By Mark | May 2, 2013
Ending support for middle-income countries shows a misunderstanding about the role aid can play in increasingly better-off areas
The UK ending its bilateral, grant-based aid programme to South Africa from 2015 apparently came as an unwelcome shock to the South African government. Read the rest of this entry »
By Mark | April 30, 2013
Republic of South Africa
The South African government has noted with regret the unilateral announcement by the government of the United Kingdom regarding the termination of the Official Development Aid to South Africa as from the year 2015.
This is such a major decision with far reaching implications on the projects that are currently running and it is tantamount to redefining our relationship. Read the rest of this entry »
By JoeyA | April 9, 2013
A prominent gay rights activist has been arrested in Zambia after appearing on a live television calling for same-sex relations to be decriminalised.
Paul Kasonkomona had been charged with “inciting the public to take part in indecent activities”, police chief Solomon Jere told AFP news agency.
He was detained as he stepped out of the studios of privately owned Muvi TV in the capital, it reports. Read the rest of this entry »
By Mark | March 25, 2013
Following the referendum on a new constitution for Zimbabwe, the European Union has decided to suspend targeted measures on a further 81 individuals and eight entities.
Declaration by the High Representative, Catherine Ashton, on behalf of the European Union with regard to the successful Constitutional referendum in Zimbabwe and the review of EU restrictive measures.
The EU congratulates the people of Zimbabwe on a peaceful, successful and credible Read the rest of this entry »
By JoeyA | March 19, 2013
Zimbabwe’s new constitution was approved by an overwhelming majority in Saturday’s referendum, the electoral commission has said. Read the rest of this entry »
By JoeyA | March 18, 2013
Aides to the Zimbabwean prime minister have been arrested on unknown charges. The news came as vote counting was underway in a constitutional referendum. Read the rest of this entry »
By Mark | March 11, 2013
Malawi police have arrested 11 ex-ministers and senior government officials, including the former president’s brother, for an alleged coup plot.
The group are accused of trying to prevent then vice-president Joyce Banda from coming to power last year, after the death of Read the rest of this entry »
By JoeyA | March 11, 2013
HARARE, 08 March 2013-We, the undersigned Zimbabwean Civil Society Organizations, condemn the
sustained and escalating assault on non-governmental organisations (NGOs) involved in civic education,
human rights monitoring, public outreach and service provision by the State. Read the rest of this entry »
By JoeyA | March 5, 2013
The case of eight South African police officers charged over last week’s death of a Mozambican man has been postponed until Friday.
Mido Macia, 27, died of head injuries and internal bleeding after his arrest in Daveyton, east of Johannesburg. Read the rest of this entry »
“Zimbabwe must respect fundamental freedoms in run-up to constitutional referendum,” warn UN rights experts
By Mark | February 27, 2013
Three United Nations Special Rapporteurs urged today the Government of Zimbabwe to respect international human rights norms and standards pertaining to freedoms of association, of peaceful assembly and of expression in the run up to the constitutional referendum on 16 March and subsequent elections which may take place next July. Read the rest of this entry »