Posts Tagged ‘South Africa’

Interview: New AU Commission chief faces challenges to bring stability in Africa

Sunday, July 22, 2012 Comments off

By Ntandoyenkosi Ncube

JOHANNESBURG, July 21 (Xinhua) — African governments should deal with technicalities regarding protocol and procedure to ensure that new African Union (AU) Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma champion democracy and good governance in the continent, a South Africa academic and political analyst said on Saturday. Read more…

African Union – A Zuma sworn in as first chairwoman of AU Commission

Tuesday, July 17, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News July  17, 2012

ADDIS ABABA, July 17 (Xinhua) — The newly-elected chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, South Africa’s Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, was sworn into office early on Tuesday, becoming the first woman to lead the pan-African institution.

Jean Ping, Zuma’s predecessor who had served since 2008, congratulated the new chairwoman and wished her very best in his farewell speech at the closing ceremony of the 19th AU Summit, held in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa in the wee hours of Tuesday. Read more…

South Africa’s Dlamini-Zuma elected first woman head of AU Commission

Monday, July 16, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News   July  16, 2012



ADDIS ABABA, July 15 (Xinhua) — South African Home Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma surged strong in the tight race for the African Union Commission Presidency, clinching 37 votes against Jean Ping of Gabon, the incumbent’s 14 votes to emerge winner of the seat.

There were loud celebrations inside the hall where some 51 African leaders gathered to cast votes for the next leader of the AU Commission, after a six-month deadlock that appeared set to persist. Read more…

South African gov’t to celebrate Mandela’s 94th birthday next month

Saturday, June 16, 2012 Comments off

JOHANNESBURG, June 15 (Xinhua) — With former South African president Nelson Mandela’s 94th birthday drawing close, the preparations for national celebration are gathering pace, the official Bua News Agency reported on Friday. Read more…

S Africa – Mandela Discharged From Hospital

Sunday, February 26, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News

Photo: AFP

On Sunday former South African President Nelson Mandela was discharged from hospital after underwent abdominal laparoscopy, showed nothing “seriously wrong” and is doing fine, the government said in a statement. Read more…

AUC chief hails African initiatives on Somalia, other regional issues

Monday, January 30, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News Jan 30, 2012

ADDIS ABABA, Jan. 30 (Xinhua) — The outgoing president of the African Union (AU) Commission Jean Ping, a Gabonese national who is seeking re-election in a contest with South Africa’s Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, on Sunday gave the assessment of his first term in office, outlining the successes and the challenges. Read more…

South Africa:African leaders heap praise on ANC’s liberation role

Sunday, January 8, 2012 Comments off


African leaders on Saturday hailed South Africa’s ruling ANC in centenary celebrations for the continent’s oldest liberation movement which inspired regional struggles for freedom.

South Africa President Jacob Zuma (R) Archbishop Desmond Tutu (C) and the Reverend and Jesse Jackson look on during a torch lighting ceremony at the Wesleyan church in Bloemfontein early on January 8, 2012.

African drums and the ritual slaughter of a bull featured in the second day of celebrations commemorating a hundred years of the African National Congress before a gala dinner attended by more than a dozen African leaders and former leaders. Read more…

Britain’s Prince Charles visits South Africa – Photo

Friday, November 4, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  Nov. 4 ,2011

Britain’s Prince Charles wife, Camilla, greets inhabitans of Soweto township, on November 3, 2011, during an official visit to South Africa. Britain’s Prince Charles and his wife Camilla visit the historic Soweto township and the archives of Nelson Mandela, hosted by his wife Graca Machel. (Xinhua/AFP) Read more…

South Africa:Execution of Gaddafi creates “uneasy feeling” about Libya’s future – Zuma

Tuesday, November 1, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  Nov. 1 ,2011

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CAPE TOWN, Nov. 1 (Xinhua) — There exits “uneasy feeling” about Libya’s future following the execution of Muammar Gaddafi, South African President Jacob Zuma said here on Tuesday. Read more…

8 tourists killed in Botswana

Tuesday, October 18, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News Oct. 18,2011

Eight tourists from Western Europe were killed in a plane crash in Botswana. The tragedy occurred in the Okavango Delta, the main tourist center of the country, when a small plane owned by a private company crashed while taking off from a local airport. Read more…