Patrick Karegeya, a former Rwandan spy Chief and top aide to President Paul Kagame, was strangled on New Year's Eve in 2013 after being invited to a glitzy five-star hotel in Johannesburg. His family and opposition colleagues have always blamed the murder on Rwandan intelligence acting on orders from Kagame – a claim he has vehemently denied. Up until now, prosecutors in South Africa have treated Karegeya's murder with caution, not least because of the possible diplomatic fallout it threatens with Rwanda. One police officer in charge of the investigation told the court on Thursday that the killers were "well-known." "Our investigations reveal that the identified suspects immediately fled South Africa after committing the crime," lieutenant-colonel Kwena Motlhamme told AFP. Direct links to Kigali The suspects are still in Rwanda today, which makes it “very difficult” to trace them, he said. According to police investigators, their "direct links" to the … [Read more...] about Justice for former Rwandan spy chief murdered in South Africa?
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At least 126 people were killed in Mozambique, Malawi and South Africa after heavy rains affected nearly 850,000 people across southeast Africa, officials and the U.N. said, prompting calls for emergency aid. At least 66 people have been killed in Mozambique, 56 in Malawi and four in South Africa following torrential rains that have triggered flash floods. Mozambique cabinet spokeswoman Ana Comoana said the "government has decreed a red alert due to the continuing rains and the approach of the tropical cyclone Idai, expected to reach the country between Thursday to Friday." She spoke to reporters late Tuesday after a cabinet meeting in Maputo to discuss the emergency. The floods in Mozambique, one of Africa's poorest countries, have already destroyed 5,756 homes, affecting 15,467 households and 141,325 people. In neighboring Malawi, floods have left over 230,000 people without shelter and affected around 739,000 people, according to the U.N. Chipiliro Khamula, spokesman for Malawi's … [Read more...] about Floods, tropical storm kill 126 in South Africa, Mozambique and Malawi
A Sundance documentary ostensibly about the 1961 plane crash which killed then UN Secretary-General, Dag Hammarskjold, contains explosive claims of a conspiracy to spread HIV among South Africa’s black population. Directed by controversial Danish journalist, filmmaker, and provocateur Mads Brügger, ‘Cold Case Hammarskjold,’ debuted Saturday at the Sundance Film Festival. It details an investigation into the largely unsolved death of Swedish diplomat and former UN Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold, whose DC-6 plane crashed near Ndola, Northern Rhodesia (modern Zambia). Initial investigations identified the cause as pilot error or mere mechanical fault, though doubts have persisted in the 50+ years since the crash. Throughout the course of the new documentary, Brügger and his team investigate a white militia, the South African Institute for Maritime Research (SAIMR). According to documents the filmmakers uncovered, the group operated with support from the … [Read more...] about ‘CIA-backed’ mercenaries spread HIV in S. Africa, ex-member claims
The health department in South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal Province has decided to fill 100 new posts with only black doctors, according to The Times LIVE. The South African newspaper reported that department officials expanded its registrar programme for 2019 from 314 to 414 without allowing white doctors to be recruited. READ MORE: Legacy of South African Apartheid Has Left People Divided — Activist The alleged goal is to redress the apartheid-related historical racial imbalance in the country, where most high-ranking positions were routinely filed by white medics. "This means 238 posts must be filled with [black] Africans to take the current 128 filled posts to the target of 366. This implies that the 100 new posts must go to Africans in terms of the targets, else if there are no suitable Africans, the posts must be re-advertised," Mafunda added. READ MORE: 'I Sense a Revolution': … [Read more...] about Recruitment of Black Only Doctors in S. Africa Sparks Race Row, Twitter Trembles
0 Have your say RUGBY Football Union director of professional rugby Nigel Melville says the Quilter Autumn Internationals are set to be an “intriguing four weeks” and remains adamant England and under-pressure head coach Eddie Jones will be better for their worrying spell in the doldrums. The Red Rose are back in action today for the first time since winning the last Test of their South Africa tour in June, a much-needed victory that ended an alarming run of six successive defeats.It is the in-form Springboks who are the opponents again this afternoon as an inexperienced England – shorn of numerous injured players – start their crucial autumn calendar on the next step towards the 2019 World Cup.With world champions New Zealand arriving at HQ in a week, and then Japan and Australia on subsequent Saturdays, it will be fascinating to see if the hosts can rediscover the stellar form first engendered by Australian Jones when he took over in … [Read more...] about England v South Africa – Opportunity knocks for Red Rose to measure up against world’s best