ICC fugitive gets his day in court
Thirty years after he swept into power in a military coup that ousted the democratically elected government of Prime Minister Sadiq al-Mahdi, Omar al-Bashir has appeared in court in a country that is beginning to heal itself. Legalbrief reports that ...
Albino teen killed
A male albino has reportedly been killed and dismembered in Burundi. An albino rights group said the 15-year-old’s body was found late on Saturday. Kassim Kazungu, the head of Albinos Without Borders, said the victim was killed ‘atrociously’. The Independent ...
Doctors arrested over death of WHO medic
Three Congolese doctors have been arrested in the DRC in connection with the killing of a WHO medic. Senior military prosecutor Lieutenant-Colonel Jean-Baptiste Kumbu said Cameroonian doctor Richard Mouzoko was shot dead in April at a hospital in Butembo where ...
Outrage over exhumation of body
Officials in western Kenya have exhumed the body of a local man to strip him of the uniform he was buried in. Martin Alukoye was buried in his full Kakamega County Youth Service uniform after drowning earlier this month. BBC ...
Nairobi hospitals stocking expired drugs – report
Lawmaker seeks justice after vicious attack
Growing concern over abducted lawmaker
Court dismisses election dispute appeal
Teen fakes his own kidnapping
Lagos woman charged with child abuse
NGO provides a lifeline for inmates
Buhari targets imported food products
Growing concern over missing lawmaker
Zuma accuses judges of bias in SCA papers
Zephany Nurse wins identity challenge
Minister wants inquests into activists' deaths reopened
GCB condemns Malema attacks on judiciary
Judge condemns SCA precedent in horrific rape appeal
Governor seeks to protect snubbed women
Mugabe rejects Heroes' Acre burial
Unions warn of teachers' strike
MDC slams ‘rogue regime’
Nigerian football administrator addresses Fifa ban
Nigeria’s former national football coach Samson Siasia has called for calm over his life ban by Fifa on Friday. This followed a match-fixing probe by global football’s governing body. The Premium Times reports that he was also fined $60 000 ...
UK company cleared to seize Nigerian assets
A British judge on Friday gave the green light for a small private firm to seize more than $9bn in assets from the Nigerian Government over a failed natural gas deal. The amount is the equivalent of one-fifth of the ...
Nigerian lawmaker accosted in Germany
The former deputy president of Nigeria's Senate was attacked by a mob while attending a cultural event in Nuremberg, Germany, on Saturday. Ike Ekweremad said his assailants were members of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), a south-east secessionist ...
Facebook adds African languages to curb fake news
Medicinal cannabis triangle revealed
US bans former Sudanese spy chief
Huawei accused of assisting with state surveillance
Billionaire charged over Guinea bribery case
Tobacco giant's acquisition of Twisp approved
Wife of abducted SA paramedic pleads for his return
Net closes on suspected global narcotics ring
Social media changing the face of African politics
In mid-July Chad lifted its 16-month social media ban. This ended the longest social media blockage seen in any African country. The government argued that the lengthy ban was necessary for security reasons. A Mail & Guardian report says the ...
Surveillance Cameras Bill approved
Angola’s National Assembly has unanimously approved the Surveillance Cameras Bill which aims to aid the defence and security forces to identify criminals and ‘safeguard tranquillity and public security’. A report on the allAfrica site notes that the legal instrument which ...
Maputo criminalises digital snooping
MPs in Mozambique have revised the country’s penal code to criminalise digital snooping. In effect, anyone who now gains access to phones, computers or other gadgets belonging to a third party without permission will face up to two years in ...
Many petition against halting private adoption
More than 50 000 South Africans don’t want the government to pass the Children’s Act Amendment Bill, which could spell the end of private adoptions, says a Times Select report. Cape Town lawyer and children’s rights activist Debbie Wybrow has ...
State complicity fuels xenophobic violence
State complicity is a key element in the xenophobic violence causal chain. It needs to be addressed if we want to to ensure that the rule of law prevails, says Wits University’s Dr Jean Pierre Misago. ‘Xenophobic violence,’ he ...
Can SADC stop the region’s financial bleeding?
As another SADC summit looms, human rights defenders in the region, along with their allies around the world, can be forgiven for asking ‘what is the point?’ In a Daily Maverick analysis, Sunit Bagree notes that SADC’s performance on ...
A Matter of Justice
Does a judge's gender matter in rulings affecting women?
In a controversial decision last week, a woman High Court judge considering a gang rape case held that she was not bound by a judgment of the SCA, as reported in Legalbrief Today. That new decision is sure to cause ...
Quotes of the Week
‘If each and every one of us, be it in the judiciary, in the executive and legislature, in the economic sector, in the media and academia, civil society were to be true to the responsibilities that we are charged with ...
By Joanne Jowell
It is every mother’s worst nightmare: Your newborn baby is kidnapped from the hospital shortly after birth. But how does it feel if you find out as a teenager that you are ...
At a Glance
Ghana offers tax breaks
* Ghana will offer tax breaks of up to 10 years to automakers that set up local manufacturing plants, as the government seeks to attract international companies such as Volkswagen and Nissan. The companies last year agreed to set up auto-assembly ...