Vito Palazzolo, previously based in the Western Cape, was once viewed as one of the most powerful figures in the Italian mafia, Cosa Nostra, and was suspected of having ties to top local politicians and police. Now, after decades of chasing, Italian authorities are moving in on money linked to him in South Africa.
Some decry Botswana’s enlightened High Court judgement on gay sex. But studies show that homosexuality existed — and was tolerated — across pre-colonial Africa.
The death of Jagendra Singh, a Shahjahanpur journalist, seems to be part of what is quickly becoming the history of repression and silencing of journalists by Indian sand tycoons.
An investigation into the death of a local fisherman in El Estor came to a standstill as authorities turned their attention to the journalist who captured the man’s final moments.
Since 2009, at least 13 journalists have been killed globally after working on environment-related stories, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists. There may be as many as 29 cases. CPJ is still investigating 16 additional deaths.
Malawian students complain of language headaches, inflation of grades and lack of academic freedom while studying on Chinese government scholarships.
Of the 133 companies hired to carry out various projects related to the rural water programme were operations linked to the Alliance of Democrats (AD) — a key member of the Lesotho’s ruling coalition.
At the heart of the problem is the country’s main communication surveillance law, the Regulation of Interception of Communications Act (Rica).
AmaBhungane’s constitutional challenge to SA’s surveillance law RICA in court.