All eyes on embattled National Assembly Speaker
Following last week’s extraordinary Constitutional Court ruling which cleared the way for National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete to allow the use of a secret ballot during the motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma, the nation is on ...
Man jailed for Facebook prank
An Algerian court has sentenced a man to two years in prison for dangling a baby out of a 15th-floor window in order to attract Facebook 'likes'. The man posted a picture of himself holding the baby out of a ...
Sankara DNA tests inconclusive
A lawyer for the family of Burkina Faso's slain President Thomas Sankara says DNA tests done in Spain were inconclusive on whether remains found in a grave were his. Stanislas Sankara, who is not related to the revolutionary leader ...
Trial of Campaore Ministers postponed
Burkina Faso's High Court of Justice has postponed the trial of 34 Ministers of former President Blaise Compaore’s government, pending corrections to the prosecution's submissions. A report on the Africa News site notes that the suspects have ...
State of emergency extended
Policeman jailed for shooting Cairo protester
Cairo under fire over 'flawed' trials
Cairo court blocks island transfer
New Chief Justice sworn in
Politician investigated for campaign comments
Court overturns election commission's verdict
Court official in hiding over leaked report
Government postpones constitutional referendum
Probe into ‘unaudited and unexplained’ funds
Murder accused's plea implicates co-accused – lawyer
Court blocks eviction of Lagos squatters
Soldier sentenced to death for killing Minister
SCA has moved on since division revelations – Maya
Rooibos warned of potential class action suit
We're reviewing nuclear plans – Energy Minister
Gupta spying had stamp of SSA involvement
Media restrictions eased
Directors in the dock on graft charges
Suspended MPs seek court review of suspension
Treason trial key to political future – analyst
Another farmer evicted
MP in the dock on wildlife trafficking charges
Fake secret agent convicted
German national accused of raping children
A German national accused of rape, who faces eight sexually related charges, has been denied bail in the Blue Downs Magistrate’s Court, according to a report on the IoL site. Andreas Wolf is accused of rape, sexual assault, sexual ...
Morocco seeks extradition of 'drug trafficker'
Morocco is seeking the extradition of an alleged drug trafficker from The Netherlands and has summoned its envoy at The Hague to return home for consultations. The Foreign Ministry did not identify the suspect, but a senior government official named ...
Alleged rhino poachers now battling extradition to US
Brothers Dawie (49) and Janneman (47) Groenewald were released from police custody on Friday after posting bail of R50 000 and R10 000 respectively in the Polokwane Magistrate's Court, says a News24 report. This came after an Interpol task ...
Washington scraps reward for al-Shabaab leader
Utility inflated advance payment to Chinese firm
French investigating Congo President's daughter
World Bank addresses Zimbabwe's fiscal imbalances
Ghana court rejects resettlement of terror suspects
Mandela lawyer dies in London
Angolan VP faces graft trial in Portugal
Rwanda genocide trial resumes at the UN
ICJ to address Mauritius island dispute
Home Affairs defied court on refugee release – LHR
South Africa's Department of Home Affairs has failed to comply with a court order that allowed the release of a Syrian refugee from the Lindela Repatriation Centre, says a Cape Times report. Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR) had successfully ...
SA backs DRC violence probe
South Africa has chosen to side with the DRC on its investigation into violence in its Kasai province, which has seen hundreds of people killed in the past 10 months and at least 1.3m displaced. No mention was made ...
Cyber Security Bill tabled
The Kenya Cyber Security Bill, which was last month approved by Cabinet, has paved the way for the proposed legislation to be debated in Parliament. A number of ICT practitioners, including lawyer and ICT professional John Freeman, have criticised the ...
Concern for consumers in Twin Peaks Bill
Opposition parties are concerned that the National Credit Regulator is not included in the amended version of the Twin Peaks Bill, and that this omission will leave consumers vulnerable to unscrupulous lending practices, says a Fin24 report. The draft legislation ...
President sparks school pregnancy outcry
There has been an outcry over Tanzanian President John Magufuli's comments that schoolgirls who give birth should not be allowed to return to school. Magufuli last week warned schoolgirls at a rally that ‘after getting pregnant, you are done ...
The futility of the case against De Morais
Angola's ruling MPLA recently proposed that the outgoing President and Vice-President be given absolute immunity from prosecution for any crimes they committed while in office. The regime subsequently launched new indictments against journalist and human rights defender Rafael Marques ...
Let the legal battles begin...
The revised Mining Charter, which has caused consternation across the sector, is dissected in a series of analyses in Business Day and other media outlets, including in articles by both Minerals Affairs Minister Mosebenzi Zwane and the DA’s mining ...
A Matter of Justice
Time limit on advocates' arguments proposed
South African advocates could soon be limited in the time they may have to argue a case, by a change to the rules proposed in an important new draft report commissioned by the heads of court. If the proposals are ...
Quotes of the Week
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‘It is international law. The United Nations cannot override the sovereignty of a country, and when the matter broke out we put together our own investigation.’
– President Joseph Kabila’s chief adviser, Barnabe Kikaya-bin-Karubi confirming that the DRC Government is ...
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At a Glance
VP pledges free and fair elections
* Zimbabwe's Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Friday pledged that next year's elections will be ‘free and fair’ despite opposition concerns about electoral interference. Speaking on the sidelines of a conference aimed at courting South African investors, Mnangagwa noted ...
Surge in killings reported
* More than 3 300 people have been killed in the violence in the DRC’s Kasai region since last October, the Catholic Church says. The deaths are the result of clashes between the army and a rebel group, but civilians ...