[OPINION] Should the Commonwealth still exist?
Apart from being grist to the tabloid’s mill, and cannon fodder to the anti-imperialists, what are the Commonwealth’s major achievements, asks Jean-Jacques Cornish.
Mo Ibrahim Foundation: Govt transparency in Africa decreasing
The 2018 Ibrahim Forum report on public service in Africa finds a continent-wide lack of capacity in governments meeting their peoples’ needs.
French triathlete’s body found at PE harbour
David Bellet-Brissaud's body was recovered from the Port Elizabeth harbour.
Swaziland's King Mswati III renames country
King Mswati III told a crowd at a stadium in Manzini that eSwatini was the name of the kingdom before it was colonised by the British.
Sisulu to meet Australian counterpart over travel warning
Australia's Foreign Minister Julie Bishop’s ministry warned travellers of murder‚ rape‚ car hijackings‚ civil unrest‚ water shortages‚ spiked drinks‚ and terrorism in SA.
200 child soldiers released to families in South Sudan
The United Nations Children’s Fund says there are 19,000 children under arms.
Ramaphosa, May agree R858m deal to make SA attractive to investors
On his first official visit to Britain as South Africa’s President, Cyril Ramaphosa has met Queen Elizabeth and Prime Minister Theresa May.
Zim seeks return to Commonwealth
Ousted President Robert Mugabe led his country out of the 53-nation grouping 15 years ago, calling the Commonwealth an evil organisation.
SA condemns US, UK, French air strikes in Syria
The International Relations Department says that the alleged action by Syria cannot be justification for military airstrikes by the US, Britain and France.
13 African athletes go missing at Commonwealth Games
The missing athletes are thought to be seeking asylum in Australia. There are 8 from Cameroon, 2 from Sierra Leone and others from Uganda, Ghana & Rwanda.
Kamara now disputing Sierra Leone elections results
Samura Kamara spoke of reconciliation when he attended a church service last Sunday with President Julius Maade Bio, a former military ruler of Sierra Leone.
Algeria announces 3 days of mourning after military plane crash
Algerian authorities are examining exactly why the giant Ilyushin military transporter crashed shortly after takeoff from Boufarik Air Force base.
AU Commission sends condolences to families of 257 killed in Algeria plane crash
The victims include 26 members of the Polisario Front fighting for the independence of Western Sahara that’s been occupied by Morocco since 1975.
Court officials raid offices of newspaper critical of George Weah
FrontPage Africa, which is the target of the Liberian authorities, says the raid on its premises is designed to discredit it and intimidate its employees.
Former Nigerian leaders urge Buhari not to seek 2nd term
Former president Olusegun Obasanjo says Buhari’s age and poor health disqualify him from running again.
Five wildlife rangers killed during rebel ambush in DRC
The Virunga National Park in the largely lawless east of Democratic Republic of Congo is home to the mountain gorilla and other critically endangered species.
Experts meet in Nairobi in bid to tackle climate change, reduce carbon emissions
The conference is organised by the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.
Sisulu meets Lesotho King in bid to smooth ruffled feathers
Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Lindiwe Sisulu has apologised for the way King Letsie III was detained at the Maseru Bridge Border last January.