Protesters burned a man alive in Burundi’s capital yesterday, saying he was a member of the ruling party’s youth wing, which had attacked them during their demonstrations against the president’s bid for a third term, a witness said.
Protesters have … Read the rest
by Albert Brenner
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It simply boggles the mind having to witness people still prostrating themselves in the dust whenever the name Mandela is spoken. Elevated to a modern-day god, Mandela is believed to be three, … Read the rest
The ANC was unaware that the family of former statesman Nelson Mandela was unhappy about a publicised visit President Jacob Zuma made to Mandela’s house shortly after he was released from hospital in April, the party said in a statement … Read the rest
Today is 16 June, a public holiday (vacation to our American friends) commemorating the race riots of 1976 in Soweto. Every year I dread the arrival of 16 June, incongruously called “Youth Day”, because it represents the acme of the … Read the rest
The scene outside former president Nelson Mandela’s Johannesburg home was quiet on Tuesday morning, as the ailing icon entered his fourth day in a Pretoria hospital.
Several journalists milled around on the street corner opposite the Houghton house drinking coffee … Read the rest
Relatives of Nelson Mandela yesterday spent hours with him at the Pretoria hospital at which he is being treated for a recurring lung infection. His former wife, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, and two female relatives, arrived at Mediclinic Heart Hospital just after … Read the rest