South Africa: State of Nation Address on 12 February marred by removal of some and jamming of cell phone signal
By Tony | February 16, 2015
President Zuma delivered the State of the Nation address on 12 February. It has been a set piece event with no questions but this year was Read the rest of this entry »
By Mark | February 11, 2015
Message by President Jacob Zuma marking the 25th Anniversary of the release of Madiba
Exactly 25 years ago… on the 11th of February, our late former President Nelson Mandela walked out of the Victor Verster prison as a free man after twenty seven years of imprisonment.
This day therefore marked a giant Read the rest of this entry »
By Tony | February 4, 2015
President Mugabe, assumed the chair of the African Union on 30 January. The European Union (EU) announced on 2 February the travel ban it had imposed in Read the rest of this entry »
By Tony | January 26, 2015
Zambia held a presidential by-election on 20 January due to the death whilst in office of President Michael Sata on 28 October 2014. The poll had to be held within Read the rest of this entry »
By Tony | January 7, 2015
Terence Ranger, historian of Zimbabwe, dies read obituary by Ian Scoones in The Zimbabwean
Over the weekend, we learned the sad news that Terence Ranger, the well-known historian of Zimbabwe, had died at his
home in Oxford aged Read the rest of this entry »
By Mark | December 1, 2014
Source: New Statesman
By Gareth Thomas MP, Shadow Minister for Africa
The prevalence of HIV/AIDS in Swaziland shows we must redouble international efforts to tackle the epidemic.
Sixteen years on from the first World AIDS Day in 1998, this year the global diplomatic response to HIV/AIDS is in danger of falling down the list of priorities confronting world leaders.
It is in 2011 that the UN last hosted a high-level summit on the issue, but it’s not since 2005 that world leaders – hosted by the then Labour government at the Read the rest of this entry »
By Mark | November 12, 2014
The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) was founded in South Africa in December 1998 to campaign for access to AIDS treatment. It is widely acknowledged as one of the most important civil society organisations active on AIDS in the developing world.
Today the future of the Treatment Action Campaign, South Africa’s most iconic and successful post-apartheid health and human rights movement, is under threat. Read the rest of this entry »
By Mark | November 6, 2014
by Mantoe Phakathi
Less than two weeks after the Swazi government announced the immediate banning of all trade unions and employer federations in the country, Swazi workers are reeling from the news that Read the rest of this entry »
By Mark | October 15, 2014
Pressure grew on Swaziland’s monarchy today to reverse its decision to dissolve all trade unions and employer federations.
UNI Global Union has added its voice to a chorus of international condemnation of last week’s diktat by Labour and Social Security Minister Winnie Magagula, instructing all federations to cease operation immediately.
The draconian Read the rest of this entry »
By Mark | October 13, 2014
Thousands of residents in Zimbabwe’s capital Harare and surrounding areas are facing eviction from their homes as local authorities embark on an operation to demolish all illegal structures.
At the end of last month, city authorities turned Read the rest of this entry »