Legal News

Syndicate content AllAfrica News: Legal and Judicial Affairs
All Africa, All the Time.
Updated: 3 days 11 hours ago

South Africa: Prosecuting Authority 'Unwilling' to Indict President's Son?

21 July 2017 - 11:04am
[News24Wire] The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) made a decision not to issue a media statement, after it took a decision not to prosecute President Jacob Zuma's son, Duduzane, for his role in an accident that killed a woman - despite having crafted the statement.
Categories: Africa Legal News

South Africa: Five, Including Baby, Killed As Car and Bus Collide

21 July 2017 - 10:41am
[News24Wire] Five people, including a baby, were wiped out in an early morning crash between a car and a passenger bus on the N1 on Friday, Western Cape Traffic Services have confirmed.
Categories: Africa Legal News

Kenya: MP Junet Mohammed Arrested

21 July 2017 - 10:22am
[Nation] Suna East MP Junet Mohamed has been arrested.
Categories: Africa Legal News

Nigeria: British Court Recognises Nigerian Adoption, Reunites Family

21 July 2017 - 10:08am
[Legalbrief] A Nigerian couple, living temporarily in the United Kingdom to further their studies, are to be reunited with their adoptive baby son now that the High Court in London has made an unusual ruling, agreeing to recognise their original Nigerian adoption order.
Categories: Africa Legal News

Uganda: Govt Arrests Opposition Activists

21 July 2017 - 9:59am
[VOA] Ugandan police say they arrested dozens of political opposition activists this week. The arrests coincide with speculation President Yoweri Museveni will act to change the constitution to allow himself to run for another term in 2021.
Categories: Africa Legal News

Uganda: Speke Resort Hotel Munyonyo Not for Sale, Says Tourism Minister

21 July 2017 - 9:56am
[Monitor] Kampala -The government has rejected plans to take over Commonwealth Speke Resort Munyonyo and vowed to safeguard the facility against the hazards of a law suit in which Bank of Uganda is seeking to recover Shs400 billion from Mr Sudhir Ruparelia, the its proprietor.
Categories: Africa Legal News

Uganda: Counter Terrorism Officer Kills Sembabule Resident

21 July 2017 - 9:52am
[Monitor] Sembabule -Sembabule town residents were on Thursday left in shock and grief after a son of a Local Council III chairman was shot dead by a police officer following a misunderstanding.
Categories: Africa Legal News

Zimbabwe: Govt Has Paid U.S.$134 Million to Evicted White Farmers - Report

21 July 2017 - 9:35am
[New Zimbabwe] Government has so far paid $134 million in compensation to white farmers who lost their properties during the land grab programme, said Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa.
Categories: Africa Legal News

Malawi: Victims of Anti-Regime Riots Remembered

21 July 2017 - 9:30am
[Nyasa Times] Civil Society organisations on Thursday led commemorations of July 20 massacre when 20 people were mercilessly gunned down in anti-government protests of the previous Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) regime under late president Bingu wa Mutharika six years ago.
Categories: Africa Legal News

Malawi: Former Minister Chaponda Granted Bail in Maizegate Scandal

21 July 2017 - 9:09am
[Nyasa Times] The Blantyre Magistrate Court gave bail to former Minister of Agriculture, George Chaponda, alongside Director of Transglobe Export Produce Limited, Rashid Tayub.
Categories: Africa Legal News

Malawi: Youths Threaten Journalists Covering Chaponda Corruption Case

21 July 2017 - 9:04am
[Nyasa Times] Malawi's ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) notorious youth cadets have warned journalists covering the case of l former agriculture minister, George Chaponda, who faces graft charges over a procurement contract with neighbouring Zambia, saying they will be attacked.
Categories: Africa Legal News

Zimbabwe: Land Tenure Systems Under Review

21 July 2017 - 9:00am
[The Herald] The Zimbabwe Land Commission is reviewing all land tenure systems in the country to ensure they promote investment and security of tenure. This is contained in the 2016 Zimbabwe Land Commission annual report tabled in Parliament on Wednesday by the Minister of Lands and Rural Resettlement Dr Douglas Mombeshora .
Categories: Africa Legal News

Zimbabwe: Is Mugabe's Son-in-Law Eyeing a Parliamentary Seat?

21 July 2017 - 9:00am
[News24Wire] President Robert Mugabe's son-in-law Simba Chikore is reportedly eyeing a parliamentary seat in Zimbabwe's Makoni North constituency, Manicaland province.
Categories: Africa Legal News

Tanzania: Opposition MP Arrested at Airport

21 July 2017 - 8:55am
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Singida East MP (Chadema) and President of the Tanganyika Law Society Tundu Lissu was on Thursday evening arrested at the Julius Nyerere International Airport.
Categories: Africa Legal News

Uganda: Activist Nyanzi Back in Court for Calling Museveni Pair of Buttocks

21 July 2017 - 8:16am
[Monitor] Suspended Makerere University research fellow Dr Stella Nyanzi returns to court today for hearing of a case in which she is accused of calling the president apair of buttocks.
Categories: Africa Legal News

Nigeria: Fresh Suit Seeks Court Order Declaring Buhari Incapacitated

21 July 2017 - 7:42am
[Vanguard] Abuja -A group under the aegis of Kingdom Human Rights Foundation, on Thursday, approached the Federal High Court in Abuja for an order declaring President Muhammadu Buhari as permanently incapable of discharging the functions of his office.
Categories: Africa Legal News

Nigeria: Military Court Martial Demotes Major-General Over Fraud

21 July 2017 - 7:36am
[Premium Times] A Military Special Court Martial on Thursday demoted Ibrahim Sani, a Major General and former Chief of Transformation and Innovation Centre of the Nigerian Army, to a Brigadier-General.
Categories: Africa Legal News

Nigeria: New Report Indicts SARS for 35 Corpses Found in Ezu River in 2013

20 July 2017 - 4:46pm
[This Day] Awka -International Society for Civil Liberties and the Rule of Law (Intersociety) has accused the Special Anti-Robbery Squad(SARS) of the Anambra State Police Command for being responsible of the 35 corpses discovered in Ezu River, Amansea in Awka North local Government Area of the state on 19 January 2017.
Categories: Africa Legal News

Nigeria: LG Polls - Lagos Extends Restriction of Movement

20 July 2017 - 4:21pm
[This Day] The Lagos State Government Wednesday extended the restriction of movement across the state, noting that it had been slightly expanded and would now be enforced between 7a.m and 3p.m. on July 22, to allow for a smooth conduct of the local government elections and unhindered participation.
Categories: Africa Legal News

South Africa: Granny Fires Warning Gunshots, Blows Whistle On Electricity Thieves

20 July 2017 - 4:11pm
[GroundUp] "I am tired of paying large sums of money for electricity"
Categories: Africa Legal News