Gerrie Nel and Private Prosecutions – a Match Not Made in Legal Heaven

[Daily Maverick] The decision by rock star prosecutor Gerrie Nel to resign from the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) to join the controversial Afriforum – in order to pursue private prosecutions on their behalf – is odd. Apart from the fact that Af…

[Daily Maverick] The decision by rock star prosecutor Gerrie Nel to resign from the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) to join the controversial Afriforum - in order to pursue private prosecutions on their behalf - is odd. Apart from the fact that Afriforum has a dubious political mandate and history, the organisation is currently not legally permitted to conduct private prosecutions. Moreover, it will only be able to assist private individuals to prosecute in very narrow circumstances.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Morocco’s Big African Union Win Comes At the Expense of Western Sahara and South Africa

[Daily Maverick] This week, Morocco became the 55th member state of the African Union. This is bad news for Western Sahara, whose dreams of independence look more fragile than ever before. It could also be bad news for South Africa, who has been very v…

[Daily Maverick] This week, Morocco became the 55th member state of the African Union. This is bad news for Western Sahara, whose dreams of independence look more fragile than ever before. It could also be bad news for South Africa, who has been very vocal in its criticism of Morocco's "colonial" activities. By SIMON ALLISON.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

The Turmoil Engulfing Football

[Al Jazeera] The Warriors’ bottom-placed finish in their group and an early exit from the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) hardly came as a surprise for those who had been following the team’s run-up to the tournament.

[Al Jazeera] The Warriors' bottom-placed finish in their group and an early exit from the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) hardly came as a surprise for those who had been following the team's run-up to the tournament.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Tanzania, Malawi Presidents Meet to Smooth Diplomatic Tensions

[East African] Tanzanian President John Magufuli and his Malawian counterpart Peter Mutharika held talks on the sidelines of the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa on Monday as part of efforts to diffuse escalating tension between the two countries.

[East African] Tanzanian President John Magufuli and his Malawian counterpart Peter Mutharika held talks on the sidelines of the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa on Monday as part of efforts to diffuse escalating tension between the two countries.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Former LRA Commander Kwoyelo’s Pretrial to Start

[Independent (Kampala)] The International Crimes Division Court has adjourned to tomorrow afternoon a pre-trial hearing session in which the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) will disclose his evidence against the former LRA commandant Thomas Kwoyelo.

[Independent (Kampala)] The International Crimes Division Court has adjourned to tomorrow afternoon a pre-trial hearing session in which the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) will disclose his evidence against the former LRA commandant Thomas Kwoyelo.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Economic Growth to Slowdown in 2017

[East African] The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) has warned that 2017 is likely to be a difficult year with the economy expected to contract to 5.7 per cent, from 5.9 per cent last year, as a result of drought, Trump policies and Brexit.

[East African] The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) has warned that 2017 is likely to be a difficult year with the economy expected to contract to 5.7 per cent, from 5.9 per cent last year, as a result of drought, Trump policies and Brexit.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Fresh Clashes Near South Sudan’s Oil Hub of Malakal

[East African] Fresh clashes broke out around South Sudan’s second-largest city of Malakal on Tuesday, a rebel spokesman and a government official said, the latest turn in the struggle for the capital of the oil-producing Upper Nile region.

[East African] Fresh clashes broke out around South Sudan's second-largest city of Malakal on Tuesday, a rebel spokesman and a government official said, the latest turn in the struggle for the capital of the oil-producing Upper Nile region.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan