Monthly Archives: May 2015

Southern Africa: Giant Killers Fight for Cosafa Final Berths

A surprise-filled Council of Southern African Football Associations (COSAFA) Cup progresses to the semifinal stage on Thursday with four sides rated as minnows battling for a berth in the final. Botswana, Madagascar, Mozambique and Namibia all remain with a chance of winning the regional tournament after the so-called giants, including guests Ghana, were eliminated in […]

Africa’s Worst New Internet Censorship Law Could Be Coming to South Africa

  This statement was originally published on eff.org on 21 May 2015. Only once in a while does an Internet censorship law or regulation come along that is so audacious in its scope, so misguided in its premises, and so poorly thought out in its execution, that you have to check your calendar to make […]

Burundi Refugee Crisis – Funds Urgently Needed As Tanzania Camp Numbers Swell

  The influx of 70,000 Burundian refugees to Tanzania is overstretching the capacity of the government of Tanzania and aid agencies to respond, as emergency aid workers struggle to meet the urgent demands of providing clean water, shelter and food to new arrivals, Oxfam warned today. Existing Nyarugusu camp is already beyond capacity, with schools […]

Sithole Murder Case Heads for the High Court

  By Naledi Shange The sister of slain Mozambican national Emmanuel Josias Sithole expressed her disappointment after being turned away from the Alexandra Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday. Three men and a minor accused of Sithole’s killing appeared in the Alexandra Magistrate’s Court behind closed doors on Wednesday morning. Sithole’s family, who has religiously attended the […]

Burundi: Amid Unrest, Burundi President Delays Polls By One Week

Giving in to pervasive political pressure, Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza has postponed elections to the first week of June. Over 100,000 Burundians remain displaced across the region. President Pierre Nkurunziza signed a decree delaying parliamentary and local council elections in Burundi by one week, moving the vote to the first week of June. Nkurunziza’s decision […]

Zimbabwe: Daiton’s Farewell Message

Three days before the late Daiton Somanje was admitted at Parirenyatwa Hospital, Diamond Studios artistes and repertoire manager John Muroyi visited the musician at his Dzivarasekwa lodgings to discuss about his new album.According to Muroyi, the two had a long chat and agreed that his finished album would be released a week later. It was […]

Sierra Leone: Ebola Cases Rise in Guinea, Sierra Leone–WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO), confirmed on Tuesday that Ebola has spread further in Guinea and Sierra Leone. Bruce Aylward, WHO Special Representative for Ebola in Geneva, told a technical briefing attended by health ministers that there were 36 new cases in the past week. He said the situation was four times as many cases […]