Cash-For-Arms: The Politics, the Hidden Agenda

Nigerian and South African Presidents Jonathan and Zuma. by GEORGE OJI, WOLE OLADIMEJI TORDUE SALEM, OMEIZA AJAYI and UBONG UKPONG on Oct 16, 2014 Nigerian Mirror The confiscation by the South African authorities of two tranches of $9.3 and $5.7 million meant for the purchase of arms for the prosecution of the war against insurgency…

Towards a Truth and Reconciliation Commission For New African/Black Political Prisoners, Prisoners of War and Freedom Fighters

Discussion Paper by Dr. Mutulu Shakur Dated: May 5th, 2010There is a need for a Truth and Reconciliation Commission in the U.S. to resolve the history of slavery, oppression, racism, segregation, lynching and the issues of political prisoners of the Civil Rights Black Liberation Struggle who fought against these gross human rights abuses.The Truth and Reconciliation…

South African Police Attack Anti-Obama Protests

South African Police Attack Anti-Obama Protests TEHRAN (FNA)- Police fired rubber bullets and stun grenade into a crowd of hundreds of protesters before US President Obama arrived at the University of Johannesburg. The crowd quickly scattered as police officers walked up the street pushing protesters away with shot guns. “I feel my rights are being…

Land Issue Pops Up in South Africa

Land Issue Pops Up in South Africa   Scale of Zimbabwe tobacco exports. The Southern African state is a major producer of the crop., a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos on Flickr. Land issue pops up in South Africa Monday, 24 June 2013 00:00Mose de Cainos South Africa might have gained its political…

How Israeli Apartheid is Coming Unstuck

http://www.counterpunch.org/2013/06/21/how-israeli-apartheid-is-coming-unstuck/ Big Racists vs Little Racists by JONATHAN COOK One incident of racism, though small in relation to the decades of massive, institutionalised discrimination exercised by Israel against its Palestinian Arab citizens, has triggered an uncharacteristic bout of Israeli soul-searching. Superland, a large amusement park near Tel Aviv, refused to accept a booking from an…

South Africa ambassador rejects gift from Israel, condemns “replication of apartheid”

Submitted by Ali Abunimah on Wed, 06/19/2013 http://electronicintifada.net/blogs/ali-abunimah/south-africa-ambassador-rejects-gift-israel-condemns-replication-apartheid South Africa’s former ambassador in Tel Aviv has publicly rejected a gift from the Israeli government, of 18 trees planted in his name by the Jewish National Fund (JNF), on land violently expropriated from its Palestinian owners. Ismail Coovadia, a former anti-apartheid activist, and a member of…

Zimbabwean women’s activist launches raw, powerful autobiography

  “The first words I said to my mother were ‘Report him, there is a police officer,’ and in return my mother said ‘Shhh!’ narrated author and women’s rights activist Betty Makoni.   On Saturday 13 April the Zimbabwean founder of Girl-Child Network (GCN), launched her official autobiography Never Again at the Purfleet Hotel in Essex,…

The Marikana massacre: a glimpse of the men behind the numbers

WARNING: THIS VIDEO CONTAINS GRAPHIC CONTENT. SENSITIVE VIEWERS ADVISED The Police Are shouting “CEASE FIRE” AFTER THEY KILLED THOSE PEOPLE??? The City Press, a mainstream newspaper in South Africa, has published short obituaries of the striking miners gunned down by the ANC government. Stelega Gadlela (50) His first name was Stelega, a word Swazi language…

South Africa Can Learn From Zimbabwe Flourishing Farms

South Africa Can Learn From Zimbabwe Flourishing Farms Zimbabwe farmer workers in Nyamzura in Odzi. The earnings on production increased in 2012., a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos on Flickr. South Africa can learn from Zim’s flourishing farms Monday, 06 May 2013 00:00Zimbabwe Herald The land reform programme has given Zimbabwean farmers an…

Blood Money? Shock revelations and media half-truths on South African mine violence

Last month, violence erupted at a South African platinum mine when at least 13 men were wounded by security guards who fired rubber bullets and hacked at workers with machetes, allegedly to end a confrontation between two rival unions. March 11, 2013 Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) is the world´s largest platinum producer, located in the…

Hidden voices: art and the erasure of memory in post-apartheid South Africa

Posted on April 24, 2013   Panel discussion E-vite Why have some artistic voices remained hidden after the end of apartheid in 1994? This was the topic at a panel discussion at Iziko South African National Gallery (Iziko SANG) in which I participated, along with artists Vuyile Voyiya and Dathini Mzayiya, and art historian Julie…

