South Africa

South African Journalist Sam Sole On Landmark Cour

Wednesday, February 10, 2021
South Africa rsquo;s highest court, the Constitutional Court, handed down a landmark judgment on February 4 that not only protects journalists and their sources from surv ...

Cpj Welcomes South African Constitutional Court’s Ruling Condemning Surveillance

Thursday, February 4, 2021
New York, February 4, 2021 ndash; In response to the South African Constitutional Court rsquo;s decision today to uphold a 2019 High Court ruling that invalidated legisl ...

South African scientists discover new chemicals that kill malaria parasite

Monday, January 18, 2021
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) 8211; South African scientists have discovered chemical compounds that could potentially be used for a new line of drugs to treat malaria and even kill the parasite in its infectious stage, which most available drugs do not. The research led by the University of Pretoria, ...

South African Journalists Attacked Covering Farmer Protest

Saturday, October 10, 2020
New York, October 9, 2020 mdash; South African authorities must conduct a swift and transparent investigation into recent attacks on journalists covering protests held by farmers, and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On October 6, in the Free St ...

Africa Watch: 2020 is election season across Africa

Saturday, February 15, 2020
Voters across the continent will be heading to the ballot box this coming year to choose their leaders in presidential, parliamentary and local elections starting with the Comoros in January and ending with Ghana in December. Comorians will be electing a new 33-member national assembly following ...

Reshaping the forces: South Africa’s defence and military veterans minister, No

Thursday, October 24, 2019
South Africa rsquo;s Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, Nosiviwe Noluthando Mapisa-Nqakula, remembers the day she walked into a conference of defence ministers, confident and ready for deliberations, and realized that her counterparts, mostly men, thought she was just an aide to a defence mi ...

The latest investigation from BBC Africa Eye - How addict Jesus survived South A

Monday, January 28, 2019
BBC Africa Eye: Saving Jesus The latest investigation from BBC Africa Eye will be aired on TV this evening ndash; a clip can be seen here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-africa-47002642/how-addict-jesus-survived-south-africa-s-drug-epidemic How addict Jesus survived Sou ...

Diaspora Diaries from BBC News Africa

Wednesday, December 19, 2018
This new series features four profile pieces on rising stars of African heritage, talking success and identity. You can watch the first two here - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLajyiGz4JeyPh U4q aEg6NJH6-ID9us5 . With two more coming up in the next two Fridays on BBC News Africa online . ...

A Letter From Crisis Group's Africa Program Director - Cameroon: Divisions Widen

Friday, October 5, 2018

Phumzile Van Damme: A young MP with a mission Standing up for women’s rights in

Sunday, July 1, 2018
Phumzile Van Damme, one of the youngest members of parliament in South Africa, is also the shadow minister for communications. She grew up in a family of strong women, and her gift for leadership was already apparent when she was a child. In the fifth grade, she called a student strike because the t ...
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