Africa battered by vicious pandemic
A decade ago, preparations for the football World Cup were being finalised and the continent took its place as the centre of the universe. Legalbrief reports that ‘Africa’s time has come’ was Fifa's catch-phrase and Shakira summed up the ...
Prison abuses flagged
Human Rights Watch (HRW) has accused Egyptian security forces of torturing children in jails. In a 43-page report, HRW and Egyptian rights group Belady documented alleged abuses against 20 children between the ages of 12 and 17. They called on ...
Alleged heist 'kingpin' shot dead in Nairobi
A man believed to be the mastermind behind the US$4.1m ATM heist at a bank in Nairobi in September has been shot dead by police in an ambush. Police confirmed that Wycliff Oduor was shot by detectives in ...
Surge in cyber attacks reported
Kenyan firms were hit with 37.1m cyber-attacks between October and December 2019, according to a new report by the Communications Authority of Kenya. It marks a 47.3% rise of the crimes reported compared to 25.2m registered in ...
Poll re-run date announced
Insurgents seize military base
No respite for axed executive
Appeal lodged over dismissed poll challenge
Zuma turns to ConCourt in final bid to halt prosecution
Date set for high-profile assault case
Widow wins estate scrap
Key ‘Fishrot’ suspect off the hook
The CEO of Samherji, the Icelandic seafood company implicated in Namibia’s Fishrot corruption scandal has returned to work. In a media statement, the company confirmed that Thorsteinn Baldvinsson stepped down in November, just days after news of the scandal broke ...
Malian singer held in France over kidnapping
Malian musician Rokia Traoré has been released from a French prison after being detained since 10 March for the alleged kidnap of her daughter in a child custody dispute. According to a report in The Guardian, her freedom is dependent ...
How Kenyan cartel dumped cargo
A tax evasion cartel involving vehicle-tracking service providers, clearing agents and transporters has been cheating the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) by dumping of cargo meant for export. Documents seen by The Nation show that last year alone, the cartel denied ...
Ethiopian migrants found dead in truck
Sixty-four people believed to be migrants from Ethiopia have been found dead in a container attached to a truck in Mozambique. It is believed they were heading to SA. Police stopped the truck enroute from Malawi in the province of ...
Covid-19 law passed
Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has enacted a law that allows the arrest of people who defy his Covid-19 lockdown measures. Under statutory instrument 77, those who are found in crowds of more than 50 people will be arrested and jailed ...
Pangolin not 'specially protected' in Zimbabwe
Just as the whole world discovers that pangolin meat could have triggered the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the globe, it has emerged that Zimbabwe's legislation offers no real protection for the species, writes Carmel Rickard for Legalbrief. This has become ...
Supply chain concerns addressed
As the Covid-19 pandemic takes hold in Africa, many governments have begun to tighten borders, restrict gatherings and close schools. In an analysis on the African Arguments site, William Moseley notes that the crisis has already fundamentally changed people's ...
A Matter of Justice
Scathing judgment on Uganda's policing law
One of Uganda's most contentious laws has come under fire by that country's Constitutional Court. A particularly repressive section giving the police power to prohibit all public gatherings and protest has been declared unconstitutional and the court's ...
Quotes of the Week
‘There is definitely a shortage of ventilators (globally), and we are all trying our best to give everyone a fair chance. It’s also unfair to now try and jump the queue. Africa is unfortunately at the back of the line ...
The ANC Spy Bible
The ANC Spy Bible
By Moe Shaik
When former President Zuma made spy allegations against fellow members of the ANC at the State Capture (Zondo) Commission in July 2019, political analyst Thando Dotyeni said the ...