Disgraced Mugabe turns SADC summit on its head
Just as the dust begins to settle following Pretoria’s dramatic stand-off with the International Criminal Court over its decision to host fugitive (and Sudanese President) Omar al-Bashir, Zimbabwean First Lady Grace Mugabe has turned a high-profile SADC summit on ...
Cairo under fire for blocking critical websites
Egypt has blocked Internet access to the website of an international media watchdog that provides support for journalists and champions media freedoms. Reporters Without Borders, also known under its French acronym RSF, said users in Egypt have been unable to ...
Major anti-graft campaign launched
The Ethiopian Government has embarked on a major anti-corruption crackdown which has seen 56 senior government officials and business leaders arrested over the past month. A report on the Xinhua site notes that investigators have also frozen the assets of ...
Odinga backs down on election threat
Opposition leader Raila Odinga last week said he would take his claims that Kenya’s presidential election was rigged to the Supreme Court and vowed to protest peacefully. 'We have now decided to move to the Supreme Court and lay ...
Isis militants linked to beheadings
Officials charged with altering poll documents
Military confirms detention of senior commander
Public servants fired over graft scandal
Government denies hindering coverage of Rif unrest
Windhoek man convicted of murder
Marikana prosecution must be fast-tracked – Amnesty
NPA mum on state capture investigations
Banks sued for R60bn over home repossessions
Masutha to decide on Walus parole
Court gives go-ahead for rhino horn auction
Opposition leader walks free
No prosecution for farm killings – Mugabe
Farmers launch new bid for compensation
VP returns home after health scare
Voluntary foreign asset disclosure flops
The tax amnesty for undeclared foreign assets – which the South African Government had hoped would yield billions of rand in additional revenue – has been a flop, with just a few hundred applications made ahead of next week’s deadline. A ...
Car makers put case for Agoa in 2018
The automotive industry has made a strong plea to the US trade administration for it to continue enjoying the benefit of duty-free access to the US market under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa), says a Business Day report ...
DA presents Bell Pottinger case to watchdog
South Africa's opposition DA on Friday presented its case against the Guptas' former public relations firm Bell Pottinger, reiterating its call that it must declare all funds from their Gupta accounts and ‘reinvest these profits to benefit SA's ...
Zunaid Moti remains on Interpol’s wanted list
Israeli police detain tycoon over Guinea scam
DRC militia members linked to UN killing
Politics flagged by Moody’s as SA’s biggest risk
DRC impasse dominates SADC proceedings
SADC will be sending a former head of state to the DRC as a special envoy amid increasing tensions in that country due to overdue elections. There were still consultations 'aimed at finalising this matter'. President Jacob Zuma, who assumed ...
South African murdered in Mauritius
The body of a 32-year-old South African was found half naked in Grand-Baie Mauritius, Mauritian police confirmed last week. Legalbrief reports that Lara Rijs (32) had a Swiss and South African passport. It is believed she was also raped. A ...
President suspends constitutional revision
Mali's President has suspended plans for a referendum on constitutional change, a move cheered by the opposition on Saturday after months of street protests against the reforms. ‘In the higher interests of the nation and to preserve a peaceful ...
MPs back down on term extension proposal
The Egyptian lawmaker behind a call to amend the Constitution to extend presidential terms by two years says the change won't apply to President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi's current four-year term. El-Sisi, who has 10 months left in his ...
Mauritania's President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz has approved a newly drafted law abolishing the Senate. As a result, all the powers previously held by the Senate passed to the National Assembly. A report on the News24 site notes that ...
NGOs oppose ACDP's anti-abortion Bill
All eyes on key poll
It is a contest that will be familiar to many – not just in Angola but in every country across Africa where anyone remembers the cold war. The Guardian reports that it pits the People’s Movement for the Liberation of ...
A Matter of Justice
A victory for clean administration
When a specialist police unit launched an undercover, anti-corruption sting on staff at a busy South African border post, their agent found what many ordinary people have long known: it is indeed possible to ‘bribe your way through’. A participant ...
Quotes of the Week
‘We have extended our ar
'South Africa was between a rock and a hard place as the First Lady, by virtue of her status becomes a diplomat and as such entitled to diplomatic immunity. I am sure that SA is agonised over this but long ...
Race Otherwise: Forging a New Humanism for South Africa
Race Otherwise: Forging a New Humanism for South Africa
By Zimitri Erasmus
Wits University Press. R296
How is ‘race’ determined? Is it your DNA? The community that you were raised in? The way others see you or the way you ...
At a Glance
Concern over Buhari
* A group calling itself the Concerned Citizens of Nigeria has called on President Muhammadu Buhari's aides to disclose details of his illness and the treatment he is receiving. It notes that Buhari left the country more than three months ...