The National Press Club has named the COVID-19 pandemic the Newsmaker of the Year for 2020. Today marks one year since Health Minister Doctor Zweli Mkhize confirmed the first positive coronavirus case in South Africa. The annual award is based on the media coverage received as well as the impact.[…]
Anti-government protesters defied a security crackdown and took to the streets as Egypt marked the fifth anniversary on Monday of the 2011 uprising that toppled long-time ruler Hosni Mubarak. Egyptians demonstrated against the military-led government in Alexandria’s Al-Qaed Ibrahim Square, which was the site of 2011 protests, as well as[…]
OPINION by Mandeep Tiwana/Cathal Gilbert – Since August 16, 2012, South Africans have been coming to terms with the police killing of 34 striking mineworkers at the Lonmin platinum mine at Marikana. This biggest massacre by police of civilians in post-apartheid South Africa continues to haunt the collective conscience of[…]
Two people were wounded in gunfire at a rally in Ferguson, Missouri on Sunday marking the first anniversary of the death of Michael Brown near where the unarmed black teenager was shot dead by a white office. The gunshots rang out as police tried to disperse demonstrators blocking traffic and[…]
On this fateful day, 70 years ago, the first of the only two atomic bombs ever used was dropped on the city of Hiroshima, with a second catastrophic detonation wreaked on Nagasaki on August 9th , killing over 220,000 people by the end of 1945, with many tens of thousands[…]
Bells tolled and thousands bowed their heads in prayer in Hiroshima on Thursday at ceremonies marking the 70th anniversary of the world’s first atomic bombing while survivors warned about Japan’s moves away from its pacifist constitution. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his government are pushing security bills through parliament that[…]
In a series of events to celebrate the Muslim Judicial Council’s (MJC) 70th anniversary, members of the ulema joined residents at Masjidul Jumu’ah in Delft for an afternoon of Quranic recitation and thikr. The event formed part of VOC’s third Ahlan Wa Sahlan project, in partnership with aid organisation Gift of[…]
In a surprise move, ANC stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela addressed people at the party’s 60th anniversary celebration of the adoption of the Freedom Charter in Kliptown, Soweto, on Friday. ANC national chairperson Baleka Mbete asked Madikizela-Mandela to address the crowd on behalf of the veterans. Madikizela-Mandela, dressed in all black, reluctantly[…]
Since its inception in 1945, the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) has served a crucial role in catering to the religious needs of the local Muslim community. Whilst opinions on the ulema body may not always be the most glowing, the ulema body has ultimately been at the forefront of issues[…]
Thousands of Palestinians commemorated Wednesday the 67th anniversary of the Nakba and renewed their demands to return to their cities, villages and lands that they were forced to leave in 1948. During a festival in Ramallah,crowds set off from Yasser Arafat’s tomb toward Yasser Arafat square holding Palestinian flags, black[…]
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