Something Is Badly Wrong in South Africa

[Daily Maverick] Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) today suspended the membership of Eskom and Transnet with immediate effect, following extensive allegations of corrupt behaviour over a long period. In a statement announcing the suspension, BLSA…

[Daily Maverick] Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) today suspended the membership of Eskom and Transnet with immediate effect, following extensive allegations of corrupt behaviour over a long period. In a statement announcing the suspension, BLSA said: "We have to live by our values and will take a zero-tolerance approach to any organisation found in breach.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Over 1 Million At Risk in Zimbabwe ARVs Shortage

[CAJ News] Harare -A SHORTAGE of anti-retroviral (ARV) drugs has left more than 1 million Zimbabweans living with HIV/AIDS at high risk. This is the latest emergency in the Southern African country’s health sector, which is bearing the brunt of severe …

[CAJ News] Harare -A SHORTAGE of anti-retroviral (ARV) drugs has left more than 1 million Zimbabweans living with HIV/AIDS at high risk. This is the latest emergency in the Southern African country's health sector, which is bearing the brunt of severe economic problems. The Zimbabwe National Network of People Living with HIV, Lawyers for Human Rights and Diocese of Mutare Community Care Programme (DOMCCP) expressed concern at government's sloth in resolving the ongoing shortages the second-line regimen drug, Abacavir. "We ar

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

‘Suspended’ Transnet Lashes Back At BLSA

[CAJ News] Johannesburg -THE reported suspension of Transnet from the Business Leadership South Africa’s (BLSA) has taken a new twist with the company arguing it had not renewed its membership. Earlier on Thursday, BLSA announced the “suspension” of th…

[CAJ News] Johannesburg -THE reported suspension of Transnet from the Business Leadership South Africa's (BLSA) has taken a new twist with the company arguing it had not renewed its membership. Earlier on Thursday, BLSA announced the "suspension" of the state-owned firm, alongside Eskom, in the wake of allegations of corruption bedevilling the companies. "This is inaccurate and misleading," Transnet stated through its spokesperson, Molatwane Likhethe. Transnet disclosed it had approached BLSA early this year, requesting it to cons

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Citizens Demo At UNHCR HQ in Geneva

[Radio Dabanga] Geneva -Dozens of Sudanese demonstrated in front of the headquarters of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva yesterday condemning the Kalma cap massacre of last week, commemorating the martyrs of September 2013, and showing sol…

[Radio Dabanga] Geneva -Dozens of Sudanese demonstrated in front of the headquarters of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva yesterday condemning the Kalma cap massacre of last week, commemorating the martyrs of September 2013, and showing solidarity with condemned student Asim Omar.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

61 Tribesmen Still Imprisoned

[Radio Dabanga] Abu Karinka -The deputy Nazir of the Maaliya, seven native administrators, and 54 other members of the tribe are still being held in the prisons of Kober, Port Sudan, and Abu Karinka since they were arrested on August 4 and sentenced un…

[Radio Dabanga] Abu Karinka -The deputy Nazir of the Maaliya, seven native administrators, and 54 other members of the tribe are still being held in the prisons of Kober, Port Sudan, and Abu Karinka since they were arrested on August 4 and sentenced under the Emergency Law to six months' imprisonment by Gubernatorial Decree.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

Sudan’s Press Council Suspends El Tayar

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -Sudan’s Press Council issued an order yesterday suspending publication of El Tayar daily newspaper for two days for publishing a column by journalist Shamayel El Nur in which she “criticised the judiciary and its provision”. T…

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -Sudan's Press Council issued an order yesterday suspending publication of El Tayar daily newspaper for two days for publishing a column by journalist Shamayel El Nur in which she "criticised the judiciary and its provision". The suspension comes into effect today.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan