Deep divisions over extradition scraps
A former Mozambican Finance Minister and three high-profile European executives remain embroiled in major cases that could have severe consequences for several countries. Legalbrief reports that the Namibian Government has allegedly failed to set the process in motion to extradite ...
Prominent journalist arrested
An Algerian journalist from a local French-language newspaper has been remanded in custody, accused of belonging to a terrorist organisation and spreading false information. A judge in the Sidi M'hamed district of Algiers ordered Liberte journalist Mohamed Mouloudj to ...
Civilian attacks continue – HRW
Attacks on civilians by armed groups have continued in two conflict-ridden provinces of eastern DRC since the government imposed martial law in May, Human Rights Watch (HRW) has noted. It said armed groups have killed at least 672 civilians, while ...
Court to grapple with constitutional challenge
Kenya’s Supreme Court has been petitioned to determine whether a Bill to amend the Constitution should concern one or multiple issues, as a battle between the government and a group of private citizens intensifies. In the appeal filed by lawyer ...
Trials in limbo as top prosecutor quits
Administrator cleared after damning probe
Government ready to lift Twitter ban – Minister
Air force probes civilian deaths
Central bank targets exchange rate platforms
Corruption's getting worse, Mr President – survey
ConCourt minority judgments give Zuma new hope
Make-up of CJ's panel questioned
Alleged looter loses posh car
Lawyer cleared in money laundering case
Warning over new farm invasion threat
Grace Mugabe’s PhD case postponed
Mugabe’s family appeals burial ruling
Court rejects Covid-19 vaccine application
Trial date set for ex-Harare mayor
Mnangagwa’s lawyer sues prominent journalist
New tribunal chair to investigate judge
Ethiopia targets Biden with 5m 'stay out of it' letters
Supporters of Ethiopia's ruling Prosperity Party plan to send 5m letters to US President Joe Biden as part of a campaign to sway his administration's policy on the war in the northern Tigray region. Organisers of ‘The White ...
Enron unit loses Nigerian yacht claim
A US court has dismissed an appeal by a former Enron unit that tried to stake a claim to the proceeds from the sale of a luxury yacht to settle a debt it’s owed by Nigeria’s Government. US prosecutors initiated ...
US murder suspects object to ‘unauthorised’ search
Two US nationals charged with the killing of a young Namibian in Windhoek in 2011 want evidence obtained during a search of their guest house in the city to be excluded from their trial. Lawyers representing Marcus Thomas and Kevan ...
SA mother allegedly strangled children with cable ties
Tobacco giant mum on damning probe
Murder suspect sued over missing investor funds
SA drug mule convicted in Zimbabwe
A South African woman was last week sentenced to 12 years in jail after a Harare court found that she had tried to smuggle cocaine into the country from Brazil. A report on the EWN site notes that Harare Chief ...
Rogue oil trader implicates former colleagues
When Anthony Stimler left Glencore in August 2019, he had spent 12 years paying millions in bribes to African officials and intermediaries. And he began to help a US Justice Department investigation into the company and numerous former colleagues. A ...
UN peace-keepers in fresh abuse scandal
The UN has ordered the withdrawal of Gabon's 450-strong peacekeeping contingent from the CAR over sexual abuse allegations. It said it has received 32 allegations of sexual abuse or sexual exploitation against troops from the neighbouring country. A report ...
Hotel Rwanda hero convicted
Former Algerian leader dies
UN warns that Tigray conflict could spread
Leading Malawian human rights activist dies
ANC decides on minimal changes to Electoral Act
The ANC’s national executive committee (NEC) has decided against major electoral reform and in favour of minimal changes to the Electoral Act to allow independent candidates to stand for provincial and national elections. A Business Day report notes the Act ...
A Matter of Justice
Scathing attack adds to Lesotho judiciary's woes
Ongoing shortages of judges and resources in Lesotho’s third arm of government have reached desperate levels, made worse by the recent death of yet another judge in office, Thamsanqa Nomncongo. Thousands of cases are said to be piled up, waiting ...
Quotes of the Week
‘The Congolese Government may recognise the need for greater security in Ituri and North Kivu provinces, but imposing martial law hasn't accomplished that. Despite the government's efforts to spin its actions as military successes, many people across eastern ...
Krish: Struggle Lawyer
Krish: Struggle Lawyer
By Krish Naiddo (Foreword by President Cyril Ramaphosa)
Shereno Printers. $19
The book is well written, accessible, educative, gripping and often entertaining while infused with a deep sense of humanity and humility. Naidoo truly defies ...
At a Glance
Most influential African listed
* TIME magazine has listed seven Africans among its list of the 100 most influential people in the world for 2021, including figures from the world of academia, science, activism and economics. The Nigerian head of the World Trade Organisation, Ngozi ...