South Africa to receive R5 billion in Covid-19 funding from African Development Bank

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast. The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) has approved a loan of approximately R5 billion ($288 million) to the government of South Africa, as the country battles one of the largest COVID-19 … Read the rest

Mob burns Covid-19 facility and community hall in Cape Town

  • Protesters torched the Desmond Tutu Community Hall and a new facility for Covid-19 patients in Makhaza, Khayelitsha, on Saturday.
  • The new facility opened a week ago and damage is estimated to be close to R1 million.
  • The exact reason for
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South African prisoners riot for a ‘mass release’, citing Covid-19

Whereas President Cyril Ramaphosa already released 19 000 inmates out of a total prison population of 155 000 in May this year, prisoners in Gauteng province are rioting for another mass release. They claim that they are at risk of … Read the rest

When Was Gambling Legalised in South Africa?

In 2019, gambling revenue in South Africa reached a staggering R30 billion. That was up from R26.3 billion just three years earlier, suggesting that gambling of all kinds is not only alive and well in the country – it’s also … Read the rest

Soweto — the true story of 16 June 1976

June 16, 1976 was a normal working day. It was cold and cloudless sunny winter weather. At the time I was working as a social-worker supervisor for the West Rand Development Council in Soweto and my office was in Diepkloof, … Read the rest

Oxford to remove Rhodes statue

The statue of Cecil John Rhodes is to be removed from Oriel College at Oxford University.

In a statement this week, the Oxford Oriel College’s governing body said it would launch an independent commission of inquiry into issues relating to … Read the rest

Video: Blacks beating up white woman with baby

A video is currently going viral on the internet, showing three blacks approaching a white woman with a baby on her lap. Initially they ask her to put down the baby but when she fails to react, they simply start … Read the rest

We have ‘higher cultural standard’: Japanese FM on coronavirus outcome

Japan’s success against the coronavirus without enforcing a strict lockdown is due to the citizens’ “cultural standard” that is different from other nations, Finance Minister Taro Aso said, drawing criticism from the public that the comments were inappropriate.

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$2 billion embezzled in Mozambique… What’s new?

Switzerland has opened a probe related to $2 billion of loans to Mozambique that were organized by banks including Credit Suisse Group AG and VTB Bank PJSC, in a scandal that has already attracted the attention of prosecutors in the … Read the rest

What Kabuga’s arrest means for international criminal justice — and Rwanda

Kerstin Carlson, University of Southern Denmark

Félicen Kabuga, the Hutu financier of Rwanda’s 1994 genocide, has been captured after 26 years in hiding. More than 800,000 Rwandans, primarily Tutsis, were slaughtered by their countrymen in 100 days of … Read the rest

African Union condemns ‘murder of George Floyd in USA’

29 May 2020, Addis Ababa: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat strongly condemns the murder of George Floyd that occurred in the United States of America at the hands of law enforcement officers, and wishes to … Read the rest