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Zwakala Competition showcases native expertise – NEWPAPER24



Zwakala Competition showcases native expertise

2018-11-10 06:48:00

JOHANNESBURG – Neighborhood theatre is within the highlight this weekend.

READ: Mda’s play, ‘You idiot, how can the sky fall’ again in theatre

The 26th annual Zwakala Competition on the Market Theatre goals to showcase native expertise.

Not less than 80 p.c of indigenous languages might be utilized in productions this yr, as a part of the competition’s heritage theme.

READ: Sophiatown musical returns to Joburg’s Market Theatre

Competition Director Themba Mkhoma and Hlubi Nontlanga, a director of one of many performs this yr, say the performs will present South African tales.


Glynnis Breytenbach pulls out of race for ‘dream job’ as NPA boss – NEWPAPER24




Glynnis Breytenbach pulls out of race for ‘dream job’ as NPA boss

2018-11-13 20:58:29

Democratic Alliance MP, Advocate Glynnis Breytenbach, is now not within the operating to speak over as the brand new Nationwide Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP).

Breytenbach made the announcement in an interview aired on CapeTalk702.

Breytenbach was included in a listing of 12 candidates that was shortlisted by a panel helping President Cyril Ramaphosa with appointing a brand new NDPP.

Talking on the Karima Brown Present, she stated that she already knowledgeable the panel of her resolution after participating with the DA, which was of the view that the place must be unbiased of get together political affect.

“It’s a dream job for me however it’s not about any particular person right here, it’s concerning the Nationwide Prosecuting Authority,” stated Breytenbach, who was not instantly obtainable for remark when contacted by Information24.

Interviews for the highest job is predicted to start on Wednesday.

Breytenbach was a profession prosecutor who was a member of the Specialised Business Crimes Unit and handled excessive profile circumstances. She was suspended from the NPA ostensibly for her dealing with of a fancy mining rights case involving Kumba Iron Ore and Imperial Crown Buying and selling.

Information24 reported that some authorized minds say that in accordance with the regulation, the president must determine on a candidate in session with Cupboard and the probabilities of an ANC Cupboard approving Breytenbach have been slim.

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All college kidnapping captives freed, says Cameroon chief – NEWPAPER24




All college kidnapping captives freed, says Cameroon chief

2018-11-13 19:02:59

All college students and employees kidnapped greater than every week in the past from a college in Cameroon’s restive North West area have been freed, a pacesetter of the Presbyterian church mentioned on Tuesday.

Two college students, the principal and a employees member of Presbyterian Secondary College within the English-speaking northwestern village of Nkwen had been launched in several intervals, mentioned Fonki Samuel Forba, moderator of the nation’s Presbyterian Church.

The abductors had beforehand launched 78 college students in Bafut, in northwestern Cameroon.

“They’re nonetheless very drained and careworn, so we can’t focus on with them now to listen to how and who introduced them to Bafut,” mentioned Forba. “I can authoritatively inform you that we didn’t pay any ransom to safe their freedom.” He gave no additional particulars.

The 79 college students and three employees members had been kidnapped by suspected separatists on November four in a part of Cameroon that has been beset by violence and instability since 2016 when armed English-speaking separatists started a marketing campaign to create a breakaway state, which they name Ambazonia.

Two days after the kidnapping the Cameroonian military introduced it had freed 78 of the hostages. The navy mentioned it despatched an elite corps of troopers to deliver again the youngsters and lecturers.

Because the college students’ launch final week, mother and father have withdrawn all 700 kids from the varsity, complaining of rising insecurity within the space.

Preventing broke out final 12 months between the navy and separatists in Cameroon’s northwestern and southwestern areas after the federal government clamped down on peaceable demonstrations by English-speaking lecturers and legal professionals protesting what they mentioned was their marginalisation by Cameroon’s French-speaking majority.

A whole lot have been killed prior to now 12 months and the separatists have vowed to destabilise the areas. They’ve attacked civilians who oppose their trigger, together with lecturers who had been killed for disobeying orders to maintain faculties closed.

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Cameroon drops pretend information costs towards Mimi Mefo – NEWPAPER24




Cameroon drops pretend information costs towards Mimi Mefo

2018-11-13 14:27:35

Picture copyright Equinoxe TV
Picture caption Mimi Mefo was in courtroom to listen to that costs had been being dropped

The Cameroon authorities has dropped costs of faux information levelled towards a distinguished TV journalist from an Anglophone area.

Mimi Mefo Takambo was arrested after sharing experiences on social media alleging that the navy was behind the demise of an American missionary.

The navy says the case was shelved on the orders of President Paul Biya.

Over the past two years, Anglophone areas have been hit by unrest within the majority French-speaking nation.

Some English-speaking teams complain of discrimination and are pushing for a separate state.

Ms Mefo, head of English information on the privately owned Equinoxe Tv and Radio, was arrested on 7 November on costs of “publishing and propagating info that infringes on the territorial integrity of the Republic of Cameroon”.

Picture copyright Believers Baptist Church
Picture caption Charles Wesco and his household had moved to Cameroon simply 12 days earlier than he was shot lifeless

She had posted on her Twitter account that US missionary Charles Trumann Wesco was shot lifeless by troopers. He was killed in October close to Bamenda within the north-west, one in every of two Anglophone areas.

Her lawyer stated that his shopper had additionally posted the navy’s account – that he had been killed by Anglophone separatists.

A military spokesman stated the president had determined to cease the prosecution – by a navy tribunal – as “a gesture of magnanimity”.

‘Threatened over experiences’

She had been freed on 10 November and costs dropped two days later. Native and worldwide media marketing campaign teams had known as for her launch.

Earlier than her arrest, Ms Mefo had complained of receiving a number of threats over her reporting of unrest in English-speaking areas.

The separatist problem was thrown into sharp aid by the kidnapping of 82 individuals, practically all schoolchildren, from close to Bamenda, the capital of the north-west area, on four November.

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Picture caption A lot of the girls and boys had been freed final Wednesday

It’s nonetheless unclear who precisely seized the group. The federal government blamed Anglophone rebels however they denied involvement.

The final 4 of these held – the principal, one instructor and two college students – had been freed on Monday.

Final month, President Biya received a seventh time period in workplace in polls marred by low turnout and voter intimidation.

In accordance with the Worldwide Disaster Group, voter turnout within the two Anglophone areas was as little as 5%.

Cameroon – nonetheless divided alongside colonial traces

  • Colonised by Germany in 1884
  • British and French troops pressure Germans to go away in 1916
  • Cameroon is break up three years later – 80% goes to the French and 20% to the British
  • French-run Cameroon turns into impartial in 1960
  • Following a referendum, the (British) Southern Cameroons be a part of Cameroon, whereas Northern Cameroons be a part of English-speaking Nigeria

Cameroon timeline

Paul Biya: Cameroon’s ‘absentee president’

Lingering cultural colonialism

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