In an effort to reassess current gender-based violence (GBV) legislation, the Department of Justice and Correctional Services has introduced three GBV-related Amendment Bills in Parliament. According to the National Shelter Movement of South Africa (NSMSA) […]
Arrest police members responsible for the arrest and assault of whistleblower Thabiso Zulu! urges Vanessa Burger
At 22h00 on the night of 29 July a group of men claiming to be police arrested and allegedly assaulted whistleblower Thabiso Zulu at a family member’s home near Pietermaritzburg. These men, who did not […]
Brazzaville/Cairo, 8 July 2020 – COVID-19 infections in Africa today surpassed 500 000, and there is concern as a growing number of countries are experiencing a sharp rise in cases. So far, in less than five months, the […]
South Africa: With Friends like Tito Mboweni, Who Needs the IMF? —Resist SA’s new structural adjustment programme By Dick Forslund
Tito Mboweni’s supplementary budget has proved that he is not fit to manage this crisis. The minister has completely ignored the immense suffering of the mass of poor people. Instead, he has chosen this moment […]
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 5 December 2018,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- Leading philanthropists as well as African and European governments have announced more than US$150m to tackle neglected tropical diseases largely unknown in western countries, but which […]
AP Africa Code Week 2018, launched in Johannesburg to drive sustainable digital skills development in 36 African countries
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – 08 October 2018 -/African Media Agency (AMA)/- The fourth edition of the increasingly popular Africa Code Week, an initiative of SAP, kicked-off today at a function held in Johannesburg. Since its […]
Opinion: Akufo-Addo’s Unifying Leadership Skills Are at Work Here, Once More – By Kwame Okoampa-Ahoofe, Jr., Ph.D.
Not very long ago, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo invited all his three presidential predecessors, namely, Messrs. Jerry John Rawlings, John Agyekum-Kufuor, and John Dramani Mahama to his private Nima, Accra, residence and publicly informed them […]
Opinion: Ransford Gyampo Ought to Be Discussing “The Atta-Mills Doctrine” – By Kwame Okoampa-Ahoofe, Jr., Ph.D.
It has taken me a while to get to the news report in which Prof. Ransford Gyampo, the Legon political scientist and Director of European Studies at the country’s flagship academy, publicly called on President […]
Activists in Johannesburg Join a Global Call to Action: Standard Bank Give the Equator Principles Teeth!
Johannesburg, South Africa – A group of activists gathered outside Standard Bank to stand in solidarity with impacted communities worldwide who are leading a divestment campaign, Mazaska Talks. Mazaska (Money) Talks is supporting the strengthening […]
The reason for the lack of democracy in the tiny absolute monarchy of Swaziland is an authoritarian reinvention of tradition, and a lack of both internal and external pressure on the regime, writes Swazi activist […]