Court ordered arrest of Sudanese leader hours after he sneaked out of South Africa

Omar al-Bashir, President of SudanA South African court on Monday ordered the arrest of Sudan President Omar al-Bashir, hours after he sneaked out of the country in defiance of a court order that prevented him from flying out.

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Egypt: British supermarket Sainsbury rejects legal case against CEO Coupe

Sainsbury's CEO Mike Coupe. Photo©ReutersBritish supermarket Sainsbury's on Wednesday rejected all allegations against its chief executive after it emerged he was sentenced in absentia last September to two years in an Egyptian jail after being found guilty of embezzlement.

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Mozambique: Police arrests two over lawyer's murder

Two men have been arrested in connection with the murder last month of Mozambican academic and lawyer Gilles Cistac, police said on Monday.

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Ghana: Electoral Commission acts on reforms

Ghana recorded a historic case brought before the Supreme Court by the NPP over alleged widespread irregularities during the 2012 electionsGhana's Electoral Commission has set up a 10-member working group to scrutinise raft of proposals submitted to it for electoral reforms aimed at amending existing laws, administrative procedures and arrangements ahead of the 2016 general elections.

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Ghana seeks to clamp down on illegal retailers

Ghana is considering the introduction of special courts to deal with foreigners illegally operating retail businesses amid concerns that locals are being pushed out of the sector.

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South Africa: Arms dealer whistleblower takes the stand

Cape Town Mayor and arms dealer whistleblower, Patricia De Lille told an arms deal commission of enquiry South Africa was due to receive R110 billion ($100 million) and create 65,000 jobs but this did not materialise.

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Justice: All eyes on former South African President Mbeki

Former South African president Thabo Mbeki. Photo©ReutersFormer South African president Thabo Mbeki was on Thursday appearing before a commission investigating allegations of corruption in the procurement of arms during the tenure.

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A Sudanese case of Tag, you're it

Observing the legal wrangling and socio-political to and fro that has held the lives of the Wani family in the balance for almost six months, the ghoulish, age old and never-ending children's game of Tag... you're it, also known as "run-outs", springs to mind.

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Judges in Ghana fume over poor conditions

Regional courts in Ghana have stopped sitting, forcing litigants to travel vast distances to Accra, the capital, as judges complain of poor living conditions and government's failure to pay subventions.

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South African IT executive tried to bribe police to win contract: police

An executive director of South African technology firm Pinnacle Holdings allegedly offered a 5 million randbribe to a senior police official in order to win a contract for his company, police said on Tuesday.

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South Africa's Vodacom takes legal action against regulator over rate cuts

File Photo©ReutersSouth African mobile operator Vodacom said it has asked a Johannesburg court to stop the industry regulator halving fees operators charge competitors to carry calls on their networks.

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South Africa's blade runner, Oscar Pistorius' trial to be televised

Oscar Pristorius is on trial for allegedly killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Photo©ReutersSouth African paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius' murder trial will be partly televised, a judge has ruled.

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South African miners union dealt a legal blow

South Africa's labour court has blocked one of the country's mining unions' members in the gold sector from going on strike.

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Egypt: Brotherhood trial suspended again

Muslim Brotherhood have refused to recognise the legitimacy of the interim government or the military. File photo©ReutersTrials of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt have been suspended and moved from the jurisdiction of a three-member panel to the Cairo appeals court after the defendants disrupted proceedings with chants.

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Nigeria: A difficult place to be a widow

Despite difficulties, Nigerian women fight on through the courts, using three available systems: the regular court, customary court, or the sharia courtThe rights of women in Nigeria, where they are more often than not seen as part of their husbands' estate and written wills are frowned upon, take a turn for the worse upon the death of their spouses.

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SA's labour union strongman, Vavi awaits fate

Zwelinzima Vavi has been suspended as general secretary of the Confederation of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) Suspended Confederation of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) general secretary, Zwelinzima Vavi will have to wait a bit longer to hear his fate at the helm of the body.

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Ghana's political rivals in election petition to meet over court's verdict

Ghana's President John Mahama is set to meet his rival over the Supreme Court’s verdictGhana's President John Dramani Mahama is to meet his main political opponent Nana Akufo Addo before the country's highest court rules on the 2012 presidential election petition next week.

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Zimbabwe: As Mugabe prepares massive 7th presidential inauguration, Tsvangirai risks contempt of court

President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe/Photo©SipaZimbabwe has declared Thursday a holiday to celebrate as President Robert Mugabe begins a seventh consecutive term in office.

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South Africa: Julius Malema, ex ANC youth league leader cuts a lonely figure

Once a poster child for the ANC youth league, Julius Malema now cuts a lonely figureA year ago Julius Malema was the toast of the town.

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Democracy looks to Ghana's supreme court

Ken Ofori-Atta - Retired investment banker and chairman of Ghana’s DatabankThe case before the court will shape political competition across the continent and could lead to the first invalidation of the election of a sitting African president.

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