Africa Legal News
[Premium Times] The Bayelsa state government paid close to one hundred million naira to an Italian firm, Hacking Team, to hack computers and phones in Nigeria, new information emerging from the firm's leaked internal data has shown.
[Premium Times] Two would-be suicide bombers have been arrested in Yola for attempting to sell an explosive device given to them by two men, the police have said.
[Premium Times] The Synagogue Church of All Nations has rejected the verdict reached by a coroner investigating the cause of the collapse of a six-storey building belonging to the church last year.
[UN News] The United Nations Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict has welcomed the indictment against the former President of Guinea, Moussa Dadis Camara, in an investigation into the "horrific events" that took place in the nation's capital, Conakry, nearly five years ago.
[AEP] The U.S. ambassador-at-large for war crimes issues said Wednesday that those behind ongoing violence in Burundi could face prosecution.
[News24Wire] The role of the judiciary needs to be debated and judges need to know what ordinary South Africans think of them, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Thursday.
[News24Wire] Prisoners at a Cape Town institution appear to have broken rules by actively posting content to social networks.
[Observer] The arrest of former Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) president, Kizza Besigye and former Prime Minister, Amama Mbabazi are a sign of panic by President Yoweri Museveni, the Democratic Alliance (TDA) a coalition of opposition parties in Uganda has said.
[News24Wire] Online content in South Africa could be regulated by the Press Council (PCSA) rather than the Film and Publications Board (FPB), according to people with knowledge of the matter.
[Addis Standard] Reeyot Alemu became one of the three journalists and two bloggers as well as six Oromo university students to have walked free from an Ethiopian prison between yesterday and today.
[News24Wire] A Western Cape High Court judge has ruled that the debt collecting procedure used by micro-lenders is "unconstitutional" and "an assault on human dignity".
[News24Wire] The guns allegedly resold by a former high ranking Vereeniging policeman to gangsters on the Cape Flats were meant for destruction.
[News24Wire] The media was biased in its reporting of what happened in Marikana before and after the shooting of the 34 striking minerworkers in 2012, reducing it to union rivalry, SA Communist Party (SACP) general secretary Blade Nzimande said on Wednesday.
[JusticeInfo.net] In June, an inquiry commission of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) published a 500-page report detailing how Eritrea, under Isaias Afwerki's iron-fisted regime for the past 22 years, has created a repressive system in which people are routinely arrested at whim, detained, tortured, killed or go missing.
[Premium Times] A federal court has ordered a former Jigawa State governor, Sule Lamido, and his two sons, Aminu and Mustapha, accused of fraud, remanded in prison custody in Kano till September 28.
[Aswat Masriya] Cairo -A police officer in the Upper Egyptian governorate of Beni Suef was shot dead by unidentified assailants early Thursday, the Interior Ministry said.
[Aswat Masriya] Cairo -Airport security arrested a member of the defunct Revolutionary Youth Coalition as he attempted to fly out of the country early Thursday, accusing him of complicity in violence, airport security sources said.
[The Star] Two survivors of the Suk Mukdi (Black Market) 2012 Garissa shootout yesterday told the court their rights were violated.
[The Star] Family Bank has threatened to sue the Nairobian over an article linking it to businesswoman Laura Akunga's financial woes.
[FrontPageAfrica] Patricia Joe was full of hope and dreams for a beetter life, for herself and her little daughter. To ensure her dreams came true she looked for job and opportunities to leave her native Liberia because living conditions was becoming unbearable or her, a single mother. For Patricia and scores of young girls taken to Lebanon and accordingly treated inhumanely, their return home should have restored a sense of sanity to months of enslaved treatment meted against them by slave masters in Lebanon.