Day: May 3, 2019

South African National Parks (SANParks) on Friday announced the arrest of a former ranger in the Kruger National Park, hailing it “a significant breakthrough in the fight against rhino poaching”. In a statement, SANParks said the former corporal in the Rangers Services, who was dismissed on unrelated charges in 2014, was arrested with an alleged […]

On May 8, Cyril Ramaphosa will inevitably secure his first mandate from the South African electorate, but the play of numbers in a poll where voter loyalties are wavering can determine whether he emerges with firmer control of his divided party and returns for a second term in 2024. Poll forecasts vary so wildly that […]

African democracy icon and South Africa’s revered anti-apartheid campaigner, Nelson Mandela, may be dead but his life continues to be celebrated across the world. From exhibitions on his life (in London), the unveiling of statues in his honour (at the United Nations Headquarters), the annual memorial lectures (back home in South Africa), the life of […]

A member of Sudan’s Transitional Military Council has told the BBC that they were only willing to split representation on a proposed joint transition team with civilians. Lt-Gen Salah Abdelkhalek said they had rejected a civilian majority in the proposed council with the Alliance for Freedom and Change who led the protests that led to the ouster […]

A bubbling social media space amid spreading anti-government protests was at the heart of the push for the progressively liberal media landscape that the Ethiopian press is enjoying today. This is the view shared by Tsedale Lemma, editor-in-chief of the privately-owned Addis Standard news portal. She was delivering a keynote address on the second day of the […]

The Swiss court of arbitration for sports has ruled in favour of the IAAF decision which compels female athletes with high testosterone levels in the range of males to reduce their natural levels and to maintain that level for at least six months to be eligible to compete in certain track and field events in international competitions. […]

Former president of the Democratic Republic of Congo, DRC, Joseph Kabila; has tasked newly elected and old governors of the Common Front for Congo (FCC coalition) to work in the interest of the country at all times. Kabila, who is a Senator by virtue of being a former president, met with the two groups of governors on […]

Sudan’s public prosecutor has ordered the interrogation of ousted President Omar al-Bashir on suspicion of money laundering and financing terrorism, a judicial source told Reuters on Thursday. In April, the prosecutor began investigating Bashir over accusations of money laundering and possession of large sums of foreign currency without legal grounds. Large sums of money were […]

People fleeing violence in an Ebola-hit region of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo are being forced to cross the border illegally into Uganda, risking the virus spreading into the neighboring East African nation, aid groups said on Friday. More than 60,000 people in Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) Beni region in North Kivu province have […]

Julius Malema, leader of South Africa’s opposition Economic Freedom Fighters, EFF, says the African Union, AU, as it stands currently was close to useless. Malema said only continental unity and a radical shakeup and brutally frank brotherliness will take it out of the current predicament. “The African Union (consists) of brothers who do each other […]

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