• 07
  • Nov

The liberation of southern Africa is synonymous with one leader – Kenneth Kaunda of Zambia. I know many kids in my Omaruru neighbourhood that were called Kenneth, in honour of the Zambian leader. Throughout the 1960’s and 1970’s, we heard over the radios and in newspapers how liberation movements made Zambia their home away from home.

  • 07
  • Nov

After successive postponements and delays since a coup d’État in 2009, 33 candidates contested the Presidential elections in Madagascar on 25 October 2013. The counting of the results is still on and the results are dribbling in, with both the Malagasy, and the international community waiting for a count that could potentially restore democratic governance in that archipelago. A clear winner will not emerge out of this result, and all indications are that a second round is likely to take place on 20 December 2013, alongside parliamentary elections.

  • 07
  • Nov

The quality and skills of our localMagistrates may well be the main reason that our justice system does not function effectively. I just read a media story where a Magistrate told a 52-year-old male taxi driver convicted of assaulting a 14-year-old girl, that he should have rather ‘taken’ the child to her school or to her parents to lodge a complaint instead of punching her in the face. I hope that Magistrate was misquoted in the article because if that is what was said from the Bench, then I question the training and education of Magistrates.

  • 31
  • Oct

Recently there was an article about a traditional leader who said that a husband can offer the sexual services of his wife to a trusted and close friend and that is ok. His reasoning was that this was a solution to jealousy and adultery in his rural community. I cannot let that statement pass without comment.


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