Guantánamo Bay

Ex-Guantanamo detainee denied entry to South Africa

Former Guantanamo prisoner Jihad Diyab, relocated in Uruguay, is looking for another country to live in.

Man held at Guantánamo for 13 years a case of mistaken identity

Mustafa al-Aziz al-Shamiri was low-level Islamist foot soldier, not an al-Qaeda courier and trainer as had been believed.

South Africa could offer a lifeline to freed Guantanamo detainees

Prisoners were kept in tiny, dark cells … when they refused to eat they were force-fed through the nose or rectum

Obama strikes defiant tone in State of the Union Address

US President Barack Obama warned the Republican-led Congress to end their resistance to higher taxes on the wealthy, saying he won't back down.

US plans evening force-feeds for fasting Guantánamo detainees

After pleas from Islamic leaders, the US says it will respect Ramadan by trying to force-feed detainees observing the fast only at night.

Force-feeding and torture, yet Guantánamo still open

Allegations of inmates being force-fed in Guantánamo reveal Obama and Cameron have been talking a lot and doing very little to close the facility.

Yemen: Obama must follow Guantanamo promise with action

Yemen gave a qualified welcome on Sunday to US president Barack Obama's promise to lift a ban on repatriating Yemeni prisoners from Guantanamo Bay.

Obama to take new look at war on terror

Barack Obama will renew his failed vow to close Guantanamo Bay and argue his drone war is legal and just.

Obama vows to close Guantanamo amid hunger strike

Barack Obama has promised to take action to close the controversial prison camp at Guantanamo Bay.

September 11 hearings to address torture claims

Five men detained in connection with the September 11 attacks will appear at a military court, where lawyers aim to address claims they were tortured.

Bin Laden’s cook returns from Guantanamo Bay

The former cook of slain al-Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden has returned to his native Sudan after his release from Guantanamo Bay in Cuba.

US kept UK in the dark over terrorist plot details

The CIA has reportedly held back data from MI5 and MI6 in retaliation for a UK court disclosing details of a Briton held in Guantánamo Bay.


Democracy will flounder sans Stats SA

As the government bails out state-owned entities, it is leaving a hole in the budget of the agency tasked with telling us what South Africa looks like — one that is crucial to government decisions

The Facebook group taking on South Africa’s white right

Online battle over the ‘white genocide’ narrative on social media has dangerous real-world consequences

Trolley tender causes Acsa eruption

Stolen contract exposes rift in the senior ranks at the state airport’s management companies

Press Releases

Scatec Solar begins another Upington project

SPONSORED Scatec Solar and partners have once again grid connected in the ZF Mgcawu District, and started early...

Over R400-m given to businesses since launch of three-minute overdraft

The 3-minute overdraft radically reduces the time it takes for businesses to have their working capital needs met

Tourism can push Africa onto a new path – minister

The continent is fast becoming a dynamic sought-after tourist destination

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income