Jean-Jacques Cornish

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"The low down on African affairs"

Journalist, Editor and authoritative commentator on African Affairs. Radio talk-show host and prominent guest speaker.

Recent African News

Stop the warra, warra and give me that second jab

Full disclosure: I did a walk-in COVID vaccination.  Waiting for the sms from the vaccine authority seems rather like standing in an orderly queue for a lifeboat on the Titanic. Admirable, but unwise. Completing the process at the DisChem headquarters in Midrand took five hours. Sure it was a Ben

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Morocco caught lying on official PAP stationery

Morocco’s latest piece of diplomatic vandalism has met with a swift and embarrassing repost from the Pan African Parliament. The mendacious Mediterranean kingdom sought to take advantage of the continental talkshop’s leadership paralysis. Using PAP official stationery, a certain Roger Nkodo attacks the European Parliament for criticizing Morocco’s cynical use

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Saharawi President leaves Spain after treatment for COVID

President of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic, Brahim Ghali has left Spain after six-weeks of treatment for COVID. He is in Algiers tonight and will return to his country much of which has been illegally occupied by Morocco since 1975. Algeria supports the SADR and provides shelter in refugee camps

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Macron’s lightning visit to South Africa dominated by COVID

“This really is a lightning visit,” says Wandile Mabaso on the lawn of the Boer War hospital that is today the French Ambassador’s residence in Pretoria. “We came here to cook breakfast for him,” says the man now back home in South Africa after two years at a two-Michelin-star Paris

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An impracticable project that will wreck the environment

It is back to the drawing board for the Musina-Makhado  Special Development  Zone. A meeting this week between the farmers in the region and Chinese developers backed by the Limpopo provincial authority was cancelled. The environmental impact assessment for what is South Africa’s largest special economic zone has been thrown

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