State capture scandal threatens Zuma's administration
The burning issue of state capture threatens to eclipse the numerous scandals that have dogged Jacob Zuma’s presidency with Legalbrief noting that it threatens to split the governing alliance partners and reshape South Africa’s political landscape. Deputy President ...
Trial of former President delayed again
The long-delayed trial of Burkino Faso's former President Blaise Compaore and members of his Cabinet was last week adjourned for a month after his lawyers claimed that he would not receive a fair hearing. Compaore, who fled to neighbouring ...
Fresh CAR massacre flagged
Red Cross workers have found 115 bodies in the CAR's border town of Bangassou after several days of militia attacks. Antoine Mbao Bogo, the president of the aid group's local branch, reportedly told Reuters that those killed had ...
MP on the run after prison break
More than 3 000 prisoners are believed to have escaped from the DRC’s largest prison. Security sources also said several people were killed during Wednesday's attack on the Makala prison. BBC News reports that Ne Muanda Nsemi, leader ...
Judges defy President over disputed law
Terror suspects convicted
President chooses new Chief Justice
President issues challenge to convene Parliament
Politician linked to farm raids found dead
Relative detained over brutal family murder
Former Aviation Minister back in the dock
Prophet in the dock for possessing human skull
Exlicit images of presidential candidate leaked
Minister bemoans pace of dealing with complaints
Anger over move to limit sex offences courts
SA a ‘sick’ society – Ntsebeza
ConCourt tackles women's rights in customary marriages
Government revokes banking licences
New judges sworn in
Ben Ali’s nephew apologises for corruption
Businessman in the dock on torture charges
Service providers cleared to block unverified SIM cards
Film banned for 'glorifying homosexuality'
Wildlife head axed over missing rhino horns
Mujuru addresses 'leadership bankruptcy'
UN urges Tripoli to release asylum seekers
A top UN official has urged Libyan authorities to free all asylum seekers and refugees from its detention centres in Tripoli. ‘I hope first of all that asylum seekers and refugees can be taken out of detention centres,’ said UN ...
US trial offers insight into Nigerian arms trade
Arms dealers and the corruption-riddled Nigerian Government are locking horns in a California courtroom over a $246m order for weapons and equipment, including helicopters, bombs and ammunition. US weapons contractor Hima Aboubakar has sued arms dealer Ara Dolarian for fraud ...
Suspects charged in connection with UN killings
Authorities in the DRC say two suspects will soon face trial in the gruesome killings of two UN experts. UN investigators Michael Sharp, an American, and Zaida Catalan, a Swede, were killed in March in the Kasai region, where hundreds ...
German businesses looking for stability in Zimbabwe
DRC releases Norwegian national in 'humanitarian' deal
Environmentalist Lewis Pugh gets international law post
Egypt provides documents for Italian murder probe
Genocide suspect faces extradition from Denmark
Seized SA passport linked to 'White Widow'
We won't appeal nuclear judgment – Minister
al-Bashir withdraws from Islamic summit
Equatorial Guinea Vice-President in SA court action
Daniel Janse van Rensburg, who nearly died in an infamous Equatorial Guinea prison two years ago after becoming the victim of a failed business deal involving Equatorial Guinea’s playboy Vice-President, Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, has taken legal steps against ...
Malawi threatens to take lake dispute to The Hague
The dispute between Malawi and Tanzania over ownership of Lake Nyasa is turning into a fully-fledged diplomatic row, with Lilongwe now threatening to take the matter to The Hague. Malawi accuses its neighbour of sabotaging dialogue on the matter. Tanzania ...
Obasanjo warns that ANC risks becoming irrelevant
South Africa's governing African National Congress will have to be given a ‘fight for its money’ before it fixes itself. That’s the view of former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo who told Business Day that liberation movements could ‘convert ...
AU warns of LRA resurgence
Gambian court seeks extradition for murder suspects
SA moves to scrap visas for African visitors
MTN fined again over non-compliance
East Africa's airspace protectionism conundrum
Revealing insights into ‘African lions’
Ugandan troops accused of sexual exploitation
Barclays Africa moves to beef up empowerment
Opposition official convicted for Facebook post
Why Mugabe blocked the rand
Major probe into oil production-sharing agreements
Malawi’s Anti-Corruption Bureau has launched an investigation into whether money irregularly changed hands during the rushed signing of production-sharing agreements on three of Malawi’s petroleum blocks just eight days before the 2014 elections. The probe was requested by ...
A Matter of Justice
Top judge faces long list of alleged offences
A sensational list of ‘offences’ faced by a top judge of the Seychelles has been published via a new decision of that country’s Court of Appeal, reports leading legal commentator Carmel Rickard in her latest A Matter of Justice ...
Quotes of the Week
'Do not carbon copy our
‘If you talk to many African leaders, they will tell you when (Nelson) Mandela was president, he was the voice, not only of South Africa, but of Africa. Thabo Mbeki was in the same category. But with our current president ...
Darwin's Hunch: Science, Race and the Search for Human Origins
Darwin’s Hunch: Science, Race and the Search for Human Origins
It is deeply ironic and equally tragic that the fossil record and DNA testing prove that all of humankind has a shared ancestry and heritage ...
At a Glance
* A four-day mutiny by ex-rebel soldiers in Ivory Coast has ended after they were promised bonus payments by the government. The rebellion paralysed cities and towns across the country. Renegade soldiers in Ivory Coast who have carried out a four-day ...
Couple stoned to death
* An unmarried couple was stoned to death in public in north-east Mali by ‘Islamists’, the first such incident since jihadist groups were driven out of the region. Jihadists seized key northern cities in Mali in March 2012, and though they ...
* Sikhangele Mki, a serial rapist from Delft, South Africa, has pleaded guilty to 30 counts of rape and 27 of kidnapping, and admitted to stabbing his victims when they fought back or screamed. He entered into a plea agreement with ...
Lungu addresses deportation drama
'Sex slave' escapes