Anja Wolz Sierra Leone

Ebola: the nurses story – moving testimony from the frontline

Face to Face with Ebola — An Emergency Care Center in Sierra Leone By Anja Wolz, R.N. Source: New England Journal of Medicine   At 6 a.m., our medical team arrives at the Ebola case-management center in the Kailahun district of Sierra Leone to take blood samples. At our 80-bed center here near the borders…

Tom Thabane

President Jacob Zuma’s stake in the Lesotho coup

The South African Sunday Times reports that special forces entered Lesotho just before Saturday’s pre-dawn raid on the house of Prime Minister Tom Thabane and whisked him across the border to safety. The paper reports that South African troops, who are based in Phalaborwa, Limpopo, had moved into Lesotho on Friday afternoon and were accompanied…

Zapiro ANC Parliament

The grindstone looms over the South African Parliament

Shadow of Mbokodo darkens democracy Paul Trewhela Daily Dispatch, East London, Saturday 30 August 2014 At a crucial moment in the 1848 revolutions in Europe, Karl Marx wrote in his article “Counter-revolution in Berlin”:  “Brandenburg in the Assembly, and the Assembly in Brandenburg! … “The guardroom in the Assembly, the Assembly in the guardroom –…