Archive for February, 2014
What the papers say Robert Mugabe’s lavish 90th birthday plans decried as Zimbabwe struggles Source: The Guardian Costly celebration, criticised as cultism and hero worship, comes at a time of heavy job losses and slowing economic growth. Plans for a lavish $1m (£600,000) celebration of Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe’s 90th birthday have been condemned as [...]
The Robin Hood Tax is a tiny tax on banks that could give billions to tackle poverty and climate change Over 635,000 people have so far leant their voice to make the European Robin Hood Tax the tax we deserve. And with the support of some special friends, the campaign is looking to make the [...]
Source: Mail and Guardian The European Union suspended sanctions on eight of Zimbabwe’s most powerful military and political figures on Monday, but kept them on President Robert Mugabe and his
South Africa: National and Provincial elections to take place on 7 May 2014
Rescuers recovered eight bodies and continued to search for another missing worker on Thursday after a fire and rock-fall at a Harmony Gold mine near Johannesburg, the worst accident in South Africa’s mines in nearly five years.
Rescue workers in South Africa are trying to free nine miners still trapped underground after a fire at Doornkop mine west of Johannesburg.
Eight other miners have successfully been brought to the surface.
South Africa: Mamphela Ramphele no longer the Democratic Alliance presidential candidate. Agang DA merger off.Monday, February 3rd, 2014
Mamphela Ramphele has offered little explaination on why her decision to run as the DA’s presidential candidate was not discussed with Agang members.
O Monitor de Angola aborda a política, economia, desenvolvimento, democracia e direitos humanos em Angola. Publicado trimestralmente pela Ação pela África Austral (ACTSA, sigla em inglês), também está disponível em inglês.
The Angola Monitor covers the politics, economics, human rights, democracy and development of Angola. It is published quarterly by Action for Southern Africa (ACTSA).