A wholesale review of Parliament’s structure is proposed in the ANC’s Legislature and Governance Discussion Document released on Sunday.
Some in the ANC might believe the party will govern “until Jesus Christ’s return”, but this hasn’t stopped the party from starting discussions over ways to approach coalitions in the future. The ANC has released policy discussion documents ahead of its 2017 national policy conference in June.
Recent events in South Africa show that it is a society still grappling with its racist history, 23 years after apartheid officially ended. Combating hatred is an ongoing project. The state’s most recent response to the problem has been a draft statute that criminalises hate crimes and hate speech.
The East African Community (EAC) is, at last, seeing light at the end of the tunnel after a long era of gender angst. But achieving gender equality will be an uphill task as old habits die hard.
In November 2016, the United States (US) concluded one of the most divisive presidential elections in its history. It is also hard to identify any public policy issues around which there have been strong and stable bipartisan cooperation in recent years.
Accra — In most African countries, substantial barriers still inhibit citizens’ access to justice, a new Afrobarometer analysis finds.
Burundi has declared a malaria epidemic after more than nine million cases were recorded since last year. According to the Burundi’s Health minister Dr Josiane Nijimbere, more than 3,700 people have died from the mosquito-borne disease since 2016.
South Africa says it will launch an “early warning” system with Nigeria to track and deter xenophobic attacks following a surge in violence in the rainbow nation.
South Africa and Nigeria have resolved to establish an early warning system in response to xenophobic attacks and to strengthen relations between the two nations.
African National Congress Mpumalanga chairperson David Mabuza’s announcement that he wants Julius Malema back in the ANC is merely a selfish attempt to raise his own profile, the Economic Freedom Fighters has said.
The Kenyan government will next month roll out a new drug meant to protect HIV-negative people from contracting the virus. The drug, known as Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) will be given to those at high risk of contracting the virus before being made accessible to the rest of the population.
The investigation into a suspected plot by cops to kill former president Nelson Mandela at his 1994 inauguration was “covered up,” it emerged in the Western Cape High Court on Monday.
Kadoma — Studies have revealed high traces of mercury metal in women’s breast milk and fish in the gold mining areas of Kadoma and Chakari, exposing to risk the lives of children and people in surrounding communities.
Mutare — ZIMBABWEAN courts have ordered the deduction from a police officer’s salary as compensation for torturing a high school student to induce a confession.
A high level delegation from Nigeria is expected in South Africa on Tuesday to discuss diplomatic relations between the two countries, following recent xenophobic violence.
The High Court of South Africa, Gauteng Division, Pretoria, is hearing a case that could affect property ownership rights for many black women.
Saturday evening was a moment of smiles as outstanding female filmmakers were recognised at the closure of the second edition of Urusaro International Women Film Festival (IWFF) over the weekend. The weeklong festival took place at Umubano Hotel from March 4th to 11th.
Egypt is known as the land of Pharaohs. Years after the reign of Pharaohs, archaeologists are trying to find more and more remains and evidences of this past world. A statue believed to depict Pharaoh Ramses II has been excavated, an important relic, which could help spur the country’s tourism.
Namibia is pushing ahead in her quest to set territorial boundaries with her neighbours, and to finally set up maritime boundaries with South Africa through peaceful means.
It is more dangerous to be a farmer than a police officer in SA, a debate on farm murders heard on Tuesday in the National Assembly.
It’s a familiar sight in parts of East Africa – starving children, desiccated carcasses and parched landscapes. 17 million face the threat of hunger. It’s a man-made crisis, says Ludger Schadomsky.
President Jacob Zuma paid a surprise visit to the Manguzi police station, northern KwaZulu-Natal, on Tuesday. His visit was part of government’s campaign to intensify the fight against cross-border crime in the Umkhanyakude, Hlabisa, and Jozini municipalities.
New African Union Commission chief Moussa Faki Mahamat officially takes up his post on Tuesday. But who is Faki and what does he stand for? A seasoned diplomat and politician, 56-year-old Moussa Faki Mahamat is no stranger to the challenges presented by the top job he was elected to on January 30.
At the height of the current xenophobic violence in South Africa, new research has shown that immigrants make substantial contributions to South Africa’s economy.
Bamako — Does marriage hinder girls’ education? This question has emerged from the panel entitled “They Inspire” organized by AllAfrica on Tuesday 7 March in Bamako, Mali.
A women’s group in Luweero District has taken the campaign to boost hygiene and sanitation practices to another level. The group has not only encouraged members to improve sanitation and hygiene facilities in their home but have also spread good cheer to their different communities.
Last week, Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir released 193 Darfuri rebel fighters from prison, some of whom had been there for nine years. He also waived the death penalty against 66 others. Days earlier, a Khartoum court released three civil society activists after ten months in detention.
It’s time for Africa to start using its ocean waters as a resource to create jobs and stimulate its economies, says former African Union Commission chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.
