Owen Bowcott

Facebook row: US data storage leaves users open to surveillance, court rules

EU court ruling that privacy is being compromised could force many digital companies to relocate operations.

Rustenburg mayor: I was framed for murder of councillor

Former Rustenburg mayor Matthew Wolmarans, who spent two years in jail, says his fate is in the hands of the ANC after his acquittal.

Charles Taylor’s sentence upheld at war crimes tribunal

Former Liberian president Charles Taylor's 50-year prison sentence has been upheld, making it likely that he'll spend the rest of his life in jail.

Brutal warlord ‘deserves’ life in jail

Charles Taylor's 50-year sentence for war crimes shows that no man is above the law, writes Owen Bowcott.

UK court dangles legal lifeline above Assange

Julian Assange may have lost his appeal against being extradited to Sweden to face rape charges, but his legal battle in Britain isn't over just yet.

Charles Taylor: ‘What I did was in honour’

Convicted war criminal Charles Taylor has accused the international community of selectively targeting African heads of state with prosecutions.

Atrocities of colonial past haunt Britain again

A case by former subjects of Her Majesty's British Empire has unearthed awful truths, deliberately hidden, of atrocities in African countries.

UK rioters face harsh justice

Two men who posted messages on Facebook inciting other people to riot in their home towns have been sentenced to four years each in prison.

Kenyans tortured in colonial times can sue British government

Four Kenyans who claimed they were tortured at the hands of British colonial officials during the Mau Mau insurgency have won the right to sue.

Internet freedom ‘is a matter for the UN’

The UN should set up a commission to look at the conflicts between privacy and freedom of expression on the internet because the issue is global.

LRA steps up attacks in northern DRC

As many as 320 000 people in the north of the country have been displaced by the LRA as it extends its abduction and terror raids.

A moving experience

The first priority for the new president, naturally, will be the court. Not the Supreme Court, but the basketball court.

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