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ISS: Kenya’s courts once again check political manoeuvring

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The apparent collapse of the Building Bridges Initiative creates uncertainty as politicians scramble to realign ahead of elections. The courts have intervened decisively in the...

Human trafficking accused in court

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The Johannesburg Magistrates Court granted amendments to bail conditions to one accused and denied bail amendments to accused six of seven Chinese nationals arrested...

Human trafficking accused to appear in court

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The Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court is set to sit for the application for leave to appeal the bail conditions granted to seven Chinese nationals, arrested...

Court rules some South African lockdown restrictions invalid

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A South African high court declared some of the government’s coronavirus lockdown regulations unconstitutional on Tuesday but suspended the order for 14 days, leaving...

Union takes SA government to court over protective gear shortage

South Africa’s major health workers’ union plans to challenge government in court over shortages of protective gear for frontline staff as the country braces...

Millions from Saudi for Bashir

Ousted Sudan president Omar Hassan al-Bashir acknowledged receiving millions of dollars from Saudi Arabia, a police detective told a court at the start of...

Top Nigerian judge to be tried by tribunal

A Nigerian appeals court ruled a code of conduct tribunal can try the country’s top judge, suspended for allegedly breaking wealth declaration rules, according...

Tanzania court rejects petition on draft legislation curbing opposition

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Tanzania's High Court rejected a petition from some opposition leaders to halt parliamentary debate on draft legislation they say would criminalise many legitimate political...

Court rejects Cameroon election petitions

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Cameroon's Constitutional Council rejected the last of 18 petitions calling for a re-run of the October 7 election the opposition said was...

Cameroon “irregular election” has court sequel

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Opposition candidates who say last week's presidential election in Cameroon was marred by fraud had appeals heard at the country's Constitutional Council...

Ruling awaited on Zimbabwe election result

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Zimbabwe's top court will on Friday issue its verdict whether to overturn or uphold President Emmerson Mnangagwa's July 30 election victory, which...

SANDF to be served with contempt of court papers

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Papers will be served on the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) on Wednesday (August 22) noting it to be in contempt of...

Zimbabwe election challenge in court on August 22

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The Zimbabwean opposition's challenge against President Emmerson Mnangagwa's election victory will be heard in the constitutional court on August 22, the opposition...

Bail for Zimbabwe MDC members

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A Zimbabwe court released on bail 27 opposition supporters arrested by police last week on accusations of fomenting post-election violence. Magistrate Francis...

Zuma says he will win corruption charges case

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Former South African president Jacob Zuma said his lawyers had faith they would get the case against him dropped after making his...

Prosecutor turns down Zuma request

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South Africa's national prosecutor turned down a request by former president Jacob Zuma to delay a hearing over a $2.5 billion arms...

CAR approves war crimes court

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Central African Republic approved a law creating a special criminal court to investigate allegations of war crimes and crimes against humanity during...

Special court to try CAR war crimes

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A special criminal court to try the worst crimes committed in the Central African Republic (CAR) is due to start formal investigations...

Shell Nigeria oil dispute back in court

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Lawyers for the Bodo community in Nigeria's oil-producing Niger Delta, devastated by two major oil spills a decade ago, went to court...

Military court refers 36 defendants to religious authority for death penalty

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A military court referred 36 defendants accused of taking part in deadly church bombings to Egypt's top religious authority for consideration of...

Zuma court date set

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South Africa's former president Jacob Zuma is due to appear in court on April 6 to face charges of corruption in a...

Zuma summons could be issued this week

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South African police could this week issue former president Jacob Zuma with a court summons relating to corruption charges over a years-old...

Egyptian court frees 17 accused of inciting debauchery

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A Cairo court released 17 people arrested last month during a crackdown by the authorities on homosexuality, judicial sources said. They were...

Malian High Court convoy ambushed

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Five Malian soldiers and a civilian were killed in central Mali during an ambush on a convoy of the president of the...

Jail sentences for murder and illegal protests in Egypt

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An Egyptian court sentenced hundreds to jail for murder and illegally protesting after a mass trial criticised by rights groups. But it...

