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Egyptian court recommends death penalty for 30 over assassination of prosecutor

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A Cairo criminal court on Saturday recommended the death penalty for 30 people convicted of involvement in the 2015 assassination of Egypt's...

Executions hit highest level in 25 years in 2015 – Amnesty

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There were more executions worldwide in 2015 than in any year since 1990 and almost 90 percent occurred in three countries -...

Yemen court sentences six Somali pirates to death

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A court in Yemen sentenced six Somali pirates to death for hijacking a Yemeni oil tanker in April 2009, killing one Yemeni...

Death penalty opponents see African countries abolish trend

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An increasing number of countries are abolishing the death penalty and even the most active users of capital punishment are taking steps...

Prosecutor seeks death penalty in Egypt plot trial

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Prosecutors sought the death penalty yesterday in the trial of 26 men suspected of planning attacks in Egypt and said a foreign...

Sudan sentences two to death over Darfur rebel raid

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A Sudanese court sentenced two men to death yesterday for their part in a surprise attack on Khartoum by rebels from western...

Congo court upholds death penalty for Norwegians

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A Congolese military appeal court yesterday upheld death sentences against two Norwegians convicted of murder and espionage and ordered them and their...

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Presidential pep talk on Armed Forces Day

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President Cyril Ramaphosa had his Commander-in-Chief cap on when he addressed the country’s airmen, military medics, sailors and soldiers in Polokwane last Friday. Sadly, he...