Knives out for high-profile crime suspects
A wave of high-profile arrests across the continent over the past week has seen a number of politicians and personalities on the wrong side of the law as the authorities continue to clamp down on graft and other crimes against ...
Cairo court enforces beard ban
An Egyptian court has suspended a ruling that allowed the return to work of policemen with beards which are usually reserved for pious Muslims. A report on the News24 site notes that the decision came after a lawyer appealed against ...
Broadcaster axes presenter over sexual harassment case
Deutsche Welle says allegations of sexual harassment against one of its former employees in Cairo have proven to be credible. The German broadcaster said Egyptian-British television presenter Yosri Fouda, who is a critic of President Abdel-Fatah al-Sisi's government, no ...
Three death sentences handed down in latest mass trial
An Egyptian court has sentenced three men to death and another 41 to life imprisonment for their part in a 2013 attack on a police station near Cairo. A report on the News24 site notes that it marks the latest ...
Governor probed over student’s death
Minister jailed over parliamentary fracas
Minister steps down over graft scandal
Kagame pardons 2 140 prisoners
Mismanagement started with Mandela – lawyer
Tool to measure LGBTI compliance
Zuma back in court to challenge costs order
Courts cannot erase escalating racial tensions – expert
Expropriation vote expected by May next year
Speaker targets fake nails and eyelashes
President urges women to ditch contraception
Chief Justice heckled by lawmakers
Mugabe's son-in-law probed over aviation deal
DA seeking answers on R370bn China loan
South Africa's opposition DA says it will demand full details about a R370bn loan allegedly negotiated by President Cyril Ramaphosa with China as a ‘stimulus package’, notes a Fin24 report. The party said it would send parliamentary questions to ...
Buhari takes aim at HSBC
The Office of the Presidency has asked global banking giant HSBC to return all of Nigeria's looted funds it holds. This after HSBC recently declared that President Muhammadu Buhari's second term in office would stunt Nigeria's economy ...
Morocco police arrest suspected drug mule
Customs police at Tangier Med Port this weekend seized 28kg of cannabis from an international transport truck. Police customs officers stopped a Moroccan national who was allegedly attempting to smuggle the cannabis resin to Europe. A report on the Morocco ...
Nigerian nationals charged over online scam
Macron admits to torture during Algerian war
Biological mother to appeal order to hand over child
Legal action threat for activist over sex allegations letter
Legislators snub national team after World Cup ‘mission’
Pretoria saluted for UN role
Wiechers a thorn in side of apartheid government
A constitutional law expert who helped draft SA's interim Constitution, Professor Marinus Wiechers, who died recently in Pretoria at the age of 80, was a thorn in the side of the apartheid government. According to an obituary in the ...
AU pushes for free trade area endorsements
The AU has launched an advocacy campaign to encourage more countries to ratify the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), ahead of the January 2019 deadline to implement the agreement. A business guide developed by the International Trade Centre was ...
Department to defend Agoa ties in court matter
Setting aside the African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa) will have dire consequences, MPs in South Africa were told on Thursday. Department of Trade and Industry Director-General Lionel October was sharing developments on trade relations between SA and the US ...
DRC accuses Uganda of killing fishermen
Foreigners see SA as 'banana republic' – Mbalula
MTN hits back over Nigeria taxes order
SA seeking bigger slice of customs union cake
Egyptian man arrested over viral video
Major trafficking ring infiltrated in Sudan
Zimbabwe considers joining rand monetary area
Referendum law passed
Libya’s House of Representatives has passed a Constitution referendum law despite some MPs arguing that it needed an amendment first. The Libyan Observer reports that they boycotted the session when MPs voted, saying ‘it was passed in an illegal manner’ ...
Violence against women outlawed
Morocco's law criminalising violence against women has come into force. It includes a ban on forced marriage, sexual harassment in public places, and tougher penalties for certain forms of violence. BBC News reports that it has been criticised by ...
Not too late for SA to rethink ICC withdrawal
As the South African Government finds itself in a quandary over its position on the International Criminal Court (ICC), and dithers over its planned withdrawal, perhaps it could save face by opting for a democratic process to decide the matter ...
Why US stance on ICC redeems African leaders
Washington’s ‘contemptuous dismissal’ of the International Criminal Court's (ICC) attempts to investigate allegations of torture against US soldiers in Afghanistan demands a relook of African leaders' long-standing criticism of this institution. In an analysis on the allAfrica site, Socrates ...
Germany and Namibia grapple with the ‘G-word’
Human remains kept by German institutions as part of their colonial loot were repatriated to Namibia in August – the third time this has been done. And once again, the process was marred by serious friction, a clear illustration that ...
A Matter of Justice
Judges' divergent views on errant scholars
Sometimes a court is called on to act as a parent might, and resolve the problems of difficult children. Seldom, though, will two courts in the same country, less than 100km apart, both hand down such a decision on the ...
Quotes of the Week
‘Kofi Annan was courageous, speaking the truth to power while subjecting himself to intense self-scrutiny.’
– Current UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaking at Annan’s funeral
‘Haven't we paid enough for Mr Zuma already? The 10 million people ...
A Darker Shade of Pale
A Darker Shade of Pale
By Beryl Crosher-Segers
Torchflame Books. R250
At its heart, A Darker Shade of Pale is about family. Beryl was born in Cape Town in 1955, seven years after the National Party imposed the system of ...
At a Glance
* World leaders and international dignitaries travelled to Ghana to pay their last respects to former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan who was honoured with a state funeral on Thursday, as many lauded him as an exceptional man and leader. Annan died ...
* The National Commission for Human Rights in Libya (NCHRL) has condemned the continuation of the violations by the parties to the conflict in south-eastern Tripoli in the areas of Salah al-Din, Khallet al-Furjan, Wadi al-Rabi, and Ein Zara. The NCHRL ...