S.Africa : Apartheid didn’t die

It’s a very sensitive issue that I was personally avoiding to touch. I was reading a book- a real book,not an e-book- the other day and it  mentioned the 1994 S.Africa killings and all that that we would like to  push in the back part of our minds.I am fully aware of the fact that…

S. Africa police to face murder charges

Eight held over death of taxi driver who was dragged through street by police van and allegedly beaten in custody. Last Modified: 02 Mar 2013 05:02 Eight South African police officers seen on video handcuffing a taxi driver to a police van and dragging him through a busy Johannesburg street are to face murder charges. The policemen were…

Mines Take Strain As Gold Prices Plummet In South Africa

Mines Take Strain As Gold Prices Plummet In South Africa Workers from the Harmony Gold’s Kusasalethu mine have agreed to return to work after a weeks-long strike. Strikes have been taking place across the country for several months., a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos on Flickr. Mines take strain as gold price plummets…

Official Calls for Further Human Rights Cooperation with S. Africa

Official Calls for Further Human Rights Cooperation with S. Africa Official Calls for Further Human Rights Cooperation with S. Africa TEHRAN (FNA)- Secretary of Iran’s Human Rights Council Mohammad Javad Larijani in a meeting with South African Deputy Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ibrahim underlined the necessity for the further development of cooperation between the two countries…

3,069-Strong United Nations Brigade to Intervene In DRC

3,069-Strong United Nations Brigade to Intervene In DRC   A Monusco contingent in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The United Nations has come under fire for allowing the M23 rebels to sieze the important city of Goma., a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos on Flickr. 3 069-strong UN brigade to intervene in DRC…

Marikana Sangoma Gunned Down In South Africa

Marikana Sangoma Gunned Down In South Africa   South African women protest in the aftermath of the killing of over 30 miners by the police on August 16, 2012. President Zuma has expressed shock and dismay., a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos on Flickr. Marikana Sangoma gunned down Tuesday, 26 March 2013 00:00…

King Zwelithini Speaks Out Against Rape In South Africa

King Zwelithini Speaks Out Against Rape In South Africa   King Goodwill Zwelithini of KwaZulu Natal has spoken out against sexual assaults against women. He says the crimes should be reported., a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos on Flickr. Rapists embarrass me, says ZwelithiniKing Goodwill Zwelithini has decried levels of rape in KwaZulu-Natal…

ANC Activist Phyllis Naidoo Dies in South Africa

ANC Activist Phyllis Naidoo Dies in South Africa     Phyllis Naidoo, an African National Congress (ANC) veteran, has died at the age of 85. The ruling party has expressed its sympathy and requests., a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos on Flickr. Activist Phyllis Naidoo dies Struggle veteran and author Phyllis Naidoo has…

Zimbabwe ‘ANC, Zanu-PF comrades-in-arms’

2012-12-18 14:44 (Picture: AFP) Bloemfontein – The ANC and Zimbabwe’s Zanu-PF party were comrades-in-arms, Zanu-PF chairperson Simon Khaya Moyo said at the ANC’s elective conference in Mangaung on Tuesday. “We have a common liberation history and culture. We are one,” he said delivering his party’s message of support after the announcement of the ANC’s leadership…

South Africa:Military warns of SANDF jobs scam

2012-11-08 21:15 SANDF (Picture: Sapa)   Johannesburg – The military has warned of a scam selling desperate people empty promises of reintegration into the SA National Defence Force. Spokesperson Brigadier General Xolani Mabanga said on Thursday there were no plans to integrate former soldiers and jobless young people into the defence force. The integration process…

South African Mine Unrest Comes Home to Roost

South African Mine Unrest Comes Home to Roost Workers from the Anglo American Platinum mines who were evicted from company housing due to a wildcat strike. There are 75,000 miners currently on strike in the industry., a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos on Flickr. Mine unrest comes home to roost The effects of…

Lonmin denies claims of govt collusion-National Police Commissioner laughed at footage of the killing of 34 miners

Johannesburg 2012-10-26 Lonmin on Tuesday denied claims that it colluded with the police and the government in the days before the Marikana mine shooting. “Lonmin’s action to engage with appropriate authorities of the state was simply part of a process aimed at achieving normality,” the company said in a statement. “Lonmin is a mining company and…

Africa: Oil,Diamonds and Blood

For decades, De Beers has been the preeminent name in diamonds. Thanks to a stockpile of the world’s rough diamond supply, indelible marketing schemes and even negotiations with foreign governments for their diamonds, De Beers — owned by the Oppenheimer family since the 1920s — has been the most important name in one of the…