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Algeria prepares law to withdraw nationality of people threatening state

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Algeria plans for the first time to deprive of nationality citizens who commit acts abroad that are liable to “seriously damage the interests of...

Egyptian NGO law needs to be more “balanced”

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Egypt's president signalled he could order a review of a law restricting the work of non-governmental organisations, which raised an outcry from...

Museveni re-election bid law appealed

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A group of Ugandan legislators petitioned the Supreme Court to overturn a lower court decision upholding a constitutional amendment allowing long-serving leader...

Egypt targeting social media and fake news

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The Egyptian parliament passed a law giving the state powers to block social media accounts and penalise journalists publishing fake news. Under...

Law protecting top military officers passed in Egypt

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Egypt's parliament passed a law that could make senior military officers immune from future prosecution over to violence after the 2013 ousting...

Anti-terror law talks underway in Ethiopia

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Ethiopia's ruling coalition started talks with opposition groups on amending provisions of an anti-terrorism law critics say has criminalised dissent, state-affiliated media...

Law against cybercrime on Kenya statute book

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Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta signed a new law outlawing abuse of people on social media but which critics say could be exploited...

Moves to amend election law in Kenya

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Kenya's ruling Jubilee Party presented parliament with proposals intended to prevent the Supreme Court annulling the results of a coming re-run presidential...

Egypt issues controversial NGO law

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Egypt on Monday issued a new law regulating the work of non-governmental organisations (NGOs), a measure seen by rights groups as the...

Ethiopia to “consolidate gains” before lifting emergency law

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Ethiopia needs to "consolidate gains" after the deadly unrest last year before it can lift a state of emergency imposed in October...

Sisi pledges reviews of Egyptian protest law, detentions

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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi promised on Thursday to amend a law human rights groups say has severely restricted protest rights and...

Angola to release thousands of prisoners to free up over-crowded jails

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Angola's government approved a new amnesty law to send home thousands of inmates convicted with prison sentences of up to 12 years...

New investment law to improve business climate passed in Algeria

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Algeria's parliament on Sunday approved a new investment law the government hopes will improve the business climate outside the oil sector after...

Niger passes law to tackle migrant smuggling

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Niger has approved a law against the smuggling of migrants in an effort to stem the deadly flow of vulnerable Africans across...

Angola passes law to force oil firms to use local banks

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Angola's parliament approved a law that forces overseas oil companies to pay their taxes and other transactions through the country's banking system,...

Egypt to ratify anti-corruption law in days – minister

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Egypt's ruling generals will ratify within days a law barring anyone found guilty of corruption from political life, a senior minister said...

Opinion: The drone-war blowback

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An analysis of recent developments in the use of armed-drones raises two issues: the United States' expansion of drone-specific bases, from where...

US presses Egypt to scrap emergency law before 2012

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The United States said it hoped Egypt would scrap its emergency law sooner than June 2012, saying this was important to the...

Justice seeking comment on S49

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The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development is seeking public comment on its draft amendment of Section 49 of the Criminal Procedure...

High risk for biometrics

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The use of biometric technology in the workplace is on the rise. But the absence of privacy laws means employers run the...

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