By Mark | December 6, 2013
The Congress of South African Trade Unions joins all South Africans, and millions more all over the world, in mourning the sad loss today, 5 December 2013, of the greatest ever South African and most inspirational leader in our struggle for liberty and democracy, our beloved Comrade, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela. Read the rest of this entry »
By Mark | December 5, 2013
My Fellow South Africans,
Our beloved Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, the founding President of our democratic nation has departed. Read the rest of this entry »
By Mark | November 25, 2013
COSATU as the federation of trade unions of South Africa joins hands with all progressive and revolutionary organizations to support the campaign on violence against women and children. COSATU is taken aback by the rising levels of Read the rest of this entry »
Marikana: Lonmin, British shareholders, including churches and trade union, press the company on its conduct
By Mark | November 23, 2013
Church seeks answers over South African mine massacre
British shareholders, including union Unison, express concern over handling of strike that left 34 dead
British shareholders in the platinum mine company, Lonmin, including trade union Unison and the Church of England, have expressed concern about its handling of a strike that ended in a massacre in South Africa.
Research by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism found close co-operation between the Read the rest of this entry »
Zimbabwe: Director of Zimbabwe NGO Human Rights Forum acquitted on charge of running an unregistered organisation
By Mark | November 22, 2013
Abel Chikomo Executive Director of the Zimbabwe NGO Forum was acquitted on 22 November of a charge on running an unregistered organisation.
Abel Chikomo was arrested and charged in 2011. On 22 November 2013 on application from his lawyer the magistrate threw out the charge saying it should never have been brought. The state were arguing that Read the rest of this entry »
By Mark | October 23, 2013
Comment and personal view on Renamo and the raid on Santungira by Joseph Hanlon
Source: Mozambique News Reports & Clippings 230
Recent skirmishes between Renamo guerrillas and Mozambican government military, leading to
the attack Monday on Afonso Dhlakama’s headquarters in Santungira, need to be viewed in a
broader context of post-war history.
Dhlakama has failed to convert the former guerrilla movement into an effective Read the rest of this entry »
By Mark | October 22, 2013
Mozambique’s opposition Renamo movement has attacked a police station in the central town of Maringue a day after annulling a 1992 peace accord with the government, officials say.
Police are said to have fled their posts after gunmen opened fire and there are no reports of casualties. Read the rest of this entry »
By JoeyA | October 22, 2013
Mozambique’s opposition Renamo movement has ended a 1992 peace accord after government forces attacked the base of its leader, Afonso Dhlakama. Read the rest of this entry »
By JoeyA | September 24, 2013
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced yesterday that the UN is ready to support Namibia fight the effects of the drought that is currently ravaging Namibia. Read the rest of this entry »
By JoeyA | September 24, 2013
UK support to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria could get an additional 735,000 people onto lifesaving HIV treatment across the developing world by 2016, following an announcement which campaigners say has set the world the challenge of raising its ambition towards finally defeating AIDS – as well as TB and malaria. Read the rest of this entry »