Racial edicts in the form of the current empowerment regime have been presented as a non-negotiable by President Ramaphosa, writes Terence Corrigan.
ICC prosecutors have urged urge judges not to toss out the case against former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo and a former government minister on trial for alleged involvement in deadly violence that erupted after disputed 2010 presidential election.
Michel Gbagbo, son of Ivory Coast's former president Laurent Gbagbo, was sentenced Friday to six months' jail and a fine for "complicity in disclosing false news", his lawyer has said.
War crimes judges will rule whether former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo can be released from prison for the rest of his trial on charges arising from deadly election violence that rocked his nation in 2010.
A gang of robbers dressed in security guard uniforms has raided a cash-in-transit truck outside a bank in Mozambique, and President Jacob Zuma faces a somewhat sticky dilemma as he sits down to do his diaries for the next two months.
Heavy gunfire rang out in Abidjan and Bouake, Ivory Coast's two biggest cities, witnesses have said, as a mutiny by disgruntled soldiers demanding bonuses entered its fourth day.
A court in Ivory Coast has handed a former top general 18 years behind bars in connection with the abduction and murder of four foreigners from the Novotel hotel in Abidjan.
Before Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh, who has disputed his rival Adama Barrow's election victory, many African heads of state have attempted, in some cases successfully, over the past few years to remain in power beyond their legal mandate.
Ivory Coast's former prime minister Daniel Kablan Duncan has been sworn in as the west African nation's first vice president, taking up a post created under constitutional changes approved in November.
Ivory Coast's former first lady Simone Gbagbo and the judge trying her for crimes against humanity have clashed, with military police forced to prevent her from leaving the courtroom.
Ivory Coast has charged 20 people with crimes committed during a brief civil war in 2010-11 including, for the first time, fighters who backed President Alassane Ouattara.
Ivory Coast's former first lady, Simone Gbagbo, who is serving a 20-year jail term, will be freed on Wednesday after President Alassan Ouattara granted her an amnesty, her lawyer has said.
Zimbabwe's president says ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe 'stupidly' reacted to his remarks about Nelson Mandela, and the Mugabes have been slapped with a bill of R780 000 to repair a luxury Sandton apartment.
The UN peacekeeping mission in Ivory Coast is coming to an end, 13 years after it intervened to implement a peace agreement as the West African economic powerhouse was split in two by civil war.
Rebel soldiers in Ivory Coast have said they were ending a four-day mutiny which drew in troops from across the country after reaching agreement with the government over a wages dispute.
Mutinous soldiers have wounded six people in Ivory Coast's second city Bouake as fresh tensions gripped the world's top cocoa grower.
The trial has opened in Ivory Coast of 10 men, mainly soldiers, accused of kidnapping and killing four men from the Novotel hotel in Abidjan in April 2011.
Two mutinous soldiers have been killed in Ivory Coast's administrative capital, as troops staged protests in several cities, firing shots in the air and terrifying residents.
Soldiers have launched mutinies in three cities across Ivory Coast, authorities say, demanding higher pay and bringing the threat of unrest back to Africa's fastest-growing economy.
Authorities in Ivory Coast must put an end to what Amnesty International claims is a wave of arbitrary arrests and abuse targeting opposition supporters in the run-up to a presidential election later this month, the rights campaigner says.
A Liberian judge has sentenced 13 men to life in prison for “mercenary activity” in neighbouring Ivory Coast, a report says.
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