ICC net closes on al-Bashir
Five years have passed since former Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir came dangerously close to blowing the lid off the International Criminal Court (ICC) by defying his arrest warrant and attending an AU meeting in Johannesburg. This weekend, an ICC delegation ...
Businesswoman, daughters jailed
A businesswoman who many believed was the secret daughter of former Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika was last week sentenced to 12 years in prison for money laundering, influence peddling, squandering public funds and illegally transferring money abroad. BBC News reports ...
UN calls for release of lawmaker
Fourteen UN human rights experts have called on the Cameroon Government to release detained opposition leader Maurice Kamto and hundreds of his supporters who were arrested following nationwide protests on 22 September. Kamto has been held under house arrest for ...
Bitter dispute over late tycoon’s estate
A Kenyan woman who has launched an application to secure a share of the late tycoon Eliakim Olweny's estate, insists they were married. Norah Atieno claims she was Olweny’s second wife and has produced three witnesses to who say ...
Popular blogger released
Opposition rejects ‘electoral coup’
Fired AG wants his job back
'Trafficking kingpin’ detained
Church calls for graft clampdown
Islamist ‘recruiter’ detained
Protesters plan to sue police
Abuja launches ‘cyberwarfare’ operation
Suspect drug mule arrested
DNA seals rapist stepfather's fate
Minister under pressure to parole Hani's killer
Ex-President's wife seeks financial aid pending divorce
Court backlog nears 50 000 criminal cases
First judge to face state capture impeachment
Government accused of ‘weaponising' the law
Court makes landmark 'slave tag' ruling
Student in court over WhatsApp post
Former Chief Magistrate in the dock
Concern over heavy-handed agents
Rwanda aims to tap into global cannabis market
Rwanda has approved the cultivation and export of cannabis despite the fact that the use of the narcotic for medical or recreational purposes remains illegal in the country. A Cabinet meeting, chaired by President Paul Kagame, approved regulatory guidelines on ...
Diplomatic row over Somalian rapist
A Somalian rapist is embroiled in a diplomatic row after passengers prevented him from departing from the UK two years ago. Thirteen years of criminal trials, prison costs and immigration cases by Yaqub Ahmed has already saddled taxpayers with a ...
ANC hit by 'kickbacks' for diplomatic posts claim
Allegations that the ANC has been soliciting kickbacks from those appointed to diplomatic positions overseas are contained in a letter addressed to the Zondo Commission by senior bureaucrats at the Department of International Relations & Co-operation and published on the ...
Prosecutors link Egyptian bank to US campaign
Tunisian MP probed over beheading post
Commission to probe DRC sex abuses
Zambia debt default prompts IMF warning
Congolese activist fined for Paris museum theft
Liberia probes deaths of finance officials
Harare seeks extradition of exiled lawmakers
President Emmerson Mnangagwa's administration has approached SA to facilitate the extradition of former Cabinet Minister Saviour Kasukuwere to answer to four counts of criminal abuse of duty. State media has noted that the first three counts relate to his ...
Somalia snares terror suspects
Somalia's spy agency says it has seized 79 tons of sulphuric acid smuggled into the country for use by al-Shabab militants to make explosives. ‘We have arrested a number of people who smuggled it into the country and were ...
Zimbabwean murder accused tells of bribes to get into SA
Zimbabwean double-murder accused Blessing Bveni told the Western Cape High Court last week that he bribed his way into SA twice before being arrested for an alleged crime spree in the Table Mountain National Park. The 33-year-old has pleaded not ...
MPs told of dire state of border fencing
MTN Ghana resolves dispute with regulator
Jailed Eritrean poet shares top literary award
Botswana investors sue PwC for R650m
SA acting ambassador withdrawn after murder claim
Nairobi targets petty offenders
Anyone caught spitting or blowing their noses without a tissue in Nairobi will face six-month jail term, a Sh10 000 (about $91) fine, or both, if ward representatives pass a Bill tabled in the House. The Nation reports that the ...
Chiefs back abortion Bill
A group of Malawian chiefs are urging MPs to pass the Termination of Pregnancy Bill when it is tabled for debate during the current sitting of the National Assembly. In terms of the draft legislation, expectant mothers would be granted ...
UN official condemns rape law
The UN's High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, has condemned a recently-signed law in Nigeria's Kaduna state that introduced tough penalties for convicted rapists. BBC News reports that the law states that males convicted of raping a ...
Gauteng township Bill is xenophobic – DA
Minister seeks new powers on notifiable diseases
SA has promising future as international arbitration centre
SA is making up for lost time as a competitive international arbitration centre. In the past, international disputes were rarely referred to the Arbitration Foundation of Southern Africa (Afsa) – the most prominent and widely recognised of SA’s arbitral institutions ...
A Matter of Justice
Judge slams prosecution over prominent advocate's arrest
A prominent Kenyan legal academic and practising advocate, Professor Tom Odhiambo Ojienda, is in the midst of a running battle between himself and the country’s tax bosses as well as the prosecution services. The authorities claim he has not paid ...
Quotes of the Week
‘The past two years alone have been dramatic and very difficult for women human rights defenders and activists.’
– Sitabile Dewa, director of the Women’s Academy For Leadership and Political Excellence, who has been harassed by Zimbabweam state security ...
For The Record
For The Record
By Anton Harber
Jonathan Ball. $18
Veteran journalist Anton Harber brings all his investigative skills to bear on his very own profession, the media. For two years he conducted dozens of interviews with politicians, journalists ...