Africa in politics: reviewing 2017, forecasting 2018

Africa did well at the ballot in 2017. 2018 promises to be a different kettle of fish. Just consider the countries where elections are lined up By Bob Wekesa Five presidential elections defined the African political map in 2017: Somalia (February), Rwanda (August),...

ANC’s Pule Mabe intimidates SABC journalists

The South African National Editors’ Forum (SANEF) has noted that the ANC’s new spokesperson Pule Mabe has been critical of the South African Broadcasting Corporation’s (SABC) coverage of a dissident group claiming to be ANC and SACP members, calling themselves the...

Press Council appoints Latiefa Mobara as new executive director

The Press Council of South Africa (PCSA) announced the appointment of Latiefa Mobara as its Executive Director. Mobara takes over from veteran journalist Joe Thloloe, whose term of office ends at the end of February. Joe Latakgomo, another veteran journalist with over...

Chinese millet storms Uganda

“It fetches more money,” he said. “My colleagues are selling the variety at sh2,200 per kilo, compared to sh800 for the local ones”

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Calling all talented, innovative and popular radio professionals and production companies to register for the 2018 Liberty Radio Awards which will be presented at a Gala Banquet at the Sandton Convention Centre on 14 April 2018!  The Liberty Radio Awards promote,...