Hain takes aim at Zuma
A new chapter was today added to the extraordinary story of a former anti-apartheid activist who returned to SA with guns blazing and aimed squarely at former President Jacob Zuma. Legalbrief reports that Lord Peter Hain’s dramatic childhood in SA ...
Protesters reject ‘offspring of the system’
Demonstrators thronged the streets of the Algerian capital on Friday to renew their opposition to a presidential election they say will keep in power a political elite rejected by the people. The protest occurred ahead of today’s start of campaigning ...
'Terrorists’ killed in army raids
Burkina Faso’s army says it has killed 32 armed ‘terrorists’ during two operations in the north of the country. It said the first raid resulted in the freeing of many women who were being kept as sex slaves in a ...
Soldiers deployed to campuses
Ethiopian authorities say they have detained people suspected of inciting ethnic violence at a university campus which led to the death of three students. Higher Education Minister Samuel Kifle did not give the number of those arrested, but said there ...
Police suspended for assaulting protesters
Renamo loses poll appeal
Murder suspect makes second court appearance
Ministers resign over graft scandal
Suspected farm attacker found in bird's nest
Reporters warned not to write ‘crap’
Funds allocated to protect state capture prosecutors
Meyiwa murder case delay 'unacceptable' – Minister
Prison torture case 'potentially precedent-setting'
State ordered to hand data to defence in terror trial
Permanent Land Court in the offing – Minister
State to prosecute 1989 coup leaders
Kampala police target 'gay-friendly' bar
Owner of Kampala cosmetics company fined
Businessman sues ‘false prophet’
Bad to worse for economy – protest pastor
Supreme Court bid to stop high-profile graft case
Transgender activist wins damages claim
Government implements ‘coup-proof’ mechanisms
Mugabe's family ordered to register his estate
Ugandan lawmaker makes TIME's top 100 list
Ugandan MP Robert Ssentamu, better known as Bobi Wine, has made the inaugural TIME 100 Next list which recognises individuals who are revolutionising their respective fields and industries. Six Africans were selected. The magazine noted that Ssentamu, who is well-known ...
US court seeks Libyan general
An arrest warrant for Libya’s renegade General Khalifa Haftar has been issued by a US court on the basis that the general, who has dual US and Libyan nationality, bears responsibility for the indiscriminate shelling of civilians in Tripoli. The ...
ACP parliamentary network promoted
Lawmakers from the African, Caribbean and Pacific countries who convened in Kigali this weekend have pushed for a strong Africa Caribbean Pacific (ACP) parliamentary network and emphasised the need for their European counterparts to respect the dignity of Africa. The ...
SIU to probe alleged Saudi theft of missiles data
Mercenary group expands its stretch in Africa
Onwards and upwards for Mozambique – IMF
Bitter blow for Ethiopian air crash relatives
Egypt rejects UN report on Morsi’s death
Gambia's action against Myanmar 'a first'
Russia seeks to lift CAR diamond embargo
Cocoa producers embrace ‘justice with courage’
Russia seeks to lift CAR diamond embargo
Alleged K-word racist in plea bargain talks with state
Kenyan athlete gets four-year doping ban
SA's hands tied on refugees – Deputy Minister
SA cannot force any country to accept refugees and asylum seekers, Deputy Home Affairs Minister Njabulo Nzuza said as tensions rose among two groups of foreign nationals demanding evacuation from SA, notes News24. ‘SA cannot impose on Canada that there ...
Namibia pledges to extend SA visas
Namibian President Hage Geingob on Friday said SA businesspeople working in Namibia would soon be able to get five-year working visas in the country. Addressing the Namibia Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Geingob said he had received complaints about the ...
Motsepe-Radebe addresses Botswana scandal
Bridgette Motsepe-Radebe has said three SA banks have confirmed she was not a signatory on bank accounts allegedly set up for illicit money flows to effect regime change in Botswana. Legalbrief reports that President Cyril Ramaphosa's sister-in-law was implicated ...
Minister tackles sex abuse by SA troops abroad
How VBS kingpins pulled off Namibian heist
HRW flags abuse of mentally-ill Nigerians
Concerns over Africa’s aviation industry addressed
Bill targets dishonest civil servants
Government officials convicted of stealing public funds risk being blocked from holding public offices should a proposed amendment to Kenya’s Anti-Corruption and Economic Crimes Act (Aceca) become law. The Nation reports that the amendment which was proposed by MP Silas ...
Concerns over hate speech Bill
The Nigerian Senate has reintroduced a Bill which will impose the death penalty on anybody found guilty of hate speech which has fatal consequences. The Deputy Chief Whip of the Senate Abdullahi Sabi has sponsored the National Commission For the ...
Reserve Bank nationalisation Bill back on the table
While President Cyril Ramaphosa is on a drive to attract investors, the controversial Bill to nationalise the central bank which caused jitters when first unveiled a year ago has been revived. EWN reports that the Bill has been referred back ...
Minister wants border management Bill finalised
Traditional Courts Bill – thumbs up or down?
Investment conference ‘speed dating on steroids’
Just do it. The phrase, uttered by Rwandan President Paul Kagame at the Africa Investment Forum in Sandton last week, became something of a mantra as delegates met to discuss deals in Africa. Kagame was lamenting on an entrenched problem ...
A Matter of Justice
The power of the law to challenge injustice
One of Namibia's senior judges, David Smuts, of that country's Supreme Court, has just published a book on his work during the 1980s when Namibia was still virtually a province of SA. At that time, Smuts was a ...
Quotes of the Week
‘Rebels broke my womb.’
– DRC teenager Amina Kazera recounting how she was abducted from her village several years ago
‘One doesn’t expect violence to break out at a sanctuary, but when I put on my psychology hat ...
At a Glance
* There have been no marriages in a village in Nigeria’s Kano state after the local chief imposed a wedding tax. Ado Sa'id wants grooms to pay $377 instead of the current custom of presenting gifts to the bride's ...