencies against the bank's instructions. A report on the allAfrica site notes that the list of persons with frozen ...
Safa want $10m World Cup ‘bribe’ from SA
The SA Football Association (Safa) is making an ‘audacious’ claim to the government for a refund of the disputed $10m payment that was made to the Caribbean during the 2010 World Cup bid process, says a TimesLIVE report. Safa spokesperson ...
Krejcir extradition proceedings begin
Dutch war crimes suspect remanded
Minister under fire over ICC withdrawal notice
Hain urges probe of SOEs' London accounts
AU moves to relocate 20 000 migrants
The AU plans to repatriate 20 000 African migrants in detention centres in government-controlled parts of Libya over the next six weeks. BBC News reports that African governments are under pressure to act following television reports showing sub-Saharan Africans being ...
AU ambassador salutes Zimbabwe's peaceful revolution
AU Ambassador to the US, Arikana Quao, said there was no coup in Zimbabwe as the military used a provision of the nation’s Constitution to avert a political crisis. A report on the VoA Zimbabwe site notes that she ...
Chad, Somalia and Libya affected by US travel ban
The US Supreme Court has ruled President Donald Trump's travel ban on six mainly Muslim countries – three of them in Africa – can go into full effect, pending legal challenges. BBC News reports that the decision is a boost for ...
Kinshasa accused of recruiting foreign militants
Sex offenders' registry established
Botswana’s Parliament has passed a motion to create a mandatory sex offenders' registry and ban sex offenders from working in institutions that deal with children. A report on the allAfrica site notes that the proposal was tabled by MP ...
Renewed call for taxpayer bill of rights
The Davis Tax Committee and the Office of the Tax Ombud have again stressed the need for the introduction of a taxpayer bill of rights and a service charter to guarantee taxpayers’ rights, says a Business Day report. The Davis ...
Rush to draft state of emergency regulations
Emergency regulations are being drafted for the first time since the advent of democracy, according to Rapport. The newspaper claims to have seen the draft regulations, emanating from the Presidency, in terms of the State of Emergency Act of 1997 ...
Private member's Bill to tighten abortion rules
Museveni backs age-limit change
Sweeping changes to empowerment laws
Letting Zuma off again a bridge too far...
If the National Prosecuting Authority declines to prosecute President Jacob Zuma on any of the corruption charges he is once again facing – and bases its decision on the KPMG report or the Seriti Commission of Inquiry – we will have to ...
Why ‘Mugabeism’ is still in place
Real change will only come to Zimbabwe with electoral reforms and unity among the opposition in order to challenge the ruling Zanu-PF’s long-held position of dominance. A panel of prominent Zimbabweans told a Gordon Institute of Business Science forum ...
A Matter of Justice
Helping judges cope with exposure to life's horrors
A new initiative is being launched in England and Wales to help judges cope with constant exposure to the horrors of violence and sexual abuse, through their work. The new Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, Lord Burnett, made ...
Quotes of the Week
‘Travesty would simply n
‘The unpunished attacks on Sufi mosques are endangering one of Libya's historic minority communities.’
– Eric Goldstein, Human Rights Watch’s deputy Middle East and North African director on the spate of recent attacks
‘Travesty would simply not be powerful ...
Colour Me Yellow
Colour Me Yellow
By Thuli Nhlapo
Kwela Books. R209
There is an autobiographical genre often dismissed as 'misery memoir' – books in which an author bangs on at length about how awful their life was, is, and ever shall be. And ...
At a Glance
New spy boss appointed
* Zimbabwe has named a former diplomat as the head of its intelligence agency. Isaac Moyo, who was serving as an ambassador to neighbouring South Africa and Lesotho, replaces retired army general Happyton Bonyongwe. Moyo takes over a domestic spy network ...
* An advocacy group says a Cameroonian-American writer who criticised the government over months of anglophone protests has been detained in the Central African nation. Patrice Nganang had written an article for Jeune Afrique in which he was critical of how ...
* Two Tanzanian men caught with 16 ostrich eggs were sentenced to 25 years in jail on Friday after being convicted of ‘economic sabotage’. The sale of ostrich eggs, used in traditional medicine or to make tourist gifts, is illegal in ...
More arrests over online video