Mail & Guardian Reporters

Mail & Guardian Reporters

Mail & Guardian Reporters


Manuel's resignation sows chaos

The resignation of Trevor Manuel -- alongside 13 senior Cabinet ministers -- has caused confusion and volatility in the country's financial markets.

Another night of terror in Gauteng

Thousands of refugees in and around Johannesburg faced another night filled with anxiety on Tuesday evening as xenophobic tensions and violence continued to spread through the province. The violence has so far claimed 24 lives and left up to 10 000 people seeking refuge in shelters across Gauteng.

Ghana braces for elections race

Ghana's two largest political parties have vowed to battle it out for the December 2008 presidential and parliamentary elections. Ghana News Agency reported that the ruling New Patriotic Party and the opposition National Democratic Party (NDC) had promised a "tough showdown" for the vote in the country's eastern region.

Tutu to broker peace deal

Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who was in Nairobi in a bid to mediate between newly-elected President Mwai Kibaki and defeated opposition leader Raila Odinga on Thursday, said at a media conference that Odinga had accepted his mediation. Sources close to the mediation also told the Mail & Guardian that Odinga had dropped his demand that Kibaki resign before the two sit down to talk peace.

Pikoli: The Selebi connection

National Director of Public Prosecutions Vusi Pikoli's failure to give his political superiors full details of the investigation into police National Commissioner Jackie Selebi -- and possibly of Selebi's planned arrest -- led to his suspension, according to a range of official sources.