In celebration of this year’s Africa Day, the African Union honoured African soldiers, “heroes and heroines” from its member states who lost their lives in the quest for peace and stability in Africa, by erecting a memorial wall. The memorial is at the Julius Nyerere Peace and Security Building at AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa has trimmed down his Cabinet from 36 Ministers to 28 and made it gender balanced for the first time in the country’s history. He has also included younger leaders in his Cabinet, notably former ANC Youth League deputy president Ronald Lamola and ANC Youth League secretary-general Njabulo Nzuza.
Sexual violence is a global phenomenon that’s been around for centuries.
The International Association of Athletics Federation says it mistakenly overpaid a grant to the Athletics Federation of Nigeria, but the Minister of Sports says the money will not be returned.
Kenyan lawyer, intellectual and Pan-Africanist Dr Willy Mutunga has been arguing for a new dimension to be added to the fight for the total liberation and emancipation of the African continent: one that calls for the involvement of the judiciary in advancing Pan-Africanism in the 21st century.
Good news for 23-year-old Esethu Mcinjana: she got the job that she hoped for. Hotel asked Esethu to come back for interview.
A 23-year-old Blue Downs woman is considering suing the police after being arrested while sitting on a bench in Sea Point and then being locked in a cell for the night. The “vehicle-breaking” equipment in Esethu Mcinjana’s handbag was a gate remote.
Violent crime against immigrants was discussed at an information session hosted by the Institute for Healing of Memories and with the Claremont Main Road Mosque in Dunoon on Africa Day last week.
As another Africa Day has come and gone, ask yourself this question: What exactly were we celebrating?