CARMEL RICKARD: Libya’s state of flux

Uncertainty over which body should be recognised as the government of Libya has seen rival claims for control of the country’s sovereign wealth fund

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CARMEL RICKARD: Diamonds’ rough deal

More government regulations around Covid-19 are under legal challenge – this time by SA’s rough diamond industry

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CARMEL RICKARD: Justice a step closer in Equatorial Guinea

A ruling by the Constitutional Court of SA against Equatorial Guinea’s vice-president has cleared the way for a local businessman to sue for damages

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CARMEL RICKARD: Uganda and Zimbabwe grapple with property rights

Uganda has long been dealing with the return of property seized under Idi Amin, while Zimbabwe is now grappling with its own compensation issues

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CARMEL RICKARD: Courts and Covid-19

Judges around the world are finding ways to ensure that the administration of justice is not hampered by the coronavirus pandemic

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CARMEL RICKARD: The law in lockdown

With the world at a standstill due to the spread of the coronavirus, judges may increasingly be called upon to dispense justice digitally

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CARMEL RICKARD: Kenyan bank coins it — at customer’s expense

A Kenyan bank that claimed six times the amount of a loan it had made to a client has been told to pay back the money

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CARMEL RICKARD: A taxing question

A tax dispute between an Irish Traveller family and the country’s tax authorities has raised questions around fairness

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CARMEL RICKARD: Zimbabwe war vets’ battle the state

Harare’s high court has ordered the government to honour its commitment to provide a pension of $2,000 a month to the country’s war veterans

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CARMEL RICKARD: Zim’s currency changeover challenged in court

Zimbabwe’s law society is taking the government to court over the country’s currency changeover. Precedent suggests its action is unlikely to succeed

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CARMEL RICKARD: Kenya: Papering over the cracks?

It may have survived a challenge to its constitutionality, but Kenya’s Building Bridges Initiative has apparently not met similar success in uniting the nation

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CARMEL RICKARD: Lawyers turn up the heat on climate issues

Lawyers and courts are playing an increasingly important role in ensuring accountability in the climate crisis

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CARMEL RICKARD: Equatorial Guinea’s playboy to pay up?

Equatorial Guinea’s first son (and second vice-president) has challenged his conviction for corruption by a French court, citing diplomatic immunity

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CARMEL RICKARD: Tax on flower exporters nipped in the bud

Kenya’s high court has halted the Meru county government’s attempts to impose an additional tax on flower exporters

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CARMEL RICKARD: Miner in the middle as tax battle escalates

The seller of a mining and exploration company is racking up legal bills in the UK as he tries to put off settling his tax bill with Sars

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CARMEL RICKARD: Zimbabwe’s money-go-round in court

A Zimbabwean business is out of pocket after the supreme court ruled that a US dollar debt, paid at par in real-time gross settlement dollars, is justifiable

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