The VOC newsroom had a busy year in 2019 with both heart-warming and heart-breaking stories making headlines. This year. US president Donald Trump’s divisive brand of politics and erratic policies continued to cause problems around the world, particularly in the middle east. It was another bloody year for the Yemen[…]
The US House of Representatives has voted to impeach President Donald Trump for “abuse of power” and “obstruction of Congress.” The Republican-majority Senate will now take up the president’s trial. The outcome of Wednesday’s vote came as little surprise, with the Democrat-controlled House voting along party lines in what their[…]
Former provincial legislator for the Al Jama-ah party, Isgak De Jager, is determined to take the party to court after he was removed from his position. De Jager says the complaints against him from the party’s side stem from his refusal to pay what he regards as an unfair amount[…]
The African National Congress (ANC) National Youth Task Team (NYTT) is expected to brief the media on the progress made in re-establishing the party’s Youth League. The NYTT led by convener, Tandi Mahambehlala recently held a meeting at the ANC headquarters, Luthuli House in Johannesburg. The NYTT says the resolutions taken at the[…]
A showdown between the White House and Democrats is in full swing with the former penning a letter declaring it would not cooperate with an “illegitimate” and “unconstitutional” impeachment inquiry conducted in secret. The letter, published on Tuesday evening, condemned the impeachment initiative in the harshest terms yet, arguing it[…]
JOHANNESBURG – President Cyril Ramaphosa says the booing in Zimbabwe was not directed at him but at all South Africans. People jeered when he spoke at the memorial service for former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, in Harare at the weekend. Zimbabweans showed their anger at recent attacks on foreigners in Gauteng. WATCH: Ramaphosa jeered, cheered[…]
Moroccan rights activists on Monday demanded the release of a journalist facing trial on charges of abortion and sex outside marriage, saying her arrest was politically motivated. Dozens of activists staged a sit-in outside the Rabat court before the first hearing in her trial, chanting: “What a shame freedoms are in[…]
It seems that a significant portion of South African society is calling for the death penalty to be re-enacted in the country. Social media and public interactions reflect a growing demand for the death penalty in South Africa as conditions of crime and violence in the country continues to worsen.[…]
The North Gauteng High Court has set aside the Seriti Commission of Inquiry’s findings on the Arms Deal saga, a landmark ruling that will surely shake a few feathers. Do you remember the Arms Deal saga? Known formally as the Strategic Defence Package, the Arms Deal became the subject of controversy[…]
A new political party has been born in South Africa. The African Federal Convention, AFCO, was launched in Johannesburg on Wednesday by leader Babayi Vusi Mathe. Mathe says he’s decided to form this party after leaving the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) as its former Head of Intelligence in KwaZulu-Natal. Mathe[…]
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