Taliban meeting walkout raises specter of split

At the Taliban meeting this week where Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour was named as the group’s new head, several senior figures in the movement, including the son and brother of late leader Mullah Omar, walked out in protest. The display of dissent within the group’s secretive core is the clearest[…]

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BDS ‘confused’ by claims of City meeting walkout

The Boycott Divestment and Sanctions movement in South Africa (BDS SA) has refuted allegations it walked out a meeting with the City of Cape Town, after the two parties met on Thursday over the organisations plans to stage a protest outside a Pharrell Williams concert in September. BDS are optimistically[…]

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Mbete motion defeated after opposition walkout

After an insult-laden debate, opposition leaders walked out of Parliament on Thursday leaving the ANC to easily defeat their vote of no confidence in Speaker Baleka Mbete. Democratic Alliance parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane, who opened the debate on the motion, led the walkout after ANC chief whip Stone Sizani sought[…]

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