Southern African countries ‘strugglin...

Human rights in Southern Africa are being undermined by weak domestic and regional institutions, said Human Rights Watch on Wednesday at the Johannesburg launch of its World Report 2020. This comes despite the fact that most countries in the region have committed to protect human rights in their constitutions. South Africa, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Eswatini […]

Suzuki Jimny is dynamite in a small, ...

“Japan’s love of little things is legendary, with the Walkman in particular paving the way for a positive plethora of pocket-sized products; a compulsion that combined with a similar obsession with cuteness makes for a match made in heaven.” So reads the introduction to a Tokyo Times article on the launch, in 2009, of an […]

How the Nigerian and Kenyan media han...

Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta recently signed into law the Data Protection Bill. Passed after several years of debate and delay, the new law places restrictions on the collection and use of digital data by governments and private corporations. The restrictions are similar to those included in a new data protection regulation passed by Nigeria this […]

Will bushfires affect Australian Open...

The Australian Open tennis Grand Slam starts next week in the midst of a bushfire crisis that has left at least 27 people dead and destroyed more than 2000 homes. Toxic air pollution clouded Melbourne on Tuesday, halting practice sessions and slightly delaying qualifying. AFP Sport looks at the implications for players and fans at […]

Press freedom group condemns attempte...

One of Mozambique’s most senior journalists escaped a kidnapping attempt in Maputo on New Year’s Eve. Matias Guente, the executive editor of Canal de Moçambique, was accosted in the afternoon of December 31 by three men while in the capital’s Alto Maé area, right behind the headquarters of the Mozambique Defence Armed Forces. The men […]

Kosgei to defend women’s London Marat...

Brigid Kosgei set a new marathon record for women of 2:14:04. Kenya’s women’s marathon world record holder Brigid Kosgei is to join her compatriot Eliud Kipchoge in defending their respective London Marathon titles on April 26, organisers announced on Monday. The 25-year-old, who set a new world record of 2hr 14min 04sec in Chicago last […]

I only have eyes for Bobi Wine

Bobi Wine. (Image by Sam Broadway) Ever since Bobi Wine, Uganda’s biggest pop star, won his seat in parliament in a contested 2017 race, western journalists have flocked to the country’s capital, Kampala, to conduct interviews with and profile him. The interest is certainly justified: in a short time, Wine, real name Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, […]

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ANC 108 lays bare Cyril’s failure President Ramaphosa is in a disastrous position for someone elected the way he was and with enemies circling Matric pass rate hides failures Performance in critical subjects is declining and the number of passes at 30% is a sign of the shortage Learner excels after long journey Sibabalwe Mkungwana […]

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ANC 108 lays bare Cyril’s failure President Ramaphosa is in a disastrous position for someone elected the way he was and with enemies circling Matric pass rate hides failures Performance in critical subjects is declining and the number of passes at 30% is a sign of the shortage Learner excels after long journey Sibabalwe Mkungwana […]

Soleimani air strike: Why this is a d...

The US government killed Iranian general Qassem Soleimani, commander of the Quds Force, the elite wing of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guards, in an air strike that took place in the early hours of January 3. This is the latest and most dramatic development in the ongoing proxy conflict between the US and Iran. Much […]

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