Keen interest in ICC’s latest conviction
The International Criminal Court (ICC) last week sentenced former Lord’s Resistance Army commander Dominic Ongwen (45) to 25 years in prison for war crimes and crimes against humanity in Uganda. Legalbrief reports that the former child soldier was found guilty ...
Government invokes military rule in hot spots
The DRC will replace civilian authorities with military administrations in two conflict-hit provinces for a month, the government has confirmed. A report on the News24 site notes that a surge in attacks by armed militias and intercommunal violence along Congo ...
'Underground cells’ thwarted
Ethiopian authorities say they have foiled underground cells of a group allegedly plotting to disrupt the upcoming elections. The National Intelligence and Security Service, Defence Forces, the Federal Police Commission, and Information Network Security Agency say the group is being ...
Government accused of genocide
The powerful head of Ethiopia’s Orthodox Church has accused the government of committing genocide against the Tigrayan people. In his first public comments since the war began in Tigray six months ago, Patriarch Abune Mathias said the government was working ...
Killers jailed for 2017 murder
Charges reinstated in high profile murder case
Government urged to make justice a priority
Editor convicted of libel
Government resigns ahead of change-over
Sisi Khampepe to act as Chief Justice
Another law firm dumps Zuma
Foundation slams Hlophe’s ‘white man’s law’ comments
Sex offender register cannot be made public – department
Loan scheme declared unconstitutional
Commission wades through land and boundary disputes
Former Harare mayor sets remand deadline
Government considers mass culling of elephants
Government plans to list first bond since 2001
Backlash over mining dispute
Uganda moves to clean up its global image
The Ugandan Government has hired UK public relations firm Mercury International, a subsidiary of Mercury Public Affairs, to improve its image globally. Documents seen by The Monitor indicate that the focus of lobbying will be in the US. Mercury Public ...
Stalemate in SA Government on Chang extradition
A sharp dispute in SA among President Cyril Ramaphosa’s Ministers and advisers about which country to extradite former Mozambican Finance Minister Manuel Chang to is keeping him incarcerated in a South African prison more than 28 months after he was ...
Eskom said to be wary of 'power ships' deal
Eskom is reportedly not interested in buying emergency power from Turkish company Karpowerships due to concerns about the costs and length of the contract. Die Burger reports that Eskom has not publicly commented on the controversy which is already subject ...
Reprieve for genocide-era French soldiers
Kidnapped French journalist appeals for help
Nightclub cleaner faces 18 years for gay sex murder
Fishrot company embroiled in fresh tax scandal
Somalia restores ties with Kenya
Somalia has restored diplomatic ties it cut with Kenya, following back channels masterminded by Qatar. The East African reports that Abdirashid Hashi, spokesperson for Somalia's President Mohamed Farmaajo, said Qatar had steered the resumption of relations but did not ...
Gay asylum seekers face bigotry and hostility – report
The report, LGBTI+ Asylum Seekers in SA: A Review of Refugee Status Denials Involving Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity, released last week, has found evidence that LGBT refugees are being denied asylum in SA, despite being ‘eligible for protection under ...
Three arrested over WFP food theft
The Hawks have arrested three people for allegedly defrauding more than R5m worth of foodstuffs from the World Food Programme (WFP) which were meant for a relief operation in Malawi. A TimesLIVE report notes that the food had been donated ...
SA pushing for vaccine patents reprieve
Bushiri’s co-accused brings new bail application
Tanzania introduces new Covid-19 travel restrictions
Calls for review of Zimbabwe’s tobacco distribution model
Talks over Ghana's Nigerian traders deadlocked
PM calls for regional talks over Somali turmoil
Legalbrief contributors join the Press Council
Sanlam expands stake in Moroccan insurer
Bill seeks to increase female political representation
A Bill that seeks to create 111 additional special seats for females in Nigeria’s National Assembly has passed second reading in the House of Representatives. It aims to alter the provisions of the 1999 Constitution and would create 37 additional ...
New law addresses sexual harassment
Uganda's Parliament has passed a sweeping law on sexual offences, repealing some of the provisions in the decades-old legislation. BBC News reports that the new measures provide for the establishment of a national sexual offenders’ register. Anyone convicted of ...
Deep concerns over homosexuality ban
The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights is calling on Uganda to amend a Bill to ban same-sex relations that it says would violate human rights standards and undermine public health. Parliament last week ‘quietly’ passed the ...
Parliament criminalises human sacrificing
A Matter of Justice
Tough ruling could mark new approach to albinism cases
A High Court judge in Malawi has sentenced a gang to life imprisonment for killing a man with albinism for his body parts, and recommended that they not ever be given sentence reduction by the country’s President. Judge Redson Kapindu ...
Quotes of the Week
‘With a rising civilian death toll, scores of disappeared people, and increasing unlawful attacks by armed Islamist groups, it's clear that abuses by one side beget abuses by the others.’
– Jonathan Pedneault, crisis and conflict researcher at ...
I Am a Girl from Africa
I Am a Girl from Africa
By Elizabeth Nyamayaro
When severe draught hit her village in Zimbabwe, Elizabeth, then eight, had no idea that this moment of utter devastation would come to define her life purpose ...