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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CARMEL RICKARD: No royal treatment for Bahraini prince in UK

A victim of the Bahraini authorities is hoping to have the country’s ‘prince of torture’ barred from the UK in a case that echoes the Omar al-Bashir matter

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CARMEL RICKARD: Rough lie for golf dealers

By preventing authorised dealers from selling its golf clubs online, Ping Europe has been found in contravention of competition law

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CARMEL RICKARD: Trouble in Seychelles paradise

After the Seychellois government turned its back on his bid for international office, the former tourism & culture minister took the matter to the courts

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CARMEL RICKARD: Uganda’s voices of defiance

Yoweri Museveni has clung to power in Uganda since 1986, in part by clamping down on dissent. But some prominent voices continue to defy him

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CARMEL RICKARD: Behind Lesotho’s fraught political space

Attempts by the prime minister of Lesotho to suspend the police chief hint at deeper intrigue in the country’s fraught political space

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CARMEL RICKARD: Natural justice denied

A Nigerian judge’s frustration with Shell’s legal tactics in the Ogoniland oil spill case leads to a poor ruling that will not be enforced in the UK

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CARMEL RICKARD: Ghana guns for tax dodgers and loses

A law in Ghana requiring citizens to have a taxpayer identification number before they can launch court action is ruled unconstitutional

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CARMEL RICKARD: Securing SA’s airlines

Freight documentation is a crucial part of airline safety – a lapse in control could have devastating consequences

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CARMEL RICKARD: Hong Kong court’s face mask ruling irks Beijing

Hong Kong’s high court has ruled that a ban on protesters wearing face masks is unconstitutional, eliciting the ire of China

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CARMEL RICKARD: Learning the ABCs of privacy law

Two years of litigation later, a UK court has dismissed a privacy case after the complainant refused to make his identity known to the court and respondent

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CARMEL RICKARD: UK set to introduce stringent ivory trade law

Early next year the UK will introduce legislation that places a total ban on the trade in ivory. Antique traders’ objections to the law have been overruled

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CARMEL RICKARD: A time for leadership on human rights

A recent judicial gathering in Uganda put human rights front and centre — but host Yoweri Museveni seemed less enthusiastic about the subject

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