[RFI] President Mokgweetsi Masisi of Botswana’s ruling party is facing a daunting challenge from three candidates in the upcoming general election: Duma Boko, of the Umbrella for Democratic Change’s, Ndaba Gaolathe, from the Alliance for Progressives, and the Botswana Patriotic Front’s Biggie Butale.
[News24Wire] In a unanimous judgment, the Constitutional Court has ruled that sections of the Intimidation Act are unconstitutional, finding that it limits the right to freedom of expression.
[News24Wire] Herman Mashaba’s resignation as Johannesburg mayor on Monday could lead the DA to lose its hold on the city’s top job in the next few weeks as a successor is sought.
[Nation] Lawyer and ICT practitioner Adrian Kamotho has sued telecommunication operators for irregularly depriving consumers of their unused data bundles.
[African Arguments] In the excitement around Sudan’s evolving political order and the concerns around South Sudan’s challenges, less attention has been paid to some long-standing contentious issues that have the potential to create new havoc. One of those issues is the disputed area between Sudan and South Sudan known as Abyei
[News24Wire] Convicted rapist Nicholas Ninow, while testifying in mitigation of his sentence, shirked responsibility for his actions, arguing that if he had been sober he would have never have raped a seven-year-old girl in the bathroom of a Dros restaurant in Pretoria in 2018.
[allAfrica] Cape Town -In a unanimous judgment, the Constitutional Court of South Africa ruled that the common law defence of reasonable and moderate parental chastisement of children is unconstitutional. The court said it was of the view that there are effective ways to discipline children without the use of corporal punishment. The ruling has been met with mixed reaction, with some organisations hailing it while others saying it sets a very dangerous precedent.
[New Zimbabwe] Hundreds of primary school going children at Kaitano Primary School in Mudzi, Mashonaland East province are still at risk of stepping on deadly minefields on their way to and from school 40 years after they were planted.
[New Zimbabwe] A Harare lawyer’s Constitutional Court (ConCourt) bid to force President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s appointment of Kumbirai Hodzi as Prosecutor General has finally kicked off Wednesday.
[Nation] The search for a woman and her daughter who plunged into the Indian Ocean 10 days ago has been narrowed to a 300-meters radius, which the authorities says is promising.