President Zuma Decides to Take Post-Election Break

South African president, Jacob Zuma, has made the decision to take a break after what the ANC dubbed, “an intense election campaign”. Secretary General, Gwede Mantashe let reporters know today that the president will get time off until next week, when he is having a cabinet at the ANC’s Lekgotla. “The President is exhausted. The election was punishing. He is given time to relax. He is having a cabinet at Lekgotla next week,” Mantashe told reporte... Read more »
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By Oliver Ngwenya On Friday, May 30th, 2014

Police Clash With Protesters in Malawi

Emotions seemed to be drawn to breaking point in Malawi as the country nervously awaits the high court ruling on the recount of the 20 May election results. This was evident in the clashes between the police an... Read more »
By Robert Wiggill On Friday, May 30th, 2014

Boko Haram Powerful; Nigerian Government Claims to Know Whereabouts of Girls

Boko Haram added another 40 lives to their list of casualties today after attacking a village in the Nigerian state of Borno. The group raided the village, setting most of the homes alight and killing at least ... Read more »
By Robert Wiggill On Thursday, May 29th, 2014

Springs’ Own House of Horror: Father Appears in Court

The Springs resident who allegedly held his wife and five children captive and submitted them to years of abuse appeared in the Springs Magistrate’s court today. The man, aged 36, faces charges of child a... Read more »
By Robert Wiggill On Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

Newly Appointed SA Mining Minister to Mediate in Platinum Strike

The newly appointed Mining Minister, Ngoako Ramatlhodi, has committed himself to mediating between the striking workers and the platinum producers. The wage strike, which is now the longest in South African his... Read more »
By Robert Wiggill On Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

R2bn “Zumaville” Project to be Scrutinized by Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela

The two billion Rand project, the proposed building of South Africa’s first post-democracy, completely black-built town, formally known as the, “Umlalazi-Nkandla, Smart Growth Centre,” will be... Read more »
By Robert Wiggill On Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

Boko Haram Claims More Lives In Northeastern Nigeria

Islamist extremist group, Boko Haram, claimed another thirty lives today when they attacked two villages in the Northeast of Nigeria. The attacks took place near the town of Chibok, where the organisation kidna... Read more »
By Oliver Ngwenya On Monday, April 28th, 2014

Zimbabwe’s MDC-T Leader Morgan Tsvangirai Suspended

It all started after the country’s July 2013 elections in which the main opposition party, MDC-T, was completely whitewashed by the ruling ZANU-PF. Then the blame game started. Many in the party blamed th... Read more »
By Oliver Ngwenya On Saturday, March 8th, 2014

Diplomatic blows between Rwanda and South Africa after attempted assassination

In an apparent culmination of a long standing diplomatic furore between South Africa and Rwanda, the two countries have expelled each other’s diplomats. This came to a head on Friday when Kigali asked six... Read more »
By PAW On Monday, November 4th, 2013

Four Somalis Arrested and Charged Over Westgate Mall Attack

It is reported that at least four people of Somali origin have been arrested and charged in Kenya over the Westgate Mall attack in what is increasingly being referred to in media circles as the September Siege.... Read more »