wa Mutharika’s undelivered promise in Malawi

Sometime in April of this year, the Malawian president Bingu wa Mutharika delivered his state of the nation address, entitled “A Promise Delivered.” Well from what is currently happening in the country (which some observers liken to the ongoing uprising in the Arab world), nothing there remotely resembles a promise delivered. As far as I [...]

Morocco plane crash disaster kills 78 people

At least seventy-eight people have been reported dead after a Moroccan military aircraft crash into a mountain in the south of the country, the army says. The Moroccan C-130 Hercules aircraft crashed near Guelmim, just north of the disputed Western Sahara territory. The plane was travelling from Dakhla, in the Western Sahara, to Kinitra in [...]

Malema land claimed by 4 tribal clans (VIDEO)

Journalists Piet Rampedi and Adriaan Basson, City Press, write that a 3,5ha smallholding carved out of the traditional Boer farm of Palmietfontein after 1994 was recently bought for R900,000 cash by the ruling party’s youth league leader Julius Malema. Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Recommend on Facebook Tip on Hyves Share on Linkedin Share on [...]

Gambia: Jammeh tasks youth to take ownership of gov’t achievements

Gambia Friday celebrated the 17th anniversary of the July 22nd Revolution with calls by President Yahya Jammeh for Gambian youths to take full ownership of his government’s achievements over the years, to enable them to adequately prepare themselves for the challenges of future leadership. Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Recommend on Facebook Tip on Hyves [...]

Muzzling the media in Malaysia: libel and censorship

It was abundantly clear from the reaction to the Bersih 2.0 rally on July 9th that the Malaysian government has become ever more insecure about its hold on power.  And yet as the government becomes ever more insecure the measures it resort to in order to shore up its hold on power become ever more [...]

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