ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa, centre, and his deputy, Paul Mashatile, right, help cut the cake at the party’s 112th anniversary celebration at Mbombela Stadium, Mpumalanga.
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The ANC leans heavily on its liberation movement brand. But this will not necessarily be a determining factor in who will sway voters later this year.
Convicted terrorist Abdul Nacer Benbrika yesterday won the right to remain an Australian citizen. So will he go free? And what does this mean for national security?
Courts have held that reciting the pledge in schools is constitutional.
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Does Louisiana’s requirement for public schools to post ‘In God We Trust’ in all classrooms violate the doctrine of separation of church and state? A legal scholar weighs in.
The Omar Ibn Khatuab Mosque in Pemba, north-eastern Mozambique.
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The overwhelming majority of Muslims in Mozambique reject the violence of the insurgents and their quest for a caliphate.
The Whanganui River, New Zealand.
The idea of giving aspects of nature legal rights is gaining traction – but the results are mixed.
The young plaintiffs in Held v. State of Montana, ages 5 to 22, walk to the courthouse with their lawyer.
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The case hinged on Montana’s ‘green amendment,’ which guarantees a constitutional right to ‘a clean and healthful environment.’ Other states have similar amendments, and more are considering them.
The death penalty has not been enforced in Ghana for over three decades.
Ghana is a signatory to several international conventions that oblige it to guarantee the right to life.
Kenya’s first president Jomo Kenyatta waves at a crowd.
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Jomo Kenyatta and his successor Daniel arap Moi set the tone for ethnic and authoritarian politics which Kenya has wrestled to free itself from in recent decades.
Designing for all couples – or declining?
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A designer opposed to same-sex marriage argued that a Colorado anti-discrimination law would effectively force her to speak against her beliefs.
Police walk around the Wilkie D. Ferguson Jr. federal courthouse in Miami before Donald Trump’s arraignment on June 12, 2023.
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The Constitution says that a trial must be held where an alleged crime happened – while Trump’s indictment mentions Washington, D.C. and Florida, there are a few reasons why Florida was the pick.
Abortion-rights demonstrators protest in front of the Supreme Court building on June 25, 2022, a day after the announcement of the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization ruling.
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In the year since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, giving decisions about the legality of abortion back to states, voters and state legislatures have made their preferences on abortion clear.
Former U.S. President Donald Trump sits with his attorneys for his arraignment at the Manhattan criminal court on April 4, 2023, in New York City.
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The arrest of a former American president is unprecedented, but the nation’s founders anticipated the day would come.
In a simply worded question, Australians will be asked to approve altering the Constitution “to recognise the First Peoples of Australia by establishing an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice”.
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Here’s what the question says, what’s new and what happens next.
Anti-apartheid activist Neil Aggett (29) died in apartheid police detention in 1982.
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Neil Agget’s passionate trade unionism proved fateful. It made him a target of a brutally repressive apartheid police state.
Demonstrations against South African power supplier ESKOM in 2015.
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South Africa’s courts are likely to set a high bar in cases brought against the government’s most recent state of disaster declaration.
Tanzanian opposition politician Freeman Mbowe (left) flashes a victory sign at a public rally in January 2023.
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Tanzania’s six-year ban on political rallies shows how the president’s power can override the constitution.
The fallout over the Scottish government’s gender recognition legislation has not happened in isolation.
A lawyer in front of a Yaounde court.
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The common law and civil law systems are quite distinct in legal practices, principles and procedures. How government manages the difference has implications for the Cameroon Anglophone crisis.
Taking guns from abusers saves lives.
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Research shows that removing guns from violent abusers saves lives. But laws doing just that are at risk of being ruled unconstitutional, following a landmark Supreme Court guns case.