Archive for June, 2012
IRIN JOHANNESBURG, 19 June 2012 (IRIN) – The UN World Food Programme (WFP) has halved food rations to refugees living in camps in at least four African countries citing a funding shortfall. The cuts have already affected 16,000 refugees in Malawi’s Dzaleka camp who have been on half rations since March, while a further 120,000 [...]
COSATU press statements On Youth Day 2012, the Congress of South African Trade Unions salutes the heroes and heroines of 16 June 1976, whose fearless confrontation with the forces of the apartheid dictatorship paved the way for the freedom and democracy we enjoy today.
Swazi Media Commentary- by Richard Rooney Swaziland soldiers sprayed the house of the kingdom’s main opposition leader with bullets in what pro democracy activists believe was a planned attack. The home of Mario Masuku, President of the banned People’s United Democratic Movement (PUDEMO), at Makhosini near Nhlangano was hit by bullets fired by members of the [...]
ANC’s secrecy bill seen as assault on South African press freedom
Communique from the SADC Summit 1 June 2012 1. An Extraordinary Session of the Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) was held in Luanda, Republic of Angola on 1st June 2012.
The Swaziland Democracy Campaign is calling on Trade Unions and Trade Unionists to support the independent and unified trade union movement
Elections took place in Lesotho on Saturday 26 May. The outcome is the largest party, the Democratic Congres ( DC) will go into opposition.