Africa

Ugandan court jails Tiktoker for insulting president

Edward Awebwa was found guilty of hate speech and disseminating "misleading and malicious" informati...

Davido sues baby mama; seeks joint custody of child

Davido and Ms. Momodu welcomed their daughter in May 2015....

Racist language leads to suspension of South African MP

Initially, Renaldo Gouws suggested one of the videos was altered and denied its authenticity. Howeve...

Kenya withdraws bread tax amid protest

Members of Parliament made this announcement amidst tense scenes in Nairobi, where police used tear ...

Kenya: Policeman shoots magistrate in court

The policeman was allegedly enraged by the court's decision to revoke his wife's bail....

Zambian former first lady arrested for fraud

The arrests took place on Thursday in Lusaka, along with a relative named Charles Phiri, according t...

Kenyan Supreme Court Rules Against Automatic Equal Wealth Division Upon Divorce

The Kenyan Supreme Court has ruled that upon divorce, matrimonial property should not be automatical...

Malian professor jailed for criticizing military junta

Sissoko, who is 41 years old, must also pay a fine of 3 million CFA francs ($4,900; £3,900)....

Nigerian Tribunal bars MultiChoice from increasing DSTV, GOTV tariffs

The three-member tribunal, presided over by Saratu Shafii, gave the interim order on Monday followin...

African Court Delegation Visits ECOWAS Court to Strengthen Judicial Cooperation

Throughout the five-day program, both courts will exchange overviews of their institutions, discuss ...

Popular Nigerian cross-dresser, Bobrisky files appeal to challenge six-month sentence

On April 12, 2024, a Federal High Court in Lagos, sentenced Bobrisky to six months' imprisonment wit...

Togolese Legislature approves constitutional reform; changes how president is elected

The amendments were initially passed by Togo's parliament on March 25, but faced strong opposition, ...

After Bobrisky, another Nigerian celebrity charged for naira abuse

The Instagram celebrity whose real name is Pascal Okechukwupleaded pleaded not guilty to a three-cou...

Zimbabwe: 9 Arrested for Booing First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa for 'Sidelining' Them On Freebies

Business Centre stood up and disrupted Mnangagwa's delivery of her speech by booing her as a way of ...

Ethiopia to launch national sex offence register

The system which aims to prevent and respond to sexual violence against women and children is hoped ...

Jacob Zuma wins court battle to stand in South Africa's election

Last month the electoral commission barred him over a contempt of court conviction....

Nigerian bank boss pleads not guilty to 26 fresh charges

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) accused Mr Emefiele of committing exchange rate ...

Sextortion case: Two arrested in Nigeria after Australian boy's suicide

Australian police say the teenage victim had traded explicit images with a person online before they...

Liberia uncovers 40,000 illegal civil servants

The Director-General of the Civil Service Agency (CSA), Josiah Joekai told the BBC details of the ci...

Bobrisky: Nigerian celebrity arrested for abuse of naira

Bobrisky, whose real name is Idris Okuneye, allegedly abused and mutilated banknotes during a film p...

Court summons five as Mercy Chinwo, husband take legal action over son’s paternity saga

The couple filed a lawsuit after Mr Bassey petitioned the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kayode ...

Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula: South Africa parliament speaker turns herself into police

Ms Mapisa-Nqakula arrived at a police station in Centurion, 40km (24 miles) from Johannesburg on Thu...

SA speaker charged with 12 counts of corruption

She made her first court appearance after handing herself over to a police station on Thursday morni...

Uganda's top court upholds controversial anti-LGBT law

But the court did weaken the legislation, saying that parts of it violated constitutional rights....

CAR opposition leader sentenced for defamation

Crepin Mboli Goumba, a lawyer and coordinator for the opposition group BRDC, was arrested earlier th...