Africa Legal News
[The Herald] Various clothes and goods worth thousands of dollars belonging to vendors were burnt to ashes last night in unclear circumstances.
[News24Wire] Kenya has threatened to slap visa sanctions on South Africa if the southern African nation does not relax its stringent visa rules on Kenyans.
Kenya: Ruto Trolls Obama, Bensouda's Surprise Move, and a Word From Kenya's Forgotten Man in the Hague
[The Hague Trials Kenya] In this week's press review, Ruto tries to save face by trolling Obama, Bensouda proves she can still surprise and Joshua Sang opens up about how it feels to be Kenya's forgotten man at the ICC.
[MFWA] On July 2, 2015, Alhagie Abdoulie Ceesay, the Managing Director of the Sunchu Alagie village community radio Taranga FM, was taken into custody by The Gambia's National Intelligence Agency (NIA).
[Monitor] Masaka -A man jointly accused of murder together with rally driver Ponsiano Lwakataka has been sentenced to life imprisonment.
[News24Wire] Three men walk down a quiet Cape Town neighbourhood road carrying a stolen flat-screen television, seemingly unaware their movements are being scrutinised.
[Monitor] Kampala -Detectives kept former premier Amama Mbabazi and his lawyers waiting for more than six hours at Kira Road Police Station in Kampala before they allowed him to record a statement at around 6pm. He was later released after 8pm.
[Observer] Presidential aspirant charged with disobeying lawful orders
[Nation] A man who admitted to stealing copies of the People Daily newspaper - distributed to the public for free - is set to be sentenced for the crime on Friday.
[The Star] THE arrests in Uganda yesterday of two leading presidential candidates for organising meetings without police permission reflects badly on President Yoweri Museveni .
[Vanguard] Kano -A Federal High Court, sitting in Kano, yesterday, ordered 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.
[Vanguard] Osogbo -Two days after hoodlums suspected to be sympathetic to the All Progressives Congress, APC allegedly unleashed terror on anti-Aregbesola's protesters in Osogbo, some residents of the state capital were again yesterday attacked over an alleged opposition stance against the governor.
[Lubanga Trial Website] Thomas Lubanga's lawyers have sought the disqualification of Judge Silvia Fernández de Gurmendi from presiding over the upcoming review of the prison sentence imposed on Mr. Lubanga by the International Criminal Court (ICC) due to "circumstances which manifestly cast doubt on her impartiality." However, the prosecution requests that the defense application be dismissed because "a reasonable and well-informed observer" would not apprehend bias by the judge.
[Vanguard] Lagos -Synagogue Church of All Nations, SCOAN, yesterday, described as 'unreasonable and biased' the Coroner's Inquest verdict, which held that structural failure due to combination of designs and detailed errors were the cause of last year's collapse which claimed the lives of 116 worshipers.
[This Day] The Synagogue Church Of All Nations has described as unreasonable, the verdict of a Lagos coroner, Mr. Oyetade Komolafe, who called for its prosecution over the death of 116 persons in a collapsed six-storey building on its premises.
[OSIWA] West Africa has a growing and worrying drug problem. Yet much of global drug policy has focused on reducing drug supply in South American countries like Colombia, and the heavy use of law enforcement against street dealers and users.
[The Herald] The High Court yesterday threw out a review application by expelled former Zanu-PF Politburo member Mr Kudakwashe Bhasikiti because he had prematurely rushed there without exhausting the available remedies.
[The Star] Six people have died and 28 have been admitted to hospital in Murang'a and Kiambu counties for treatment of alcohol withdrawal.
[The Star] Security agencies in Mombasa are on high alert after a hunter reported he came face-to-face with armed al Shabaab militants in Milimani, Boni Forest.
[The Herald] The trial of former Zanu-PF Harare Province youth chairman Godwin Gomwe and seven others accused of extorting over $46 000 from eight housing cooperatives in Glen Norah using the First Lady Amai Grace Mugabe's name, failed to kick off yesterday for the second time because the presiding magistrate Mr Tendai Mahwe was not available.