Africa

Tunisia court sentences ex-President to 8 years in absentia

Moncef Marzouki was Tunisia's first democratically elected head of government after the Arab Spring ...

South Africa’s parliament impeaches top judge John Hlophe

An investigation found that John Hlophe, the leading judge in Western Cape province, tried to influe...

Vodacom loses South Africa IP case

Vodacom, the South African subsidiary of mobile telephony giant Vodafone, has lost an appeal in a lo...

The widow and aides of assassinated Haitian President Jovenel Moïse are indicted in his killing

Dozens of suspects were indicted in the 122-page report issued by Walther Wesser Voltaire, who is th...

Kenyan police officers arrested while drinking despite ban

The county's governor, Anne Waiguru, imposed the order last Saturday, after more than 20 people in t...

Liberia: US$150K allegedly misappropriated by prosecutors

This accusation has come months following the conviction of former Chief Justice Gloria Musu Scott a...

Nigerian ex-President Muhammadu Buhari's signature forged to withdraw $6m, court hears

Authorities believe that the suspects conspired with Nigeria's former central bank chief Godwin Emef...

Islamic police arrest TikToker in northern Nigeria

Two weeks ago the police unit, known as Hisbah, launched a manhunt for six TikTokers who they say co...

Nigerian athlete Favour Ashe arrested in US, to face theft, fraud charges

Ashe was arrested on February 6 after the department received a report from a victim that multiple i...

Israeli intelligence trying to intimidate me - South Africa minister

Ms Pandor on Thursday told the Mail & Guardian news website that she was concerned about the safety ...

US fugitive wanted for murder escapes custody in Kenya

Kelvin Kangethe, 41, was arrested last week while leaving a club in Kenya's capital, Nairobi, after ...

Uganda judge who voted against all SA's measures in genocide case takes over as ICJ vice-president

The judge recently caused controversy in the international community when she ruled against emergenc...

Nigerian pastor arrested over allegedly swindling followers of nearly $1m

Theo O Ebonyi, well-known in Benue state, is accused of swindling his followers and others out of mo...

YouTube terminates TB Joshua's official channel

It comes weeks after an investigation by the BBC and openDemocracy uncovered evidence of widespread ...

Nigerian Police arrests 22-year-old for buying car with ‘fake bank alert’

Police said the suspect has confessed to the crime, adding that he would be charged to court after p...

Lagos drug dealers sentenced to 600 hours of community service

Christian Osinachi 27, and Odinaka Enwere 34, were sentenced for conspiracy to engage in drug traffi...

South Sudan bans popular but deadly local gin

The Royal Gin, popularly known as "Makuei Gin" is said to be addictive, mostly to young people....

Beauty queen wanted in Nigeria for alleged drug trafficking

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) said that Aderinoye Queen Christmas, also known as ...

Mr Ibu's son arrested over alleged theft of medical donations

Onyeabuchi Okafo and Jasmine Okekeagwu are alleged to have taken "possession of the actor’s phone an...

Stolen presidential red carpet recovered in Malawi

The carpet was taken together with a tent on Wednesday night as the items were being moved to the to...

Zanzibar minister resigns citing poor working conditions

In a statement, Mr Said said he submitted his resignation letter to the islands' President Hussein M...

Nigerian Islamic police in manhunt for TikTokers

The social media stars are under fire over behaviour deemed indecent by some Muslims....

South Africa expects ICJ judgment on Gaza emergency measures on Friday - Sources

Earlier this month South Africa asked the ICJ, also known as the World Court, to order an emergency ...

Nigerian lady sacked by Johnson & Johnson over “african time” wins at UK tribunal

The tribunal in Reading ruled that Fayokun was unfairly “racially profiled” and will be compensated....

Kenya cult leader charged with terrorism-related crimes in starvation deaths

The charges, announced during an appearance before a court in the southeastern city of Mombasa, are ...