Tensions grow as poll draws near
Tensions are growing as Zimbabweans head to the polls at the end of the month to elect a new government, writes Legalbrief. There are concerns that the country could be headed for a disputed poll as differences between political parties ...
Soldiers executed women and children – Amnesty
Rights group Amnesty International said on Thursday it had ‘credible evidence’ that Cameroonian soldiers carried out the extrajudicial killings of two women and two children, demanding the servicemen be brought to justice. A report on the News24 site notes the ...
Biya (85) in bid to hold on to power
Cameroon President Paul Biya (85), who has been in power since 1982, has announced he will be a candidate in the next presidential election scheduled for 7 November. A report on the allAfrica.com site says he made the announcement ...
Bemba to contest presidential poll
The former Vice-President of the DRC, Jean-Pierre Bemba, who was acquitted last month of war crimes, was named on Friday by his party as a candidate in presidential polls planned for December, says a News24 report. Last week the DRC ...
Journalist released then detained again
Amnesty calls for justice for journalist
Hunt for ‘escaped’ alleged war criminal
Parents charged in case of missing albino boy
Law graduate wins battle to wear wig and hijab
Courts used to bar presidential contenders – lawyers
Taxpayers to fund another Zuma legal battle
Moseneke urges 'transformation' of common law
Passport change eases travel with minors
Home Affairs violating children's rights – judge
Ingonyama dispute may go to court
Parliament votes to extend President's term
Atrocities verge on war crimes – UN
Teenager who killed alleged rapist husband appeals
Prisoners must work ‘day and night’, says Magufuli
Threat over poll on President's falling popularity
Presidential age-limit ruling set for 26 July
Mnangagwa suspends prosecutions boss amid graft probe
Interpol issues red notices for arrest of Bobroffs
Disgraced and disbarred, father-and-son attorneys Ronald and Darren Bobroff are on a list of the world’s most wanted fugitives after Interpol issued red notices for their arrest, notes investigative journalist Tony Beamish in a report on the Moneyweb site. The ...
Kenya governor welcomes ruling on wind turbines
Nyandarua County Governor Francis Kimemia has welcomed the ruling by the International Court of Arbitration in London that dismissed a claim for more than Sh31bn filed by Kinangop Wind Park Limited against the Kenyan Government, notes a CapitalFM report. The ...
Eritrea, Ethiopia celebrate peace pact
The leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea embraced warmly to the roar of a crowd of thousands yesterday (Sunday) at a concert celebrating the end of a long state of war. A report on the News24 site says a visibly moved ...
Nigerians not being targeted in SA – Ramaphosa
President Cyril Ramaphosa has dismissed suggestions that Nigerians living in South Africa are specifically being targeted for attacks. While in Abuja, he has had to answer questions on how his government would curb ‘persistent attacks against Nigerians’, notes a News24 ...
Lekota urges government to set up refugee camps
COPE president Mosiuoa Lekota has called on the South African Government to introduce refugee camps for foreigners. According to a TimesLIVE report, he criticised government's handling of immigrants‚ saying that during the struggle against apartheid‚ ANC exiles were confined ...
Kampala social media taxes decision reviewed
Uganda is reviewing its decision to impose taxes on the use of social media and on money transactions by mobile phone, following a public backlash, according to a BBC News report. Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda made the announcement soon after ...
Private security Bill ‘being attended to’
The Private Security Industry Regulation Amendment Bill remains in limbo four years after it was passed by Parliament, with former President Jacob Zuma delaying its signing into law. The Mercury reports the ANC took a resolution at its elective conference ...
Minister to decide on minimum wage
Members of Rwanda’s lower chamber of Parliament have passed a new labour law that has left it to the Ministry of Labour to set up a minimum wage through a ministerial order, notes a report in The New Times. Though ...
Laws to tackle child marriages urged
Africa on cusp of new legal order – author
Africa is on the cusp of a new continental legal order, Femi Amao argues in his forthcoming book, African Union Law. It’s evolving slowly but there are early signs that it’s showing traits similar to the development of EU law ...
A Zimbabwe process for SA to replicate
Although the land debate in SA is fixated on the constitutional review process, it remains unclear how – once expropriated – land will be redistributed. In this regard, one can look at one successful aspect of Zimbabwe’s fast-tracked land reform ...
A Matter of Justice
Bid to protect school communities from politicking
As Zimbabwe moves into election mode for its 30 July polls, human rights organisations have brought several court applications. These aim to test crucial issues that will affect whether elections are perceived to be free and fair. In her A ...
Quotes of the Week
‘It is a shame for the c
‘It is a shame for the country to continue to feed prisoners. All the prisons have fields, inmates must cultivate them.’
– Tanzania’s President John Magufuli speaking at the inauguration of new prisons chief Faustine Martin Kasike
Edited by Anya Schiffrin with George Lugalambi
Anya Schiffrin, director of the technology, media, and communications specialisation at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, writes in the introduction to African Muckraking that in ...
At a Glance
ANC councillor gets life term for rapes
* ANC councillor Emmanuel Sipho Maselane was sentenced last week in the Ga-rankuwa Magistrate's Court in Tshwane to a total of 58 years in prison and one life term for four counts of rape and robbery with aggravating circumstances. Magistrate ...
Obama praises Kenyan co-operation
* Former US President Barack Obama says Kenya is making progress in getting the government and opposition to work together. Obama, on his first visit to Africa since stepping down as President, today (Monday) praised President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader ...