Africa

Government accused of “full frontal attack” on journalists and whistleblowers

By Tim Derbyshire  The government has come under fire for proposing dramatic new prison sentences for journalists and whistleblowers   The UK government’s legal advisers have been accused of launching a “full-frontal attack” on whistleblowers and journalists over proposals to radically increase prison sentences for revealing state secrets and prosecute…


South Africa deploys army to parliament

By Saila Safwana South Africa deploys army to parliament   South Africa’s President, Jacob Zuma, 74, has approved the deployment of the South African army to parliament. The deployment of the military is to maintain peace and order during the annual opening of the nation’s parliament for the new political…



South Africa | Oscar Pistorius family home raided

By Olu Mwingi The family home of Paralympic Medalist Oscar Pistorius has been raided at gun point.   Lois Pistorius, 59, the aunt of Oscar Pistorius whom he called “mum” and with whom he lived whilst on bail, wife to the uncle who acted as his spokes person during his…


Theresa May and Trump’s friendship risks domestic social stability

By Habil Al-Basra Theresa May’s buddying up to Trump is putting UK society at risk. According to MP   Theresa May’s less than feeble attempt of a response but not reprimand to Donald Trump’s migrant and refugee order risks making Muslim communities feel even further disenfranchised and disillusioned, a leading…