Zuma likely to brush off damning SCA ruling
The fallout from Friday’s Supreme Court of Appeal judgment, which confirmed that the 783 corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma should be reinstated continues to reverberate across the country. However, Legalbrief notes that there is bitter irony in the ...
Former Minister under house arrest
Burkina Faso's former Foreign Minister Djibril Bassolé has been placed under house arrest following his release from military custody. BBC News reports that he is being investigated for his alleged role in the failed 2015 coup. He will be ...
Death sentences for Cairo police station attackers
The Cairo Criminal Court has sentenced eight people to death for allegedly killing three officers during the storming of a city police station in 2013. A report on the Daily News Egypt site notes that the court also handed life ...
Uprising ring leader granted retrial
The Court of Cassation has granted a retrial to one of the leading activists behind Egypt’s 2011 uprising. Ahmed Douma was sentenced to life in prison for taking part in a violent protest months after the uprising. A report ...
Emergency rule extended
Kenyatta moves to block opposition candidate
Street vendors in court over banned plastic bags
Run-off poll projected
Rights chief addresses ‘endemic’ violations
Night-time curfew over vampire scare
Pop star investigated over friend's death
Boko Haram extremists convicted in mass trial
State-run oil firm rejects graft claims
Court overturns paternity suit
Police snare 'terror cell'
52 detained over deadly police station attacks
Judges turn blind eye to torture – HRW
Kagame critic back in the dock
Mogadishu rocked by massive bomb
Mkhwebane fitness for office to be investigated
‘Dagga couple’ seeks input on ConCourt case
'Black Africans' only move on big BEE deals
Farm expropriation resistance heads to courts
Government thumbs up for new nuclear plant
YouTube lifts restrictions on reed dance
Emergency rule lifted
Mugabe announces major Cabinet reshuffle
Leaked e-mails address ICC’s Kenyatta ‘bungle’
The claim by the International Criminal Court (ICC) that Kenya was not cooperative during President Uhuru Kenyatta’s trial on charges of crimes against humanity was an attempt by the court to save face. This is according to a French ...
Zimbabwean argues with judge over removal of shackles
A Zimbabwean accused of murdering his ex-girlfriend’s boyfriend in a fit of rage, argued with an Eastern Cape High Court (Port Elizabeth) judge for more than half an hour, demanding that he be unchained. According to a report on ...
US threatens to undermine Africa’s LGBT gains
Defending LGBT rights can be dangerous in Africa, where many countries have laws against homosexuality. But in recent years activists have stepped out of the shadows, empowered by the support of the Obama administration and the international community. Now many ...
Nigerian convicted of online crimes in Texas
Magistrate hears story of man who believes he's a prince
Forensic expert describes Camps Bay murder as ‘overkill’
Belgium court blocks extradition of Sudanese migrants
ICC's plot to honeytrap Kony revealed
Somalian gets life for murder and torture
Rwandan genocide witness questioned
SARS happy with R1bn raised via asset amnesty
Nigeria to issue instant visas for Africans
Nigeria has decided to start issuing visas on arrival for all Africans in a major step toward the goal of free movement on the continent. AU deputy chairperson Kwesi Quartey praised the action as a ‘laudable move towards Africa's ...
Lessons from Africa
Kenya's recently annulled elections have highlighted election problems that extend throughout the continent. In an analysis on the allAfrica site, Stephen Chan notes that African democracies are in the process of co-ordinating a ‘generation jump’ in applied technology and ...
Department to brief Parliament on Legal Practice Bill
Parliament will tomorrow (Tuesday) hear the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development’s responses on submissions made on the Legal Practice Amendment Bill. The Star reports during the committee’s public hearing on the proposed Bill last month, various stakeholders ...
Rarely-used law that puts Dlamini in a corner
Having invoked section 38 of the Superior Courts Act, a piece of legislation so obscure that many lawyers and advocates did not know it existed, the Constitutional Court has placed Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini in a corner. A Mail ...
Court ruling narrows scope of HIV convictions
A High Court of Malawi ruling which overturned a decision in a lower court which saw an HIV-positive woman convicted of a crime after breastfeeding another woman’s child has huge implications for HIV-positive people living in the country. A ...
Lessons for the future from historic Timol ruling
Anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Timol did not commit suicide, but was pushed to his death, the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) ruled last week, bringing to a close a more than four-decade struggle by his family and activists to prove his murder ...
A Matter of Justice
Counting the cost of bad financial advice
Financial advisers have to take out indemnity insurance before they may give advice to potential investors. But what happens when the insurance company has an exclusion clause in place that automatically rejects crucial claims – claims brought by clients against brokers ...
Quotes of the Week
‘If the president is innocent, as he proclaims, he ought to let a trial court decide on his innocence. His actions over the last decade smack of a desperate attempt to avoid this eventuality. These are the actions of a ...
Cuito Canavale: 12 Months of War that Transformed a Continent
Cuito Cuanavale: 12 Months of War that Transformed a Continent
By Fred Bridgland
Jonathan Ball. R200
It's been 30 years since Cuito Cuanavale became a landmark in the Angolan civil war. South African and Angolan troops, some of them ...