Scotland Praises Director of Public Prosecutions Over Hichilema

[Times of Zambia] The Commonwealth has praised the decision by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Lillian Siyuni to drop treason charges against United Party for National Development (UPND) president Hakainde Hichilema, saying the move will help…

[Times of Zambia] The Commonwealth has praised the decision by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Lillian Siyuni to drop treason charges against United Party for National Development (UPND) president Hakainde Hichilema, saying the move will help to progress peaceful dialogue.

source: AllAfrica News: Zambia

Saving Grace – Zimbabwe’s First Lady Attempts to Hide Behind Diplomatic Immunity

[Daily Maverick] The South African government is divided on whether or not to charge Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s wife Grace for assaulting a model in Sandton on Sunday. Police Minister Fikile Mbalula wants to charge her but International Relat…

[Daily Maverick] The South African government is divided on whether or not to charge Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's wife Grace for assaulting a model in Sandton on Sunday. Police Minister Fikile Mbalula wants to charge her but International Relations and Co-operation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane fears this will seriously damage South Africa's relations with Zimbabwe - and the continent, official sources say.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

North West Legislature Summons Matlosana Municipal Mayor and Speaker for Failure to Appear Before the Committee

[Govt of SA] North West SCOPA to Summon Matlosana Municipal Mayor and Speaker of Matlosana for Failure to Appear before the Committee and Account for the Mayor’s Vehicle Accident

[Govt of SA] North West SCOPA to Summon Matlosana Municipal Mayor and Speaker of Matlosana for Failure to Appear before the Committee and Account for the Mayor's Vehicle Accident

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Ruling Party, Opposition Renew Rivalry in By-Election

[Zambia Reports] The ruling Patriotic Front and the leading opposition party UPND will renew their rivalry when the Electoral Commission of Zambia calls by-elections at council and ward level in selected parts of the country.

[Zambia Reports] The ruling Patriotic Front and the leading opposition party UPND will renew their rivalry when the Electoral Commission of Zambia calls by-elections at council and ward level in selected parts of the country.

source: AllAfrica News: Zambia

Marikana Five Years Later – Thousands Gather On the Koppie to Pay Tribute to the 34 Miners

[Daily Maverick] On the fifth anniversary of the Marikana massacre, thousands of mine workers made their way to the open field of the site where 34 striking miners were killed and hundreds injured within minutes by police.

[Daily Maverick] On the fifth anniversary of the Marikana massacre, thousands of mine workers made their way to the open field of the site where 34 striking miners were killed and hundreds injured within minutes by police.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Blind and Diabetic in a Cold Little Shack

[GroundUp] A cold, smelly and mouldy shack, with clothes scattered on the wet floor and a loose door. This is the daily reality of a disabled woman struggling to make ends meet in Europe informal settlement in Gugulethu.

[GroundUp] A cold, smelly and mouldy shack, with clothes scattered on the wet floor and a loose door. This is the daily reality of a disabled woman struggling to make ends meet in Europe informal settlement in Gugulethu.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa