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Why is South Africa such a violent society ?

by Sean Jacobs The heinous brutal rape and subsequent slaughtering of Anene Booysen in South Africa’s Western Cape province has brought into the open, once again, the miry underbelly of our rainbow nation. At the heart of violence that Anene was subjected to, lies a bigger issue that South Africans wilfully shunt and ignore. This issue is our Achilles heel. ...

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Asteroid misses Earth

An asteroid the size of an Olympic swimming pool hurtled pass the Earth just over 27,000 km away on Friday evening – the closest one of that size has ever come to the planet. Earlier today a meteor crashed into Russia’s Ural mountains, the impact of which injured 950 people. However, experts say the two events, though unusual, are unrelated. ...

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Pistorius denies murdering his girlfriend

Oscar Pistorius rejected allegations that he shot and killed his girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp. Pistorius denied the murder “in the strongest terms,” his family and management said in a statement, offering their ‘deepest sympathy’ to Steenkamp’s family,” the Guardian reported. Pistorius sobbed through a Friday court appearance, and when the judge said the words, “premeditated murder” — the charge the ...

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About 1,100 injured as meteorite hits Russia with force of atomic bomb

A meteor streaked across the sky and exploded over Russia’s Ural Mountains with the power of an atomic bomb Friday, its sonic blasts shattering countless windows and injuring about 1,100 people. The spectacle deeply frightened many Russians, with some elderly women declaring that the world was coming to an end. Many of the injured were cut by flying glass as ...

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Ghana:…Illegal miners attack soldiers

Two soldiers have been seriously wounded at the 4th infantry battalion in Kumasi in a confrontation with illegal miners. The soldiers one in critical condition at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, were ambushed as they attempted to flush out the illegal miners who had taken over a forest reserve. Lt. Col Stephen Kwabena Pabbey, Commander of the 4th infantry battalion ...

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Obama isn’t the answer to Chicago’s violence…Black Teens

President Barack Obama will come to Chicago on Friday and talk about guns, heeding the calls from crime-ridden communities to make the city a priority in his national anti-violence agenda. But young African-American men, those most likely to be hit by the gunfire that occurs almost daily in neighborhoods like Roseland, Englewood and Lawndale, were not leading the call for ...

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Inspite of serious Health issues over half of Northerners support female genital mutilation (FGM)

Over half of Northerners support female genital mutilation (FGM), according to Buwda, a Ghanaian NGO. FGM involves the complete removal or partial removal or alteration of the genitals for non-medical reasons. The coordinator of Buwda in the Bawku municipality, Abubakari Shaibu, in an interview with Radio XYZ’s Upper East regional correspondent, Musah Lansah, said recent research suggested 51% of people ...

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Pope Benedict’s Brother Inpugn On African Cardinals’ Qualification For Papacy Post!

Pope Benedict’s elder brother, the Rev. Georg Ratzinger has given insight into why the coveted position of Catholic Pontiff may elude Africa as the Church begins the process of appointing a new pope. Much speculation has focused on whether Benedict’s successor might come from Africa or Latin America, rather than Europe, where Roman Catholic congregations are shrinking. The pope’s brother, ...

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