Wayde van Niekerk

Africa’s Olympic tally – updated

Well, congratulations to Wayde van Niekerk of South Africa, as he not only wins gold, but breaks a world record!   Also a great win by Jemima Sumgong  – the first Kenyan woman to win the Olympic marathon. So here is the latest African share of the medals. Martin Rio 2016 Ranking Nation Gold Silver…

Ethiopia

Africa’s disappointing Olympics – so far

Rio has not been a great success for African athletes. There have been some wonderful individual performances, like Ethiopia’s Almaz Ayana smashing the world record by over 14 seconds to win Olympic gold in the women’s 10,000m. But great running nations of the past – like the Kenyans – have been dogged by allegations of…

UN Plane Congo

Did South Africans kill the UN’s Dag Hammarskjöld?

The United Nations is re-opening its investigation into the death of its Secretary General, Dag Hammarskjöld in the Congo in 1961, after new documents emerge from South Africa. Martin Did SA spies bomb UN boss’ plane? De Wet Potgieter 2015-08-17 07:00 Source: City Press Swedish investigators probing if a secret South African spy operation could have…