Der Führer Mugabe and the Gukurahundi – a Warning to South Africa Today

[Daily Maverick] The struggle against apartheid was fought and won by a single national organisation that was not divided by tribalism. The same cannot be said of Zimbabwe. There is no question that Robert Mugabe ordered the mass murder of more than 20…

[Daily Maverick] The struggle against apartheid was fought and won by a single national organisation that was not divided by tribalism. The same cannot be said of Zimbabwe. There is no question that Robert Mugabe ordered the mass murder of more than 20,000 isiNdebele-speakers in the two years after January 1983. It is a disgrace to the historic tradition of black liberation in South Africa that this blatant, blood-soaked truth is not shouted from the rooftops by all political parties, and especially by the ANC.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe’s Porous Border Posts a Gateway for Human Traffickers and Illegal Immigrants

[263Chat] Zimbabwe’s porous borders are proving to be the access gates for human traffickers and illegal migrants with the obtaining statistics indicating that the authorities are fighting a losing battle in trying to seal off its borders.

[263Chat] Zimbabwe's porous borders are proving to be the access gates for human traffickers and illegal migrants with the obtaining statistics indicating that the authorities are fighting a losing battle in trying to seal off its borders.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

How Aid in Cash, Not Goods, Averted a Famine in Somalia

[IPS] United Nations -In February, when the government of Somalia sounded an alarm to the UN about risks of a famine in the country, the UN’s Office of Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), besides quickly shuffling a response team, was acting f…

[IPS] United Nations -In February, when the government of Somalia sounded an alarm to the UN about risks of a famine in the country, the UN's Office of Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), besides quickly shuffling a response team, was acting from a steep sense of history. The Office, instead of sending out massive aid packages, distributed cash vouchers to families who could spend it to buy goods according to their needs.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Ethekwini Mayor to Investigate Hiring of R500 000 Carpet for Reed Dance

[News24Wire] eThekwini Municipality leadership have called for a report on the procurement of a R500 000 carpet that was delivered late at the weekend’s uMkhosi woMhlanga (Reed Dance) in Nongoma, KwaZulu-Natal.

[News24Wire] eThekwini Municipality leadership have called for a report on the procurement of a R500 000 carpet that was delivered late at the weekend's uMkhosi woMhlanga (Reed Dance) in Nongoma, KwaZulu-Natal.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Equatorial Guinea Vice President’s Cape Town Assets Auctioned

[News24Wire] Assets in the upmarket Cape Town suburb of Bishopscourt, belonging to the vice president of Equatorial Guinea – who is the centre of a court case in Paris for allegedly embezzling and splurging public funds – are to be auctioned off.

[News24Wire] Assets in the upmarket Cape Town suburb of Bishopscourt, belonging to the vice president of Equatorial Guinea - who is the centre of a court case in Paris for allegedly embezzling and splurging public funds - are to be auctioned off.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Gibson to Arrive in SA Next Week

[News24Wire] New Proteas coach Ottis Gibson will arrive in South Africa next week Monday, giving him just 10 days to prepare for the first Test against Bangladesh in Potchefstroom.

[News24Wire] New Proteas coach Ottis Gibson will arrive in South Africa next week Monday, giving him just 10 days to prepare for the first Test against Bangladesh in Potchefstroom.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

From the Inside – the Other Marikana and Its Implications

[Daily Maverick] Judge Chantal Fortuin’s ruling on the land rights issue in Marikana, Philippi, has been defined as a watershed judgment; a breakthrough for the poor. Yet, as with many defining moments in law, it begs as many questions as answers.

[Daily Maverick] Judge Chantal Fortuin's ruling on the land rights issue in Marikana, Philippi, has been defined as a watershed judgment; a breakthrough for the poor. Yet, as with many defining moments in law, it begs as many questions as answers.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

‘Superstar’ Judge’s Pro-Poor, Anti-Corruption Message Is Loud and Clear

[Daily Maverick] Judge Mohamed Navsa, Acting Judge President of the Supreme Court of Appeal, is a judge of high standing who made it clear he is on the side of the poor at an annual Stellenbosch University law school address under the topic: “Human rig…

[Daily Maverick] Judge Mohamed Navsa, Acting Judge President of the Supreme Court of Appeal, is a judge of high standing who made it clear he is on the side of the poor at an annual Stellenbosch University law school address under the topic: "Human rights and the rule of law: bulwarks against corruption and maladministration?"

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Zimbabwe – Marange Diamond Fields Firms ‘Captured’ By Sinister Spooks, State Elites

[Daily Maverick] Political elites and security services have captured the companies mining Zimbabwe’s Marange diamond fields and siphoned off billions, even as the government blames private companies for crucial data gaps in its accounts, a report rele…

[Daily Maverick] Political elites and security services have captured the companies mining Zimbabwe's Marange diamond fields and siphoned off billions, even as the government blames private companies for crucial data gaps in its accounts, a report released on Monday alleges. KRISTEN VAN SCHIE reports.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe