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25 March 2017
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24 Mar 2017
Daily Podcast - March 24, 2017
Making headlines: Zuma considers designating 3 new JSC members Gambia to set up truth and reconciliation commission And, Sassa officials nabbed for R5.5-million fraudulent grant payouts
Gambia to set up truth and reconciliation commission
Gambia said on Thursday it would set up a Truth and Reconciliation Commission and offer reparations to victims of former President Yahya Jammeh's government, which is accused of the torture and...
14 Mar 2017
Swazi group slams SADC over 'inaction, failure' in 'ensuring democracy'
A Swazi civil society group has criticised the Southern African Development Community (SADC) for its "inaction and failure in ensuring democracy" in the region. Speaking during an interview with...
South Africa's future in the ICC is still uncertain
South Africa has been summoned to appear before the International Criminal Court (ICC) on April 7 to answer for its failure to arrest President Omar al-Bashir of Sudan during his visit to the...
10 Mar 2017
Will Gambia's opposition continue to stick together?
West African think tank, the Open Society Initiative says African leaders have a lot to learn from what happened in The Gambia, adding that the continent should build strong democratic...
08 Mar 2017
Afriforum: AfriForum welcomes preliminary recall of Government’s plans to withdraw from International Criminal Court
AfriForum welcomed the notification from the South African Government that the process to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC) has been halted temporarily. This step follows after...
02 Mar 2017
SA: Sihle Zikalala: Address by MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, on the occasion of the debate on SOPA, KZN Legislature (02/03/2017)
We rise on behalf of the African National Congress, the people’s movement, firstly to add our voice in congratulating the Premier on his maiden State of the Province Address, which has reverberated...
Gambia's Barrow gets rid of 'drivers of the repressive regime'
The latest political developments in Gambia "are not entirely surprising", especially now that the country's new president Adama Barrow is under "extreme pressure" to deliver on his election...
27 Feb 2017
New Gambia government says committed to "one China" policy
Gambia's new government has endorsed the "one China" policy and said it would not establish any official relations or contacts with Taiwan, continuing a policy adopted in March 2016 by the...
23 Feb 2017
Zim 'won't tolerate Maimane's senseless insults' – minister
The Zimbabwean government has reportedly slammed Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane for "attacking" President Robert Mugabe and "meddling in the country’s internal affairs". This came...
21 Feb 2017
DA: James Selfe on ICC withdrawal: DA receives confirmation that judgement will be handed down on Wednesday
The DA has received confirmation that the judgement in our application to the North Gauteng High Court to have South Africa’s withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC) set aside on the...
20 Feb 2017
President Adama Barrow orders release of 171 prisoners
As The Gambia enters a new era of democracy, President Adama Barrow has reiterated his commitment to ending human rights abuses in the country and ordered the release of all prisoners detained...
What the rest of Africa can learn from The Gambia's transition to democracy
The tensions that followed the historic electoral defeat of Gambia strongman President Yahya Jammeh has been a litmus test for democracy in Africa beyond the tiny west African nation. It’s five...
17 Feb 2017
Gambia to stay in ICC
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the rescission the Gambia’s withdrawal from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC). According to statement issued...
15 Feb 2017
The AU’s (other) ICC strategy
At the recently concluded 28th African Union (AU) Summit in Addis Ababa, heads of state and government adopted a decision on a strategy for withdrawing from the International Criminal Court (ICC)....
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