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October 12, 2017 5:01 AM Judgment in the #AhmedTimol inquest to be handed down

Johannesburg - Judgment in the Ahmed Timol inquest is expected to be handed down in the North Gauteng High Court at 10:00 on Thursday. After months of testimonies and deliberation, South Africans will hear whether someone should be held liable for the death of the anti-apartheid activist, who police alleged jumped out of a window on the 10th floor of John Vorster 9

October 12, 2017 4:26 AM S. Africa court to rule on activist’s death 46 years on

By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, JOHANNESBURG, Oct 12 – A South African court will rule Thursday on whether the suspicious 1971 death of an apartheid-era activist in custody was suicide, as police officers claimed, or actually a regime killing. For many, the case — the culmination of a relentless campaign by the activist’s family — has brought back raw memories 8

October 2, 2017 6:54 PM Leaders demand probe into GSU's trail of destruction

At least 27 University of Nairobi students are nursing injuries following a brutal attack on them by police last Thursday evening. The institution’s director of Corporate Affairs John Orindi confirmed that the students were injured during the fracas in which police were captured on camera assaulting students in their hostels, lecture halls and within

September 28, 2017 4:37 AM Raila now threatens Safaricom with boycott

But what will happen to his Paybill? The National Super Alliance chief Raila Odinga on Wednesday, September 27, said he would direct his millions of supporters to boycott the services of giant companies which have colluded to stall democracy. “That time is coming, but it has not yet come. We may be forced to do it in our struggle for democracy and progress 4

September 11, 2017 5:27 AM Why do Zimbabweans put up with Mugabe?

One of the guests put the question which exercises many people: “Why on earth do Zimbabweans keep putting up with Mugabe? Why don’t they do something about him?” They simply could not understand why, after so many years of brutality, he is still there. Some of the guests even wondered: “Is the situation in Zimbabwe really as bad as people make out?” Because 2

August 28, 2017 9:57 AM Pope to visit Myanmar, Bangladesh as Rohingya crisis intensifies

Pope Francis will visit Myanmar and Bangladesh later this year, the Vatican announced Monday, hours after the Catholic leader decried the plight of Rohingya Muslims as they flee fresh fighting between the army and militants. The landmark visit in late November and early December takes in Myanmar-- a largely Buddhist country plagued by inter-religious 1

August 17, 2017 5:44 PM Afriforum offers to fund private prosecution against Grace Mugabe prosecution

An organisation that once represented white Afrikaner farmers opposed to the abolition of South Africa’s race-based system of apartheid has offered to fund the private prosecution of Zimbabwean First Lady Grace Mugabe. The Zimbabwean First Lady has been accused of assaulting a South African model at a hotel. Afriforum made the announcement, in a move seen as a bid to make a name for itself 5

August 17, 2017 1:48 AM Barack Obama quotes Mandela in most-liked tweet ever: The story behind the South African leader's words

"Love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite." So ended a three-part quote that the former US President posted, after racist violence in Charlottesville claimed a woman's life last week. Two Nobel Prize-winning icons of black history, Barack Obama and Nelson Mandela, combined in spirit to create the most-liked tweet in history, after 6

August 12, 2017 10:50 AM Viewpoint: Electoral Politics and the Crisis of Governance in Africa

From Kenya, Rwanda to Angola and South Africa, parties struggle to control state apparatuses amid continuing dominance of regional economies by western states President Uhuru Kenyatta was declared victorious in his bid for a second term as leader of the largest economy in East Africa. The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Chairman 12

August 8, 2017 9:06 AM No-confidence vote signals 'High Noon' for South Africa's Zuma

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Lawmakers of South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) pledged to back President Jacob Zuma in a no-confidence motion in parliament later on Tuesday, a show of support that would thwart opposition efforts to force him to step down. Zuma, who has held power since 2009, has struggled to fend off accusations of corruption 12