Monthly Archives: August 2015

Africa: Power Projects Take Time But Access to Electricity is Spreading – Paul Hinks

Washington, DC —Paul Hinks, CEO ofSymbion Power, has had a 30-year career in the energy sector, the last five focused on Africa. The independent power producer and engineering contractor builds, owns and operates electricity infrastructure. Since 2012, Hinks has also served as chairman of theCorporate Council on Africa. He was interviewed in the company’s Washington, […]

South Africa: Malema, Maimane Turn Marikana Into Political Rally

A highly-politicised three-year commemoration of the Marikana killings saw politicians jostling to promote their affiliations in Rustenburg on Sunday. “Marikana is another name of the EFF,” Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema told the approximately 20 000 people gathered at the dusty site where 34 striking mineworkers were shot dead at a Lonmin mine in […]

South Africa: Zuma Surprised Cecil Shooting Such a Big Issue

President Jacob Zuma did not think the shooting of Cecil the lion would become such a big issue. “What it sounds like from a distance, [is that] the hunter did not know that Cecil was so popular,” Zuma told reporters at the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Tuesday. “Really I didn’t think it could become […]

Zimbabwe: Lobengula Aide’s Skull in London

The skull of one of King Lobengula’s lieutenants Mgandane Dlodlo is believed to be stuck in one of Britain’s museums after his head was decapitated during the Anglo-Ndebele War in 1893 in Masvingo, which was then known as Fort Victoria. Although historians say not many First Chimurenga icons from the Matabeleland region were decapitated, they […]

Egypt: Algeria-Egypt – Convergence On Urgent Need to Implement UN Agreement in Libya

Cairo — Minister for Maghreb, African Union and Arab League Affairs Abdelkader Messahel held Thursday, in Cairo, talks with Egyptian Foreign Affairs Minister Sameh Choukri where the two sides underlined the urgent need to implement the United Nations’ agreement in Libya. During these discussions, the two sides agreed on the urgent need to fully implement […]

South Africa: Tributes Pour in for Big Nuz Member, R. Mashesha

Afrotainment boss,DJ Tira has confirmed that Big Nuz member, Sibusiso Khomo popularly known as R Mashesha has died. The Durban based group, Big Nuz, is made up of Mandla Maphumulo ‘Mampintsha’, Mzi Tshomela ‘Danger’ and the late Sbu Khomo ‘R Mashesha Twitter has since been filled with tributes and condolences for the musician. The group […]

South Africa: Justice for Cecil – and Biddy and Lamby and …

You’d have to have been living under a rock to have missed the furore over the killing of Cecil, the Zimbabwean lion last week. In case you were, here are the details: For the sum of $50,000 (about R633,000) Cecil, the much loved Zimbabwean lion, was lured out of his protected habitat, shot with a […]