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Winnie Madikizela-Mandela Facing New Accusations Over Death Of ANC Activists

Johannesburg – Bodies suspected to belong to two activists who went missing in 1988 could entangle Nelson Mandela’s ex-wife, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, in another murder investigation. A murder inquiry involving Madikizela-Mandela could possibly be launched after police exhumed the remains of what is thought to be anti-apartheid activists Corlett Sono and Siboniso Shabalala. Sono and Tshabalala

Falklanders Choose Britain

Falkland Islands – Residents of the Falkland islands, the territory which sparked a war between the United Kingdom and Argentina in 1982, have voted to remain a British territory. In a referendum 92% of the islanders voted yes to remaining a self governed British territory. Only three voters were against staying British. Just over one

Government Recalls ‘Naked Diplomat’ From China

Pretoria – The government has confirmed that South Africa’s consul-general to China and former mayor of Mbombela, Lassy Chiwayo, has been recalled “for health reasons” following reports that he was found walking naked in a street near his office in China’s commercial capital about three months ago. The Sunday World newspaper reported that Chiwayo had

South African Police

Police must Implement NDP Recommendation To Banish The Scourge Of Brutality – ISS

Pretoria – It is only a matter of time before another incident of police brutality like that of Marikana and the death of Mozambican, Mido Macia at the hands of police happens again, says Institute for Security Studies researcher, Gareth Newham. He says that political and police leaders in South Africa appear to be in

North Korea To Cancel Non Aggression Pact With South

Pyongyang – A statement released by the North Korean government has said that it will be cancelling the hotline between the North and South, as well as the non aggression pact signed by the two countries. The North Korean government, also threatened a pre-emptive nuclear strike against America and South Korea. Leaders of North Korea,

Xi Jinping

South Africa To Be First Official Trip For China’s New President

Beijing – Chinese President, Xi Jinping, who took over from Hu Jintao in the recent Chinese government leadership change, is set to visit South Africa on his first international trip as President. “That says a lot about the relationship between China and South Africa,” spokesman the South African Department of International Relations, Clayson Monyela. Xi

Sexual Offences Court To Begin Functioning In April – Radebe

Pretoria – The Justice Department is in the process of implementing revised sexual offences courts, according to Justice Minister Jeff Radebe. Speaking from parliament Radebe said that the Sexual Offences Courts would start operating as of next month. “It is envisaged that the 58 courts, during the first six months of the financial year beginning

Topless Protests Third Wave of Feminism?

A Ukrainian group of female activists, Femen, are taking their clothes off to protest a range of issues, from democratic violations to sexual exploitation. The group have made appearances in Moscow, Paris, Zurich and Brussels. The women first received media attention in 2010 on the day of Ukraine’s Presidential elections. Four of the women undressed