Category archives for: Africa

Deluded ANC fell short of true liberation – Mail & Guardian Online

The party misjudged the power of capitalism, selling out those it had pledged to free. Sellout: The ANC played a key role in the defeat of popular democracy. (David Harrison, M&G) In 1967 I heard Tanzanian president Julius Nyerere make a statement, summarised here by the newspaper of his party, the Tanganyika African National Union, […]

Shoreham air show crash: wedding limousine hit as jet smashes into major road … –

It is the sixth disaster at an air show over the past seven years, resulting in a total of six deaths before Saturday’s incident, including a fatality in 2007 at the Shoreham event. Dramatic footage showed the plane bursting into flames as it hit the road near Shoreham Airfield, where the display was taking place. […]

Barack Obama telephones the three American heroes in France –

19.54 Reports are surfacing that the gunman was linked to a jihadist group that planned to attack police before they were shot dead in an anti-terrorism raid in January. Two suspects were killed and a third arrested, close to the border with Germany. France’s La Voix du Nord newspaper is reporting: “According to our sources, […]

Open Stellenbosch releases racism documentary – Eyewitness News

Sending failed. It’s possible that the address you are trying to mail is unsubscribed from EWN mailers. WC road accidents claim 5 lives Yolande Korkie hears for the first time how she was freed Popcru stands firm on its support for Phiyega Wits suspends 7 students from political parties ‘30,000 workers in steel industry face […]

Teresa van Breda’s sister: Henri would never attack family – News24

Cape Town – The sister of Stellenbosch axe attack victim, Teresa van Breda, says speculation that her nephew, Henri, had murdered his family were completely incorrect. Narita du Toit told the weekly You magazine that 20-year-old Henri was a “lovely child” who would never attack his family. Du Toit one could tell when “a child […]

Van Breda family trying to get on with life – Independent Online

FACEBOOK The privacy measures surrounding axe attack survivor Marli van Breda have been ramped up. Photo: Facebook Cape Town – Relatives of the three members of the Stellenbosch family killed in an axe attack in late January are trying to get on with their lives as they wait for police to make a move. On […]

‘Probe should include all responsible’ – Independent Online

INDEPENDENT MEDIA National police commissioner General Riah Phiyegas spokesman, Lieutenant-General Solomon Makgale, has been ordered to appear before Parliaments police committee next week. Photo: Bheki Radebe Cape Town – National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega should not be “the sacrificial scapegoat” for the 2012 Marikana shooting in which 34 mineworkers died in a clash with police, […]

Phiyega shouldn’t be Marikana scapegoat – DA – News24

Johannesburg – National police commissioner, Riah Phiyega should not go down alone for the events that unfolded in Marikana three years ago, the Democratic Alliance said on Saturday. The Presidency on Friday announced that an inquiry had been instituted into allegations of misconduct and/or whether Phiyega is fit to hold office. This followed recommendations made […]

Tension high on Korean border as deadline for ‘all out war’ passes –

In an effort to defuse the situation, representatives of Seoul and Pyongyang agreed to meet at 6pm local time at Panmunjom, the border village where the armistice in the 1950-53 Korean War was signed. The latest clash between the two nations began on Thursday, when a number of artillery rounds were fired towards South Korean […]

South, North Korea officials to meet in bid to ease tension – News24

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (KNS, KCNA, AFP)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (KNS, KCNA, AFP) Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  Â·  Send us your stories Seoul – Top aides to the leaders of North and South Korea will meet at the Panmunjom truce village straddling their border on Saturday, the South […]

North and South Korea ‘on brink of war’ –

Monitoring of the North’s weapons indicate that a mobile Scud-C launcher is on the move close to Wonsan, situated on the east coast and about 60 miles north of the Demilitarised Zone that separates the two countries. The missile has a range of more than 300 miles. The second missile identified by radar operated by […]

Zuma tells Phiyega to walk the plank – Independent Online

INDEPENDENT MEDIA National Commissioner of Police General Riah Phiyega has been put on notice of suspension by President Jacob Zuma. File picture: BHEKI RADEBE Johannesburg – A nightmare week for National Police commissioner Riah Phiyega has culminated in a letter from President Jacob Zuma informing her that the inquiry into her fitness to hold office […]

South Korean troops at maximum alert as deadline looms – News24

Seoul – South Korean troops stood at maximum alert on Saturday, hours before the expiry of a North Korean ultimatum for Seoul to halt loudspeaker propaganda broadcasts across the border or face military action. The North Korean People’s Army (KPA) said its frontline troops had moved into a “fully armed, wartime state” in line with […]

ANC’s Future Foreign Policy – All Roads Lead to China –

analysis If there was any remaining doubt about the direction of South Africa’s foreign policy, let it be laid to rest. The African National Congress’s top brass has spoken, unequivocally laying out a virulently anti-western, pro-Chinese vision for the future of international relations. This might be the time to start learning Mandarin. By SIMON ALLISON. […]

Are judges in SA under threat or do they complain too much? – Mail & Guardian Online

Tensions are probably inevitable in any constitutional democracy that empowers the courts to overrule the executive and legislature. South African President Jacob Zuma, right, listens to Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng ahead of Zuma’s second inauguration in Pretoria. (Reuters) Next week, South African President Jacob Zuma will sit down with its chief justice for an unprecedented, […]

Malala Yousafzai celebrates string of A* grades at GCSE – The Guardian

Malala Yousafzai displays her Nobel peace prize medal in 2014. Photograph: Cornelius Poppe/EPA Even after winning a Nobel peace prize, with glittering invitations to speak to presidents across the world, education activist Malala Yousafzai always had one priority: her schoolwork. And the Pakistani pupil’s dedication to her studies has paid off, according to her father […]

U.S Marines ‘take down’ armed gunman onboard a high-speed train between … – Daily Mail

A suspected Moroccan terrorist opened fire with a Kalashnikov on board a high speed train in northern France Eyewitnesses said two U.S. Marines on the train disarmed the 26-year-old gunman and pinned him to the ground The man was armed with a Kalashnikov AK-47 assault rifle and was carrying at least 300 round of ammunition […]

Zuma to institute inquiry into Phiyega’s fitness to hold office – News24

Pretoria – President Jacob Zuma is to institute an inquiry into allegations of misconduct and/or whether national police commissioner General Riah Phiyega is fit to hold office. In a statement by the Presidency on Friday, it said Zuma had written to Phiyega informing her of his intention. “President Jacob Zuma has written to the National […]

Hawks boss fired over renditions –

Article By: Staff Reporter Fri, 21 Aug 2015 4:28 PM The Gauteng head of the Hawks has been fired over the Zimbabwean rendition saga, it has been reported. The inquiry into the illegal deportation of Zimbabweans found that General Shadrack Sibiya should be dismissed, News24 reported. “Accordingly, it is my view that the offence is […]

Sex was consensual, claims Mandela grandson – News24

Johannesburg – A grandson of the late Nelson Mandela who is accused of raping a 15-year-old girl, on Friday claimed the sexual relations were consensual. The 24-year-old suspect, who cannot be named until he has pleaded, appeared before the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court on Friday where his lawyer handed over his affidavit to the court. While […]

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