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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...

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Misleading SANDF post removed after defenceWeb intervention

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One imagines at least a handful of the more than seven thousand followers of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) LinkedIn social media account...