Somalia

In East Africa, the locusts are coming back for more

In February the devastating locust swarms were the biggest seen in East Africa for 70 years. Now they’re even bigger

A new continental free trade agreement is here: But what about the regional economic communities?

The agreement could go beyond economics towards the political unification of Africa

The Year of the Locust

About 25 years ago, Baldwyn Torto and his team taught themselves to talk to locusts. Now, Simon Allison brings you the story of the swarms eating their way across the continent

‘The police shoot at journalists all the time’: Press freedom shrinks in Somalia

Fewer journalists have been killed since President Farmajoo came to power in 2017, but general freedom of expression has been sharply curtailed, as detailed in a new Amnesty International report

Climate change amplifies conflicts, hinders peacebuilding

Researches have looked at how climate change has affected the UN mission in Somalia and how it has strengthened radical groups

Somaliland gets the red carpet

The self-governing territory’s president received a head of state’s welcome in Guinea, much to Somalia’s fury

Somalia’s enduring Bollywood love affair

Actor Amitabh Bachchan may not know it, but he has been a superstar in Mogadishu for years

Somalia transition plan on track as Amisom begins exit

Important targets that Amisom set out to achieve as part of our Somalia exit strategy are being completed

The Portfolio: Madelene Cronjé

"For me the image captures a normal moment in an abnormal situation"

US war in Somalia kills civilians

Ever-increasing air strikes since Donald Trump’s election are killing more and more innocent people

Civilian body count grows as US intensifies its war in Somalia

Shroud of secrecy around civilian deaths masks possible war crimes

A racist massacre in Godzone

Despite its image as a friendly and welcoming country, New Zealand is a settler colonial society with a history of exclusivity

Latest

NGOs ask ConCourt to order that shops can sell baby clothes during lockdown

The organisations say lockdown regulations are unconstitutional because they do not protect the best interests of children

Slice of life: Recycling for our lives

This lockdown will hurt my family in the stomach. We will suffer for this whole period. I don’t even know what I will do when my wife gives birth in the next two weeks

Mbalula defends changing taxi operating times

Regulations for taxis have been relaxed over the last few days of the lockdown prompting criticism. Transport minister Fikile Mbalula however, has defended the decision

Press Releases

New energy mix on the cards

REI4P already has and will continue to yield thousands of employment opportunities

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders