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Guardian, 30 January 2012 A high-profile race for the post of chairman of the African Union (AU) commission entered deadlock on Monday, splitting the organisation into anglophone and francophone blocs.
AFP, 30 January 2012 Police in Swaziland fired teargas Monday on students protesting their university’s failure to open for the semester, injuring several people, a student leader said.
COSATU, 26 January 2012 In this historic year when we celebrate the centenary of the oldest liberation movement in Africa, in the 18th year of our democracy and after 26 years of COSATU’s existence, we gather at this historic Constitutional Court – a court which is vested with the responsibility to ensure that our Constitution [...]
Stiff Kitten’s Blog, 25 January 2012 President of the Swaziland National Union of Students (SNUS), Maxwell Dlamini, has been nominated for the 2012 Front Line Defenders Award for Human Rights Defenders at Risk. The award is presented by Front Line, an Irish-based human rights organisation founded by former director of the Irish Section of Amnesty [...]
IRIN Africa, 25 January 2012 Two tropical storms in quick succession in Mozambique in recent days have left at least 25 dead, tens of thousands affected by flooding, and communications infrastructure damaged.
Mail & Guardian Online, 24 January 2012 Zimbabwe union leaders on Tuesday suspended a strike that shuttered the nation’s schools as civil servants demanded a doubling of basic wages, on the eve of talks with the government, a spokesperson said.
Swazi Observer, 19 January 2012 GOVERNMENT is more than ready to conduct the national elections next year. This was revealed by Minister of Justice Chief Mgwagwa Gamedze. He was speaking during a courtesy visit to the Elections and Boundaries Commission (EBC) offices yesterday.
NUS Connect, 19 January 2012 Blog by Sibusiso Magnificent Nhlabatsi Maxwell Dlamini, President of the Swaziland National Union of Students was arrested on April 2011. He was charged under the Explosives Act in that he was suspected to have had explosives. He made bail application at the Manzini Magistrate Court where the court refused to [...]
BBC News, 19 January 2012 Four people have died and more than 4,000 others are without shelter after torrential rains in Mozambique. Three days of storms and high winds have hit water and power supplies and destroyed farm animals and cash crops.
AllAfrica.com, 17 January 2012 The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) today joined the fight to repeal parts of Lesotho’s discriminatory Chieftainship Act, which only allows the first-born son to succeed to chieftainship, by filing submissions in a landmark case that is due before the country’s Constitutional Court next month.« Previous Entries