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Eritrea: Dutch court rules against regime

In the latest in a series of court cases the Dutch courts have rejected libel claims of Meseret Bahlibi, a leading Dutch representative of the Eritrean ruling party, the People’s Front for Democracy and Justice (PFDJ). In the ruling the judge explicitly linked Meseret Bahlibi with the regime. 4.8. Based on the foregoing, it can…

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Finally: hope of justice for the Aurora miners

There is – at last – a possibility that two ‘connected’ South Africans will be forced to pay the thousands of miners the wages they owe them. Khulubuse Zuma and Zondwa Mandela (nephew of South African President Jacob Zuma and grandson of Nelson Mandela) bought an aging mine, with money they didn’t have. They promised…

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South Africa’s sadly weakening newspapers

With South Africa run by such a dominant political party the lack of popular appeal of  newspapers is worrying. All politicians need to be held to account. Since much of televion is controlled by the government or its associates, the papers are one of the few agencies able to do this. The only glimmer of…