Head of South Africa’s National Prosecuting Authority, Shaun Abrahams.
Failure by South Africa's prosecuting authority to pursue those identified in the 'Gupta e-mails' points to dereliction of its duty.
Cyril Ramaphosa (left) has succeed South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma to lead the African National Congress.
President Jacob Zuma's camp is pushing to have him replaced by an interim leader as an excuse to prolong his disastrous rule for their own benefit.
New ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa moments before winning.
Cyril Ramaphosa is likely to emphasise stability - in government and the ANC. Given his history he is likely to want to stabilise the economy rather than pursue radical interventions.
Anglophone Cameroonians want to secede from the Francophone part of the country.
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Cameroon's Anglophone crisis that's pitted its English speaking citizens against the central government could result in the country being denied preferential trade agreements with the US.
Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, center.
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It hasn't always been, writes legal expert.
Zimbabweans welcome Emmerson Mnangagwa back from his brief exile in South Africa.
Zimbabwe's new leader needs to shake off his infamous reputation and the suspicion that he is merely another Mugabe in a younger frame.
It's still unclear whether Zimbabwe will manage an effective transition to participatory democracy and freedom. And the current signs are not encouraging.
Protesters at a rally outside parliament in preparation ahead of the proposed impeachment of President Robert Mugabe.
A week after the army issued its limp-wristed and ambiguous statement that Mugabe should go, he remains in place, and a new avenue - impeachment - is being pursued to get rid of him.
South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeal has upheld a High Court Decision to reinstate almost 800 criminal charges against President Zuma.
The Supreme Court of Appeal judgment means that South Africa's president must be prosecuted - unless the national director of public prosecutions decides again to drop the charges against him.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
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A survey asked Americans what they would do if the Supreme Court started making many unpopular decisions. Here's what they said.
Can Brazil’s judges really hold powerful feet to the fire?
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Brazil's political and business elites are consumed by scandal, but the courts are hardly squeaky clean.
Deep-set institutional corruption has led to a generation of misbehaving governors.
Three Mexican governors have been arrested in 2017 abroad after fleeing justice, and nearly 90% of the country's citizens see the government as deeply corrupt.
The European Union is threatening to suspend the state's voting rights if it pursues legislation to restrict its judiciary.
Then-candidate Donald Trump hugs his son Donald Trump Jr. at a campaign rally in 2016.
Presidents past have used this nearly limitless power to halt criminal prosecutions before. What's to stop Trump?
President Donald Trump.
Ousting an executive leader from office doesn't always have the intended effect, as these examples from Central and South America show.
Beijing's plans for Hong Kong aren't going down well with all its post-colonial subjects.
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee.
Laws that limit presidential power won't enforce themselves – Congress must act.
It’s not clear how proposed extensive powers for the immigration minister strengthen the integrity of Australian citizenship.
A new bill gives the immigration minister a range of new powers that relate to various aspects of the citizenship acquisition process.
President Donald Trump speaks at the White House.
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The rule of law can take on different meanings depending whom you ask and where you are – but in the US it pretty much means one thing.
In post-dictatorship Argentina, citizens, like the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo, have been the guardians of justice.
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Argentineans are determined to not forgive or forget the criminals who killed or disappeared more than 30,000 people.