Pandemic turmoil sees PM axed and Parliament suspended
A decade after Tunisian protesters sparked a revolution which swept across the Arab world, the north African nation is burning again. Like SA, which experienced vicious violence this month, Tunisia’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic has fuelled tensions to breaking ...
Former ICC prisoner Gbagbo to meet his successor
Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara will host his predecessor Laurent Gbagbo tomorrow – their first meeting since Gbagbo returned home in June following his acquittal by the International Criminal Court. Communications Minister Amadou Coulibaly said Ouattara had a telephone conversation with ...
Another prominent eco-activist killed
Kenyan environmental activist Joanna Stutchbury has been shot dead while campaigning against developers encroaching on the Kiambu Forest near Nairobi. Friends said she had stopped her car to clear branches blocking her driveway and was shot several times. No arrests ...
Suspect in attempted assassination dies
A man accused of attempting to stab Mali's interim President Assimi Goita last week has died in hospital while in the custody, the government has confirmed. Goita, a special forces colonel who orchestrated two coups in the last year ...
Date set for ‘hidden debts’ trial
Two more journalists jailed
Judicial applicants side-lined over security reports
Kidnappers abduct negotiator
Lagos gets tough on non-compliant firms
Cradock Four families go to court for justice
A doctor of law at just 25 ...
Security set-up needs drastic overhaul – analyst
Fake list of judges for JSC interviews circulated
Alleged rhino horn kingpin arrested again while on bail
Government reviews controversial mobile money levy
Opposition party members detained
Signs of hope for sex workers
Football association officials in the dock
Estranged wife takes aim at VP
Farm compensation programme delayed
Court addresses land reform programme
French citizen linked to Madagascar assassination plot
A French national is among six people arrested on suspicion of involvement in a plot to kill President Andry Rajoelina in Madagascar. His adviser, Patrick Rajoelina, told Reuters that two of the six suspects had previously worked in the French ...
UK sanctions for top Mnangagwa aide
A year after the US imposed targeted sanctions against Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s wealthy adviser, the UK has followed suit. An asset freeze and imposed sanctions have been effected against Kudakwashe Tagwirei which prevent him from travelling to the UK ...
Namibian group challenges genocide accord at UN
The Ovaherero Traditional Authority says it has not ruled out taking legal action against the Namibian and German Governments over May’s joint declaration on the genocide of 1904 to 1908. The Namibian reports that the group said it was considering ...
Zimbabwean 'criminals' deported from the UK
Traditional leader slams Chinese ‘looters’
Canadian firm strikes gold in Namibia
Dispute clouds return of Benin Bronzes
Morocco denies role in spyware saga
Gay Kenyan wins asylum fight
Blow to bid to ban live sheep shipping
UK billionaire gets bail in Namibia farm shooting case
African Bee association drawn into honey spat
South African importers of sought-after organic Zambian honey are clashing with the government over claims that questionable bee-disease test results have led to import bans. It is a claim the Agricultural Department and Agricultural Research Council dismiss, with both saying ...
SANDF troops arrive in Cabo Delgabo
An SANDF contingent has arrived in Mozambique’s troubled Cabo Delgado Province. A military aircraft has been seen offloading soldiers, military vehicles and equipment. The troops are believed to be special forces who will form part of the SADC’s standby force ...
Minister approved operation linked to McBride suspension
The mystery of Robert McBride's suspension from the State Security Agency (SSA) is deepening as information emerges that Minister Ayanda Dlodlo had personally approved the ‘doomed’ intelligence operation, which led to the spy boss' suspension, says a News24 report ...
Bushiri witness ruling adjourned
ICC told of attacks on foreign truckers in SA
Proposed anti-gay Bill causes stir
Draft anti-gay legislation submitted to Ghana’s Parliament proposes up to 10 years in jail for LGBTQ+ people as well as groups and individuals who advocate for their cause. In one of the most draconian and sweeping anti-gay laws proposed around ...
Lawmakers votes to abolish capital punishment
Sierra Leonean lawmakers on Friday voted to abolish the death penalty. Capital punishment will be replaced with life imprisonment or a minimum 30-year jail term for crimes such as murder or mutiny. A report on the News24 site notes that ...
Police issue weapons ban
The Zimbabwe Republic Police Force has banned the carrying of weapons in Harare, in terms of section 4 of the Maintenance of Peace and Order Act. Police spokesperson Inspector Tendai Mwanza said some of the prohibited weapons included catapults, machetes ...
Fresh tensions over mega dam project
As Ethiopia begins diverting 13.5bn cubic metres of water from the Blue Nile river to its controversial new mega-dam, residents of Sudan to the south fear a repetition of last year’s devastating drought. The second stage of filling the ...
A Matter of Justice
Judges arrested in battle between Bench and executive
The arrest of two prominent Kenyan judges has caused widespread concern, locally and internationally. The two were arrested and taken in for questioning, allegedly in relation to investigations of bribery, and released after a couple of hours in the ongoing ...
Quotes of the Week
‘The President has spoken. It was an attempted insurrection. I confined myself to counter-revolution ... but ultimately remember, any element of counter-revolution ultimately may as well lead to an insurrection in the country.’
– Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, who did ...
Why We Kneel, How We Rise
Why We Kneel, How We Rise
By Michael Holding
Simon & Schuster. $27
Through the prism of sport and conversations with its legends, including Usain Bolt, Adam Goodes, Thierry Henry, Michael Johnson, Ibtihaj Muhammad, Makhaya Ntini, Naomi Osaka ...