Africa In The News

Zimbabwe spirals out of control ahead of polls

HARARE – VIOLENT clashes within Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s party(Zanu PF), infighting in the opposition and skirmishes between soldiers and police have sparked fear ahead of elections next year. Ahead of the polls, rights groups bemoaned the rise in violations perpetrated in defence of Mugabe’s family. Those resisting or criticising the family, particularly First Lady […]

In The News South Africa

MPs recommend 12 names for SABC board

PARLIAMENT, September 5 – After a laborious morning in Parliament’s portfolio committee on communications, MPs on Tuesday named the 12 people they would recommend to serve on the SABC board.   Parties agreed on eight names – Khanyisile Kweyama, Mathatha Tsedu, Michael Markovitz, Nomvuyiso Batyi, Rachel Kalidass, Victor Rambau, John Matisonn, and Jack Phalane.   Choosing the […]