October 21

  • South Africa: Pistorius Taken to Prison

    SAPA

    Oscar Pistorius looked like he was about to cry as he made his way down to the holding cells below the High Court in Pretoria on Tuesday, after being sentenced to five years behind... Read more »

  • Central Africa: African Ministers Ready to Order Attack on Rwandan Rebels

    allAfrica

    Defence and foreign ministers from the Great Lakes and Southern African regions resolved on Monday that military action be taken against Rwandan rebels in the eastern Democratic... Read more »

  • Zimbabwe: Wife-Beater to Peace-Preacher

    IRIN

    Jairos Maruwe used to beat up his wife so badly he once knocked her unconscious and broke her arm. It landed him in jail at least once, but it was the way he was raised. Read more »

  • Mozambique: Renamo's Renaissance, and Civil War As Election Strategy [analysis]

    ISS

    In 2009, the Mozambican National Resistance (Renamo) recorded its worst ever showing in an election. Its candidate, rebel leader Afonso Dhlakama, was trying so hard to play the... Read more »

  • South Africa: Black Actors and Filmmakers Face Enormous Obstacles [analysis]

    SACSIS

    The imminent screening of the new look Generations TV series, which has been off the air since its producer fired the cast last month, should sound an ominous knell for every Black... Read more »

  • South Africa: The Rise and Fall of Oscar Pistorius

    Deutsche Welle

    The trial Read more »

  • Zambia: Sata Checks Into London Clinic

    Zambia Reports

    President Michael Sata was admitted to the Harley Street Clinic in London early this morning at 9:30AM local time, a well placed source tells Zambia Reports. Read more »

  • South Africa: Dewani a Perfectionist - Lawyer

    SAPA

    Murder-accused businessman Shrien Dewani is a perfectionist who focused on making everything just right even after his wife Anni's death in 2010, his lawyer told the Western Cape... Read more »

  • South Africa: Pistorius - Five Years (Or Less) for Killing Reeva [analysis]

    Daily Maverick

    Oscar Pistorius was sentenced on Tuesday in the North Gauteng High Court after being found guilty of culpable homicide for the killing of Reeva Steenkamp. Judge Thokozile Masipa... Read more »

  • South Africa: Military Veterans Receive New Homes

    SAnews.gov.za

    The late Moses Kotane's daughter, Dolly Khunwana, says her mother will be extremely happy to move into her newly built home, handed over to her by the Department of Human... Read more »

  • South Africa: Dti Backs Agro-Processing Sector

    SAnews.gov.za

    The Department of Trade and Industry (dti) will continue its efforts to support the agro processing sector, with R1.2 billion already having being spent towards this in the last... Read more »

  • South Africa: Lwandle Residents to Sanral - Where Are Our Possessions?

    GroundUp

    Lwandle residents who have been rehoused after being evicted from SA National Roads Agency land in June complain that their possessions have been lost or damaged. Read more »

  • Zimbabwe: Auditor-General Has Done Her Part [editorial]

    The Herald

    However, we are concerned with Government's laissez-faire approach to these serious matters. The importance of issues that have cost the Government money, overspending in some... Read more »

  • South Africa: Pistorius Sentenced to 5 Years for Manslaughter

    Deutsche Welle

    Paralympic athletics star Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to five years in prison on Tuesday. Read more »

  • South Africa: Oscar Pistorius - the D-Day This Way Comes [analysis]

    Daily Maverick

    After 18 months, Oscar Pistorius and the family and friends of Reeva Steenkamp are set to find out whether he will go to jail for culpable homicide. In sentencing, the court will... Read more »

  • South Africa: Family Synod, Part III - a Mixed Bag? [analysis]

    Daily Maverick

    A week of robust debate at the Vatican has come to an end, and the official English translation of the report is anticipated sometime soon. There's been a mixed response to the... Read more »

  • Malawi: MANEB Releases MSCE Results

    Malawi24

    The Malawi National Examinations Board (MANEB) in conjunction with the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology have finally released the Malawi School Certificate of... Read more »

  • South Africa: Banyana Midfielder Clocks a Centenary in National Team Colours [interview]

    SAFA

    While focus has been on Banyana Banyana striker Portia Modise's 100 hundred goals for the South Africa Women's Senior National Team during the squad participation in the 2014 CAF... Read more »

  • Zambia: Pray for Sata, Says State House Source

    Zambia Reports

    A State House source has appealed to Zambians to continue praying for Michael Sata because the president "was a very sick man" at the time he left for medical treatment abroad on... Read more »

  • Zimbabwe: Opposition Rallies Behind Mujuru

    The Herald

    FUNCTIONARIES from opposition parties whose formation the First Lady Amai Grace Mugabe traced to the house of Vice President Joice Mujuru have sprung to the VP's defence with... Read more »

  • Zimbabwe: Kereke Case - Lawyers Seek Certificate of Prosecution

    The Herald

    Lawyers representing a girl allegedly raped by Bikita West legislator Dr Munyaradzi Kereke have written to the Prosecutor General Mr Johannes Tomana requesting a certificate to... Read more »

  • Zimbabwe: Politburo Meeting Deferred

    The Herald

    The Zanu-PF Politburo meeting, which is expected to deal with serious allegations of corruption, subversion and abuse of office levelled against Vice President Joice Mujuru, which... Read more »

  • Malawi: Malopa Mudslings Ben Phiri At Statehouse

    Malawi24

    A looming feud is reportedly manifesting at the State house where by Bright Malopa Senior Advisor to the President on Strategy and Communication, is backbiting President Peter... Read more »

  • Zambia: UK Congratulates Zambia On 50th Anniversary of Independence

    Zambia Reports

    The following press release was distributed by the British High Commission to Zambia: Read more »

  • Zambia: Guy Scott Confirms Sata Will Miss Jubilee

    Zambia Reports

    Vice President Dr Guy Scott has given the biggest indication that President Michael Sata will miss Friday's jubilee celebrations as he will still be away receiving medical... Read more »

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