||Last Updated: Oct 25, 2014 - 8:45:45 AM
Poor-Bashing is the New Slut-Shaming: Zuma, Sisulu & the Lazy Nation
Because South Africans are quick to dismiss President Jacob Zuma as someone who speaks without thinking, because despite his status he has become something of a buffoon, his comments over the weekend about South Africans being ‘lazy,’ were taken at face value. Unmediated by spin-doctors and government officials, many of us have come to see Zuma as an unguided missile, a loose cannon. Yet Zuma might actually be reflecting a new ideological bent, a narrative that seeks to blame the poor for the government’s failures.
Oct 25, 2014 - 8:44:47 AM
Cashgate: Malawi's Bigwigs Feel the Heat
Ex-president Joyce Banda and three others are being investigated as part of the Cashgate scandal.
Oct 25, 2014 - 8:27:44 AM
Mwana Africa Continues To Generate Cash As Production Rises And Costs Fall At Freda Rebecca And Trojan
The key number in Mwana Africa’s latest set of quarterly results is revealed in the fifth bullet point at the head of the press release.
Oct 24, 2014 - 8:15:27 AM
Grace Mugabe Confirms Her Presidential Ambitions
Grace Mugabe on Thursday called on Vice President Joice Mujuru to resign from her position while also confirming she had presidential ambitions.
Oct 24, 2014 - 8:12:10 AM
Boko Haram and the Ceasefire That Was Not
Well, that didn’t last long. The ceasefire between Boko Haram and the Nigerian government – announced on Thursday, with much fanfare, by government spokesmen – has already been broken. If, that is, it actually existed in the first place. A skeptical SIMON ALLISON considers Nigeria’s track record on this subject.
Oct 24, 2014 - 7:57:17 AM