African Petroleum to take Gambian dispute to court

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African Petroleum Corp plans to go to court to resolve its dispute with Gambia, the Norwegian-listed company said after government stripped it...

Challenge vote in court – Kenya’s Kenyatta

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Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta urged the opposition to avoid violent protests and take any complaints they have over last week's election to...

Malawi/Tanzania dispute going to court

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Malawi plans to take its dispute with Tanzania over Lake Malawi, with potentially massive reserves of oil and gas, to the International...

Egyptian court overturns block on Red Sea islands transfer

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An Egyptian court ruled a judicial decision to block the transfer of two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia is void, judicial...

AU, South Sudan stalling on human rights court: UN

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The African Union and South Sudan are failing in their joint responsibility to set up a court to prosecute atrocities in the...

Ethiopian opposition leader in court – pleads not guilty

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An Ethiopian opposition leader from a region hit by anti-government protests last year pleaded not guilty in court, after prosecutors brought charges...

Swedish court upholds Rwanda genocide life sentence

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A Swedish court of appeal on Wednesday upheld the life imprisonment verdict it gave to a man for genocide during the Rwanda...

Gambia Supreme Court judge declines to rule on presidential election challenge

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The top judge in Gambia's Supreme Court declined on Monday to rule on President Yahya Jammeh's petition to overturn his election defeat,...

Egyptian street protests remain restricted

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Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court upheld a law effectively banning protests, settling a years-long court battle and protecting the law from further challenges. The...

Shell faces possible Dutch lawsuit over Nigerian activist’s execution

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The widow of a Nigerian activist is planning to sue Royal Dutch Shell in the Dutch courts alleging the oil company was...

Italian court clears people smugglers

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An Italian judge acquitted two men accused of people smuggling and murder, saying they had been forced at gunpoint by Libyan traffickers...

Islamist rebel apologises for wrecking Timbuktu shrines

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A former Islamist rebel admitted wrecking holy shrines during Mali's 2012 conflict and apologised at the start of his trial at the...

Second senior SA Army officer in court in connection with corruption...

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A senior officer based at the SA Army's Army Support Base (ASB) in Potchefstroom appeared in the Pretoria Commercial Crime Court on...

Cairo court building bomb wounds 29

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Islamic State's Egypt affiliate said it was behind a car bombing that wounded 29 people near a state security building and courthouse...

Guptagate proceedings to continue in Military Court next week

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Only one of the original three SA Air Force (SAAF) officers put on "special leave" following Guptagate is facing charges in connection...

Third military court appearance for Guptagate officers in October

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Another brief chapter in the saga of "l'affaire Guptagate" has played itself out in the Thaba Tshwane Military Court with the next...

Guptagate moves to Military Court

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Four months after major violations of airspace and base standing regulations at AFB Waterkloof, the SA National Defence Force's (SANDF's) extended investigations...

Angola court overturns youth protesters conviction

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An Angolan high court overturned the conviction of 18 youths sentenced to up to three months in jail last month for taking...

Vote fraud complaints mount up at Cameroon court

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Cameroonian political parties have launched around 12 lawsuits calling for all or part of Sunday's presidential election to be annulled because of...

Gambia jails eight foreigners for 50 years for drugs

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A court in Gambia jailed eight foreign nationals for 50 years each for trying to traffic 2.1 tonnes of cocaine into Europe,...

Rwanda genocide court rejects ex-colonel’s appeal

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The appeals chamber at the UN war crimes tribunal for Rwanda upheld the 25-year prison sentence on former military officer Ephrem Setako...

Egypt court to review demand to drop Mubarak judge

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An Egyptian court said it would review proceedings of the trial of Hosni Mubarak to rule on a request to change the...

Ugandan court dismisses charges against opposition leader

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A court dismissed charges against Uganda's main opposition leader, Kizza Besigye, related to his participation in violent protests against high food and...

Egypt court cancels order to remove Mubarak name

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Egypt's appeals court rescinded a ruling to remove the names of ousted President Hosni Mubarak and his wife Suzanne from schools and...

Chinese court jails six for role in Guangdong riot

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A court in southern China has jailed six people for their part in a riot in southern province Guangdong last month, said...

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