Will I be next? South Africa women ask

Will I be next? South Africa women ask

Image copyright kayfab_27 Image caption Karabo Mokoena’s killing is being seen as symbolic of the wider violence faced by women in South Africa A white coffin carries the remains of Karabo Mokoena. Her friends and family have gathered to say an untimely goodbye to their loved one. She was found dead, burnt beyond recognition and […]

Minister hails Africa’s commitment to self-sustainability

Minister hails Africa’s commitment to self-sustainability

Minister Mumbengegwi Talent Hwari and Tanaka VunganaiAfrican countries have made significant strides in self-financing their programmes in line with President Mugabe’s counsel during his tenure as chairman of the African Union in 2015, Foreign Affairs Minister Simbarashe Mumbengegwi has said. In his address ahead of Thursday’s Africa Day celebrations, Minister Mumbengegwi said the continental body […]

Deputy President Ramaphosa Says South Africa Must Avoid ‘Mafia State’ Fate – U.S. News & World Report

Deputy President Ramaphosa Says South Africa Must Avoid ‘Mafia State’ Fate – U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report Deputy President Ramaphosa Says South Africa Must Avoid ‘Mafia State’ FateU.S. News & World ReportJOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, seen as a top contender to lead the ruling ANC into 2019 general elections, said on Sunday that the country must not become a “mafia state” as […]

Colourful Africa Day celebration brightens a grey Dublin day

Colourful Africa Day celebration brightens a grey Dublin day

The gloomy shadows cast by grey Dublin skies were offset by a dazzling array of brightly coloured suits and frocks at the annual Africa Day celebration in Farmleigh House on Sunday. “I told him he could absolutely not wear them on any other day,” said Jennifer Brennan, nodding toward her husband David Sukore’s luminescent red, […]

ANC Must Ensure South Africa Isn’t Mafia State, Ramaphosa Says

ANC Must Ensure South Africa Isn’t Mafia State, Ramaphosa Says

South Africa Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa said the ruling African National Congress must keep the nation from becoming a “mafia state” and called for a judicial inquiry into allegations that the government has been unduly influenced by private interests. “The ANC must ensure that South Africa does not become a mafia state because once you reach […]

Vodacom may push further into Africa

Vodacom may push further into Africa

Acquisition opportunities are opening in Africa for Vodacom Group as telecommunications assets become more affordable, the JSE-listed group’s CEO, Shameel Joosub, said this week at the presentation of its annual results for the year ended 31 March 2017. By Duncan McLeod. Shameel Joosub Acquisition opportunities are opening in Africa for Vodacom Group as telecommunications assets […]

‘We’re like frogs in boiling water’

‘We’re like frogs in boiling water’

Protesters from Ennerdale, a suburb in the south of Johannesburg, burn tyres and barricade streets around the suburb during a violent protest over a lack of service delivery in the area on May 9, 2017. Picture: Tadeu Andre/AFP HELESTI Daye-Fourie never leaves her house after dark. The risk of being carjacked and shot standing in […]

Read the Africa Day 2017 writing competition winners

Read the Africa Day 2017 writing competition winners

Florence Olufemi Oju’s account of an eye-opening trip to visit family in Nigeria and Lind Grant-Oyeye’s poem connecting the Niger river to the River Nore are this year’s adult winners of the Irish Times Irish Aid Africa Day writing competition. Matthew Price’s short story, Penumbra, about the challenges facing an African mother and daughter in […]