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19
JAN

ICC granted prosecutors last minute appeal against the release of former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo

The International Criminal Court granted an application by prosecutors and ordered that former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo be detained until a new hearing is convened in February. On Thursday prosecutors made a last minute appeal against his release. Earlier this week Gbagbo was cleared of charges of crimes against humanity during post- election violence in 2010. However Prosecutors argued that he was a flight risk and that the decision to free him could result in an irreversible situation in which Gbagbo refuses to return to court. Stephen Kirker spoke to Head of Special Projects at th Institute for Security Studies, Ottillia Maunganidze.....
19
JAN

Authorities in Zimbabwe have again cut-off internet services

The authorities in Zimbabwe again cut-off internet services yesterday, four days after the start of anti-government protests that have seen at least three people killed and dozens more seriously injured. The country's largest mobile operator ' EcoNet' says it was ordered to shut services until further notice. Critics say a similar blackout earlier in the week was aimed at blocking images of the Zimbabwean security forces' heavy-handed actions during demonstrations against a spike in the price of fuel. Stephen Kirker spoke to Ephert Musekiwa
19
JAN

" 2019 will be a better year as compared to the previous one " Economist, Lumkile Mondi

South African consumers are bracing themselves for a tough year ahead as a number of key living costs such as water and electricity are set to increase. Meanwhile, economists say the decision by the Reserve Bank to keep rates unchanged will provide consumers with space to start 2019 on a positive note. For an outlook as to how 2019 is more likely to look, Stephen Kirker spoke to Senior Lecturer at the School of Economics and Business Sciences at Wits University, Lumkile Mondi
13
JAN

DRC's presidential candidate, Martin Fayulu files an appeal in the constitutional court against last month's results

Opposition presidential candidate in the Democratic Republic of Congo Martin Fayulu , has filed an appeal in the constitutional court against last month's poll result. Fayulu insists he won the vote and has demanded a manual recount, but the electoral commission declared rival Felix Tshisekedi the winner. Troops have been deployed near Fayulu's residence and outside the court. Elvis Presslin spoke to our correspondent in the DRC Chris Ocamringa and Political analyst Jean Bwasa...
13
JAN

Chief Khoi-San SA and his six supporters not in support of the Traditional and Khoisan Leadership Amendment Bill

Chief Khoi-San SA and his six supporters says they do not support the Traditional and Khoisan Leadership Amendment Bill. The group has been camping for a second time for more than a month at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, waiting for President Cyril Ramaphosa to declare them the first nation and to give all the land in South Africa back to them. Some Khoi-San activists from the Eastern Cape however expressed joy at the bill, saying it gives the Khoi-San their human dignity. Elvis Presslin spoke to Chief Khoisan SA of the Khoisan6
12
JAN

ANC launches its 2019 election manifesto

President Cyril Ramaphosa says the ANC's 2019 election manifesto that will be launched later this morning will be a bold plan to ensure a better life for all by dealing with the challenges of poverty, unemployment and inequality. He was speaking at the governing party's Manifesto Preview Dinner at the Durban ICC last night. The event was attended by senior party officials, members of the alliance partners and former President Jacob Zuma as well as representatives of fraternal parties including Angola's MPLA, Frelimo from Mozambique and Zimbabwe's governing party Zanu-PF among others. Elvis Presslin spoke to ANC Head of policy, Jeff Radebe and political analyst, Dr Sehularo Matebesi...
12
JAN

Schools urged to comply with uniform guidlines focusing on curbing anti-competitive beheviour

The Competition Commission and the Federation of School Governing Bodies (FEDSAS) have signed a memorandum of understading which is aimed at encouraging schools to comply with uniform guidlines focusing on curbing anti-competitive beheviour at schools. This, follows an investigation by the commission which looked at exclusive contracts between schools and uniform suppliers. Elvis Presslin spoke to Competition Commission's head of communication, Sipho Ngwema...
23
DEC
2018

Poll is meant to choose a successor to DRC's President Joseph Kabila postponed

The Democratic Republic of Congo's electoral commission has postponed a long-anticipated presidential vote - scheduled for Sunday - to the 30th of December, after a fire destroyed voting materials. Already delayed repeatedly since 2016, the poll is meant to choose a successor to President Joseph Kabila, who is stepping down after 18 years in office. Security forces have killed dozens of people in the past two years - who were demonstrating against Kabila's refusal to step down when his mandate officially expired in December 2016. Elvis Presslin spoke to Africa Analyst Koffie Kouakou
16
DEC
2018

The #Unedited with Sowetan Political Editor, Moipone Malefane and SABC's Natonal Bulletin copy Editor Rhulani Baloyi

In Today's edition of the Unedited we looked at the High court judgment that the state is NOT liable to pay former president Jacob Zuma's legal fees in personal criminal matters.The High Court in Pretoria has ruled against former president Jacob Zuma in his legal fees battle case. Led by deputy judge Aubrey Ledwaba, the full bench of the high court ruled that Zuma is NOT entitled to state funding in his legal battle. The Democratic Alliance (DA) filed papers in March this year asking the High Court to set aside a 2006 agreement about legal costs Zuma incurred for his criminal prosecution that the Presidency signed. Elvis Presslin spoke to Sowetan Political Editor, Moipone Malefane and SABC's Natonal Bulletin copy Editor Rhulani Baloyi

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