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Our Reporter on 07th Sep

The Malawi Flames succumbed to an undermanned Mali squad. Mali survived the dismissal of goalkeeper Mamadou Samassa to defeat Malawi 2-0 in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier. France-based Samassa was sent off in the second half in Bamako soon after striker Bakary Sacko from English second-tier club Wolverhampton Wanderers had scored for the Eagles....

Our Reporter on 06th Sep

Trial judges of the International Criminal (ICC) have declined to declare Witness 604 a hostile prosecution witness, following an application by the prosecution and submissions by defense lawyers. Presiding Judge Chile Eboe-Osuji said on Friday that Trial Chamber V(a) was of the view the prosecution needed to question the witness further to explore...

Our Reporter on 30th Aug

Russia’s president, speaking at a pro-Kremlin youth camp at a lake near Moscow, said “it’s best not to mess with us,” adding “I want to remind you that Russia is one of the leading nuclear powers” Vladimir Putin raised the spectre of nuclear war with the West on Friday as he defied international condemnation over...

Our Reporter on 23rd Aug

Gaborone–The Botswana High Court ordered the government to provide anti-retroviral (ARV) treatment to HIV-positive, foreign prisoners at state expense. The court held that the denial of ARV treatment to foreign prisoners violated their constitutional rights.   “This court decision has affirmed that the government is legally obligated to immediately...

Our Reporter on 21st Aug

Lawyers for the jailed Al Jazeera journalists in Egypt have today filed appeals against their convictions.  The weaknesses in the case have been widely protested and ridiculed, and much of the public criticism is reflected in the grounds for appeal.    The case will next be heard before the Court of Cassation, which will examine the grounds for hearing...

Our Reporter on 20th Aug

William Gumede, author of Thabo Mbeki and the Battle for the Soul of the ANC Recently wrote a piece for The Guardian’s “Comment is Free” on why he thinks “[Barak] Obama has let Africa down.” Unfortunately, there is still a section of Africans who think Obama owes the continent something simply because his father was from Kenya. Yet, Obama...

Our Reporter on 20th Aug

JOHANNESBURG – Today Chevrolet in South Africa welcomed home their VIP guests in the form of two football fanatics namely twelve year old Nokuthula Nkabinde and eleven year old Mfanelo Mabale. The global automotive brand brought 11 children from around the world to experience Manchester United’s opening Premier League game against Swansea...

Our Reporter on 18th Aug

Six winners of the 2014 SADC Media Awards have been announced and presented with the prize of US$2000.00 each during the opening ceremony of the 34th Southern African Development Community (SADC) Heads of State and Government Summit in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.   The Chairperson of SADC, President Arthur Peter Mutharika of Malawi presented the awards...

Our Reporter on 18th Aug

President Mugabe, who also took advantage of the official opening of the SADC summit to carpet the Western powers for interference in African elections, said the region should only court donors that have a good track record.   The Zimbabwean leader, who takes over the SADC mantle at a time when the regional body has been tasked to ensure beneficiation...

Our Reporter on 17th Aug

The following is the full text of President Peter Mutharika’s speech on Sunday at The 34th SADC Summit.   PRESIDENT PETER MUTHARIKA:Your Majesty, King Mswati III, of the Kingdom of Swaziland; Your Excellency, Robert Gabriel Mugabe, President of the Republic of Zimbabwe, Deputy Chairperson of SADC, and our Gracious Host;   Your Excellency Hifikepunye...