Lagos — Captains of industry and commerce have endorsed calls by the Nigerian government for oil companies to relocate their headquarters to their areas of operations.
– As Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries continue to build on the momentum of the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement and the 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP22) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Marrakech in 2016, special emphasis is being placed on agric
Members of the apartheid-era security police swept the scenes after the bombing of Community House in Salt River in 1997 and the killing of the so-called Gugulethu Seven in 1986, the Western Cape High Court heard on Wednesday.
Cameroon says it has killed at least 60 Boko Haram fighters and destroyed a stronghold for the militant group, as well as a huge stock of seized weapons, in fighting along its northern border.
Two indigenous downstream petroleum firms are involved in a major scandal that could lead to the sack of three officials of Nigeria’s state oil firm, NNPC, PREMIUM TIMES learnt.
Under the early morning sun in the most northern region of Ethiopia a motley group of Eritrean men, women and children arrive dusty and tired at the end of a journey – and at the start of another.
After a series of violent attacks on foreigners, South Africans must reflect on their role on the continent. DW’s Jane Nyingi thinks that any attack on African “foreigners” is an attack on the entire continent.
Security forces shooting dead unarmed protesters, arbitrary arrests, detentions, torture, disappearances, harassment and intimidation are some of the reported human rights abuses that have been continuing for more than four months now in the English-speaking regions of Cameroon.
The World Bank Group says Nigeria will soon recover from economic recession. Mrs Eme Essien-Lore, Country Manager in Nigeria, International Finance Corporation, a member of the group, made the observation in an interview with journalsits in Lagos on Thursday.
The $12 billion Dangote Oil Refinery which will be the largest in the world slated for Lagos will be in full operation in 2019 and is expected to produce 650, 000 barrel of oil per day.
A NUMBER of government institutions here have defaulted to settle their water bills amounting to over 1 billion/-, money that should be paid to the City Water Authority in Arusha.
Kenyan security agencies intimidate mobile service providers to spy on civilians communication, a UK-based firm, Privacy International (PI) has said. In a report released on Wednesday, PI says the security forces violate citizen’s privacy in the name of fighting terrorism.
In January, traditional Namibian leaders filed a complaint against Germany with a US court demanding compensation for colonial-era genocide. The judge and the plaintiffs’ lawyers to meet in New York on Thursday.
The current drought in the Horn of Africa has caused an unprecedented food crisis that is quickly turning into a regional humanitarian disaster.
Somali pirates have released a hijacked oil tanker and its eight Sri Lankan crew, according to Somali security official and the pirates, bringing the first hijacking since 2012 to a conclusion, apparently without the payment of a ransom.
The Federal Government said on Friday it would soon make it an offence for anyone to export unprocessed minerals out of the country.
The number of South Sudanese fleeing their homes is “alarming,” the United Nations refugee agency today said, announcing that 1.6 million people have either been displaced or fled to neighbouring countries in the past eight months ago.
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South Africa’s Constitution, greatly lauded around the world and the product of Nelson Mandela’s democratic transition of the mid-1990s, is under attack. It’s being blamed in some quarters for the slow pace of socio-economic transformation in Africa’s biggest economy.
Siddharth Chatterjee is the United Nations Resident Coordinator to Kenya. – Consider this. The communities around the Kenya-Ethiopia border in Moyale-Borona area, have long been associated with internecine violence, extreme poverty, and environmental stress.
The secretary general of the SADC parliamentary forum (SADC PF), Esau Chiviya, says the forum has begun mainstreaming gender-based violence (GBV) in its work to ensure that the region’s members of parliament fully appreciate the problem and how it can be addressed.
THE Namibian government has decided to join calls for genocide reparations by driving a N$400 billion lawsuit against the German government. Documents seen by The Namibian this week show that the government wants over US$30 billion (over N$400 billion) from Germany.
An Abuja Division of the Federal High Court has reversed its previous ruling which retrieved the control of one of Nigeria’s richest oil blocks, OPL 245, from Shell and ENI.
Somali pirates on Thursday released a hijacked oil tanker and its eight-man Sri Lankan crew without any conditions or ransom payments.
Nairobi — President Uhuru Kenyatta Saturday made a historic visit to Somalia meeting Kenyan troops serving under the African Union Mission in Somalia at Dhobley.
A boy from the village of Quitupo walks past palm trees in Palma on February 16, 2017. The village of Quitupo will be resettled to make way for the new gas mining project in and around the district of Palma. AFP/John Wessels Most of the world’s palm oil comes from Indonesia and Malaysia.
But for the honesty and principled nature of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, mischief makers would have mounted a wedge between him and President Muhammadu Buhari, during the president’s 49-day recent medical vacation in the United Kingdom when Osinbajo functioned as acting president, Mr.
A proposal for an arms embargo was supported by the United States in December, but the plan was rejected by the UN Security Council. Could the international body be ready to change it position as suffering continues?