News

#RwandaDecides: Paul Kagame wins third term election by a landslide

 Incumbent leader Paul Kagame swept to a landslide victory in Rwanda’s presidential election, securing a third term in office and extending his 17 years in power, final results showed on Saturday. Kagame has won international praise for presiding over a peaceful and rapid economic recovery in Rwanda since the 1994 genocide, when an estimated 800,000 […]

Tunisia passes landmark law to ‘end all violence’ against women

 Tunisia’s parliament has approved a bill aimed at ending “all violence against women” in a move welcomed by rights groups. The new law, which is expected to enter into force next year, defines violence against women as “any physical, moral, sexual or economic aggression” against women based on discrimination between the two sexes. It includes […]

Commentary

New South African Airways bailout package shows government is not committed to transformation

 With low economic growth prospects, ever-increasing unemployment and destitution, government appears to be more concerned with the useless prestige and status that comes with our national airline, than the wellbeing of the South African people. In mid-July, EWN reported finance minister Malusi Gigaba saying that “too much money has been invested in cash-strapped South African […]

South African Airways – High cost of flying the flag and keeping a fossil in the skies

 A terrifying flock of pterodactyls — gigantic dinosaur-era flying reptiles long presumed extinct — was spotted in our skies last week. Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba reassured us that there was nothing to fear. His incoherent explanation intimated that because junk status places us so near the bottom, we have no downside risk and his bankrupt […]